People worry about many things when planning to live and travel full time in an RV. What kind of RV is best? Should I tow a car? Where should I go? What should I see? What happens I break my leg? While these are of concern to me, they’re not the biggest worries. That is saved for one thing.
WHAT DO I DO WITH MY CLOTHES???
We’ve decided to carry about two weeks worth of clothing with plans to do laundry every 10 to 14 days. It sounds reasonable on paper, but it doesn’t feel reasonable in my head. I really like clothes. I like them lot. I’m not one of those people that keeps camping clothes in the motorhome, because I can’t stand the thought of limited myself to the same few things every trip.
My general list for myself is: 16 to 18 pairs of underwear, 7 or 8 bras, 14ish pairs of socks in assorted styles (ankle, warm, knee highs covered in cats and sloths. And that’s where my list ends. I told myself only 7 pairs of shoes, but I adore shoes, so I’ll be hard pressed to pick less than 10 pairs. I think choosing pants and shorts will be pretty easy, and I won’t have a problem choosing a couple of skirts, and a couple of swimsuits. It’s the tops that are going to kill me! Obviously I need to choose things that layer well, but how many does that mean? Right now it means at least
five dozen four dozen, which is a ridiculous number. I know. And I’m currently trying to wear anything on my list to make sure it fits and I want to take it. I need to drop that number a lot, but it’s hard (yes, I’m whining).
You know on those RV shows how people walk into a 38 foot rig with a closet that stretches all the way across the bedroom and they complain that it’s not big enough? They make me roll my eyes so far up into my head that I’m afraid they’ll get stuck, and I’ll spend the rest of my life looking at the back of my skull. We have so little clothing storage space in the motorhome. Like barely any at all. Let me show you.
Can you even believe how ridiculously small this is? One thing I have going for me is that I’ve learned to pack well. With a lot of rolling and careful folding, I should have enough room. I hope. Fortunately we will carry a couple of carryon suitcases in the back of the Jeep with a few pieces of off season clothing. I might sneak in some more shoes too, but mums the word!