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!