(I meant to post this 3 weeks ago 🙈)
Fall is settling upon us… our camping season has come to an end. It was an amazing summer. A lot of fun memories to reminisce upon as the cold settles in and winter arrives.
Fall always seems to happen over night. I love that first moment when the season of fall hits me. It always occurs when I pull onto my street and look down over the hill, my is window down slightly and the sun is shining overhead… I see yellows, oranges, reds, browns with bright green grass and a blue sky, and I smile. As much as I love summer, the season of fall is my favorite. Next year I can see us camping late in to October, maybe even November. The boys are at an age where traveling and overnight stays have become easier, pleasant and frankly enjoyable.
My packing skills this past season where on point! I decided to use the method of ‘packing once’. I used two large plastic containers to help me accomplish this.
Contents of the containers:
- 5 t-shirts
- 3 long pants
- 5 shorts
- 3 suits
- 5 undies
- 3 socks
- 2 shoes (I would pack these the day we left)
- 1 sweatshirt
- 2 long sleeve shirts
- 4 t-shirts
- 2 shorts (plus the pair I was wearing the day of travel)
- 3 long pants (1 pair of old jean and 2 leggings)
- 3 socks
- 5 undies
- 2 sandals
- 1 pair of boots (old pair)
- sheets with pillow cases
- light blankets x 2
- light comforters x 2
After each trip I bring both containers into the house. Complete the laundry and re-pack. Simple. And it really did work out.
When we purchased our camper I tried to limit the amount of ‘new things’ I purchased. The purpose of this investment was to accomplish a ‘simple, fun, non stress, more fun’ atmosphere.
I went through my house and collected older towels, dish towels, utensils, and went from there.
I did buy new sheets and comforters. Even though I wanted to be resourceful, I wanted the space to feel fresh and special. Plus, I had a certain vibe in mind. Various blues, teals, yellows.
For next year, my goal is to find storage options for our little camper. It is tiny, and unlike some of the larger campers it truly lacks storage space.