I wanted to surprise my son to 5 days of camping after he returned home from camp.
However.. ugh. We were big time due for a travel trailer cleanup first.
Basically, the travel trailer was just a mosh pit of all things RV with no rhyme or reason being in storage all winter long.
It was overdue for a decent clean up and organizing, so we could head out!
So it was time to roll up my sleeves, and get this done in a day so I could surprise my son with a fun getaway in short order! Plus… I’d need the rest after this big rush.
Cleaning out the trailer
I say the best way to clean anything is a deep purge.
So everything was tossed outside for starters, plus I yanked down all the blinds and screens.
Everything seems to sparkle when your windows are clean, so I did it right.
EVERYTHING got cleaned.
Replace all the bedding
Next up, Teddy Bear helped me spread out clean sheets on the beds.
Why are cats so mesmerized by clean sheets on a bed anyway?
Setting up the electronics
Ok well… yes, I packed my massive mac desktop computer. For movie viewing in the evenings of course!
It was easier than lugging a TV around that we didn’t have at the time.
The boy got his own screen too with a laptop.
Befores and afters
So from this…
And from this…
To a sparkling clean travel trailer kitchen ready to cook up a storm!
All nice and clean! And then I packed it full of food and clothes and deemed it ready.
But before heading out, I had to quickly practice towing this thing again. It had been a year. Hookups went awesome. As for driving, I proceeded down a quiet sports field road, however their gate at the END of the road was closed and it was a no exit area. Doh!!! With no room to turn around, I got my practice in for sure, ending up vertical on a horizontal road. That was fun. 😛 But rather than panic and yelp for help, I just took it nice and easy and got out. I’m a towing pro at this point!
Oh.. back to the trailer..
In such tight quarters, there isn’t a lot of room for pretty decor accessories, as there’s barely room for the necessities. HOWEVER… I did buy beadboard wallpaper last summer with full intentions on starting a small reno project inside this thing… might be a great upcoming fall project to involve you in. 🙂
Hope Valley Campground in Hope, BC
This Gitter Done project paid off BIG! We did indeed make it to a lovely campground an hour away from us.
We tried out a new place (to us) in Hope, BC Canada called Hope Valley Campground, (yes, I would go back!) and had a huge private campground with full hookup…
With a heated pool!
… a gorgeously VERY warm pool we got to ourselves quite often…
… plenty of beautiful grounds to meander about on…
… as well as a fully stocked store AND arcade games room…
And woodworking entertainment
… and I ’bout died and went to campsite heaven when manager Gerry was making picnic tables one day! My son knocked some sense back into me and told me to haul it on back to the pool as we were on VACATION. *sob* He knows me so well.
However, this wonderful guy took me through the ropes of all things picnic tables and inspired me to start on my computer table once I returned home. So you see… DIY will even follow you all the way to a remote campsite in the middle of nowhere if you allow it to. 🙂
Oh. I’ve already blogged about this one, but my other big time Gitter Done was finally getting my hair done! I was nearly down to my natural GREY colour I waited so long on this last one. Know the sign of a good haircut?
You roll outa your travel trailer bed, dry blow dry it and you’re ready to go! Thank-you hairdresser Crystel! 😀
Guess the travel trailer cleanup needed to include me too…