Growing Plants in an RV

Growing Plants in an RV

When people make the transition from a house with a yard to a RV, many miss their plants and gardens. What some don’t realize is that it is possible to live fulltime on the road with plants. You simply grow smaller plants in pots or hanging baskets. In our RV, we use pots.

Near our kitchen sink, we have a Venus Fly Trap and a Peace Lily. I have noticed a decrease in gnats or other bugs. Also the Peace Lily purifies our air. There is a noticable difference in our air quality since bringing it home.
Try one or more of these to keep your air purified in your RV.
We keep an Aloe Vera plant beside our bathroom sink. We cut a section off when we need to treat burns.

When we are traveling, we stick these small potted plants in the sink. What about growing a graden? We actually have a small garden growing in our bedroom. When traveling, we stick these pots on the toilet room floor or in the shower.

Our garden for this year is just starting out. When the plants get bigger, I will start taking them outside to soak up some direct sun while we are parked in one spot. For now they enjoy plenty of sun through the window. I have to rotate these throughout the day so they grow straight.
I taped extra seeds and instructions on the wall nearby. We have pots for mixed greens, small tomatoes, mini mixed peppers, green onions, and cilantro. I can’t wait to watch these grow!

If you RV, do you have plants in your rig? If you live in a house with no yard, do you have a potted garden on a patio, window sill, or counter? Don’t forget to follow my blog to keep up with our journey.

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Our RV has an Extra Closet

Our RV has an Extra Closet

Today I wanted to share with you a special spot in our fifth wheel-an extra closet! When we had our Class A, we had to store the vacuum in the already small hallway, the hoses and extensions underneath in storage, and the cleaning products underneath the sink. This particular 2006 Newmar has an extra closet between the toilet room and the master bedroom.

Extra space in an RV is always a huge plus!
I quickly claimed this space as my utility closet! I love that all my cleaning supplies have a space to go. I even have space to store bulk toilet paper.
The bottom holds a step stool, large bag of baking soda, 2 vacuums, a Wonder Wash, hanging shoe holder, cleaning products in bottles (homemade window cleaner and a hardwood cleaner), and a rack holding a mop, duster, and broom with dust pan.
The Kirby vacuum fits under and behind the shoes. We currently need to get bags for it so we are using the Oreck that someone gave us for free.

The top holds bulk toilet paper, hoses and extensions for the vacuum, carpet cleaning attachments,  2 hand-held brushes, and an extra essential oil diffuser*.
*We sell essential oil diffusers on our doTERRA website. Check out our products here.

I also taped my Wonder Wash directions on the inside of the door. Watch us use the Wonder Wash here.
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So what did you think of our utility closet? Do you have any extra space in your RV or trailer that you love? Write your comments below. I would love to hear from you. Don’t forget to follow our blog to keep up with our journey.

Our Medicine Cabinet-Updated

Our Medicine Cabinet-Updated

Back in December, I had shown what our Medicine Cabinet in the RV looked like. Here is the updated picture of it. We have used up a few things and bought a few new products.

All nice and organized…at least for a few days.
A close up of the tooth care corner along with our container of tweezers and clippers.

So what all do we own? Here is the detailed list for those that are curious:

Top Shelf (Mostly Caleb’s Stuff)

  • Calamine Lotion
  • Travel Size Shaving Cream
  • Men’s Body Spray 
  • Athlete’s Foot Cream
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Cream
  • Meyer’s Laundry Detergent
  • Foot Powder
  • Lotion
  • Eagle Figurine (because my husband loves eagles so why not?)

Middle Shelf

  •  Micro Plex MVp*
  • Alpha CRS+*
  • Mito 2 Max*
  • Digest Tabs*
  • Deep Blue Lotion*
  • Coconut Oil
  • Cedarwood Block
  • Hd Clear Oil*
  • Facial Cleanser*
  • Hair Cream
  • Hand Lotion*
  • Deodorant
  • Pregnancy Test

Bottom Shelf

  • Q-tips
  • Fitbit
  • Hair ties and Head Bands
  • Hair Brush
  • Cedarwood Block
  • Tooth Paste 
  • Floss
  • Jar with Tooth Brushes
  • Correct X *
  • Termomator 
  • Big and Small Clippers
  • Tweezers 
  • Safety Pins

All the items with a * can be purchased at my doTERRA website.

