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Expert Advice

Morning Routine for Keeping you RV Tidy

Hopefully, you’ve unpacked everything you want easy access to and your RV is feeling like home. But, we don’t want to let our living space get overwhelmed with clothes, bedding, and everything we’ve brought with us.

Hopefully, you’ve unpacked everything you want easy access to and your RV is feeling like home.  So that we don’t let our living space get overwhelmed with clothes, bedding and everything we’ve brought with us, we have a morning routine that will help any family kick off their day staying organized in their home-away-from-home!

Tip One: Store all the Bedding

This might sound obvious but it’s easy to let the morning get away from you before getting the space tidied up. I won’t even have a cup of coffee before all the pillows, blankets, or sleeping bags are stored away. Pick a place in the RV where you’ll store your bedding that you don’t need to get to throughout the day too. If you’re traveling with kids, label a bin just for them so they know that’s where their bedding needs to go.

Tip Two: Covert Your Furniture Back

It’s not enough to just tuck the bedding away – any furniture that was pulled out to create a sleep space needs to be converted back to creating a living space. It’s important to transition your space from a bedroom to a living room both for managing your environment but also for the positive psychological effects of starting the day with everything in order.

Tip Three: Decide on Where You’ll Keep the Trash

Start the day with an empty trash receptor, especially if you’re going to use a small trash can. Trash and recyclables can pile up quickly throughout the day so identify where you’re going to store it, keep a small bin in each room and empty it often. 

Tip Four: Prepping the Campsite

After you’ve head breakfast, set up your campsite for the day. If you have a cooler, fill it with ice for your cold drinks and things you’ll want quick access to throughout the day (without having to open the fridge every time). Get your fire pit ready for any cooking or campfires, your chairs and tables set out – anything that will allow you the time to truly relax.

Matt Light Store your Bedding
Store your Bedding
Matt Light Covert Your Furniture Back
Convert your furniture back to living space furniture
Matt Light Tidy up the Living Space
Tidy up the living space
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Matt Light Headshot

Retired NFL Player, New England Patriots

Matt Light, former offensive tackle for the New England Patriots is an enthusiastic RVer following his 11-year NFL career that included 5 Super Bowl appearances, 3 Super Bowl championships, and 3 trips to the Pro Bowl over the course of 11 seasons. He now spends his time running the Light Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving at-risk kids a better chance at leading healthy lives by using the great outdoors to learn and grow. The foundation provides them with opportunities to reach their highest potential and become mentors to their peers. The Light Foundation also provides academic scholarships to deserving young student leaders in Ohio and New England and gives kids opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have to get outside and take on a challenge or to strive for excellence in their academic pursuits.