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Survival tips for major build please-feeling nervous!

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Molehillmountain Mon 29-Apr-13 20:11:49

We're a couple of weeks away from a major build and I'm frankly terrified. I'd love some tips for how to make getting through it with a bit of intact sanity. We've got three children, 7, 4 and 21 months and won't be moving out. There will be a temporary kitchen and at least one bathroom all through.
Help needed with how to get along with the builders, how to survive the mess, and all the stuff I have yet to start worrying about! Thank you!

PhyllisDoris Mon 29-Apr-13 20:16:18

It will be pure hell! No help I know, but at least you'll be prepared.
The mess is incredible - dust everywhere, and all the furniture in the wrong places.
But you'll survive, and it will be worth it in the end.

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 29-Apr-13 20:16:26

Go into hibernation for a while. grin

It's effort but the results are worth it (she says hopefully - we aren't doing building as such but are living with a temp kitchen and plaster everywhere)

I think the main thing that's getting me through is the vision of the end.

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