Spending the winter in southern California, mostly in the Palm Springs area, we are amazed at how few people are here for the winter. The TT RV park in Palm Desert is about half full! And most of the license plates are from Washington and Oregon. We all got out before the rain and windy weather hit there. Sadly it hasn’t been too warm in the desert either. This morning in some places in the valley it was down to 29 and highs in the low to mid 60’s. Sure not what RVer’s, Snowbirds or those of us living full time in our RV’s are looking for. And it’s looking like the chilly weather is pretty wide spread…Arizona is feeling the chill as well. As you can imagine the pool isn’t the most popular spot in the park!
TIP: If you are in an area where it is getting below freezing be sure to make sure your water hose doesn’t freeze. If there is a danger of that, we leave the faucet on a trickle. In most areas it probably won’t be cold enough to freeze the pipes inside your RV but be watchful of the weather in your area and be prepared.
TIP from Reader: Last week we talked a lot about purging and Marijke says Purge, purge, purge is right! Twice this week I have gone to the Salvation Army to get rid of ”stuff” and there is still more to purge. Feels really good. I am trying to stick mostly to black, beige and khaki for the colors of my clothes so that I can mix and match and not have to worry about so many other colors. Great idea Marijke and thanks for sharing.
And these tips from another. Have been doing some down-sizing/ fall cleaning in my RV and came across a couple of things that made me think I should share.
1. We all need more storage , particularly in small bathrooms, eh? Both of us are short so we can get away with this…. we got a 2nd small medicine chest (from Ikea) and put up on the blank wall above the potty. Gives us a bit of extra space and also a 2nd mirror. I store my tall hair spray, medicated talc powder a couple of other tall items there, and with the small space above that, I store the chemicals I need for the potty. I can use the original cabinet above the sink with 3 shorter spaces for smaller items.
2. I use mini bungie cords and very small eye screws in this extra space to hold the tall containers in place, and a narrow plastic basket on the upper shelf to hold the chemicals. Thanks Danise.
Here are another couple of ideas for great bathroom storage.
The first is an over the door hanging shoe bag. Make sure it has clear pockets so you can see what you are storing in it. The 2nd and not so easy to find anymore is an Adjustable shelf with spring loaded legs that will fit in an RV. You can attach baskets to the shelves with clear zip ties.
And here is another great space saving idea. https://www.facebook.com/aprildawn1977/videos/10153106334111044/
And you will be amazed at how much space this will save in the end:
Cleaning and Organizing Your Closet
Product Review: One of our most popular products are the Collapsible Produce Keepers.
2 quart Collapsible Produce Keeper from RV Space Savers
4 quart Collapsible Produce Keeper from RV Space Savers
We have been selling them from the very beginning and they continue to be one of our best sellers. Lots of people who bought one come back to buy at least another one or more and many of them purchase them for gifts. Coming in both 4 quart and 2 quart sizes, they work great in any size fridge. Since we have an RV Norcold I find it best to use 3 of the 2 quart size and they are ALL always full. Strawberries, Romaine Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Celery, Baby Cucumbers, Baby Carrots are just s few of the things I keep in them. One of our customers uses a 4 qt one to keep her bananas in on the counter which keeps them from turning brown. Another uses them to keep cantaloupe and pineapple in. What have you used yours for? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Places To Visit:
Gorgeous Christmas Trees To Visit if You’re In The Area. Here is a photo of one of the most famous. http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-awe-inspiring-christmas-trees-across-the-us?ref=news_fd_120115&bt_email=mgalex65%40gmail.com&bt_ts=31322f312f3230313520383a34373a323020414d#!1-intro.
If you are traveling this holiday season, please travel safely and enjoy time with family and friends.
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