Monday, March 21, 2016


It's especially important in small places that everything be useful AND have a space to be stored. Although the campervan has a lot of storage for a 19' RV, we've still had to carefully consider what we're bringing along with us. I'm sure as we "hit the road" our ESSENTIALS LIST will be tweaked, but here's what we've got so far.

When it comes to cooking, our plan is to grill it. What better way to prepare a meal then over a campfire or a tabletop grill outside. The RT comes with a 2 burner stove, microwave and 2-way fridge/freezer so I purchased what I consider the basics for our camper kitchen.
  • Hot Pads (3)
  • Hand towels (5)
  • Dish Drying Mat 
  • Rubber Spatula (2)
  • Rubber Stirring Spoon
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Tongs
  • Silverware (3 Forks, 3 Spoons, 3 Knives & 2 Steak Knives)
  • Plates (2)
  • Bowls (2)
  • Paper Plates, Bowls and Cups
  • Plastic Picnicware
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Strainer
  • Saucepan with Lid
  • Fry pan
  • Spices
  • Tin Foil
  • Square Plastic Containers with Lids (4)
  • Lighter
  • Plastic Trash Bags (Reusing Grocery Store and Wal-Mart Bags)

We're fortunate that our campervan comes with a closet that contains the toilet and shower on one side and a bank of drawers on the other with shelving above both areas. We'll be using the drawers to store our clothing. I've used inexpensive white plastic boxes from Wal-Mart (.97 cents each) and teal totes from Family Dollar (1.00 each) to organize our things into CLEANING, TOILETRIES, JUNK DRAWER, and TOWELS.
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wipes
  • Nail Clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • First Aid Kit
  • Soap
  • RV TP
  • Medicines - Tylenol, Antihistamine, Pepto-Bismal, Bacitracin
  • Hand and Body Lotion
  • Bath Towels (2)
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Hand Broom and Dustpan
  • Paper Towels
  • Batteries
  • Mini Bungie Cords
  • Duct Tape
  • Lighters
  • Battery-powered Lantern
  • Flashlights (2)
  • A Few Card Games

Our bedding will change as the seasons change. We've gone back and forth about setting up the back dinette into the full-sized bed and leaving it that way, but for now it's a cozy dining area and our bedding is stored in the cabinets above.
  • Bedspread (that I'm Crocheting Up ASAP)
  • Thick Fluffy Blanket
  • Thin Blanket
  • Padded Mattress Pad
  • Sheets
  • Pillows (2)

What's important is that we have all those things that make camping enjoyable, comfortable and restful. Anything that isn't will be left behind.


  1. Very nice Jessy ,I luv it all. Ida

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ida! We can't wait for the camping season to get underway. Obviously the weather isn't cooperating yet, but it's early! LOL Hopefully we just got the last of the snow for this season!

  2. You've done a great job with the décor and organizing!