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Jennifer’s Tip: Seven Life Hacks for RVers

| Updated May 12, 2019

This week I have a whole bunch of tips. I call them Life Hacks for the RVer…. little things that can make a big difference. I have seven of them, life hacks I've either learned herself or been taught by others.

1) Get rid of yucky odors – Want to quickly freshen up the inside of your RV? Maybe there's a stale smell or it’s been sitting idle for a while? Tape a dryer sheet over the AC vents and turn it on for a few minutes.

2) Sop up trash can messes – We all have trash cans in our RVs. We also use a plastic bag in those trash receptacles. But sometimes, spills happen. Put old newspaper at the bottom of your trash can – inside the plastic bag – to absorb food juices that may spill.

3) Dirty clothes deodorizer – When you are on the road, where do you keep your dirty laundry? Try keeping a bar of scented soap in the same compartment as your dirty laundry. It will help the clothes smell a lot cleaner than they are.

4) Look better in photos – Here’s one we learned from some photo classes. When you are taking a photo of someone – or someone is taking a picture of you – your smile will look a lot more genuine if, instead of just smiling, you also squint your eyes. Try this. It really works!

5) Junk food fire starter – Here’s one Mike learned. If you can’t find any ready kindling wood to start your campfire, use a handful of Doritos. Really. They burn just like kindling and can get a blaze going very fast.

6) Microwave pizza trick – Here’s a good tip about rewarming leftover pizza. To keep the crust from getting chewy when you warm it up in the microwave, put a little water in a glass and put it right in there on the carousel with the pizza.

7) Keep bananas longer -When you are on the road and you buy some bananas, you usually need to buy a bunch of four or five of them. Then they all get ripe in a day or so and you end up throwing them away. Next time, wrap the stems where they all connect with plastic wrap. This will keep them fresh for a week or more. Then you just cut the bananas off as needed.

Got some tips of your own? Share them in the comments below,

Jennifer Wendland

Published on 2019-05-12

Jennifer Wendland travels North America with husband, Mike, in a small Motorhome. She has worked with Mike as a television producer and traveled extensively all over the world. She is a self-described "gym rat," enjoying fitness and exercise wherever she goes. She is a certified Water Aerobics instructor and has taught large group classes in leading health clubs for more than 20 years. She and Mike have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They travel about two weeks out of every month. When not on the road, they live in southeastern Michigan.

8 Responses to “Jennifer’s Tip: Seven Life Hacks for RVers”

December 27, 2019at7:02 pm, Jean pierre warren said:

Tryimg to open m’y Florida guide without succèss
Repurchsed Twice With no More success
CAN U help
JP warren

May 14, 2019at10:17 pm, Ronn A Greengas said:

Love the tip for keeping the trash smelling good. But, what’s a Newspaper? 🙂

May 14, 2019at10:27 am, Lin Warren said:

Would you please send me the link to order your 7 day Utah Trip, Thanks

May 13, 2019at12:54 pm, Sharon Childress said:

I missed seeing your Sunday night show last night, May 12th. I hope Jennifer had a nice Mother’s Day.
Hope you are back next Sunday night.

May 12, 2019at9:13 am, doug said:

re: bananas – or just pull them all apart and layout with stems at alternating ends.

May 12, 2019at8:53 am, Carolyn said:

I rewarm pizza in the convection oven and it will taste just like fresh!

August 06, 2017at12:40 pm, rhiebert said:

#3 works fantastically – even when just traveling with suit cases by car or air.

December 20, 2015at12:38 pm, Mycopsycho said:

Some very useful tips. One is never too old to learn something new. Will definitely try the banana trick. We heat up leftover pizza in an iron skillet with a cover. Makes it nice and crispy.

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