How To Organize Your RV To Save Space


Camping in a camper or RV is great. It's like being in a home away from home. The problem is that your home away from home is much smaller than your actual home. You want the same comforts of home when camping with all of the same amenities. However, with limited space, that can be difficult. Organizing your RV properly will help to give you those same comforts and make camping a little easier:

  1. Use Shoe Organizers. Hang up shoe organizers in your closets to keep shoes off of the floors. If you are in a pop-up camper, you can still use shoe organizers. Hang them up in the bedroom areas for extra shoe storage, or to help organize your toiletries.
  2. Utilize Cabinet Doors. Use the inside of your cabinet doors for extra storage. Hang up baskets from your cabinet doors to hold toiletries, dish washing items, flashlights, or small garbage cans. You can also hang hooks in your cabinet doors to hang up kitchen utensils, towels and outerwear.
  3. Add Creative Storage. Add compartmental storage containers, storage pods, or PVC pipe to your bathroom to keep toothbrushes, toothpastes, hairbrushes and razors. Add initials to each compartment so everyone has their very own storage compartment. Add hooks on the kitchen wall to hang up aluminum foil and plastic wrap, this will make for an easier time with meal prep.
  4. Use Fold-Away Items. Use items that fold away, such as folding grills, collapsible bowls, folding lanterns, coolers and kettles. You can also use items like nesting bowls and nesting cups/spoons to help save space.
  5. Utilize Vertical Space. Store dishes using a dish cradle. This allows your dishes to be stored vertically, rather than horizontal. Store your pots and pans, as well as cutting boards and cookie sheets vertically. Look for storage racks to help store your pots and pans, and their lids. This saves space, while also helping to make finding these items easier.
  6. Use Magnets. Magnets will come in handy when camping. Use a magnetic storage strip to store knives in your kitchen, or to store spices in metal tins. You can also use a magnetic strip to store your keys.

Organizing your RV will take a little bit of time and some creative thinking. Once you have everything in it's place though, it will give you more space for all of the comforts you want in your RV, and you will feel like you are truly in a home away from home. To learn more, contact a company like Orangewood RV Center with any questions you have.


27 January 2015

About Greg Chapman

When I was little, I'd watch old movies with my grandfather. One of my favorite scenes was when Steve McQueen tried to jump that big fence on his motorcycle in "The Great Escape." After I saw that, I just wanted a motorcycle. I was obsessed with them! My grandpa knew that, and he helped me build one for myself. He took me shopping for all the parts, taught me about the mechanics of it all, and walked me through all the building and repairs. Since then, my love has expanded to all things that run with a motor, including cars. Even though I'm not a professional, I'm quite skilled, and that has proven handy when it comes to my own repairs and the simple enjoyment of riding my bikes. Check out my blog!