Securing Things For RV Travel

Okay, so I sort of lied this morning in that I am thinking about departure, but not in an, “OMG THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO!” mode, rather in a “Let’s see if I can make this departure thing even easier” mode.

I’m going around the rig and putting things where they belong. Whatever else is out is stuff that I would put on the bed in the back or in one of the sinks when I travel. I eliminated the sink storage by adding storage near the bathroom vanity and with a new kitchen cabinet.

The study isn’t too bad, really. I rearranged my overhead cabinets (AGAIN) to eliminate the basket on the desk and the computers go into their cases and storage place on travel day. All that was left were the keyboard, which is destined to always travel on the bed, and the garbage bucket, which fits neatly on one corner of the desk and usually remains there during travel:


Why bother coming up with a way to secure it? It’s light, so if it moves, no big deal, it won’t damage anything. But what if I forget to empty it before I take off? Why not eliminate having to think about it?

All it took was a cup hook:


Incidentally, this garbage bucket is a good example of a multi-use item since I use it to hold my cleaning solution when I wash the cabinets or the floors.

Getting the inside ready for departure is at most a 10-minute deal now and I think I can cut that down even further with added tweaks.

The next challenge is the kitchen cubbies. I put some non-skid material under them, but still have to figure out a way to keep the drawers from opening without running the unit or making it fiddly. At this point, I’m thinking bungee cords, which is not ideal, but I’m tired of having to turn the unit around to face the wall when I travel, especially since I usually forget to do that and have a mess on my hands when I arrive. I tried to eliminate them from the kitchen, but they are just too useful and so I am left with finding a better way to make them work in travel mode.

A good home is never done…

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  • Kitchen cubbie picture shows your computer.

  • The cubbies are on the right of the computer on the shelf. I don’t have a good picture of them in the kitchen and was too laz- — busy to get one. 😀

  • “But what if I forget to empty it before I take off? ”

    I forgot to empty my unsecured trash can for my last move. As bad luck would have it I had to make a quick stop and had garbage scattered for about 12′, all the way up into the well between front seats in my Class C.

  • YIKES!

    Thankfully, there’s nothing nasty in the office trash. 🙂

  • Rae, I sent Travels with Miranda a FB message about meeting a group of RVing ladies for lunch next week. Let me know so I can set it up.

  • longdog2, I replied on FB that, yup, I’m interested. Thanks for the invite!

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