First off, 6 more sleeps till the start of camping season! Yay!
Now that my excitement and countdown is out there, I can continue on with my storage solutions.
I would like to share with you how I organized my kitchen cupboards in my trailer.
I am very fortunate to have very deep cupboards. The wall is more than an arm’s length away from the cupboard, which allows me to store our toaster and coffee maker on the counter permanently.
A month or two ago I wrote about our shed design – here, here and here.
I was very lucky to have a friend of mine, who is a shop Teacher, build it for us with his class.
I wanted a shed that would be relatively lightweight and portable. It has made it’s journey home, but we have not assembled it yet. When we do, it will be at the campsite and I will document the assembly process – for those of you who are curious about the design.
In the meantime, I wanted to share with you how we spruced up the shed with outdoor chalkboard paint.
Stocking up the trailer is a big expense every summer.
The list goes on and on.
A second place of residence means two fridges and two pantries.
You realize how important organization is when you are spending several months of the year in a living space of 300 square feet.
But wait, it’s not only one person in the confined quarters – it’s 2 adults, 2 kids, 1 dog and 1 cat.
So, how do we
survive do it?
Well, I am a little OCD when in comes to organization and finding optimal storage solutions.
A perfect example is how I organize our drawers in the trailer.
Trailer storage solutions and organization is a hot topic for a lot of recreational vehicle enthusiasts.
We have owned 3 trailers in the past 10 years and with each trailer I have made it my goal to get the best use of space out of each nook and cranny. So much so that my camping friends have – let’s say – noticed!
(Check out our trailer timeline here)
You know someone who has gone through this:
Enthusiastically, they opened up the door to their trailer, which had been in storage for the winter. They slowly entered the trailer and saw the horror – tiny little black “pebbles” scattered throughout the trailer.
A mouse or, most likely, mice called their trailer home throughout the winter.
Our double edged sword dilemma:
- Positive: We have piles of stuff to take to the campsite. Only 25 more days till the season begins!
- Negative: In the meantime, the piles look awful in my yard.
Portable Waste Tank
Pooper on Wheels
Portable Holding Tank
Whatever you would like to call it, it is a dirty job.