Daily problems in a Skoolie

Two boys sticking their heads out the bus window

You know those days when it seems all of your chores pile up on the same day. The laundry, trash, dishes, dusting, sweeping, mopping, etc. Well turns out, these are daily chores in a Skoolie.

We are taking out the black water tank every couple of days, refilling the flush water for the toilet, taking the trash out (it’s a small trash bin), doing dishes, sweeping, mopping, picking up, dusting, rearranging, and all sorts of other things. All of this more or less daily.

Compared to the last house we rented. Where we only took out the trash every couple of days, vacuumed twice a week or so, and most of the others didn’t even exist. There was no black water tank to empty, no fresh water tank to fill, and certainly no manual filling of the toilet’s flush water.

Add a couple of kids into the mix, little kids at that. These things all just take so much extra work. I tend to do the toilet stuff, while April handles just about all of the inside chores. I sometimes take the trash out, but more often that is something April ends up doing.

It really is a non-stop battle, just to keep your floor clean enough to walk from the back to the front of the bus. But, don’t let this alone discourage you. Trust me, there are plenty of other things to get discouraged by. Living in a Skoolie, while trying to finish it, and having 2 small kids, is not fun and games all of the time. But there are certain moments that make it wholly worth it.

Moments like this, when the kids were standing on a partially finished bench in the bus, watching me cut more lumber to finish the bench. Sure, they were in the way most of the time, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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