Our Old Kitchen

Matty in our tiny, old kitchen, amidst the aftermath of a dinner party for eight.

Big news!  Matty and I are moving!

We’re not going far; just up the road a few minutes to Santa Monica. After eight years at my old place, I’m now realizing that we managed to pack a TON of stuff into very little space… especially the kitchen. (The moving estimator told me that we have quite a bit more “stuff” than the average one-bedroom place. Oy!)

The movers are coming on Wednesday, but we’re schlepping all the fragile stuff on our own before then — and emptying the storage unit, too. That means we’re between kitchens right now.

The gas isn’t turned on yet at the new place, so we don’t have a working stove, and we’ve been eating out a lot. We’re already starting to feel a little yucky from all the take-out. Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have tons of (fairly) healthful prepared foods, but it’s also getting quite expensive… and it’s still no substitute for homemade.

I’m sure we’ll make it through, and come Wednesday night, we’ll be cooking our first dinner together in the new place. Can’t wait!

What do you do when you move? Do you still manage to cook? Or do you give in and just eat out for all your meals? Got any tricks for moving meals? Do tell!

Our new kitchen

Moving into our much-more-spacious, and much-better-equipped kitchen!

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Erika Kar

Congrats on your new place! Your new kitchen looks great!


Love it – and jealous! I want that stove!!

Cassidy Stockton

Congrats on the bigger kitchen and new space! Wish I had some tricks, but we always have ended up with excess eating out when moving. Just so difficult when you’re trying to pack up and move your kitchen.

Marie Z Johnston

Love your new kitchen, especially the stove and the blue tile. You are going to be so happy there, I can just tell! I’ve moved about 6 times in the last 5 years – and I definitely have some tricks which I’m happy to share: – Mark each box clearly (all 4 sides & top) with the room it belongs in – Take those boxes directly to that room when you unload them from the truck – Take your clothes in your car – closet to closet – Take your bedding with a small suitcase/box of the stuff you’ll need right away: toothbrushes, soap, towels for your 1st shower, change of clothes, etc. Make your bed right away! – Place your furniture straight off the truck – you can always move it later, but at least you won’t be living in a complete mess! -As for the food part –… Read more »

derek @Sac-Town Health

Yeah. I guess you cold call that a step up. Or 10.