Organizing Part 2

I had a bit more to talk about with regard to organizing the van, so here goes.  I took a photo of my bench seat with the blankets draped over them so you can get an idea of what my sleeping place looks like.  I’m having trouble uploading it on this computer though!  🙁   I’m on my friend/housesitting client’s computer because I don’t know how to plug in mine here and I don’t know what I did with the code my friend gave me for the wi-fi.

Perhaps a mental picture will do for now though.  I keep my canned food, water, laundry basket/laundry detergent and a few other odds and ends behind the back bench.  I keep clothes under the two bench seats in suitcases.  I used suitcases because they fit, slide in an out so well and because this way I don’t have to store them or get rid of them.  I drape the blankets that are on the bench seats low enough so they cover the suitcases from view.  I pull one of the suitcase out at nite, put some blanket over it and rest my feet on it when I’m sleeping.  It gives me a smidge more leg room, but not enough really!

I keep my makeup in my purse.  I have a small bag of books under on of the bench seats as well as extra personal care things that I don’t use often. I also stow odds and ends under the front seats.  I have a 24 pack of water on top of the first bench seat. I figure that looks pretty normal.  I have clothes hung in the windows for privacy BUT I don’t like that much because they are women’s clothes and I don’t want anyone to know a woman is living in the van!  They also fall down a lot and I had a jumbled mess of clothes to deal with yesterday….even found metal hanger in my “bed” the night before last!  Glad it didn’t poke me!  I’m thinking about getting some of those screen/shades people put up to keep the sun off their children when driving but I don’t want to spend the money.  I have tint on the windows but I still don’t feel invisible enough when I’m resting so I’m going to have to figure something out.  The blanket/comforter on my “bed” is cool but I’ll save it for a surprise!  I have a few items used in my line of work in the van too.  It’ rather crowded I guess but ah well, it’s my home.  I don’t even care anymore who figures it out!

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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3 Responses to Organizing Part 2

  1. mac says:

    Set up a photobucket account, which makes pics easy. (If this works)

    [IMG]http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll275/Mac_Muz/1812.jpg[/IMG]

  2. mac says:

    Well it didn’t work, so copy and paste to see the pic, and check you blog settings on pics….. Just got back in from Muster in the Mountains. Had a blast camping in my lodge with my wife.

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