If you’re living the RV life, you’re living the life! You enjoy the freedom to go wherever, whenever, without worrying that you may have left something important at home because you’re always home!
Make your RV your most comfortable home ever with these 4 tips:
1. Make your bed space your most favorite place
You spend one-third of life sleeping and you deserve a good night’s rest, so your sleeping area should be inviting and cozy. Comfort during sleep is very important not only to uplift your mood and get you energized but for your overall health. Choose an RV memory foam mattress that does not take up too much space yet is big enough, provides excellent spine support and so comfortable that it will make you want to jump into bed and stretch at the end of a long day.
Select beddings that reflect your unique personality. If you love astrology and the cosmos, you may use sheets that have designs of different planets. You can also go for a plain white or pastel design, depending on the look that you’re aiming for. Remember though, the design should be secondary to comfort.
2. Spruce up your interiors with decors that please your eye
A home should be visually pleasing to you, the homeowner, and the best way to do this is by adding in decorations that make you smile. Hang frames on the walls of your family pictures, your dream destination, the places you’ve been to, or a quote about life and adventure.
As much as possible, only choose decors that have a secondary function and not just something that takes up space, unless it’s something you’re just going to hang flat on the wall.
3. Regulate your temperatures for optimum comfort
Keep the RV cool during hot days and warm when it’s cold outside, and find ways to do this efficiently. Many RV dwellers are sharing tips and strategies on how you can save money on air conditioning and propane or a heat pump. To keep your RV cool, use your window shades whenever sun rays are coming in, and always look for a tree to park nearby. Remember that the heat pump doesn’t work when temperatures are below 45 degrees, so always ensure you have a full tank of propane during the freezing months.
4. For your peace of mind, always have a well-stocked maintenance-and-emergency kit with you
Customize your kit for the areas you frequent. If you’re a hiker, you may want to include a blister care kit and a snake bite kit. If you love to do water activities, you may want to stock up on waterproof bandages, antiseptic cleaners, etc. You can also purchase pre-stocked kits that are designed for specific activities.
Things that may come in handy:
- Small flashlight with extra batteries
- Sewing needles with heavy-duty thread
- Multi-tool or a pocket knife
- Surgical gloves
- Surgical scissors
- Safety pins
- Antiseptic wound cleanser
- Gauze rolls
- Alcohol swabs
- Antibiotic ointment
- Burn ointment
- Ice packs
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Insect sting relief treatment
- Antibacterial soap
- Insect repellent
- Lip balm with SPF
- Canned goods (always replace when expiry dates are near)
- Bottled water for drinking
- Distress signals, flares, emergency beacons
- A whistle
Because whether you’re at home or on the road or both it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the worse. This frees up your mind to be able to live your best.