Planning a summer roadtrip? Looking to fit your family in a small space for a weekend, week, or longer? Our experiences in RV living for the past several decades have granted some perspective about how to make the most of your storage, your living space, and your sanity when you downsize.
Plan, plan, plan! Start planning your travel or vacation in advance of your travel date. Know what you intend to do on your trip. If you don’t ride your bicycles at home, you may not suddenly become a cyclist on a camping trip. Do you have a plan to store your canned goods. What about other non perishables? Will you have access to laundry services where you’ll stay? Think about rain patterns, weather, and warmth!
Only keep things that serve a purpose. In such a small space, there simply isn’t enough room for a lifetime of belongings! Keep what you need for daily life or the possessions that mean the most to you.
Keep it clean and clutter-free. A tidy home always seems bigger – even if it’s only 400 square feet! Smart storage solutions also can help you maximize your space.
Multipurpose. Look for furniture pieces that do double duty in your RV, such as ottomans with storage inside or a sleeper sofa! Modify existing fixtures with the help of a contractor who can help you maximize what storage you have and make even more.
Be prepared to be unprepared! Research the nearest grocery stores/big box stores/or Amazon delivery options at the RV park or resorts you’ll travel to. Know that some areas don’t have great cell signal or internet – and be prepared to make do with what you have for 24 hours at any given time.
Stay excited! Travel, even in a small space, even with your entire family, is exactly the sort of memory-making we suggest “‘MOR(e)” of! Midwest Outdoor Resorts is here to help you make the absolute most of your memories, your experiences, and your time with family in the outdoors!