We move around a lot for my husband's job. A LOT. As part of that, we have to pack up our things, wrapping up our valuables, and hoping for the best once our things are packed inside boxes when we physically move them from one home to the next. This life can be exhausting, and it's frustrating when you have something nice and suddenly there's a noticeable scratch on it. We tend to buy sturdier furniture, the kind that looks best with dings in it, for precisely this reason.
But what happens when it's not the furniture that breaks, but something of mom's? This is the part where my crew puts on their hard hats and take cover. (Just kidding!) But sometimes, between kids and moving, I feel like I'm not really destined to have anything nice of my own. When we moved into this home in, my husband packed up our bathroom and did most of the heavy lifting because it's hard for me to physically do that. In return, I baby-wrangled for him so he wouldn't be trying to watch babies and pack at the same time.
Well, he packed my body wax still inside my wax burner that I use to wax my legs. Without the lid. Of course, it spilled (slowly) over the side from being stored on its side within the box at some point. My husband's solution to fix this? Melt the wax to remove it. Long story short? I need a new wax burner.
So what happens when your stuff breaks? Do you repurpose everyone else's stuff to meet your needs too?