I’d like to say the older I get the wiser I get but I think it’s more, the older I get the more I realize I need to ‘write it down’!  I can’t count how many times I’ve moved something to a place where I think it makes more sense for it to be stored, only to look in all the old places when I need it and have no idea where it is.  This applies to the good scissors, the emergency sewing kit and a few dozen other things too.

Living Area:

Dog supplies, masks/hand cleaners, fire extinguisher, solar flashlights


Cabinet above sink

1:  food, oils, salt/pepper, tea, sugar packets,

2: Storage bags, aluminum foil, parchment paper, saran wrap

Drawers under sink

1: grease splatter guard, plate kits, cutting boards, dish dryer rack, cooling rack, basket with cleaning supplies

2: food storage

3: Office supplies, sewing kit, silverware, kitchen hand tools, lighter, matches

4: Mugs, glasses, plates, bowls

5: Storage bowls, colander, pot, pans, instant pot

6: Towels, pot holders, drying cloth, bathroom drying mat

7: Storage bowls

While we are preparing the GMC Motorhome for travel (and living) I have been sure I’ve found the perfect places for things to be, only to have us completely change the storage areas themselves. I have realized little things like perhaps emergency equipment should not be in the far corner underneath the pull-up bed…..sigh…. To make life easier I’ve made an inventory list of every nook and cranny in the RV to help me not only find things when I’m looking for them but also to know if I’ve already bought an item or it’s still in the Amazon cart being considered. 

This cabinet was originally built for the central vacuuming system. I had thought it would be great for a food pantry, and while my spice rack still hangs inside I imagine this is a better place for emergency equipment like the first aid kit, LED road flare blinking lights and a tire pressure gauge in addition to the fire extinguisher. That empty shelf calls out to be filled and I think a box of disposable gloves would fit perfectly.

Creating storage has been a big modification on our journey to ‘tiny home living’. Taking out the propane heater and giving us this large area to store groceries has freed up more space for clothes and linens. As in ‘real life’ keeping track of my groceries takes effort – just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean I need it! After all these years I still struggle with matching the groceries with the menu plan, I’m still a work in progress.

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