Tips for Your RV from RV Space Savers

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We hope you are enjoying your summer travels or your summer home if you have a home you go back to in the summer.  Living in an RV is a fun experience and no matter what kind of RV we have, we all need to save space and weight.  It is important to most of us that there is a place for everything and everything has a place.  I know as we sit for a month or more, it seems as though we bring in things that we have not found that special place for so when it is time to be on the road again, it is important to find that storage space.

A couple of ideas that Rver’s use is: 1) If you bring something in, something else has to go out!  And 2)  After sitting in one place for a month or more, go through all the cabinets, drawers, doors, etc., (this goes for you guys as well in the basements).  It is amazing the things you find that you really don’t use or just haven’t kept those storage areas as organized as you do when you’re traveling and know you have to keep things straight to find things.  Try them both and see what works best for you.  It may be a combination of both.  Or do you have another idea?  If so, please share it at rvspacesavers@gmail.com and I will add it to an upcoming newsletter.

One of my favorite tips:

Mr. Clean Erasers really are magic!

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.  They can be used to clean so many things and areas and best of all they are almost weightless and pack a mighty punch of cleaning power in a great space saving product.  One of the many things I use them for is to clean off the smudges left by bottles and cans inside the fridge.  Here is a whole list of things they can do.  https://www.mrclean.com/cleanbook/magic-erasers-101

 

Another great space saving and organizing tips:

Small towel bar

A simple towel rod which can be used to corral many different things  and all depending on what and where you plan to use them, you can possibly use a spring loaded curtain rod to do the same without having to screw in a towel bar. Lots of Rver’s use the spring loaded rods to keep things in the fridge while traveling.

  We also use them in the bedroom closet to keep things on the shelves.  Here’s a bunch more ideas.  http://organizingmadefun.blogspot.com/2015/06/11-ways-to-organize-with-towel-rods.html

A new product we are absolutely love is this Grill Racket.  We use it to make pizzas, kabobs, burgers, fish, shrimp, ham, steak tacos, you name it on the grill.  Keeps the mess outside and from heating up the inside on hot summer days.

 No more things falling through the grill! It is a non stick racket and so easy to use and clean up is fast.  Many of us had those little baskets but this works so much better it is amazing.  Check it out at https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=37&product_id=149

This week on Things to Do and Places To See:  North Cascades National Park is an amazing drive in the summer.  You can’t beat the scenery and there are 3 dams on the river to stop and visit as well

Diablo Dam Can you believe the color of the water!

as a couple of power houses, a boat tour on Diablo Lake or even stay at the Ross Lake Resort. The color of the water is mind blowing and is caused by the grinding of rock against rock producing a fine silt called “rock flour” which reacts to the light and causes the blue-green color.  Here are some great links: http://www.nps.gov/noca/index.htm;  http://www.seattle.gov/light/tours/skagit/;  http://rosslakeresort.com/

Customer tip:  Last week I shared the tip about storing dry dog food in square nut containers from Carol.  I received an email from Marijke who also uses those same containers for staples because they are square and she comments…something I learned from you at your seminar in Gillette!  Thanks Marijke.

Speaking of Marijke and Gillette…It’s a Small World after all!  While we were parked at the Thousand Trails Park in Palm Springs this winter, a couple was backing in beside us and getting set up.  The woman said “I know you…you give seminars on saving space!”  She called her husband and said this is the gal who gives seminars on space saving tips and ideas, he said “yes you taught us to roll all our clothes and I still do that!”  Made me smile. :-)

New tip from a seminar attendee:  We write where we are camped on a dry eraser board in the car asking someone to rescue our dogs  if we should be in an accident & dogs are in the MH…Sue & Jim

If you have a tip to share, please write to us at rvspacesavers@gmail.com

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And remember a portion of every sale goes to help a Military family.

RV Space Savers is proud to support our military.

God Bless and have a great week.

 

 

 

RV Tips from RV Space Savers

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I want to apologize for not keeping up with our newsletter. This living in an RV is one of the most incredible experiences of our life and I am always searching for space saving ideas to solve our own issues or those others have asked me about in seminars and by email. It’s amazing how life and health get in the way, then traveling and rallies and just life in general.  I have vowed to get back to our weekly newsletter as I hear from so many how much you enjoy it.

