Thursday, March 24, 2011

Still Sorting and Packing

More sorting and packing went on at our house last night. We have moved some winter clothes to the 5th wheel. We can only hope we won’t be here next winter. We have moved some addition cookware out to the 5th wheel kitchen. It is very important to have all the necessary cooking utensils to prepare a proper meal.



Dawn loves to cook and I must say she is pretty darn good at it too. When we started living together I weighed *!@?#, well let’s just say I was average weight for my height. It is obvious when you look at me that I might have been over indulging myself with her good cooking for the past eighteen or so years.

O.K, maybe I exaggerated just a little. But you get the point. I know I need to get into shape. Of course, round is a shape!


Anyway, back to packing and sorting. Dawn has been packing up the kitchen of the things that we haven’t been using and setting aside things to go into the trailer. This will be a good test for us to see what we really need.

Yesterday Dawn went through her spice cabinet and threw out a lot of spices. We have pull-out spice rack drawers on each side of the oven that holds approximately fifty or so bottles of spices per drawer. The other area she keeps spices is in an overhead cabinet with three shelves. It was over flowing with maybe a hundred bottles. What can I say, the girls like to cook! She cleaned out the cabinet area and we now an empty shelf! We will have throw out or give away a lot of them before we hit the road.

We are still making progress!

Well, after all the sorting and packing is all done, we have to paint the interior of the house and shampoo the carpets. I love to paint so that won’t be a problem. Dawn doesn’t care to paint and that’s fine. She usually ends up with more on her then the walls anyway.

Dawn asked me the other day what we’ll do with all our spare time when all of this sorting, packing, painting and shampooing is done.

That’s a very good question. We’ve been doing this for so long it will feel a bit strange but I’m sure we will find something to fill the gap. Maybe we will learn to sit back and relax while we wait for the house to sell!


Travel Safe
Dawn and Denise

15 comments:

  1. Brings me back to when we packed to leave in our rv! All i can say is you'll be surprised at how little you need, even in the kitchen. When life's pared down some, it's a lot simpler too! Good luck with the painting and sale of the house, having fun following along.

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  2. If you're like us you won't have time to relax until the house is sold and you're down the road. Oh yeah, we did spend 3 months in Florida, didn't we?

    I saw this spice holder thing that is great for an Rv. It's a wooden block with holes in it for test tubes. You fill the test tubes with spices and put a label on the top. I thought it was a great idea and you could store a lot of spices in a small area.

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  3. Hope ya realizes that it ain't gonna be long afore yer gonna have to put yer trailor on a diet, you keep a packin all them needed things in their the way you is.
    Don't worry none if ya here somethin' go boom in the night. It were just one of the tires on yer overloaded trailor a poppin' is all.

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  4. It seemed that when we were doing what you are going thru, it was a full time job :(

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  5. When it's over you will take a deep breath, sit back and then worry about what you may have forgotten to do! Eventually, it does all settle into place though. This will all be worth it in the end :)

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  6. When you are all done packing and sorting...GET OUT THE ATLAS AND DREAM!!!!!!!! AND PLAN....That's half the fun..I could sit with an Atlas for hours on end and just pretend....

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  7. Let's hope when your finally done and the house goes on the market that you don't have much down time because you find that its sold and now you have to get rid of the rest of the stuff! I agree with Kim you will find you need less in the RV. Instead of a different gadget for everything you learn to use multi use kitchen items. I love to cook to and i don't have much space but I manage to still have fun cooking!

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  8. Looks like yer' makin' great progress towards yer' goal. Just keep on pluggin' one day at a time.

    Love the new blog layout with the tabs and all.

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  9. I'm sure it seems like it will never end, but it will. And then comes the real fun. I imagine you'll find lots to keep you busy. We still never seem to find enough time to do everything we talk about!

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  10. We are currently living in our small Winnebago until our NEW FIVER arrives. We stored everything that we thought we will need in the Fiver, and I already know we have way too much. Looks like I will be downsizing again!

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  11. You're doing great. It'll all be worth it in the end.

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  12. Time is a bit like money and water, whenever there is a gap, stuff just seems to fill it up. Gotta have spices, though, no matter what. Mo's sister said I have more spices in our little rack in the MoHo than she does in her home kitchen! Yeah, I like to cook, too.

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  13. Sounds like your packing is moving right along. I thought I had a lot of spices, but not near the amount that you all have. I love opening that cabinet and smelling all the different scents.

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  14. You're making great progress. The slow and steady pace is far better than having to rush around. Don't worry about finishing-you'll always find something "else" that needs done.

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  15. Trust me you won't have any problems finding things to do in your spare time. We have been fulltiming for 3 1/2 years now and we have never said we were bored. We love it and I am sure you will too.

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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