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CSArmen

07:57AM | 07/30/02
Member Since: 07/29/02
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We are gearing up to start major renovations on our house beginning the end of August, through sometime in December. We have to live in the house while the renovations are underway (much to our contractor's chagrin). During the first phase, we will have the use of our enclosed porch, two front rooms, and one bathroom; we also will be able to use part of the basement and the detached garage for storage. At some point, the expanded upstairs will be finished, and we will move up there while they work on the downstairs back half of the house.

"We" is comprised of myself, my husband, 3 dogs (2 Newfoundlands, 1 terrier mix) and 1 (indoor only) cat. If anyone can point me to any practical resources on surviving this endeavor as well as any tips on the right way to store our belongings during construction, I would greatly appreciate the help!

Thank you!

rpxlpx

03:40AM | 07/31/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I don't have direct advice for you, except that another forum might be more helpful for this question. There used to be (I haven't looked at it lately) a Good Housekeeping forum. Your question is right up their alley and you'll probably get plenty of help if you can post there.
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