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:
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.