Frugal tips

Pool Noodles on Awning Arms

Image from What’s Newell If you’ve ever smacked your head on the awning arms of your RV, you’re not alone! Some RVers came up with the smart idea of putting pool noodles around the arms to soften the blow.

Use Command Hooks Everywhere

Image from SeguinRV Another easy way to keep things organized and secure in your RV is with command hooks. There are so many things you can use them for:

  • Hanging kitchen supplies
  • Organizing cords
  • Installing lightweight curtain hangers
  • Hanging bags
  • and more!

Towel Rod Bathroom Organizer

Image from Five Fs One of the things you have to think about when using an RV is that items are going to move around while you’re driving. If they’re not secured, you’re not going to have a good time. An easy solution to holding certain items and keeping things tidy is to install a towel rod low on the wall in your tub or on a counter. You can then put bottles, cleaning supplies, shampoo, conditioner, and other things behind the towel rod to hold them in place.

Tabletop S’mores

Image from Zillow S’mores are a classic camping treat but with campfire bans happening all over the place, you may need to find alternative ways to cook them. No worries! All you need is a terracotta pot, some tin foil, and some charcoal, and you can build your own DIY S’more cooker.

Power Cord Cover

Using power cords while camping can be a risky move if you’re not careful. Dirt and sand can easily find it’s way inside the plugs which could cause them to stop working after a while. An easy solution to this problem is to use a plastic bucket with two holes to keep the extension cord raised and protected. Pretty clever!

Don’t over-wash.

We often get in the habit of washing our clothing every time we wear them. But all that washing can actually damage the clothing. Instead try washing your clothing only when it’s stained or visibly dirty. This will prevent the washer and dryer from fading and damaging your clothing, allowing each piece to last for a long time. Related Ideas for Budgeting:

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Learn to sew.

Most of the time, when a button pops off a pair of pants or a hem comes undone on a blouse, you simply get rid of the garment. But when you’re on a budget, knowing how to repair your clothing is essential. Learning some basic sewing techniques will allow you to repair small damages so you can keep your clothing for a longer period of time.

Fold your t-shirts.

While most blouses should be hung in your closet, folding your t-shirts helps keep them fluffy. Fold the sleeves in toward the back of the shirt, then fold it in half once crosswise to prevent creases. Never hang your t-shirts because it can cause hanger marks and stretches them while they’re being stored.

Iron with purpose.

Ironing your clothing is the best way to remove wrinkles. But to ensure you don’t damage your clothing, it’s important to iron your garments correctly. Start by ironing a slightly damp shirt. If the shirt is already dry, spray a small amount of water on the cloth before placing the iron on top. Then, be sure to iron in the correct order. Start with the collar, then move to the cuffs, and finish by ironing the rest of the shirt.

Airdry blouses.

Placing your blouses in the dryer could cause the fibers to break down, which results in fading and shrinkage. Instead, hang your blouses on a hanger and allow it to airdry. Place the shirt on a hanger and gently pull to help work out wrinkles. Place them in your closet, leaving space between them to help encourage airflow. Once the shirts are completely dry, you can push them together to make more room in your closet.