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Duplicates...I Have Duplicates

Now, I'm not one of those uber-organized military spouses who move in, paint, unpack and decorate the first couple of weeks that they are in a new house.  Heck, I'm lucky if I accomplish those things during the first couple of years.  So it probably comes as no surprise that I've still got a lot of boxes left unpacked despite having moved in MAY.

Aside from the sheer displeasure of being surrounded by clutter, the thing that bothers me most is not being able to find specific items.  My iron, for example.  I'm completely embarrassed to admit that I haven't ironed since May because I couldn't find my iron.  Oh, well, I did borrow one from the neighbor when I had to iron labels into my daughter's clothes for summer camp.  Anyway, today I really, really needed to iron.  So I had to shuffle through boxes until the iron popped up.  Thankfully it didn't take as long as the three hole punch did.  I'm sure you know the story...girl looks for three hole punch for weeks, girl gives up and purchases new three hole punch, girl finds old three hole punch shortly after destroying packaging for new three hold punch.

As I unpack boxes, I find doubles of many things.  Hot glue gun:  2.  Mops & buckets:  2.  Fabric shears:  2.  I hate to imagine how much money I've wasted buying things that I already have, but can't find.  And then there are those cutting boards; they've been missing for two moves.  I guess I should admit defeat and replace them.  A girl can never have too many cutting boards, and I'll have twice as many after I go buy new ones!

And if you see the charger for my cordless screwdriver, will you let me know?

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