I’m learning that not only do I need to limit the quantity of items I carry in the RV, I have to limit the size of certain items.
The container of parmesan cheese and the jar of minced garlic that I brought from my home refrigerator absolutely don’t fit in the RV’s refrigerator. Same with the mayonnaise jar. I need to buy smaller containers. I always bought the large size Oatmeal, but now need to buy the small.
Someone asked me if the fridge would hold a week’s worth of groceries. I guess it depends on what you need. It’s not going to fit a gallon of milk.
I didn’t bring my coffee maker from home – I donated it to Goodwill. I bought a very small device that makes a one-cup French press coffee. It’s not bad, but I find that it’s not strong enough. So I decided to buy a small coffee maker, and after much looking, bought an 8 cup French press. I’m not completely happy with it, but it’s small.
At home, I always had a 2 quart pitcher of iced tea in the fridge. That container doesn’t fit in this little fridge. And I usually have a 2 liter wine bottle in the fridge, which also doesn’t fit!
I haven’t yet tried to adjust the shelves – there is one shelf with an opening in it, so taller items can be put below. Probably I can fit one item there – either the tea or the wine, but not both. I have to work it out. Meanwhile, I’m putting a regular size bottle of wine on its side on a shelf, and purchasing Snapple bottles which fit on the refrigerator door.
I usually eat a banana every day, but that’s not really working. Any bananas left out, in a fruit bowl on the counter, for example, attract those little fruit flies a LOT sooner than in the house. Putting bananas in the fridge turns them brown.
I have one small drawer for silverware, and one small drawer for cooking utensils. You can see the drawers in the picture – the little ones under the sink, one on top of the other. Well, in the first few days, I was making dinner, and opened the silverware drawer. Something was stuck and I couldn’t fully open it, so I gave it a little tug. BIG MISTAKE!! The drawer came completely out, and the back edge of the drawer fell directly on my big toe. Can you imagine the pain? I considered posting a picture of the toe, but decided it was too repulsive. Suffice it to say that it’s a glorious rainbow of bright blue, purple and orange, and certainly on its way to turning black and falling off. Lesson learned.
Lots of adjustments all the way around!