Sorry I missed last week’s newsletter. I ended up with that “crud” that’s going around right after the show in Las Vegas. Finally feeling human again and now Mike has it! In talking to other attendees and exhibitors at the show, it sounds like a lot of people ended up with it so obviously there were folks there spreading it around to the masses! 🙁 It was quite an experience and as I think I told you there was over 2 million square feet of exhibit space…easy to get overwhelmed. Lots of things we’ve never seen before (and probably won’t ever again!), and lots of things depending on what kinds of products you were looking for. We were a little disappointed there wasn’t more kitchen gadgets but were told those items are pretty much limited to the big kitchen shows in New York, Chicago and Atlanta. Maybe a trip in my future!
NEW TIP: Clean, Organize and Re-Stock Your Medicine Cabinet This Spring. Remove everything and check expiration dates. Discard everything that is outdated or you no longer use and make a list of the things you need to purchase. Wipe down the inside of the cabinet before reloading things. Many of you have attended my seminars and know I talk about the trick of putting magnets on the inside of the medicine cabinet door. Do not buy magnetic tape as the magnet is not strong enough to hold things while you are moving. Purchase some good strong magnets and 3M Scotch Brand Extreme Indoor/Outdoor mounting tape (sold at most big box stores). Mount as many as you feel you need and let sit for 24 hours before loading. This is a great place to keep metal tweezers, clippers, nail files, hair clips, pins, needles, etc., within reach that are so easy to lose! Anytime you can clean and organize you are saving space.
Also, if you didn’t do this after reading about it in a previous newsletter, do the same to your First Aid Kit…now while you’re gathering items to restock your medicine cabinet.
A good and easy way to remember to do these things is to schedule them in conjunction with something else so when Spring arrives (or whatever) it jogs your memory to do these things.
Also here are a couple of ideas I read about and thought were worth sharing. Storing Plastic Bags…I have shared with you about putting them in empty tissue boxes to save space. Here is a great way to fold them to get even more of them in a box. They call it a “football” fold…I have also heard it called a “flag” fold. http://www.thriftyfun.com/Storing-Plastic-Bags-Using-Football-Fold.html
Ways to Get rid of Clutter. We talk a lot about this in my seminars and in the newsletter. I believe that especially in a small space you need a “Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place.” http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf/Organizing/Clutter_Control/Getting-Rid-of-Clutter.html. Being in an RV for weeks or months at a time or living full time in your RV, these these are all so important.
New Products: As I told you a couple of weeks ago, I had hoped to add some new products but am still having trouble getting the photos from our supplier. She has promised them this coming week.
Still on Sale: Both sizes of silicone spatulas and the wine opener. Still just $5.00 each. Only have a few left.
Great Places to Visit: While in Las Vegas we had time for one day of sightseeing and anytime we are in Vegas, a Must See is the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio Hotel. While we were there it was decorated for the Chinese New Year…the Year of the Red Monkey. It was so beautiful. https://www.bellagio.com/en/entertainment/conservatory-botanical-garden.html#/Past%20Shows.
It is now decorated for Spring. The other MUST SEE at the Belllagio is the World’s Tallest Chocolate Fountain. https://www.bellagio.com/en/restaurants/jean-phillipe.html. It is over 26 feet tall and circulates 2 tons of dark, milk and while chocolate at the rate of 120 quarts per minute through 500 feet of stainless steel pipes into beautiful glass bowls and mixing together.
For all us chocolate lovers, it would be a dream come true to have the key to it and a spoon!
The other place we visited was the Mob Museum which is very well done and chock-full of information (3 full floors) about the early days of the Mafia and the families spread out throughout cities across America and how they got their start in Vegas. We met someone years ago who had been an undercover agent for the FBI and helped take down one of the famous crime families so the place was quite interesting to us. It even shows the escape route of El Chapo not too long ago.
When you pay to park, you are allowed 3 hours and you can certainly spend that amount of time there. A pleasant change from all the glitz, glitter and noise of the strip.
We have had several successful seminars at RV Parks here in the Palm Springs area and a couple of demonstrations of some of our products. The park is really emptying out. Not sure whether it’s just that time of year or people are trying to escape the heat (or some of both). It has been in the mid 90’s for quite a while and they are saying that is unseasonably warm for this time of year. Next Monday we head to Yuma for 3 weeks for 3 rallies and I’m sure it’s going to be as warm there also. Thank goodness for air conditioners!
Safe and happy travels and Happy Spring until next time.
As we have told you all many, many times, RV Space Savers is a huge military supporter and we donate a portion of every sale to help military families. Sadly last week in the news we found out that the money being sent to one of the charities is being spent on things other than our Wounded Warriors and their families so we have stopped our donations to that organization for the time being and will continue to donate to others we support and look into new ones.