Happy Friday

June 4, 2010 at 7:17 AM 11 comments

Happy Friday, everyone! Another week done…that was fast. What are you up to this weekend?

I have to face the dreaded duty of packing. The time is coming for yet another move. In two weeks, Graham and I will be packing our apartment to move from Chicago to San Francisco. While I’m excited to be settled in San Francisco, I am dreading the move. You see, I have done this moving thing way too many times since College. Here’s a brief history of my moves:

1. June 2003: move from Walla Walla, Wa. to home (Los Altos, California)

2. August 2003: move to New York, New York

3. September 2003: move from Murray Hill to Upper East Side (temporarily)

4. October 2003: move to a different Upper East Side place.

5. Nov. 2003: move to more permanent Murray Hill location

6. Nov. 2004: move to Upper East Side apartment

7. March 2005: move from New York to Los Altos, California

8. June 2005: move to San Francisco, California

9. June 2007: move San Francisco apartments

10. June 2008: move week of wedding from San Francisco apartment to Los Altos, California

11. September 2008: move to Chicago

12: June 2009: move to San Francisco temporarily for the summer

13. October 2009: move back to Chicago

14. June 2010: move to Los Altos/Los Gatos California temporarily

15. July-October: move to New York, New York temporarily


reusing moving boxes makes a world of difference

I realize some of those were tiny moves but they all included packing up everything I own and lugging it to a different location. I’d say my toughest move was when we had to move five days before our wedding and I lost my wedding shoes. They never turned up and three days before my wedding I was buying shoes that I didn’t like but we’re the correct height. NEVER, EVER move the week of your wedding! It will have you pulling your hair out week of. Worst decision ever.


This time will be my first time hiring movers. Luckily, Graham’s company is paying for it. I can’t even imagine having someone else pack my boxes and moving them into a truck. It feels so lavish. Pure joy!


Okay, I think I’ve written move enough times in one day – just writing about it is exhausting. Any moving advice?

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Beatrice  |  June 4, 2010 at 7:45 AM

    I will be there to help in less than a week. Love, Mom

  • 3. caitlin  |  June 4, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    i so feel your pain… 🙂

    • 4. katecollinsinteriors  |  June 4, 2010 at 12:51 PM

      Thank you! You are dealing with the dreaded chore of moving as well. Of course it’s all worth it in the end but any way you look at it the act of moving is a pain.

  • 5. Glynnis  |  June 4, 2010 at 12:32 PM


    • 6. katecollinsinteriors  |  June 4, 2010 at 12:52 PM

      Don’t move? Perhaps I wasn’t being clear. I do want to be back in San Francisco and all moved in. I was meaning the very act of moving; the chore of packing everything and getting it into a van and out of place is what I was dreading. Sorry if it came off like I didn’t want to be in SF. I hope you do want me to move. 🙂

  • 7. Katy  |  June 4, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    You moved ALL THE TIME in New York. And you won’t believe how much you will love the movers! I think they’re worth every penny, especially when it’s not your penny! GOOD LUCK, can’t wait for you to NOT move anymore!

  • 8. Lauren  |  June 4, 2010 at 11:16 PM

    oh my god! did we really move that many times in NY? What were we thinking? moving sucks!!

  • 9. michelle @ blissful musings  |  June 6, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    I can soo relate! Right down to the thoughts of moving to San Francisco. haha But trust me the movers are such a huge relief. This was our first time with movers as well. Which neighborhood will you be in?

    I hope everything goes smoothly! Let me know when you settle in a bit. I’d love to meet up and have a new friend in the city! Also, are you moving in 2 weeks? or in Oct?

    • 10. katecollinsinteriors  |  June 7, 2010 at 7:48 AM

      Can’t wait for the movers. We don’t have a place yet but are hoping for Pacific Heights. We move from Chicago in two weeks but then we go to NYC for my husband’s training. Then in October we will finally be settled in SF. We’ll have to get together then.

  • 11. bathroom renovations Sydney  |  June 13, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Wow,…I need to show this post to a client! 🙂


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