And there’s been a lot of waiting. I waited in most of one day last week waiting for an insurance claims processor and an electrician. I’m going to have to wait in again next week for a quote on replacing the flooring. At least the electrician fixed my broadband (water had totally flooded the phone line), so I’ll have something to occupy me while I wait when shoving stuff in boxes gets too tedious. And my house is much more functional: the only room I haven’t been through to repack stuff is the study.
I don’t have any great wisdom to share about this stage of proceedings, other than to note that it’s pretty much inevitable with any big renovation or clutter-busting project. Not assuming you can get it all done in a day is pretty important.