Thursday, January 31, 2013

Packing The Van & We're Off




Hubby went up to storage Tuesday and brought our travel van back to the house to pack for our trip to Florida.

Usually we have the van at the house for several days before a trip so we can take our time and  pack a little bit each day.  But with Hubby sick this week we weren't able to do that.  We decided to delay our our departure to give him another day to rest up for the long drive and give us time to pack.


The van is winterized (all tanks drained) and we won't be de-winterizing it until we reach Florida.  So we will be staying at motels on the way south.  

We like to use these zippered cloth sacks for our clothing.  This top cabinet goes way back along the side of the van and holds several of these sacks in different sizes.  This is my cabinet.  Hubby has his own identical cabinet and clothing sacks on the opposite side.  


We like to use these fabric bins we found at Target for storage of miscellaneous items we use frequently.  They are light weight (and fold up when empty) so they don't add much weight to our vehicle.  This year I replaced a few tan bins that were showing their age with colorful green and blues ones.   They slide under the sofa overhang out of our way and are easy to pull out when needed.   



 The one by our chairs holds tissue and a small waste paper basket (also a fabric basket).



My crochet bag is packed.   I'm taking the V-Stitch ripple I'm working on.  

Today we gathered up a selection of books, magazines and DVDs.   Hubby will collect all the electronical things like laptops, cords and accessories tonight.

It's been so cold here but I was pleasantly surprised by the warmer temperatures yesterday and today.  I was dreading packing in the cold.  So glad I didn't have to.

Have you guessed where we are headed?






Hurray...we off to WDW!!!!
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7 comments:

  1. Wow, you really have to be super organized for a trip like that. Have fun at Disney World!

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  2. Safe travels and enjoy. There has been 82 degree weather down there, my cousin likes to tease me! Enjoy! xo

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  3. Have a safe journey Sandy and have a magical time.

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  4. Thanks for showing the inside of your van. (I have a Roadtrek) I like the idea of the fabric baskets. I also always seem to find a "better" way to pack after each trip. Enjoy your trip and keep us posted.

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  5. Oh Sandy, din't you just got home from travels? You and your husband have so much energy.;) But sure, I would too love to travel south to warmer climate right now.;) Have a great trip and a great weekend,
    xoxo

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  6. Is this a van or an rv? It looks pretty roomy. I want a rv so badly. Can we see a picture of the outside of it? Have a good trip.

    Oh yeah, where did you live in Chicago? I grew up on the northwest side.

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  7. Is this a van or an rv? It looks pretty roomy. I want a rv so badly. Can we see a picture of the outside of it? Have a good trip.

    Oh yeah, where did you live in Chicago? I grew up on the northwest side.

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