It’s been a very long day and I’m covered in bruises from carrying too many boxes.  Having cleaned lots of the rooms last weekend, we took the day off work today and hired a van to get our furniture in.  The house is now a complete mess again, the carpets are dirty, there are muddy footprints all up the hallway and 100’s of boxes everywhere BUT it means we’re going to move in properly tomorrow.

We had put lots of our things in storage up in County Durham so it was quite a long drive up there but I was accompanied by my sister R and The Boyfriend had his friend R with him – I dread to think how long it would have taken us to move everything without them.

During the week we’ve had several builders over to the house to to give opinions on what might be immediately necessary.  We have a very long to-do list and are just trying to sort out what needs to top of the list – tomorrow we’ve got a plumber coming so hopefully he won’t add too many things to our list…


About katerenovates

Hello and welcome to Kate Renovates - a blog about my attempts at renovation. The Husband and I have now been living in our house for four years and changes are being made slowly. It's an unloved Victorian townhouse that had been converted into two flats. Armed with a little bit of know-how and bags of enthusiasm, we have turned it back into one house and are transforming it into our home. Many of the original features remain but the flats had been rented out and so none of the rooms were in great shape. Luckily, it has a fully functioning kitchen and we recently finished the new bathroom and so things are getting more and more comfortable all the time. We're learning as we go and sharing our ups (and downs) on here as we try (fingers crossed) to bring the house back to life. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my blog or any tips you may have on our house project, so to contact me, please email
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