Thursday, June 28, 2012
Moving - Where Does All The Stuff Come From?
How much “stuff” can one RV travel trailer hold? Seriously. Boy, oh boy, I’m finding out the hard way.
You see, we sold our very comfortable travel trailer with slide-outs and bought a new and exciting RV Park Model home – delivery to be made today. My plan was to shift the contents of the trailer to the park model after delivery. Should be a simple maneuver, right? Yeah, right...
I’ve been packing for a week, filling plastic storage tubs with “stuff” I haven’t seen or used for five years. I’m thinkin’ it must’ve multiplied when my back was turned. Or when I was outdoors sitting on the patio, visiting neighbors. You know how that is.
Do I really need three sets of plastic measuring cups? And you know those plastic ties that come with trash bags – the ones you have to pull apart? I swear I’ve got 3,000 in one of the kitchen drawers, along with an empty thumb tack card, six broken rubber bands, two broken rulers and – well, you know what I mean. “Stuff”.
I even found a swimsuit that hasn’t been used since I actually had a figure! Yep, toss that thing out quick. And just how many baseball caps does one man really need? I mean, seriously folks, he can only wear one at a time. I counted fourteen hiding in one overhead cabinet and three on the wall hooks. Talk about multiplying, I’m sure he only had two when we first moved in. I’m just glad we don’t have to pack what’s in the storage shed. That’s where he keeps all his fishing “Stuff”. And tools. And lawn mower. And man “Stuff”.
Extra bedding, bed pillows (7), six jackets (Spring is often quite cool) nine sweatshirts, pots and pans I once thought I’d use and didn’t, paper plates in three sizes. . . and don’t get me started on cups and glasses. I found some plastic go-cups from Joe’s Crab Shack in Kemah, Texas, too. Haven’t been down there in over ten years. Did I mention there are only two of us?
Anyhow, with hubby’s help, we’ll make the move to our new digs with less “stuff” than we took out of the trailer, hopefully without a hitch. I look forward to the larger living area, extra room, more cabinets and closets, lots more storage space . . . you know, for the new “stuff” we’ll need.
Y’all come back next week to find out how our move turned out. I might even have photos to share, if I survive the ordeal. And if you know how all the “stuff” got in my trailer, please give me a shout out. Gotta go round up more packing boxes now. Have a great weekend, ya’ hear?
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