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Talk to me about ripping up carpet...

Never done this before, and I'm going to be on a tight tight schedule to install my laminate floors before moving into the new house.

There's a hideous thick carpet in there now, covering the living room and 3 small bedrooms.  About 700-800 sq feet.  I think it's tacked, not glued, though I won't know for sure, I guess till I start ripping it up. 

I've read a little bit online about how to do this.  What I need to know is approximately how long it will take.  Assuming I am doing this by myself, and including the time to take off all the baseboards (carefully, since I want to reuse them), do you have any idea how long this should take me?  Any tips would be very much appreciated too! 

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