Our year started out as a busy one.  In January we had a booth at the FMCA Rally in Indio, CA where I gave 2 seminars.  Then on to Phoenix for the Good Sam/Camping World Rally where I gave a seminar and reportedly had the largest attendance of any seminar they have ever had at any rally they have ever held.  From there it was on to Tucson for the Escapade where I was able to give one seminar with the room overflowing.  Had a little rest then it was back to Pomona for the big FMCA Rally the end of March where I gave 2 seminars.  Many, many thanks to our dear friends Marilu and John Neally who helped us at the rallies.  We couldn’t have done it without them!

Not all tips I share are necessarily “space saving” but tips that work for those of us living in an RV, whether full or part time or just vacationing.

Here are a couple of great and useful tips for everyone.

Pledge Furniture Polish is not only great for dusting all the surfaces in your RV.  Don’t you wonder how all that dust gets in? :-)  It is also great for keeping the seals in your toilet pliable and the toilet bowl is much easier to keep clean.  We spray our toilet at least twice a day.  An added bonus is that hubby hasn’t had to use that drain valve lube since.  Several of the last cans I bought the sprayers quit working so I love this new design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Separating egg yolks is so easy with this method and I have used it in many of my seminars.  https://video-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hvideo-xpt1/v/t42.1790-2/11755267_10154034396128761_1031390353_n.mp4?efg=eyJybHIiOjMwMCwicmxhIjo1MTJ9&rl=300&vabr=131&oh=9d031aa3dd27c2a301b598181a953d73&oe=55A81880.

And speaking of eggs…this Omelet Maker is so easy to use in the microwave with very little cleanup.  Add a little milk or water to your eggs as you beat them and they will be fluffy.  I love to add chopped ham, green pepper, red onion and grape tomatoes to my omelet and I saute them a few minutes before adding them.  It is only $6.00 plus shipping.

A quick and easy meal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Places To Visit

This spring after the rallies were over in the southwest, we took our time coming up the southern and central California coast and if this is not something you have done, be sure to put it on your bucket list with lots of time to explore.  While we saw many, many amazing things, too many to list, one of very favorite’s was the drive on Hwy 1 Big Sur in central California.  While it is not a great distance from Monterey there are so many places to stop and enjoy the incredible ocean views, it pretty much takes a full day.  And of course the trip would not be complete without a stop at Pfeiffer Beach which really is a purple sand beach.  The sand gets it color from manganese garnet deposits in the rocks around the secluded cove.  It is poorly marked so when you get close be sure to stop and ask the locals for directions.

Point Lobos Beach just south of Carmel.

The purple sand at Pfeiffer Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

Just in time for harvest.

Have never seen such huge artichokes…watched them being harvested.

 

And of course while we were south we made it to lots of Farmer’s Markets to enjoy the bounty of whatever was being harvested.  One of our very favorite’s is the Old town Temecula Market.  Once we are back in Western Washington and it is berry season, we haunt any market close enough to get our fill of the delicious Washington berries.

Lots of beautiful Washington berries. Never seen such big blueberries.

Never realized there were so many different colors of beets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have places that you have visited that you would like to share with others, please email us at rvspacesavers@gmail.com with photos and descriptions and we’ll share them with others.

We have a couple of groups on Facebook you might like to join that are great for travelers.

Trips, Places to See, Things to Do is a group listed by state and things there are to see and do in each state.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/291056790996931/.

RV Pet Care Reviews  is a group for those of us who travel with pets and lists vets, groomers, day care, etc. as well as articles regarding pets.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1426372777582694/

And of course if you haven’t already liked our Facebook page RV Space Savers, please do so.  https://www.facebook.com/RVSpaceSavers.  I am always posting things of interest to Rver’s.

Tip from a fellow Rver:  Use the clear plastic nut containers (from Costco or Sam’s Club) to hold dry pet food.  Stays fresh longer and you can always see when you are running low.  Thanks Carol.  Also a great recycling tip!

And remember RV Space Savers is a proud supporter of the Military.  A portion of every sale is donated to help military families.

 

Happy Thanksgiving

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Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.  Whether you are on the road and sharing good food and fellowship with friends you have met on the road or with family, we wish you a safe and wonderful holiday.  We would like to thank you all for your support and friendship and look forward to seeing many of you in 2015.