You might be wondering, “What are the Cedarwood Blocks for?” 

“The unique power of cedar wood absorbs moisture and eliminates mildew and fungus. The natural wood also acts as a natural insect repellent, keeping away moths and other insects. Cedar blocks also deodorize the air and refresh the aroma in your cupboards, closets and storage spaces”

The quote above is a description about the cedarwood blocks we use:

We use them in shoe closets too.

Wondering what other bathroom items we have? You might be interested in what we store below the sink.

What do you have in your medicine cabinet? Do you use cedarwood blocks in your RV or house? Don’t forget to follow my blog to keep up with our journey!

Living Without a Linen Closet

Living Without a Linen Closet

Fulltime RV living is usually an organizational Tetris. You have to find room for everything you need and want. The bathroom is no different. I wrote about the medicine cabinet and now want to show where I store the rest of our bathroom supplies.

Even though our bathroom has quite a bit of floor space, it actually doesn’t have a lot of cabinets. It has the medicine cabinet and the cabinet under the sink. I like to keep what we have to a minimal to keep life simple. So here is what is in our cabinet below the sink.

This is as simple as it gets! 

The bottom shelf has 5 towels, we own 6, and the top shelf has all the smaller items. The top shelf has wash rags, shower bags, hair clippers, toilet paper, and a wire basket of smaller items.

The wire basket has a handheld mirror, Epsom salt, a travel soap container, extra tooth brushes, and extra razors.
These are the items in my husband’s shower bag. His bag is stored in the middle in the back. He will normally just grab his razor, a bar of soap with the container, and toothpaste to add to his bag when he uses his shower bag.
My shower bag has deodorant, face wash, and a bar of soap on the left. I usually have shampoo and conditioner bottles there as well but recently used them up when we ran out in the shower. The right side has a hand towel, wash rag, tooth paste, toothbrush, and razor.
There is also a front pouch that holds a hairbrush, leave-in conditioner, and a couple hair ties.

A few extra things to mention are:

  •  I store bulk toilet paper in a different closet and just add a few rolls to this cabinet when we get low. 
  • I cut my husband and boys’ hair with the hair clippers. I mention that in this post
  • I plan to downsize to four towels when these towels get older. I want to switch over to faster drying towels.

What do you have in your bathroom cabinets, linen closet, or medicine cabinet? I’d love to read your blog if you write about this topic. Leave a link below in the comments. Don’t forget to follow my blog to keep up with our journey.

RV Cooking Part 5: The Rest of My Dishes and Kitchen Appliances

RV Cooking Part 5: The Rest of My Dishes and Kitchen Appliances

I have been writing about cooking in an RV kitchen. This post, I am going to finish revealing what is in my cabinets. I have four more cabinets left to show you. I hope you enjoy!

End Cabinet

I enjoy how easy it is to reach everything in this cabinet.

Top Shelf: 

  • Juicer
  • Grader
  • Mixing Bowl that stores our Handheld Mixer 

Bottom Shelf:

  • 4 Cup Measuring Cup
  • 1 Cup Measuring Cup (stacks inside the large cup)
  • Ninja Blender
  • Small Blender Cup with Drinking Lid (blade is usually on the sink to dry)
  • Large Blender Cup with Blade and Lid

    Main Cabinet

    Most of the time a lot of these dishes are not in here because they are used so often.

    Top Shelf:

    • Glass Jar
    • 4-1 Cup Serving Bowls (great for dessert, fruits, nuts, dips, and sauces)
    • Container holding Storage Lids
    • 8-1 Cup Anchor Storage Bowls
    • 4-2 Cup Anchor Storage Bowls 
    • 3-4 Cup Anchor Storage Bowls 
    • 1-7 Cup Anchor Storage Bowl

      Bottom Shelf:

      • 4-Large Plates
      • 4-Small Plates
      • 1-Plastic Plate
      • 1-Glass Jar
      • 5-Coffee Mugs
      • 7-Bowls

      Cabinet Above Fridge

      This cabinet is hard to reach since it is so high.

      • Container of Flour
      • Extra Plastic Travel Cup
      • Container holding Cookie Cutters and Decorative Cookie Bags

      Top Shelf in Pantry

      These used to be stored below the fridge but I was tired of bending so low to get my cutting boards.

