The answer: very lightly.
Because I had several months to prepare for this move, I purchased a large number of big plastic tubs of which now 2/3 of my house is living in. Those tubs are in the tiny back shed and in the garage. Meanwhile, inside the house, we've got the very basics. Interesting thing is that I can't really remember what is in most of those boxes; proof we accumulate far too much detritus in our lives.
Here are a few snapshots of what our house currently looks like with us in it:
Looking through the kitchen wall and into the laundry. Can't wait till the plasterboard is on!
The loungeroom window with the bulkhead that now holds up the roof still doesn't have its plasterboard on it. But it looks much prettier with the Christmas tree my pre-schooler decorated.
Looking across the loungeroom into the kitchen.
But, I keep reminding myself that it's only temporary and that millions of people live way worse than this. The house is dry and stable and considering we purchased the first house I walked in to (literally), I don't think we've done too badly at all. :)
I'll be back soon with a new project to share!