The day the moving truck arrived was one of the best days ever. We were back in NY saying goodbyes and getting ready to make the trek down with the dogs and our car, but my Dad and uncle were still at the house painting. It was so nice knowing once we got back our things would be there and we could start to unpack and get settled.
We were dreading the drive down because our goldendoodle, Zalea, gets car sick after being in the car for 2 minutes soo the thought of 14 hours scared the crap out of us. We gave her some benedryl and left Westchester at 2am with fingers crossed. Somehow, the ride went totally fine. I think the dogs liked how comfy we made the car, we listened to a podcast (Serial..so good!) and ended up in Charleston by 3:30pm!
The first week of being back home was pretty surreal because we’ve been to Charleston a bunch of times but never with our dogs and we always had a rental car. So to wake up in the morning and have the dogs with us and our car in the driveway was a little weird at first!
It didn’t take too long to unpack, we had all of our kitchen things and stuff from our wedding registry we hadn’t even opened yet because there wasn’t enough room in our old apartment for it. I looooved organizing everything (duh) and it was really great having actual dishes and things to cook. Living off of paper plates and plastic cutlery was a thing of the past.
We didn’t bring much furniture down at all, just a bedroom set for one of the guest rooms and 2 queen beds from our old apartment. We ended up sleeping on a queen mattress on TOP of the air mattress for 6 weeks. That was tough times. Before we moved down I was researching organic mattresses like a crazy person. They’re definitely more expensive but after reading about how harmful a conventional mattress can be for our health there was no other way to do it in my mind. After a lot of back and forth, we ordered a king sized organic latex mattress from Sleeping Organic. They have a store right in Mount Pleasant so we stopped by 2 days after we closed on the house in hopes of having it delivered pretty quick. They’re made to order though so we had to deal with another 6 weeks on our current air/queen bed. By the way, the Sleeping Organic mattress is the best thing ever. I’ll write up another post on why we ended up choosing this one but I highly recommend!
One week after my Dad and uncle left my Mom came down for a visit. She helped organize some more and plant in the front yard/ on the porch which was super helpful because her green thumb was definitely not passed on to me.
We will eventually put palm trees in front of the house to get that total southern charm 🙂 But man, what a big difference some plants make!
Next up is a new fence, new kitchen counter tops (which I’m SO excited for!) and our garage gym!
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