10 RV Space Saving Ideas For Newbies


For an RVing newbie, it is necessary to learn to conserve the space in your RV, from the first day. With smart organization, you can salvage and fit the core things that you love from your house, however, small your new RV is.

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  • Wall Mounted Magnetic Strips- Many kitchen items (knives, scissors, etc) are magnetic and can be organized on a magnetic strip attached to the wall. Also, metal trays can turn into a simple magnetic spice rack!
  • Dangling Jars- Mason jars are perfect to store small items, just attach the lids to upper cabinets with a few screws and organize away!
  • Under Shelf Spice Rack- Build a simple fold out spice rack to save cabinet and counter space.
  • Paper Plate Dispenser- Get a ceiling mounted paper plate dispenser for easy convenience.
  • Sliding Drawer- If you are remodeling you can create storage benches or add drawers to under table surfaces to create a desk.
  • Door Trash Can- This is great for any small kitchen or bathroom! Put a small over the cabinet trashcan beneath your sinks for easy access.
  • Storage Pods- Use command strips to attach different storage pods or pvc pipe to the inside of the cabinet doors for extra storage.
  • Magazine racks- These are a great way to utilize wall space! They can hold anything you want to keep handy such as: art supplies, lighters, first aid kits, books, flashlights, etc.

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Guaranty shares smart ways of saving space for RVing newbies

  • Start With ChecklistsRV lifestyle blogs are a great place to pick up tips that will save you a lot of time and hassle. You can learn so much from others mistakes, and full-time RVers are usually happy to share the solutions they’ve found for typical problems.
  • Use Other Online Resources Like Pinterest and Buzzfeed for getting Ideas for Your RVPinterest is full of resources and ideas about everything imaginable, and there is an active RV Lifestyle community with Message Boards about organizing, space saving, and more. Search for topics like “RV and Camper Space Saving Ideas” or “Camper Ideas/Organizing.”

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It is true that for amateurs, living in a smaller space is easy than fitting everything that you want in a tiny space. The most important thing to remember when shifting into your RV temporarily or for full-time RVing, is to remember to pack what you need than what you want.



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  1. Door Trash Can- This is great for any small kitchen or bathroom! Put ”a small”……… over the cabinet trashcan beneath your sinks for easy access.

  2. Well, I may be a little different in my ideas, but above, I only see about two ideas that are realistic. The sliding drawer underneath a dining table (if there is room and is done properly and professionally). The under counter spice rack if installed neatly and the over the door waste container for small spaces.

    Everything else sounds like it should be in my husbands barn workshop. Who in their right mind would screw mason jar lids underneath the cabinets in a $250,000 or more coach? And magazine racks?????

    1. LOL. You are cracking me up. But, I was thinking the same for some of the ideas. I guess it depends on what kind of rv you have and what’s important to you. I don’t like clutter and have everything tucked away nice and neat.

    1. That’s a very nice sized RV. And plenty of room to store things. I only went a bit bigger, 28, because we needed bunks, but my hubs would surely love to have our 26 back. It’s just easier to pull. I actually had just as much storage in my 26.

  3. Can go to big. Just got back to camping with a slide out tag along. Also don’t see putting a lot of money in an rv because maintenance is same in all of them.

  4. I have a 1988 class C 23 ft. It’s only me now but even with 2 there was plenty of room for winter and summer clothing, Canned and dry goods, pots and pans, my grandkids toys and clothes! I just don’t get this not having enough space

  5. I have a 1988 class C 23 ft. It’s only me now but even with 2 there was plenty of room for winter and summer clothing, Canned and dry goods, pots and pans, my grandkids toys and clothes! I just don’t get this not having enough space. I even have extra tent, sleeping bags, blow up mattress, 2 tubes for the river, linens, books, at least 10 board games!

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