Warm Regards

Gail and Mike Alexander

RV Space Savers

Happy Veterans Day To All Our Vets

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RV Space Savers would like to thank all those who have served to keep us free.  We salute you and are proud that a portion of every sale is donated to help the Military and their families.  As a way of saying thanks, receive a 20% discount off your entire order now through 11-11-2014  Use Coupon code Vet20.

RV Space Savers Newsletter and Blog Post Oct 2014

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We’re trying something new here at RV Space Savers and looking forward to hearing from you all to see if it is better then the newsletter style we usually send.  Living in an RV and even traveling in an RV for an extended period of time can be challenging.  Finding space saving tips and ideas is a bonus for us all and many Rver’s are great about sharing those tips and ideas.

Here at RV Space Savers we are always researching and trying new space saving ideas that solve problems for anyone with an RV and no matter how big or small our rigs are, we need to make use of any and all ideas that work for us.

Some new products we have found can be found on our website at http://www.rvspacesavers.com.  One of which is this Mesh Food Cover.  It works great to keep bugs and leaves (this time of year) out of either your plate of food or dishes you are sharing at potlucks that we all sure enjoy. They take up very little space and great to have several.  They are 15 inches in diameter so will cover a good sized dish.  They are great little space savers.  See one of the photos on the website of a customer using one. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=140

 

The following link has many great tips and  ideas for RVer’s    15 Minimalist Hacks To Maximize Your Life  http://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/minimalist-hacks-to-maximize-your-life?&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DIY+1011&utm

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As the leaves turn their brilliant colors and begin to fall, the weather gets cooler along with the wind, rain, gray skies and threat of frost is showing up more days than not, most of us are feeling the “hitch-itch” to head south to the warm weather and saying to one another…”LET’S ROLL! “ Since there are full-timers and snowbirders, getting ready to head south for the winter gives us lots of things to focus on to get ready for the trip. Living in an RV ourselves, we sit in one spot for longer in the summer as we spend time near our kids and their families and that was especially true this year due to Mike having a mild heart attack and his doctors saying “they” would decide when we headed south!  I am always amazed that the longer we sit in one spot the more “stuff” we seem to accumulate!  The motor home (as well as both of us and CoCo) have had our annual check-ups, batteries, belts, fluids and tires checked, all caulking checked and repaired along with the roof, motor home washed and shined and I’m sure there are other things I am forgetting on the outside.  On the inside, the windows get washed, the cabinets cleaned inside and out, carpet is cleaned, refrigerator is cleaned and defrosted and everything is put in its place.  And for you Snowbirds, you have not only all the maintenance things to do but load in all the things you plan to take including clothes, food and kitchen items.  Some of you we have talked to leave non-food items in your rig so you don’t have so much to pack up.  No matter what kind of traveling you do in your RV, there is always a lot to do to get ready for that trek to the sun.  And for some of you brave souls you plan to winter where it’s cold which gives you a whole other set of issues to deal with.   Google “Camping in the Winter” and you’ll find several resources to read.

Are you full time, a snowbird or a summer camper?  Answer here  https://www.surveymonkey.com/summary/?survey_id=57603103.

Places To Visit Travel Tips

Since tomorrow is Halloween I thought it would be fun to add this article.  America’s Best towns to Visit on Halloween.  http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-towns-for-halloween.  Hope you all have a fun Halloween  http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-best-towns-for-halloween

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Proud to Support Our Military

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RV Space Savers is Proud to support our troops and military families. Every time you make a purchase from RV Space Savers a portion of the proceeds go to support our Military.

Cheap and Easy Window Washing Solution

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Made from products you already carry in your RV, this solution will save space and money.

A Better Way to Do Laundry

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Carrying detergent, softener and static guard is not only a space issue, it is a weight issue.  Carrying those items weigh more than 8 pounds.  Now you can save space and weight by using WashEZE 3-in-1 sheets.  One sheet does it all.  Also the older we get the harder it is to lift those bottles and carry them to the Laundromat.  TIP:  If you have a washer/dryer combo in your RV, cut the sheets in half and put them in a lingerie bag to keep them from going down the drain.  And 1 sheet does a full load which is too much for the combos.

Saving That Swimsuit from Clorine

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Easy Storage Idea

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