So I've taken some precautionary steps.
First, I moved the litter box and food/water for the little buggers into our extra bathroom. It's at the opposite side of the house from where my studio will be located. I will then be able to close off a section of the house when I have ongoing projects that I don't want them to destroy.
Secondly, I ordered a painter's drop cloth to line the carpet. The cloth has a lining on the back that will not allow the clay to seep through if it's dropped.
Now comes to what I did all weekend: I moved A LOT of stuff. I packed books, ceramics, tools, and other things into boxes and bags and moved them out of our supposed "dining room" area. I had converted this spot into more of an office/glazing area anyways because we never used our dining room table. **Side note: Am I the only artist that has WAY too many sketch books? I seriously found some from high school. I think they totaled to about 10-15 books, and most of them were empty.
I now have to clean and move all of my studio things into the house. Josh is going to help me move the heavier items. I hope to have everything set up by this weekend so I can start working on a few projects that I have pushed back too far already. Ooh, I also have a plan for shelving that is super exciting.
Here is the progress so far:
More pictures to come!