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3 Universal Truths of Decorating PCS-Style

Let’s get one thing straight: I love decorating.

No, seriously, I do: What was once a desire to make our house look semi-presentable, metastasized into a full-on obsession. Half the Facebook groups and Instagram accounts that I follow are basically ways for me to look into other peoples’ houses. I spend entire days cooing over delightful new purchases (I still sigh with happiness over the $25 garage sale coffee table.) Oh, and I am no longer allowed into Marshalls without full supervision. That’s a rule I had to make for myself. It’s that bad.

So imagine my absolute delight when, after living in a cramped little hut for months, we made the big move to on-base housing into what feels like a palace. I was giddy with excitement at the prospect of decorating this lovely, *grown up* new place (and I admit, I still feel a little bit like a kid in a Wendy house.) And, all being said, it was a very, very easy move — all complete in one short day.

(Record scratch): Then it came time to decorate this charming new abode. All of a sudden it made sense again — this is why I hate moving. In reality, decorating a new, white-walled home from scratch, is nothing short of awful. Standing back and looking at that metropolis of boxes — and worse, peering into a cavernous box of kitchenware all wrapped in beige packing paper — is The Worst, however much you think you love decorating.

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But! What do we do when the military life gets us down, folks? We get back up, we dust ourselves down, and we come together to laugh at it together. May I present: The Universal Truths About Decorating PCS-Style.

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