One Week Of Full-Time RV Life — What We Like And What We Would Change
It’s been just over a week since we moved into the RV and we love it more than we imagined! Who knew full-time RV life would go this smoothly?!
I did a walk-through video after our move-in (although naturally, we’re still moving things around). Check it out HERE!
** How small my side of the bed is
** Floors are COLD — not just a little
** Lower kitchen cabinets — what were they thinking?
** Tetris everything — shuffle things (this gets better as you figure out what to put where to decrease the amount you move one thing to get to another thing)
** Tire pressure changes due to weather & leveling the RV
** Not having an indoor home gym (we had one in our house and loved it)
** Refrigerator size (least favorite)
Some of my favorite things!
FULL-TIME RV LIFE — WHAT WE LOVE:
** Our cabinet/butcher block area
** How much light — day or night. It’s seriously better than any house we’ve lived in
** Ability to use curtains to block out the outside (heat, cold, light, people looking in)
** Storage ottomans
** Fast and easy to clean
** Heater/AC are the bomb
** Composting toilet
** Bathroom area
** Placement of our electronics/computers/TV/stereo sound, etc..
** The reading light in the bedroom
** Velcro, magnets, S-hooks, cup hooks, and command strips
** Forces you to confront your stuff — papers, junk drawers, extra EVERYTHING that you don’t need from socks to Tupperware. Things don’t always need to be replaced — it’s very freeing to let go of accumulation
** You need to be very deliberate with things the moment they come into the RV — you have to have a place for everything
** Creativity and use of space (cork board inside the cabinets for example)
** We spend time much more “together”
** Our plastic folding table is invaluable
** I accidentally created 3 places to have an office set up! I love the versatility and ability to change it up
** We also created two places to watch TV — Danes computer and in our bedroom. It was a shock that all things fit — and don’t get in the way
BEING STATIONARY PROS:
** Using the cab as a closet
** Use underneath of RV for extra storage
** Having our regular fridge outside
** When you are the first one getting up in the morning — you have to really plan out what you need (socks, water, clothes, etc…) to make the least noise
** We thought we’d really get in each other’s way, and that’s not an issue
** Cooking isn’t as difficult — we use the grill just as often. We bought an outdoor griddle. The convection/microwave is fantastic
** There is always something to do on the RV
** The composting toilet was dumped for the first time — and it was easy. Video HERE