When I first came to Kenya, I ended up with two sets of the same plastic kitchen utensils. I don't know why, but the extras have come in handy. I still have them all. Sometimes you need two narrow spatulas or two slotted spoons. So, I haven't bemoaned the fact that I had two. There was only one item that I have had problems figuring out what to do with the second utensil.
You can only really use one spaghetti "spork" utensil at a time. It is kind of like a slotted spoon only it has teeth on the outer edges. They help you get spaghetti out of a common serving bowl onto your plate. I recently found a use for the spare spaghetti spork. It makes a great back scratcher!
So, there is your free tip for the day. I hope it helps you not have itchy backs!