Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Packing

I’m very happy to announce that Dawn’s headaches are subsiding and we’re hoping they are going away for good. She’s had a difficult time because they are so depilating. We took full advantage of her feeling better and packed our winter clothes into some totes. We’ve been gradually doing away with a lot of our clothes but still have some that we need to get rid of. Last night we decided to pack the winter clothes that we are going to keep into plastic totes. This way we can get a feel for the amount of clothes we’ll be taking with us on the road.

We have a couple of plastic totes under the bed in the fifth wheel that will hold winter coats, gloves and hats. We are hoping that we won’t need many winter clothes. But you never know!


We won’t be carrying a lot of summer clothes either. We are going to limit ourselves to a lot less then we currently have. It’s funny how we tend to hoard clothes that we haven’t worn in a while including the things that doesn’t fit anymore! We’ll only keep what we can fit into and get rid of the rest.

We also have a small tote under the bed with our small Christmas tree and decorations. Its nice having the under bed storage area. It will hold four good size totes and several small totes. Our closet is large enough to hold four twenty gallon totes and we still have room for hanging clothes. We have a couple of large long baskets we have placed on shelf above the hanging clothes. Where can store T-shirts, shorts and pants. Our dresser has four small drawers. Those drawers are only large enough to hold undies, socks and PJ’s.

We also have an additional storage area in the bedroom where we store our bed linens and blankets. Deciding which blankets and linens to take was a chore in itself. Dawn has her favorites and I have mine. We have that all worked out and done.

We plan to live in the fifth wheel while we prepare the house to put on the market. We want to make sure we empty the house except for the remaining furniture. Living in the fifth wheel will also give us the opportunity to see exactly what we need and what we don’t. This way we will hopefully have the fifth wheel just the way we want it when we hit the road.

Travel Safe Dawn and Denise

11 comments:

  1. Hope Dawn's headaches continue to improve. It seems you two are on a roll! Before you know it, this will all be behind you. For what it's worth, we still have too many clothes! I need to purge again. We wear the same favorites over and over and over. I keep thinking we need the others in case we ever have to look "more presentable" but that hasn't happened yet...LOL!

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  2. We have the same plan to live in the 5 wheel while the house is on the market. Good luck

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  3. We...OK, I...take waaay too many clothes..Good idea to downsize it now...And what a great idea to live in your fiver BEFORE you "get outta Dodge"...If I had my way, we'd be living in ours all summer!..Glad Dawn in feeling better. Headaches can be very tough to shake....Good Luck on a Great Plan!!

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  4. The plan on living in the 5er as you ready the house to sell is a good one. Sounds like you've already put alot of thought into what to take in the 5er and you'll have time to tweak it.

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  5. Y'all sound like smart folks. We're planning to spend a few weeks in our MH while the house is on the market this coming summer too. It's really the best way to see what is needed. Clothes; T-shirts and shorts for summer, jeans and sweat shirts for winter.
    Syl

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  6. Good thought about the winter coats, hats, and gloves. I hoped I would never need them, but am sure glad I took them along. As for the other clothes, I'm sure you'll take too many. :) You'll be purging again after a year on the road! :)

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  7. Holy Smokin' HUGE 5'er Batman !! Love seeing it on your header. I'd be terrified to haul something that big.

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  8. It seems you are getting very organized...good job. You will be well prepared for the road ahead.

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  9. I'm glad her headaches have subsided. I used to get migraines so I know how bad they can be. I kept seeing something on tv yesterday about some new device that may help headache sufferers, but didn't pay much attention. It looked like an electronic type device.

    It looks like you have TONS of storage so you'll certainly have plenty of room. In our three months as snowbirds, we found we mostly wore the same favorite things and ignored the less favorites. So my thinking now is only bring the favorites because we won't ever wear the rest. We find we run out of room for dirty clothes much sooner than at home, so we do laundry more frequently....so no need to bring so much!

    What a novel idea to get rid of the clothes that don't fit :)

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  10. I am in the same mode....packing and getting ready to go fulltime. You are looking very organized - and nice RV!

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  11. Sounds like you are making some good plans. It is difficult to know how many clothes to take. We try to avoid cold weather so we don't have too many winter clothes - but still have needed a couple of jackets, gloves, etc. I seem to wear the same clothes over and over so I don't need too many...so why is my closet so full??? Haven't gotten the hang of parting with clothes that no longer fit or are wearing out.

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