Today, five months later, the carpet in that room is finally replaced (by some rather nice laminate flooring) and we have just moved Julie's computer desk and computer into it. The wardrobes that have sat in the corner, precious clothes removed to prevent them becoming infused with the smell of damp, have been flung open and refilled. The cupboard that had mould growing up its wall now holds the ironing board and the hoover. And the flat suddenly feels twice the size it was yesterday - there's room to breathe in it, and to move, and it feels like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders.
Obviously (as the photo shows) it's not there yet - but I really feel like we turned a corner tonight.