Okay, this clip may be a somewhat accurate portrayal of me as I was trying to figure out what I needed in the RV.
The RV is stocked with everything we need, except my Kitchen Aid mixer. All I need is the stocked RV and my Kitchen Aid mixer. And my mixing bowls. All I need is my stocked RV, my Kitchen Aid mixer and my mixing bowls. And the Instant Pot. All I need is the stocked RV, my Kitchen Aid mixer, my mixing bowls, and the Instant Pot. And . . . . .
You get the picture.
Seriously, I got rid of or packed most of our belongings and the things I packed are sitting in a storage unit. But the things I brought with us in the RV don’t all fit. My Kitchen Aid mixer is too tall for cupboards, under seat and under bed storage areas. It will only fit on the counter or in the closet space. There isn’t enough counter space for the mixer and we need all available closet space for our clothing, because we don’t have a lot of closet space. For a matter-of-fact, we don’t have enough closet and drawer space that will hold enough clothing for the four of us. I brought the food we had left at our house and we don’t have enough cupboard space for all the food, so I bought a storage container with drawers and was able to squeeze it in next to the fridge and it’s now full. However, I still have food that is sitting on the counter because the storage container didn’t provide us enough additional space and there isn’t room for another storage containers. We are utilizing the microwave as cupboard space, which means any time we want to use the microwave we have to pull it all out. I have a basket full of baking supplies that is sitting on the couch along with our coats, which we don’t have room for. Our second bathroom shower is being used as an overflow storage unit and is now full. We would put more of our things in storage, but it is full as well. We didn’t want to pay an additional $60 per month for a larger unit, so the choices became getting rid of more belonging or getting an RV with more storage. Everything that is in the RV has been or will be used on a regular basis, so getting rid of things isn’t a great option. That meant one thing – ask Santa for a larger RV. A fifth-wheel to be exact!
After looking at several units, Santa is working on granting my Christmas wish!!!!!
Today we signed a purchase order for a Heartland Oakmont OM390MBL. If all goes well, we should be moving everything over to our new, roomier RV sometime after Christmas or maybe after the first of the year. We are requesting something be added to the new RV and that might delay move-in by a little bit, but hopefully we’ll have the paperwork approved within the next 1-2 days and can begin to re-pack some things and prepare for yet another move.
Since the plan is to be full-time RVer’s for the next 1-2 years, we really need to have something as homey and comfortable as possible. The new RV should do the job wonderfully and we’re keeping fingers crossed that Santa is able to give us the gift of a bigger home this Christmas!