How To Store Shoes in an Airstream/RV & How Many to Bring

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Store Shoes in an Airstream/RV & How Many to Bring. Living full-time in our Airstream, we have all our shoes to try and fit and easily access in our 200 sqft. The first step in having the perfect shoe solution is to really look at the shoes you have or are bringing in the RV. We have limited our shoes down to 5 pairs each which seem to be enough for almost every occasion. Having to store 10 pairs of shoes is a lot easier than 20. Next, we created shoe storage near the door of the RV. We think this is an essential step so that the shoes you wear every day are easy to take on and off by the door. We recommend something like our screen door solution if you don’t already have show storage there. Next, take advantage of your vertical space. We have a shoe rack hanging on the back wall of our closet where we store most of the rest of our shoes but you could do something similar on any untaken vertical space. Finally, check out all the nooks and crannies of your RV. We store our hiking boots in little cubbies under the bed which otherwise would be empty.

 

Some Products Mentioned:
Shoe Rack (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – Limitations with a 30′ Airstream

This week we’re answering a question about the Limitations involved with traveling in a 30′ Airstream. While our Airstream is obviously much smaller than some of the bigger Class A’s we still do have to worry about limitations imposed by our lengths. We talk about not only campsites but also campgrounds and even finding places to turn around while driving. A bunch of things to keep in mind when figuring out what size RV you might like.

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com

 

How To Wash Dishes With Very Little Water For Dry Camping in an RV

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Wash Dishes With Very Little Water For Dry Camping in an RV. When boondocking or dry camping in our Airstream we have to conserve as much fresh water as possible. Washing dishes is one-way water is often wasted. While we don’t just spray down our dishes with a vinegar and water solution (which would conserve a lot of water) we do follow a couple of guidelines to use as little as possible. We always wipe down the plates as well as we can before putting them in water. Then we soak them in soapy water in a tub in our sink and only use fresh water to rinse them. We use our tea kettle to heat water if necessary and dump the soapy rinse water outside if allowed. While some RVers choose to use disposable products instead of real dishes, we find the least wasteful solution is to use real dishes but wash with as little water as possible.

Some Products Mentioned:
Collapsible Tub (Amazon affiliate)
Camping Tea Kettle (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – The Pros and Cons of Tiny Living

This week we’re answering a question about the Pros and Cons of Tiny Living. We discussed how much we enjoy living tiny in our 200 sqft Airstream in past videos but we’ve had a lot of questions about pros and cons. Well, we finally have a couple of cons to share with you. As we explain they are nothing compared to the pros in our book, but they are something to consider.

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com

 

How To Combine Gray & Black Waste Tanks in an RV & Why You Want To

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Combine Gray & Black Waste Tanks in an RV & Why You Want To. There are two main ways to combine tanks. The first is to actually get a new combined tank and the second is to get a valve like the Valterra Valve which allows you to close off the sewer connection and let the existing tanks equalize. Obviously having more gray water storage is a huge help when trying to extend time boondocking without having to go into town to dump tanks.

If you have a composting toilet like we do, and no longer have sewage in your RV then combining tanks is a no-brainer. However, even if you still have a typical RV toilet combining tanks can still benefit you as well. If your black tank doesn’t fill near as quick as you gray tank you can allow some of the gray water to fill the black tank and again extend your gray tank life. This also has the added benefit of cleaning the black tank. Win Win.

Some Products Mentioned:
Valterra Valve (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – We Love Propane, What We Use it for & How Much We Use & Spend

This week we’re answering a question from a viewer regarding propane. We absolutely love Propane and use it as our main source of heat/power for everything we can. In this video, we discuss what we use propane for, why we love it so much, how much we use and what it costs.

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below.

 

How To Fit an Entire Wardrobe in an RV/Airstream

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Fit an Entire Wardrobe in an RV/Airstream. We live full-time all year in our Airstream and travel around the country encountering freezing temperatures and temperatures as high as 100. This means we need our entire wardrobe with us. In this video, I show how many clothes I own in my tiny home and how I manage to store them all so I have easy access when needed. The major tip is to stack clothing storage containers so you can easily get to the things at the bottom without disturbing the top. In other words, use your vertical space as much as possible since there tends to be more of that.

Some Products Mentioned:
Similar Cloth Containers (Amazon affiliate)
Similar Plastic Containers (Amazon affiliate)

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How To Get A Good Nights Sleep in an RV No Matter Where You Are

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Get A Good Nights Sleep in an RV No Matter Where You Are. We’ve been living and sleeping in our Airstream for over a year now and we have some tips on how to ensure the best night’s sleep whether at a campground, boondocking in the woods, or beside a semi in a Walmart parking lot. Make sure to set and follow a relaxing routine in your RV (similar to what you would do in a house). Ensure your bed is comfortable and your sheets and comforter appropriate for the season. Keep the RV at the right temperature and level of darkness for sweet dreams and think about using a noise generator every night to maintain consistency and block out any new noises.

Some Products Mentioned:
Mattress Pad (Amazon affiliate)
Flannel Sheets (Amazon affiliate)
Down Comforter (Amazon affiliate)
Reflectix (Amazon affiliate)

 

How To Keep Warm In The Winter In an RV Without Electricity!

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Keep Warm in the Winter in an RV without Electricity. We share 6 techniques we’ve used to keep warm in freezing temperatures while boondocking in the middle of nowhere. Hopefully one of these tips can help you the next time you are camping in your RV!

Products Mentioned:
Catalytic Heater (Amazon affiliate)
Hot Water Bottle (Amazon affiliate)
Tea Kettle (Amazon affiliate)
Sleep Cap (Amazon affiliate)
Flannel Sheets (Amazon affiliate)
Down Comforter (Amazon affiliate)
Reflectix (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – What Worked While Stationary That Doesn’t On The Road

This week we’re answering a question left by a viewer. “What worked for you while stationary in the Airstream but doesn’t work so well now that you are on the road?” We talk about a few things that we’ve had to adjust now that we’ve been on the road for a couple of months. It’s surprising but there wasn’t much on this list so for us the stationary Airstream life wasn’t that much different from the on-road life (well except for all the fun we’re now having!).

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com