The first step to fixing a problem is acknowledging you have a problem

I am a pack rat accumulator!
I have a problem with clutter and being unorganized which is causing me anxiety.

Growing up, I recall stories of how my maternal grandmother would purchase gifts early for a holiday or special occasion and then forget where she put them. And I would chuckle at how funny and preposterous the idea seemed.

Until I experienced the same generational habit…

A few months ago I was shopping with my two younger sisters, Stefanie and Jackie. We were browsing stores in the mall and discovered some rather cute, animal Iphone cases. Jackie had been needing a new Iphone case and she really liked one case in particular. The case looked like a Panda bear (Panda’s are Jackie’s favorite animal.) I bought the panda Iphone case for Jackie and told her she could have it for her upcoming birthday in July.
I took the Iphone case home and put it away, assuming I would give it to her on her birthday.

Jackie’s birthday rolled around and she texted me asking if she could have the case. She had been borrowing Stefanie’s lately.

I began looking, in my room and closet for the case – I could not find it anywhere.

Jackie’s birthday was three months ago. Last week, I was rearranging items on the top of my dresser and came across the Panda Iphone case. As soon as I saw Jackie I gave her the Iphone case and apologized for a late birthday present.

CTA: If you have experienced something similar …please comment in the section below.

4 comments on “Unorganized: Misplaced Gift”

  1. What a great insight to what many people do…prepare for the future. I collect greeting cards. Prior to receiving an “official” box to keep my greeting cards, I would put them in safe places. The worse thing is that I take my time to pick the cards. Thank goodness someone realized that I love cards and heard my plea. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks Jewel. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who “pre-plans” for future events. I’ve just got to set up a better system for keeping things organized. I’m on a mission to simplify my life and make things work better for me 🙂

  2. I have experienced this myself. I often put things away so that I don’t lose the item, only to forget where I placed it in the first place. This happens when I purchase something for a future date and with every day items–so, I feel your pain. I’m glad that you found the case!

    • Thanks Melony. I’m glad I found it too. It made me feel less terrible and happy that I could gift my sister what she really wanted…even though it was a little late.
      Time for me to set up some organization systems so this doesn’t happen again 😉

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