Simple Living

When you travel or live in a small camper you will become a master at simple living.

Photo credit: evan grant / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo credit: evan grant / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

Simple living is undoubtably a healthier way to live. The combination of living in a confined space and traveling makes you quickly realize what is important and what is clutter.

Simple living has a different definition for everyone, but the two key steps to making you life simple are:

  • Determine what is most important to you.
  • Get rid of everything else (or put in storage…)

Easier said then done.

Tip 1: Create storage options outside your camper. One of the biggest reasons people have a hard time de cluttering is they don’t have easily accessible storage options.

Tip 2: Optimize storage in the camper. Look into vertical storage products that can help you organize.

Tip 3: Know when to let go. Clothes and family memorabilia seems to be the most common culprits. If it takes up space and doesn’t serve a practical function, or if it does you don’t use it often, it’s time to get rid of it.

Tip 4: Every time you finish using something, put it away. Less cleaning involved, less family feuds and less clutter in your life.

Tip 5: Create a place for everything. Give everything you’ve decided needs to be with you a proper place in the camper and stick to it.

Tip 6: Resist impulse buys. 90% off is a great deal, but do you REALLY need it? Probably not…