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Old 08-15-2015, 02:22 PM   #1
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We're preparing to go full out full timing. Does anyone have any hints or suggestion for storing clothing, spare towers,bedding etc. inside space is at a premium obviously so I'm talking about in the underneath areas. Will well sealed plastic containers work ok or is there some other way.
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Old 08-15-2015, 04:11 PM   #2
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O.K. Already you're taking too much! Just take what fits in your closets/drawers or under the bed if you have storage there. Plastic blanket bags will work well for guest blankets/pillows/sheets.

For the main bed, take off the sheets, wash them and put them back on. You don't need a lot of bedding.

Same for towels. You don't need a lot of bath towels. You're supposed to be clean when you dry off!

Clothes? Everything fit in our closet - for all seasons. Again, you don't need a lot and nothing for extreme cold temps because you shouldn't be there. Think layers. Then you don't have to take bulky clothes.
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Twogypsies is right on the money. We full time and the only clothing we carry in the basement is our bicycling gear and the sheets and bed spread for the pull out couch. You really don't need extra sheets, you only need four towels, forget about bath robes, .
When it gets cold, and it does occasionally where we travel, we simply dress in layers. We have no real cold weather clothing. What's more you don't need any kind of dress clothes. If you go some where that a jacket and tie are required your going to the wrong place. I have one set of dress pants and shirt in case someone I know dies.
We have more space than we need. You just have to equip your coach with space in mind. Things like nesting cook ware make a big difference. Mixing bowls nest, six Turvis tumblers, Corel dinnerware becaus they stack so flat. Baking pans nest. You get the idea.
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O.K. Already you're taking too much! Just take what fits in your closets/drawers or under the bed if you have storage there. Plastic blanket bags will work well for guest blankets/pillows/sheets.

For the main bed, take off the sheets, wash them and put them back on. You don't need a lot of bedding.

Same for towels. You don't need a lot of bath towels. You're supposed to be clean when you dry off!

Clothes? Everything fit in our closet - for all seasons. Again, you don't need a lot and nothing for extreme cold temps because you shouldn't be there. Think layers. Then you don't have to take bulky clothes.
Nope, I disagree about towels. Every time you rub your skin dead skin cells slough-off, it's part of the bodies natural function. Dead skin cells on a towel deteriorate/rot, this attracts germs that eat this material.
Matter of fact, Dr. Phil had a show about this subject many years ago, and he didn't know or catch this, some time later one of the Doctor shows gave the correct information, which I borrowed and posted.
Being a minimalist is a choice, making the correct ones is part of the lifestyle.
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...back to towels...I'd recommend you not bring big heavy fluffy ones. Bring the thinnest you can find. Towels in a RV take forever to dry and you probably don't have a lot of towel bars - unless you travel in the dry West.
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We have one set of sheets, two towels and clothes for two seasons. We are full time, but don't leave colder temps until after Christmas with the family. Even in warmer areas, we have needed jeans and jackets from time to time. We each have a nice cozy robe, which we hang on a hook in the bedroom. I use the plastic tubs bought at Walmart and put in the bottom of the closet. Under the bed is good storage as well.
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I agree - less is good but, when that fails (like seasonal clothing), the vacuum storage bags work well for me. They make them in a variety of sizes and the smaller ones work the best for the small spaces we tend to have in RV's.

If you don't have a vacuum with you... well... these bags might not be a great solution I suppose...
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If you can have agreement as to how much you really need to take, that is a great place to start. Laundry facilities being available when you want them is helpful. How often you need to change bedding, and the seasonal demands of the weather influence what we carry. Also your clothes are subject to weather. If you are living in the RV and have no other place to keep things... it gets heavy and loaded. We are using Space bags and find they save space and protect the items very well. Even if using alternate storage, Space Bags do really well to protect the goods.
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