This is our first year as extended stay (otherwise known as seasonal) campers.
It has been a big adjustment for us and we haven’t even really started the camping season yet.
One adjustment we have had to make is to wrap our minds around the fact that this is like a second property.
Now to some, personal hygiene is not of great importance when roughing it in the woods. I am currently hearing my husband’s impersonation of the Tim the Toolman Taylor grunt.
For others, all the outdoorsy stuff makes them want a shower even more. I fall under this category.
Well, the weather has finally warmed up and we were able to spend some time outside today. We took advantage of the beautiful day and got a few things ready for the campsite.
One item on of our growing to-do list was toy organization and storage. We happily crossed that item off of our list today.
I found this cute little DIY project a few months ago and I cannot wait to give it a try. I thought I would share the plans with you and hopefully it will brighten your day as it did mine.
So the next thing that we needed to figure out was a storage solution for items that we would be leaving at the campsite.
- It needed to be durable, so that it would last multiple seasons.
- It had to be portable, as we are extended stay campers who need to take everything off of their sites at the end of the season.
- It also had to be big enough to fit a push mower, two adult bikes and two kid bikes inside of it.
- Finally, we need to be able to lock it, as we wouldn’t be at the campsite every night and we wanted peace of mind while we were away.
Now that we are becoming extended stay campers, we feel that our style of camping is changing.
We always looked at seasonal campers and their sites and wondered why they had so much “stuff” at their campsite – full sized BBQ, bright lights, patio sets, bug zappers, sheds, decks, etc. Now that we know that we will be staying at one site for the entire season, the wheels in our heads are turning. I now understand why people had all that “stuff” on their sites.