We all have certain functional items in our homes, like a perfect vegetable peeler, which we would keenly miss if lost. Replacing them isn't easy. Money isn't the issue since many of these items aren't expensive. The problem is finding the exact replacement. Due to some infernal law of the universe: The more perfect the item, the less chance you have of ever finding one just like it again. Even if you saw an aisle full of those things last week. You are highly unlikely to ever, ever, ever find that exact vegetable peeler again.
Finding new items to replace our loved ones is like getting back into the dating game after 20 years of marriage. You have to go through the whole process of getting to know someone, again. Compromises have to be made, quirks learned before you can be comfortable with the new peeler. It's a time of adjustment. Try not to make comparisons, this just leads to "what ifs" and doubts.
Why do I love some of my inanimate objects? They make my life easier. They free up my time. They work the first time, and they work with enviable ease and logic. Sometimes, they are even beautiful in a utilitarian way.
I'm going to share some of my favorite functional items around the house: Here is a cloth bag I love. I bought it at a Russian grocery store called Perekrostok. It's both pretty and functional. It's the perfect size for a run to the store. I can hang it off my shoulder, and it stays!