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tips on surviving new ktichen, walls knocking down, starting to get a bit nervous.

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ditavonteesed Thu 13-Apr-17 08:26:39

So next week we are having a complete kitchen do over including knocking down a dividing wall to the offshot kitchen. I have managed to book a holiday home round the corner till next friday. I am a little nervous about the general day to day feeding people etc so any top tips much appreciated. I havce already said the dd's can have hot dinners every day at school so we dont have to make pack ups.
Also is there anything that I haven;t thought of because I stupidly only just realised that I need to empty the kitchen and dining room of stuff blush and I have no idea where I am going to put it all, we have been trying to eat everything in the cupboards.

Fairylea Thu 13-Apr-17 08:28:27

We had a microwave in our living room when we had our kitchen extension done. Is that an option? We did jackets in there, you can get microwave meals, rice, even mashed potato ready for the microwave etc etc.

pixiebaby23 Thu 13-Apr-17 08:30:08

Not much advice, but watching with interest as we are about to go through the same pain.

We are setting up a camping cooker and microwave in the garage, where the fridge freezer will be, buying paper plates and plastic cutlery and planning to survive on frozen ready meals.

ditavonteesed Thu 13-Apr-17 08:32:18

no garage unfortunatly and I donlt think we can really set the microwave up in lounge, maybe in our bedroom. I have sort of resigned myself to the fact that we are going to mainly eat crap while they are doing it.

user1483390742 Thu 13-Apr-17 08:38:36

We moved our fridge and microwave into the dining room and had a camping stove. Ate pasta, rice and jacket spuds, reheated bulk frozen chillis, curries and bolognaise for 2 weeks. Cooked and washed up in a bowl in the garden on warm days- the kids loved it!

ditavonteesed Thu 13-Apr-17 08:46:38

just got new fridge and it is absolutly massive so no moving it, howveer I am going to ask if there is any way ot can stay plugged in as that would def make life easier.

PippaFawcett Thu 13-Apr-17 08:49:18

I'm going to follow this as we will hopefully be doing similar before the summer. I thought a lot of picnic teas would help too - sandwiches, quiche, salad etc.

wowfudge Thu 13-Apr-17 10:00:11

We are nearing the end of the same thing. The work has been done in stages which makes things more manageable and we are lucky enough to have the space that only a couple of rooms not affected by the work are rammed full of kitchen stuff. I have the microwave, an electric pressure cooker and a single induction hob. To be honest it's the lack of prep space and no sink in the same room which are the major issues. The fridge freezer has stayed plugged in and has been shrouded in dust sheets as necessary. I've also managed to keep the dishwasher working for much of the time, which has kept me sane.

Microwaveable food is by far the easiest thing. If you don't have a working washing machine then I suggest service washes at a launderette and pay them to do the ironing too. Trying to function normally is difficult without having to do all that too.

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