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 email@example.com and I will add it to an upcoming newsletter.
One of my favorite tips:
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:
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
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
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