|The basement is empty|
After living in haRVey for nearly a year, we confidently weighed ourselves at a CAT scale. haRVey is rated for 15,000 pounds gross. Much to our now deflated confidence, we were 250 pounds overweight. We discovered our dietary excess in Kennewick, Washington, and made lists from there to Minnesota, as to how we would make our goal weight.
Our first exercise was to empty out EVERYTHING from the "basement" (all compartments on the sides) and the "garage" (the front compartment near the hitch). After that intense workout, we were able to entertain each other with comments like, "Wow, I didn't know I had two of those" Or "We should really keep all of the tie-downs together" and my favorite, "How many of those do you really need?" Yes, it was a really fun time.
After combing through the outside we shifted our focus to everything inside. We emptied drawers and we each held on to the items from each drawer we used. That was interesting. What can I say about spices? We had WAY too many and I know they don't weigh much every ounce counts!
As a cool down thought just because you have an empty space you do not need to fill it.
I frequently tell people this purge was harder on Dave as he had to let go of books, again!
We have successfully shed the 250 pounds and haRVey has a much better self-image and no longer dreads having pictures taken.