T Minus Seven Days

Next Friday we move into our tiny RV full time. Are we ready? Of course not. Although, we got A LOT done today.

We spent the day filling a 10 foot Uhaul truck with the belongings we decided not to get rid of. This includes our beloved couch, our queen sized bed (which isn’t particularly dear to us), plastic bins of clothes, quilts, and some towels, a few boxes filled with sentimental objects, instruments, and other miscellaneous items.

This is a photo of ALMOST all of our possessions:

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We still have some clothes that we need to put in some plastic bins, some empty suitcases, craft supplies, and other odds and ends.

So we weren’t one of those couples who sold absolutely everything to live in an RV. I think the hardest things to give up were items that belonged to my husband’s late father. We also have an antique sewing machine that belonged to his late grandmother. I can’t see ourselves ever getting rid of those and we don’t live near enough to any of our family to leave it at their places temporarily.

I was thinking about it today though, and wondering if we will end up loving this lifestyle. If we do, I don’t think it would make sense to keep this storage unit, but we will cross that bridge when we get to it. I think one HUGE downside to living in the RV is having to pretty much dogsit my dog all day because we aren’t going to be getting doggy day care. It kinda limits what I can do during the day. Granted, most of the things I do are online or things I can do inside of the RV but I would like to be able to go out sometimes! Maybe sit in a cafe and do my work there or go to the library. My husband will be able to take the dog to work with him from time to time but I don’t know if it’s going to be enough.

In any case, we’re going to give it a shot. If this works out, we’ll be saving A LOT of money on rent. I hope it’s worth it.

 

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One thought on “T Minus Seven Days

  1. Andrea Post author

    We’re actually moving into our RV as an alternative to renting an apartment. My husband has a full time job that he physically has to go to and I do all my work online. Our RV is a small 21 foot class C RV. We haven’t actually put our stuff in there yet, but I’m thinking space is going to be really limited which is why we had the initial plan to sell pretty much everything before moving in. When it came down to it though we just couldn’t sell some of our stuff. Monthly storage fees are not as bad as what rent would cost here though!

    I’ll be getting a gym membership for showers and stuff. Our RV has a shower but it’s pretty small and I prefer just showering at the gym. It forces me to go workout too :).

    We’ll be sticking mostly to areas in the city we live in. Unfortunately, the only RV park here has a waiting list that’s a mile long. Not sure how we’re going to navigate this part yet but we are just going to jump in and give it a try!

    We definitely are planning on doing some travelling around the state though on weekends and holidays so I’m excited about that.

    What about you guys? Where are y’all headed first? I read your post about your cat. I totally get where you’re coming from. I think I may be allergic to my dog :). Like you I have good days and bad days as far as allergies go. I’ve been trying some herbal remedies, like drinking lemon-ginger tea, or spraying eucalyptus oil on my neck to try and be able to breathe better. Sometimes it works. The other night I took a claritin and I drank a cup of lemon-ginger tea and I felt REALLY good. I’ve been thinking about going to see an allergist though but we’ll see how it goes. My dog is here to stay so I gotta think of some kind of solution lol 🙂

    I saw you guys are thinking of getting a pretty large RV. Is it scary to drive?

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