We worked hard yesterday. The planning permission for the loft conversion finally looks like it might be happening soon. We started the process in July 2016! It’s really not complicated. We live in a two bed bungalow and we want to convert the loft to have two more bedrooms and a bathroom. A couple of years ago we extended the kitchen out by 4 meters and that has made a massive difference. This picture is from when we had nearly finished. Can’t wait to get that extra space!
So yesterday, we thought we’d get up in the loft and start the process of emptying it out ready for the conversion. There’s all the usual stuff up there, loads of stuff we need, not much we can get rid of. We’ll probably have to rent some storage for a while from a nearby farm. There’s a lot of business paperwork up there that I can’t get rid of for years. And during the inevitable utter chaos of the conversion, it would be good to create some space by storing it away from here for a bit.
At least five years ago, I got a small chest freezer from freegle as a temporary measure – HA! – to tide me over Christmas and kept it in the loft. It’s not been empty since! Yesterday, we emptied it out, defrosted it (it’s an old inefficient one with a loose lid so it ices up ) and took all the contents down the loft ladder in big shopping bags. Then Mike lowered it down to me on strong straps. But I had to take the full weight halfway down and lower it to the floor. It was flipping awkward and very heavy!
Then it was pulled to its temporary resting place and refilled. Covered it all over with insulating blankets as after moving a freezer, you can’t switch it on for several hours. While putting everything back in, I took the opportunity of making an inventory of what’s there. Almost everything is stuff that only I will eat 🙄 Still, determined to get rid of it. We don’t need two freezers, it only encourages me to hoard stuff.