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RV Set Up

After moving from Dayton, OH July 2019, we spent the last four weeks with our families in Northwest Indiana visiting loved ones and preparing for our RV expedition. Both of our parents have been a tremendous support in helping us prepare for our trip. They are very excited for us, but also probably think we are a little crazy. They fed us and let us crash in their houses while we figured out the logistics of our trip. We are very grateful.

Moving out of our house in Dayton July 2019

Downsizing our lives has been a very cathartic as well as overwhelming experience. It’s shocking all the items we accumulated over the last four years together. I do have to say though how wonderful it has been to purge nonessential items (like the large box of halloween costumes that I haven’t touched in years, but also you guys never know when I may need to wear this mermaid tail in the future!! … *reader gently pats Kelsey’s shoulder* “Yea it’s time to donate it, Kelsey”). This has been the most organized I’ve felt since moving into the freshman dorms at college and it feels amazing!!

Matt is way more organized than me and although it sometimes drives me crazy when he holds me accountable for my endearing chaos of clutter (AKA “The Kelsey Tornado”) – I have to hand it to him that his standard of organization is the way to go. Downsizing has forced me to examine each item and decide if its functionality makes it worthy of our RV nest. It’s brutal, but also freeing once the process is done.

Since the RV trailer is only 23 feet long, it is vital we keep it as clean and organized as possible. There are no extra closets or drawers I can throw random junk into. EVERYTHING inside has a space and a purpose, and if it doesn’t then it doesn’t come. This will be a great way to challenge my organization skills and see if I can maintain it the whole trip. Ask me in 6 months how I’m doing – I’ll either excitedly tell you it’s going great or I will get defensive and fight you.


Published by TheHungryCamper

Traveling the US with my husband in an RV in hopes of finding a place to put down our roots. I'm completely new to RVing so join me as I learn to cook in the elements and out of my comfort zone. Some hot messes are likely, but also delicious food too. I'll also be sharing stories about our travel experiences beyond cooking.

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