It’s Saturday morning and I’m in the camper as I write this. We came out to “our spot” at the Halls last night following a huge storm that caused power outages throughout town. Having lost power at home we figured we might as well camp –after all, the camper has (battery powered) lights and a gas stove for cooking.
The storm had eased off by the time we arrived but it was still raining and there were massive mud puddles everywhere. Despite my best efforts to keep the mud outside the camper a significant amount of it still managed to hang out on my camper floor.
So, I thought this would be a good time to do a blog on stocking yer camper for cleaning up –right after I performed my own bit of housekeeping that is.
Here’s my list:
Glass cleaner –Call me type A but I hate toothpaste spatters on my bathroom mirror. This is also good to have on hand for your windshield, just in case you run out of wiper fluid.
Paper towel –not just for draining bacon, this can double as napkins and clean up small messes.
Broom and dustbin –we don’t have a ton of storage in our camper so we like to make all of it count. Rather than a full-sized broom we have a little hand held sweeper brush (handle fits into the dustbin handle) that we store in the (very) small space under our fridge. Yes, yer on yer hands and knees to sweep, but it’s quick and it works. I also wash the floor, (on my hands and knees) using a cloth, which saves us from having to store a mop. It may sound kinda Charles Dickens but it’s also real quick.
Large and small garbage bags –we tie a small kitchen bag to the railing at the door of the camper for garbage. We use the large garbage bag outside for recycling (and sometimes we’ll use one for dirty laundry).
Dish gloves –I’m prone to eczema so I always have non-latex gloves for me, and latex for Chris and the boys. I also have a box of disposable vinyl gloves that I wear to protect my hands when preparing food. If you don’t want to use precious water washing yer hands after touching raw meat at each meal you might want to consider investing in a box of these.
Drying rack/drain board –covered this in my Kitchen Camper Comforts post, but here it is again…
I also do a thorough cleaning of the camper after each trip. I never use harsh cleaners because I don’t like all those chemicals and a camper is just too small a space for them to be hanging out in. Instead I mix a bit of dish soap with white vinegar and baking soda in hot water. Microfiber clothes also work well
If you’d like some tips on cleaning yer camper –inside and out—check out these helpful websites:
Click here to download free printable PDF of my list above >>> Going Clean (When Camping) PDF
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