The "fun" of preparing for a home renovation
You might wonder why my washer and dryer is doubling as a bookcase. Well, unless you've ever renovated your home, in which case you're probably thinking, "Boy, am I glad my books aren't on my washer and dryer anymore."
I'm trying to get the carpet replaced -- partly with laminate, partly with new carpet. Today, the laminate goes in, so everything but the furniture had to come out of the living room (hello laundry room, bathroom, office). Tonight, Mr. Wonk and I will be moving everything sans furniture out of the office and bedroom. It's like an exhausting game of musical chairs.
Here's the bathroom about halfway through last night's routine:
(I didn't drink the previous contents of those boxes. No, really!)
Next week: painting and a bit of wallpapering. And new appliances to replace the 18-year-old examples in the kitchen, if all goes well.
I will be so happy when this is all done.
There was a time when I thought about moving my family of three out of the condo -- including all our stuff -- in order to renovate the place empty. But oh, moving. Twice in less than a month. So instead we're just moving all our stuff around, and it's even more obvious what a small space this is.
Tell me, folks: How have you handled the prep work for a renovation? Any great secrets for cutting down on the hassle? It's too late for me, but perhaps you can help someone else.