A king size bed can hide a multitude of sins ...
… when it has full sized storage capability underneath.
This is the one main storage area in the Van that we actually use. There are lots more storage spaces in the living room under all of the sofa cushions, empty space under pull out boards, as well as a hidden fold-out double bed. But all those nooks and crannies (except the one with the fold-out bed) are empty. We just don't have that much stuff, and more importantly we don't intend to acquire any, so they will stay empty.
But at this time of year, when it's time to start packing away things in the Van ready for the three month caravan park closure, I fill under the bed with all the things that are just not worth taking home.
These storage bags from Lakeland are ideal for the bulky stuff that I need to store. It's hard to imagine that with a two minute blast from the vacuum cleaner, enough air will be sucked from this bag to enable it to be zipped up in it's outer cover. It's a little pleasure of mine vacuum packing, on a par with laminating … yep you know how weird I am 😉
Everything gets satisfyingly shrunk and strapped in.
Labelling is essential when we have three different bed sizes and therefore three different sizes of bedding.
The double bed is the only one we have never actually used, but we have the bedding just in case.
And here it is all neatly stored, with enough space left to fit in all the bits and bobs that will need packing away just before I leave for the Winter months.
Seeing how useful this type of bed is, I think this is what we will buy when we move into our little flat, as unlike the caravan the flat has absolutely no storage at all. Another good reason to keep on with the decluttering and jettisoning of our belongings.
The latest things to be sold on Facebook Marketplace at home in Wales has been one of our office filing cabinets, a large plotter type printer that our business no longer needs, the old living room carpet and the coffee table that used to be here at the Van.
It's all going in the right direction, hence me not wanting to take things from the Van home with me at the start of December.