I am shortly getting access to my new house (4 bed, 4 rooms downstairs)which is in need of a lot of work, although nothing structural. I will be having new heating, electrics, plastering, etc, but firstly need to clear the place out so I can have a good look at everything and start again. I need to: take out the (very) old kitchen, all carpets, built in wardrobes, strip wallpaper, take off skirting boards, take down a small stud wall, etc. I am still debating whether to board over old ceilings, or take down, but I'll almost certainly take down the large kitchen ceiling. I have a friend coming to help with a transit van to take stuff to the tip and I think I'll need a skip too. I just wondered if anyone had any time/energy saving advice about which order to do things in, quicker ways of doing it, etc, based on experience. I am steering clear of anything complicated and will pay tradesmen to put it back together again, but would like to save money doing the simple stuff myself. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.