Greetings from sunny Las Vegas. The ASD Show is over and my what an experience it was! Over 1000 vendors wholesaling everything you could think of and even some things we had no idea what they were! We came away with lots to think about and maybe some products to add to our existing ones. In visiting with vendors of all kinds this past fall and during the winter season in Palm Springs we are realizing that we, like most vendors are having to diversify. There are getting to be fewer RV rallies and much lower attendance at the ones still on the calendar. And with many of our Canadian friends not wintering in the states or if they did come it was for much less time, it has an effect on us all. Please stay tuned as we muddle through.
Timely TIP: It is getting to be that time of year when the snowbirds start heading back to the north after sitting in one spot for several months. buying treasures to take home to family and friends and maybe a new shirt or a few :-), some new shoes or sandals, and on and on the list goes. But as the time to head out gets closer we look for places to store all these great new finds without much success! Here is the “timely tip” to help with that process. Get a big box and go though your closets, cabinets and drawers. Be honest about what you REALLY used, REALLY love and REALLY want then put the rest in the box. Keep reminding yourself “A place for everything and everything in its place.” And whether you are a snowbird or living full time in your RV, we all need to go through this process every so often. PURGE, PURGE, PURGE then organize. The more organized you are before heading out, the easier your trip will go and if you’re at all like me the treasures I find to take home are usually small or flat and I put them in these places where I will know right where they are, ONLY to not remember where I put them (or that I even bought them! (Last year in January when we were in Kauai I found some beautiful carved wooden Hawaiian Christmas ornaments for the grandkids and of course had totally forgotten I had purchased them by the time Christmas rolled around…a dangerous thing for me to do since Mike and I can hide our own Easter eggs)!
Here is a link to some other ways to declutter before heading out whether home for the summer or on your summer travels. http://xenlife.com.au/19-hacks-declutter-home/.
A reader tip: And here is a link sent by Danise on Uses for Household Borax. http://athomewithmyhoney.com/uses-for-household-borax/. We have driven by the Borax mine in the Mojave Desert but never seem to have time to stop or the wind was howling and we wouldn’t have enjoyed it. Thanks Danise as always for sharing these tips.
Products for Sale: Still on sale this week are the 2 different sizes of spatula’s and the wine opener…while supplies last for only $5.00 each.
Great Places to Visit: Speaking of Borax we have heard there are 3 museums relating to the “20 Mule Team Borax Mine.”
Here are some links to those museums. http://www.desertusa.com/desert-california/borax.html. http://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/historyculture/twenty-mule-teams.htm http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g32098-d2578456-r177183512-Borax_Visitor_Center-Boron_California.html.
We are in Vegas until Monday and tomorrow is a “play day” for us. The show was over Wednesday afternoon so yesterday was spent doing laundry and playing catch-up while giving our sore feet a rest! Last night something started to fall off the drainer and Mike went to catch it, hit the faucet and broke the wand off! So you guessed it, today was running around trying to find a faucet that would fit and getting it installed. We’ll be back in Palm Desert until the end of the month when we head to Yuma for 3 rallies. Safe and happy travels to you all.
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