I also did a lot of boring cleaning, and that took up a bit of time. I did manage to get my cacti replanted into a larger pot though! I started with the large pot, a box to maintain the mess, cacti soil, 3-4 cacti, fine grit, and I used a metal saucer to scoop my dirt.
I mostly filled up the planter with the cacti mixture, and then placed the plants in the soil. I put the larger cacti in the back, and the two smaller ones up front. Start to add a thin layer of fine grit on the top.
Don't cover the bottom of the plants, you can use a rubber glover to hold the cacti and remove any dirt between the needles. Once you are done covering the top you can give them a bit of water. Since it is winter I didn't give them much water.
Meanwhile, Cricket was listening to KCRW.
Hope you all enjoyed, happy DIYing! chris