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Spring Cleaning Tips

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February 22, 2012 by · 5 Comments 

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It is getting to be that time again—time to roll up the sleeves and get busy with spring cleaning and get the rig ready for a great season of travel. Yet sometimes the thought of having to clean and prep the RV can leave you with cold sweats! Spring cleaning can become a big task, but if you follow these tips, you will be back on the road with a clean, gleaming RV before you know it.

1.     Organize. Before you get your hands dirty, inspect your RV and create a list of the jobs that need to get done, and exclude the jobs that are not crucial. You will save a lot of time and headaches if you organize and make a list of priorities.

2.     Throw Out! Storage is an issue for every RVer, so when you are cleaning, start getting rid of those things that you don’t use, have no storage for or are broken. Consider donating your gently used goods to a group like The Giving Effect, which uses social media to help donors discover and connect with organizations that need items such as clothes, shoes, and food.

3.     Recruit.Spring cleaning can be a fun group event. Recruit other people to help you, and it will make the jobs go faster. Play music, make lunch, and make spring cleaning a party!

4.     Maintain.Don’t forget the internal workings of the RV when you are spring cleaning. It is the perfect time to add wiper fluid, change oil filters and spark plugs, flush the water systems, check the fuses, and fix any generator or appliance problems.

Grab 10-Minute Tech Tips, Volume 3, available in the Good Sam Club Store, for more ideas and tips to improve your rig.

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5 Responses to “Spring Cleaning Tips”
  1. As spring returns to our lives, clearing away the clutter of winter, gives the opportunity for new life and growth to enter. The grey of winter replaced by the vibrant strong colours of early spring. Bring it on.

  2. Cathy Cole says:

    Most ladies do not have enough counter space in the bathroom. Space for your cosmetics, curling iron, etc. is almost non existant. I bought a tempered glass cutting board and placed it over the sink. Works just great and it’s easy to store.

  3. JOHN B YAGER says:

    RV-ERS WILL NEED MORE HELP WITH CAMPING NOW DUE TO COST OF LIVING. OR CAMPING WILL FOLD UP. THIS SEEMS TO ME THAT CAMPING WILL BE THE MAIN FUN, IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT.

  4. Charla Schapfel says:

    I like the idea of covering the sink. I have an insert for my kitchen but not in the bathroom of our 9′ slide-in truck camper w/wetbath. What I did for the more space in the bathroom need, however, is inexpensive plastic shoe pockets secured to a hanger so I can move it from the shower curtain rod into the closet when not in use.

  5. wire1946 says:

    Great idea on the swiffter .now get the co to make the awaning cleaner in the wet swiffter bottle.

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