Originally Posted by nicollej
* Plastic Zip lock bags
* I find cable ties
* My little (cheap) MP3 player
* My oven
* My 3 dust pan and brooms
* We also keep old toothbrushes
I love zip lock bags too! Your ideas for cable ties, a cheap
MP3 player, toothbrushes and the 3 sizes of dust pans/brooms are invaluable. Thank you, I'm totally going to follow your lead.
We're not cruising yet, but when we leave I think I'll have to copy you as well with the MP3 player. I'm worried about staying awake on my watches, but I'm sure I'll figure it out
As a dockside liveaboard
a few things I find handy on the boat are:
*Our oil lamps.
We have one large one in the main cabin
and it really heats the boat up and gives everything a romantic glow in the evenings. We also have a small one in the bunk in the V-berth. I want to get his and hers so we can both use them for reading in the evenings.
* My stove/oven
is a life saver. It's small, but I just ordered a second rack
for it so I should be able to double my baking ability in it. I can make pretty much anything in it. Eric even roasted a Christmas
ham one time, so I feel like we can bring the comforts of home with us whereever we go.
We find hammocks to be huge space savers, and they can hold so much! I'm even going to use them in our storage
locker up in the marina to maximize space.
A general term, but we've found that following a system helps to keep the boat ship shape and tidy. "A place for everything and everything in its place." We always hang our keys in the same place, we keep all surfaces clear, etc.
I'm sure I'll a LOT more once we start cruising Nicolle, but those are a few things that I love right now.