When we are starting out or starting over, we often don't have a ton of money + need to prioritize purchases. When we are downsizing or taking life on the road, we also need to prioritize. Knowing "enough" when combining households can allow us to realize that we don't need as much space (as large a house or apartment) for all of our stuff.
I was recently talking with someone considering one such move + was able to go reference my personal list of "enough". (I keep a written list in order to stay mindful.) We talked through the price of each item + which ones to look for secondhand. We discussed how to consider if she would use an item with her preferred meal choices + that she could surely do without things until the need arises.
Thinking through personal desires + habits is so important when starting out. Stocking a kitchen from scratch need not be overly stressful or especially costly. We do no one any favors when we make them feel like superfluous stuff is a necessity...just because we've been told everyone should have one. We can be helpful + encouraging resources for people when we are aware of how little is truly necessary.
There is enough for everybody's need. Let's participate in this balancing action. :)