Living the RV lifestyle full-time is an exciting adventure! That said, there are a lot of preparations that you need to make before you hit the road and start your new life. Fortunately, we’ve put together a list of things to do before you begin this exciting new chapter of your life.
Set a Date
It’s best to set a date for departure before you dive into the finer details of preparing for full-time RV living. We understand – doing this first might seem premature. After all, there’s no way to know when you’ll be ready to hit the road. But it helps to give yourself a deadline.
If you’re a homeowner, account for the time it takes to sell or rent your home and move out. In any case, setting a deadline for yourself will make your need to plan real and urgent. Plus, it’ll help you develop each milestone you need to hit along the way to set out for a new life on the road.
Make a To-Do List
An integral part of preparing for full-time RV living is making a to-do list. When you sit down to make this first list, consider adding the following things to it:
- Find an RV
- Start decluttering and organizing a garage sale
- Research earning mobile income and health care
- Discover where to camp
- Choose a mail service and cancel utilities
Checking all these things off your list will ensure that you’re well prepared when the time comes to leave your brick and stick home behind. Plus, you can glean a loose picture of what those first couple of months to a year on the road will look like.
Simplify Your Life
After you make your big to-do list, it’s time to pay close attention to one bullet in particular: start decluttering and organize a garage sale. RVs are compact mobile homes with only so many appliances and unique features.
So there are a few things you’ll have to give up once you’re ready to take your life in this new and exciting direction. And it’s up to you to decide what those things are. But there are a few helpful strategies you can use to try and sort through it all, including:
- Make time for daily decluttering
- Focus on one area of your home at a time
- Be decisive about your giveaways
Of course, you can hold onto anything that might help you make your RV feel like home. But the point is to get rid of any clutter that will complicate RV life rather than make it easier.
Outline Your Necessities
Lastly, it’s essential to outline your necessities. Once you declutter and figure out the logistic side of taking your life on the road full-time, knowing what your actual needs will be is much simpler. You’ll need clothes, kitchen supplies and basic toiletries. You’d also need groceries, first aid kits, bedding and cleaning supplies.
Later on, you can figure out which extras you might have room for. Regardless, prepping for a life on the road means planning and knowing how to let go of certain things to have the simple life you desire. Hopefully, we provided some valuable information on how you can do that.