First Time Getting the 5th Wheel Ready

Lee and I spent a good part of the day organizing the new camper and wow how much fun!!!  First off there is tons and tons of space.  I know we will fill it up, but right now everything fits easily and it’s fun deciding what will go where.  And I kept finding all these neat features that I didn’t know it had…soo cool.   Kyrston, our oldest, came over and helped with the organizing.  She inherited the “master packer” ability from her dad and did the kitchen drawers for me.  She also put together the combo food processor/blender I had bought a couple of months ago along with an Ender immersion blender.  (Update: to my shame I rarely use the food processor haven’t thrown it away yet but I regret the purchase.  I have used the immersion blender but not a huge fan.  It makes a mess in shallower bowls.  Usually I hand chop or hand mix.  It’s just easier. ) 

Yesterday we went to Bed Bath and Beyond and spent waaaay too much on bedding 🙂  But it’s the first time I’ve really splurged in this area in years and I really wanted just the right thing.  Lee was VERY patient when I went through the store and looked at every singled comforter lol.  We finally settled on some very high thread count sheets, a light weight down comforter, and this Kenneth Cole Reaction duvat.   We set the bed up today and it looked awesome!!! Exactly like I pictured in my head.  can you tell I am excited lol.

So we measured and put things away and then we all went to lunch.  Lee and I went on to look at various furniture stores in town.  I say various but there are only three in the nearby area 🙂  He really doesn’t like the kitchen table that comes with the camper..and when he expanded it..it was pretty shaky.  I love the chairs since they fold and one even turns into a super nice step stool so we needed to match the wood.  Despite the odds and minimal selection we found a reasonable priced table and the wood almost matched.  We also started looking at sofas to replace the one in the camper.  It’s ok but definitely not super comfortable.  This turned a great fun day into a bit of a grind.  Everything we found was too big or the wrong color or something.  We found something that might work (the space is limited so the depth of the couch is an issue..plus the backs have to come off or we can’t get it through the door.  Anyways, we took a time out and decided to sleep on it.  We may go to a large city next week and see what’s available.  I know that sounds easy for those of your who don’t live in the boonies but the closest major city to us is 1-1/2 hours away and it’s not even that big 🙂

So we came home and took a break and in true Lee fashion he started doing some internet research.  He found absolutely the coolest space-saving ideas which we are going to implement and I wanted to share the ideas with you below.  All in all a great day and I love love love my new 5th wheel.

Space Saving Ideas

Hoses on door

Great idea hanging hoses on the inside of the door to the under the camper storage unfortunately our doors are lightweight so this would not work for us

Long items in storage

Put long items in the storage under the camper but bracket them to the ceiling so they aren’t rolling around

My mother in-law recommended these. extremely light weight and color coded for the type of food you are cutting so you don't cross contaminate. She was a restaurant manager for years and knows her food safety

My mother in-law recommended these. extremely light weight and color coded for the type of food you are cutting so you don’t cross contaminate. She was a restaurant manager for years and knows her food safety

 

 

Lee's Spice rack solution...LOVE it

Lee’s Spice rack solution…LOVE it

 

We put the largest shoe section in the laundry area

We put the largest shoe section in the laundry area

A girls gotta have her shoes. We took a multi shoe cloth holder cut it up and Lee staple gunned it to the base on the bed

A girls gotta have her shoes. We took a multi shoe cloth holder cut it up and Lee staple gunned it to the base on the bed

 

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6 thoughts on “First Time Getting the 5th Wheel Ready

  1. What fun Tracy! I can’t wait for that too! I’ve already got the comforter (love yours). We agree about the furniture. We don’t find it to our taste. I’d love to get something in a pattern with some color. We’ll see how long we keep it before we replace it. Steve really wants the theater seating-type sofa. Love the other space saving tips too! Keep it all coming!

    • Lee LOVED the theater seat sofa but I love to stretch out so he got vetoed on the one :). Picking up the new table Friday and looking for a couch on Saturday. We are going to replace the crappy valances with wooden ones to go with the blinds too..having so much fun !!!

  2. My wife is crazy about shoe racks but I believe she will only put them on the floor. We’ll see if we can find a spice rack like the one you have. Thanks!

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