Camping is a fun time to be outdoors and enjoy nature. You can walk for miles, run with the kids, swim, and entertain friends around the campfire. As much as you love being outside, you may not be thrilled to have the outside tracked inside your RV, tent, or cabin. It’s kind of the way things go but there are things you can do to cut down on dirt that gets tracked in.
Most RVers bring a large area rug to spread out under their awning. Many are made of washable, mildew resistant materials and can last for many years with the proper maintenance. These rugs work well to grab much of the sand that can come in on your shoes or the paws of your pets. When you’re packing up to leave you can shake them well and roll them up for the next trip.
Tent and pop-up campers sometimes bring small throw rugs for outside their entry door. These work well to grab grass clippings and dirt the kids have on their feet or shoes before they come in. They don’t cost much and you can have an extra few to spare for changing them out frequently during your stay.
A regular sized broom and a whisk broom are handy to have on hand. The standard sized broom can be used daily for sweeping the floor of your camper. The whisk broom can be kept outside the camper and used to brush dirt and dried mud off shoes. It’s also good for spot sweeping if someone manages to make it inside without first wiping their feet.
If you have pets with you, another good idea is a pail of water to dip their feet in and a nice, thick towel for drying. They can carry quite a bit of debris in between the pads of their feet so this is an option for cleaning them off before they get inside.
It only takes a few tools and a good system to keep the floor of your rig from feeling sandy. We know you love the outdoors and these ideas should help you keep the outdoors out, where it belongs.