Hey there! Today I will talk about all the things I only own one of. If you want ideas, keep watching!
This kind of blog post is something we see a lot on the Internet, and I wanted to play this game too!
It made me realize that I owned things in double or triple in the past, which was useless.
So with my 30-day minimalism Game, I decluttered a lot, and now I have things I just have one of.
Okay, so let’s go!
One Pair of Sunglasses
The first item I have only one of is my sunglasses. When I was obsessed with fashion, I had almost 4 to 5 sunglasses. But actually, I wear only one pair, and it’s this one. I think it’s from Mango, and I have had these for 3 to 4 years now. It’s obviously classic sunglasses, and I can wear them with almost everything.
When we think about minimalism, we always think about quality over quantity. But for sunglasses and even for other items, I will show you today. There are from fast fashion, but it has lasted a lot. So I haven’t seen the necessity to buy big brands for my sunglasses. It’s maybe a mistake, but they protect me very well and actually, I saved a lot of money.
Only one camera
I know a lot of Youtuber have more than one camera with a different lens, but for now, I only have one camera and two lenses, and for now, it’s okay. Perhaps in the next few months, I will buy a new one, but I don’t feel the need right now. This camera is perfect for me right now. It’s a little more complicated to do b-roll because I need to change the position if I want to have another angle, but if you want to start a Youtube channel, you don’t have to have a bunch of cameras.
If I choose to buy another one, I think it would be a smaller one because it will be more practical if we go on holiday, for example.
Only one pair of trousers
I’m a huge fan of jeans. I have around 8 to 10 pairs of jeans in my wardrobe. But I only have one pair of trousers. It’s classic black trousers.
With my new job, I need to be comfortable, so I wear jeans every time. I don’t wear skirts at all because I’m always moving. And I’m rarely wearing these trousers at work. So I keep this one for an occasion if I want to be a little bit more dressed.
But just only one is more than enough.
Only one winter coat
I only own one winter coat, and it’s this one. I have this one for four years now, and I wear it every winter. With the beginning of summer, the coat is in the dry cleaners now, but it lasts a lot. Like the sunglasses, it’s a coat I buy 100 dollars so in France it’s more a fast fashion coat, but it is perfect, and I don’t feel the need to buy a new one. Four years ago, I had a camel one, but it looked cheap, and I didn’t wear it at all. So I sold it. And since then I only wear this one. It’s a classic black one. It goes with everything in my wardrobe, even during the real winter in France it keeps me warm and it doesn’t go out of fashion.
I used to have 2 to 3 notebooks at the time. But it was always the mess; I didn’t find myself in all these notebooks. I didn’t find my notes or my to-do lists. And one day, I bought a Moleskine notebook, and I didn’t use any other ones after. So I decluttered them in January. So it’s the mess inside of my Moleskine, but everything is in the same place. And I only need one.
You know, sometimes we want to complicate our lives with multiple items by thinking that this will simplify our lives but not at all. I wanted to have one notebook for my to-do lists, another one to take some notes for my blog post or ideas for whatever, and another one, smaller to bring with me anytime. But it didn’t work. So it’s been a year that I buy a Moleskine anytime I finish one, and it’s for the better!
We have a tiny kitchen, so it’s impossible to have everything in double. And it’s better like that.
So, for example, I only have one kettle, one pan, one sauté pan, one mixer, and so on. So for the small stencils, we only have one copy of each, except for the knives. And because we don’t like to cook and because we don’t have a lot of space to store, we don’t have some of the “classic” stencils like a pressure cooker or some of the robot.
We tried to buy some stencils that would potentially change our lives and our way of cooking, but you know, not at all. So these things were in my big declutter!
One phone case
3 years ago, it was trendy to change the phone case every often. But I don’t think it’s the same right now. So I just have one phone case that I have since I bought my phone so two years ago and I didn’t change it since then. It’s not really the most beautiful phone case, but it does the job. And thanks to it, my phone survives a lot of falls.
And because I don’t want to change my phone in the next few months, I think I will keep it for a long time.
Only one hairbrush
As you know, I’m not doing a lot of things with my hair. I bush them every morning, but I barely use my hair straightener and my hair curler. Maybe once every year. And I had a round hairbrush I barely used, so I’ve decided to declutter it. So now I only have one hairbrush, and with my type of hair, it’s more than enough.
I had a hair curler that I decluttered because you can do everything with a hair straightener. So now I only have one hair straightener, but it’s not really relevant here because I hope you only have one.
Okay so, I have no iPad, no tablet. I just have one computer and a screen on my desk. I have my MacBook pro for 3 years now. I wanted to change it or buy an iPad, but finally, I don’t need any change. I’m really glad to buy a screen because it’s better to edit or have two windows open simultaneously. But I don’t need more.
I can take my laptop everywhere with me because it’s light and thanks to that I don’t need an iPad. I used to ask myself questions to have a smaller version when I go on holiday or when I work, but it’s not really necessary. It’s more a toy than really something I need. So I prefer to save this money.
Okay, it’s a little bit like the winter coat. I bought this bikini four years ago, and since then, I don’t change my size, so I have kept it. It’s the only bikini in which I feel okay, and it’s black, you know! So I didn’t feel any need to change it because I feel good and find a really great bikini is really difficult. I think I paid 30 or 40 euros for this one and it is always great! No need to buy a big brand one for something to last.
Okay, so what about you? Tell me in the comments below which item you only have one of! I’d love to know!