      Right to Left:

      • Pizza Pan
      • Glass Veggie Tray
      • Bacon Cooking Tray 
      • 2-Cake Pan Lids
      • 2-Cutting Boards
      • 2-Cake Pans
      • 2-Loaf Pans (1 metal, 1 glass)

        This is all the dishes and small appliances in my Kitchen. What do you have in your Kitchen? Keep an eye out for my next few Kitchen articles about the food I usually have on hand. Dont forget to follow my blog to keep up with our journey!

        RV Cooking Part 4: My Cabinet Below the Sink

        RV Cooking Part 4: My Cabinet Below the Sink

        I have slowly been revealing the contents in the minimalist RV Kitchen. You can read more at the link above. Today I want to share what is in the big corner cabinet underneath my sink. This cabinet is accessible from the sink side or beside the rv door.

        I wanted to show this picture so you can get an idea of the size of this cabinet!

        Sink Side

        All of this is easy to grab while cooking in the kitchen.

        Top Shelf:

        • Flat Cast Iron Skillet
        • Medium Sized Cast Iron Skillet (I believe it is 10″ or 12″)
        • Medium Pan
        • 2-Small Pans
        • 4-Lids, 3 for the pans and 1 for the pot on the bottom shelf.

        Bottom Shelf:

        • Skillet, maybe get donated soon if I don’t use it soon.
        • Big Pot
        • Big Stainless Steel Strainer
        • Kettle
        • Small Metal Strainer
        • Glass Pitcher

        RV Door Side

        Top Shelf:

        • Lean Mean Grill Machine with tray
        • Waffler Maker-I don’t use it very often but we love waffles.
        • Not Pictured: Igloo Lunchbox fits in the middle and waffle maker is stood up to make it fit. Only time it is in here is over the weekend when my husband is off work.

        Bottom Shelf:

        • Toaster, hardly used so stored in the back.
        • Crockpot 
        • Dutch Oven

        Well, that is it for this post. I will be sharing what is in my upper cabinets real soon. What pots, pans, and small appliances do you have in your RV or minimalist kitchen? I’d love to hear from you! Don’t forget to follow my blog to keep up with my adventures.

        Minimalism in an RV: Woman’s Pajamas and Undergarments 

        Minimalism in an RV: Woman’s Pajamas and Undergarments 

        Awhile back I wrote about my capsule waredrobe here. I feel I need to follow that post up with sharing with you the rest of my clothes. Many people talk about what is in their closet but few talk about what is in their drawers. So here goes:

        • Pajama Shelf
        Yes, I try to keep this shelf this organize. Although it does get rough sometimes.

        This shelf consists of 4 pajama pants, 2 tank tops, 2 night gowns (1 which is shorter and silkier), and 1 pajama outfit. I am currently wearing my gray pajama pants. Who says you can’t blog in your pajamas? 😉 Actually, since I wear skirts and dresses during the day, I use my pajama pants to do my exercises in. Ever try to do left lifts and butterfly kicks in a skirt? Not a modest sight! 

        • Underwear and Bra Drawer

        Sorry, you don’t get a picture of this for modesty reasons. I will tell you that I own 5 bras from Decent Exposures and 8 Fruit of the Loom underwear. I keep a couple extra underwear just in case we don’t get to the laundromat every 5-6 days. Decent Exposures makes custom-fit clothes and I have been using this company for going on five years now. Their bras are expensive but last me about one to two years and I can throw them in the wash with the rest of my clothes. I do not get anything for sharing their link. I just want other women that are struggling to be able to find bras that fit.

        • Shared Sock Drawer

        Come tax return time, I will be buying new white socks. These have seen better days!

        We own 14 ankle-high white socks and about 13 various length black socks (most which were given to us). The green socks are my husband’s Army socks. My husband and I have shared a sock drawer since the beginning of our marriage. The first time we bought socks, we just decided to share the same brand and size to reduce the chaos with sock matching on laundry days. It usually is my size white socks but this current batch is his size. I often go barefoot unless we are hiking or it is raining or snowing. I typically wear the white socks with my tennis shoes and during bad weather wear tall black socks with my cowboy boots. 

        That is it in for my Pajamas and Undergarments. I plan to write about my shoes soon. What do you own? Don’t forget to follow my blog to keep up with my journey!