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When it comes to creating a gorgeous interior space, your home will only be as beautiful as your family allows it to be. If your children don't respect the space, your home will quickly fall back into disrepair, which is why I started focusing more and more on home and garden a few years ago. I was committed to creating a great space that was just as clean and gorgeous as it was functional, and I was really surprised to see how much of a difference my efforts made. Within a few short years, my place really seemed a lot more open, airy, and inviting. Check out this blog for great ideas on making a family-oriented home.



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Tips To Prepare Your RV Or Camp Trailer For Your Residence During Winter Conditions

by Alice Howard

When you are living full-time in your camp trailer, or just staying in it during the fall and winter, there are some extra steps and additional preparation to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Along with hooking up to the electrical, sewer, and water or using solar power with dry camping, you need to make sure the interior stays free of pests and freezing temperatures. Here are some tips to help you prepare your camp trailer for winter conditions.

Manage Pest Control

As the weather cools down, it is a natural occurrence for insects, mice, and other pests to try to find a warm and safe place to hibernate and make a home for the upcoming winter months. To keep your interior free of mice, you can use a wire mesh and some caulk to block up small openings in the outside of your camp trailer. Keep in mind mice only need a small opening the size of a dime to enter into your camp trailer or RV. 

Also make sure you clean up any food and water spills from floors, counters, and inside your food pantry shelves. Seal up any open food container by placing it into a lidded metal or tin container to prevent mice from getting to it. You can also seal up opened crackers, beans, and cookies by placing them into a glass lidded jar.

If you do find any evidence of mice in your RV's interior, whether in its living space or inside a storage compartment, it is important to take precautions to protect your health from diseases that mice can carry. Wear rubber gloves and a protective mask to prevent inhalation of any mice feces. Call a local pest control service to treat your trailer for mice and to prevent their infesting your home later. 

Protect the Interior

The inside of your RV or camp trailer is going to be your home for the next while and you should make it as comfortable as possible. Along with keeping it free of pests and insects you will also want to keep its interior comfortable for you while you are asleep and awake. An RV or camp trailer is not built to insulate and protect the interior from low temperatures, but rather to be mobile and lightweight as you travel to new camping places. But because you will be staying inside your camping trailer when the temperature outside drops, add appropriate insulation to keep the warmth inside where you will stay.

First, plug up the ceiling ventilation fan spaces with a section of foam skylight insulation. This formed insulation block fits into your skylights to prevent heat loss when it is cold outside. You can also add insulation foam coverings to your RV's windows to prevent heat loss through your single pane window glass. Also, add skirting or foam insulation sheets around the base of your camper to keep your floors warmer and prevent drafts.