Thursday, October 21, 2010

We're Motivated

Welcome Karen as a new follower of this sometimes boring blog.

We're MOTIVATED. One of the real motivating factors for us has been all our RV blog friends and their travel postings. We read their blogs religiously. Everyday someone post about an interesting place they are visiting and attach wonderful pictures too. We read the post and look at the pictures and want so bad to be out there seeing those places and taking our own pictures. That is our true motivation.

With all that motivation, we loaded the truck with boxes of trash and made another haul to the dumpster last night. Man that sure feels good! I would have never thought in a million years that a visit to the dumpster could feel so gratifying.

In the past, I just dreaded opening the RV garage door because of all the junk that was stacked up in there. Now, I get a real feeling of accomplishment every time I open that door and see how much better it looks. This is the way it is suppose to look. We just had so much STUFF to store and it just became overwhelming.

We have now gone from STUFF being stacked from floor to ceiling down both sides of the building to boxes and totes being placed neatly into one corner. We’ve defiantly made some real progress in the last few weeks. We’ve had some successful garage sales and many trips to the dumpster. We’ve also made a few trips to the local charity center too.

We plan to work in the garage again tonight.


  1. Sounds like good progress. It's such a great feeling to get rid of all that STUFF. When we were downsizing I felt like a burden was being lifted off me - even if we never became full-timers I knew I would feel better with less stuff. Keep up the good work!

  2. Good Job!

    I know what you mean about all the travel blogs...makes me want to leave town too!

  3. We got the same motivation for sure...seeing all those places out west and sitting here on the east coast makes me watch westerns on the netflix!!
    see ya

  4. I would add Capitol Reef in Utah to your list, just amazing,


  5. It does feel good to get rid of stuff just stuff that we felt we needed. Good job and carry on.

  6. keep it up... it is amazing how much space we have in our house now...

  7. I have been reading your blog since it's beginning,so need to introduce myself! Husband Bill and I live near Tulsa, we are sort of neighbors..we travel about 4-5 months a year in a Holiday Rambler 36ft MH. We will head out somewhere just after Christmas,have no idea where....just want it to be WARM..spent last Winter in Florida and nearly froze...
    Sounds like you are rockin it getting all your stuff cleaned out and sold..


  8. Getting rid of stuff is very difficult in our house..Dennis is very much a saver...I am a "dump it" girl. If I carry something out to the trash to dump, he carries it back in...He is very hard to break after 41 years of it, but I shall not give up!
    I't s amazing how you get along with very little "things" ...

  9. just noticed you joined my followers list..thanks for I thought I would come on over and see what yours is about...congrats on getting rid of stuff!!! day it will be our turn.!

  10. Sounds like you are moving right along. It all takes time, so don't beat yourself up too much about it. Stay safe.