One week from today our family will move into our Airstream Charlie and begin our lives as Full Time RVers…well kinda. We’ll still own our home(s). The house we live in now will go on the market on April 4th. The other has renter’s until August and then it too will be sold. In the meantime we will be living in the Airstream at a local KOA learning the ins and outs of tiny living while still working our full time jobs.
Am I excited? YOU BET I AM! I am also scared out of my mind. This is going to be a VERY BIG change. Not only do we have to adjust to living in 200 sqft from 1500 sqft, we also have to learn all the ins and outs of our new home. How to tow it. How to empty the tanks. How to fill tanks. Batteries, propane, electricity. The list goes on. I know in a few months time we’ll have this all down but it’s still a little overwhelming to start with.
As for the living tiny side of things, I’ve decided to look at it as a puzzle. I LOVE organizing, whether it be our finances, our recipes, or our stuff. So this should be so much fun! As long as I take it slow. If I tried to move everything I thought we might need into the Airstream next week, we’d be trying to live in a cluttered mess. It’s going to take a while and some learning to figure out what we need and the best ways and places to store everything. So for the first week I’m packing like we’re going on a one week vacation (only with kitchen supplies). Anything absolutely essential for one week, we’ll move in next Friday. Everything else will stay at the house. This will give me some time to see where I think things should go and start getting my bins and boxes together. Expect a future post with some of my organizing solutions!
I am lucky that Steve could care less about how I organize things. If I figure out a place for something to go, and it’s easy for him to remember and do, he’ll do it! In a tiny home organization is essential so we’re not overwhelmed by the clutter. Obviously the way to make this easy is to have less stuff. This is another reason why I’m going to start one week at a time. Even with the massive downsizing we’ve done I know we have a lot of stuff we don’t need and don’t use. By prioritizing the things we DO need and DO use we’ll have an easier time of getting rid of the rest. Or at least that’s the plan.
One week from today we will be Full Time RVers, Airstreamers, and part of the tiny home community. I cannot wait!