One of the things we love most about traveling and living in our RV is the wonderful people we meet and how helpful most people are. Loving to share, whether it’s a tip or idea, an appetizer or pot luck dish, these are the things that make up our wonderful RV community. I love to see guys all clustered around someone who seems to be having trouble with their RV or toad to offer any help they can or neighbor helping neighbor in an RV Park if the need arises. It so reminds me of how we grew up as children, in smaller communities where everyone helped everyone else. What is your favorite tip for small spaces? Do you have a unique idea or tip to share with others on how you make the space in your RV work best for you? Please let us hear from you.
I apologize for no newsletter last week and being so late this week. I have been having some computer issues for the past couple of weeks. There was a chance that I had a virus on my computer and I certainly didn’t want to be spreading it around. Luckily it wasn’t a virus, just my anti-virus software cranking up their site with so many viruses out there and trying to protect my computer.
ORGANIZATION One of my favorites and one I get asked a lot about. How do I organize this, how can I save space in the bathroom, the bedroom and the kitchen. I try to give lots of these kinds of tips in my seminars. Purging and baskets are my 2 favorite solutions.
Both are “freeing” by ridding yourself and your RV of things you don’t use and your mind of clutter. Here’s a
great link to a short article on 5 Reasons Why Organizing is FUN (well maybe that’s going a little to far)! http://organizingmadefun.blogspot.com/2015/09/5-reasons-why-organizing-is-fun.html#more
Here is another great article on Organizing. Some of which will work great in an RV. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/tips/g2610/best-organizing-tips/?slide=4
One of our readers and customers sent me this article.http://food52.com/blog/13912-the-best-way-to-store-lettuces-other-greens-a-controversial-method. Thanks Marijke. I find it very interesting and would love to try it. However having an RV fridge, I am only able to use my salad spinner to spin the greens and then put it away. After reading the article I thought I should address the Produce Keepers and all the things you can do with them.
For those of you who have them, they work great to keep lettuce and greens for long periods of time. Baby spinach for up to 5 weeks, romaine lettuce up to 4 weeks. Do not wash before storing and follow the directions for each type of produce you are using it for as to how much air and moisture each needs. I have 3 small ones in my fridge at all times and use them for everything. Right now I have one filled with mini cucumbers (3 week old ), one with radishes (2 weeks old) and one with spinach (going on 4 weeks). While they work wonderfully for berries, you can use them for tons of different kinds of produce. One of our customers uses the 4 qt. keeper to keep bananas from browning and just sets it on the counter (don’t refrigerate bananas). We’re not great banana eaters but I have tried it and Mike ate the last banana on the 8th day and it hadn’t turned brown. There are 2 sizes of keepers: A 4 quart and a 2 quart. For those who have an RV fridge like we do, the small ones work best as the 4 qt. will only fit on the top shelf. For those who have residential fridges, the 4 quart works great. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=77.
New Product: Small Fiskie We started carrying these this winter but I don’t think I’ve ever told you about them.
Made of silicone and heat resistant up to 400 degrees, this is a fork and whisk combined. Great space saver. Quickly whisk, stir, blend and mix. Incorporate air into eggs or cream. Use it to fold whipped cream into recipes. Perfect to mix protein drinks. Transfer food to a plate. Scoop and drain. Safe for nonstick and glass. They sold like hotcakes at the FMCA Rally in Pomona and I have had lots of great comments about them. Being able to get rid of those wire whisks that take up so much space is a real plus with this tool. https://rvspacesavers.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=35&product_id=150
Tip from customer: Mouse wasn’t responding properly. Took it apart… wiped ball with rag/alcohol. Cleaned inside of mouse w/q tip, dipped in alcohol. …. wiped mouse pad w/same rag/alcohol. All working well now. Great tip…thanks Danise.
Great Places To Visit: There are so many gorgeous places to visit in the fall when the colors are changing.
Here is a link to 21 of the Most Spectacular (according to BozzFeed). http://www.buzzfeed.com/anniedaly/21-insanely-beautiful-spots-to-see-fall-colors-across-americutm
Wishing you all a happy fall and safe travels. Please send in you ideas and tips to share with others. If you enjoy our newsletter, please share with others. There is a sign up page on our website and our Facebook page.
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