Thankfully, the movers didn’t have to pack up an entire house, just part of it. I made sure to consolidate all of our clothes into our luggage bags or well, my luggage bags. And that’s when I realized that we both have too much clothes. And it’s definitely apparent here at our new home because drawers are stuffed to the top. One of the best advice I got was to put everything into one room, and I did that, well as much as I could. There were a few outdoor necessities that I left in the garage, but let them know beforehand. And all of our kitchen stuff was placed onto the island in the kitchen. It was a quick process, took them just about a hour.
After they packed everything up, a different company came in and packed everything into a truck and off they went. Now I was left with nowhere to sleep except a carpeted floor upstairs. It was nice after the first couple of nights, but not too long after, my back was getting the worst of it. With Andy gone & 2 other roommates moved out as well, 1 more roomie was off on vacation, I was at a house all by myself. I didn’t mind being home alone for a bit, but it wasn’t all that fun either. Thankfully, I found a place to stay during the remainder of my time in Charleston.
When it came to the essentials that I needed for my last couple of weeks in Charleston, I definitely overestimated and it made me a bit nervous because I wasn’t sure if everything was going to fit in my car. AND my parents were flying in as well, so I had them bring a carry-on bag. It was a lesson learned, pack less and give the rest to the Navy Packers.
I must say that it was a pretty easy process and not entirely stressful. I’m sure the story will change once we have more stuff and valuables. I would personally keep all valuables with me.
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