Your RV is like a miniature version of your home. It contains a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living space, and more. If you are going to enjoy all of your time while traveling in your RV, you will want to make sure the inside of your RV is as organized as possible. With limited space to work with and plenty of toys and food to pack for the trip, developing a smart plan is essential. To help you with that task, we have assembled the following like of 10 ways to better organize your RV. Enjoy!
#1 – Think Velcro
To help keep your lightweight items in place throughout the trip, consider using Velcro. You can attach one side of the hook-and-loop tape to the RV itself (inside a cabinet or on the side of a table), and the other side to whatever items you wish to keep in place. While you shouldn’t necessarily rely on this solution to keep your things in place while traveling, it will help you stay organized during your trip.
#2 – Add Hooks Where You Can
There is no such thing as too much storage in an RV. If you can find spots throughout the rig to add even a few additional hooks, you will quickly come to appreciate the added space you have created. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure right away what you will hang from the hooks – you will always find things later on that are perfect for this storage method.
#3 – Nesting Tools for the Kitchen
Perhaps no area of the RV is more space-sensitive than the kitchen. If you try to bring all of your cooking equipment from home with you on the trip, you will quickly realize that you are going to run out of space. Look online for nesting measuring spoons and bowls that provide you with a number of pieces without taking up much valuable space.
#4 – Pre-Trip Clean Out
Before you pack for your next trip, go through your RV carefully and get rid of anything that you don’t think you will need. It is easy to let things accumulate in your RV over time – even if you never actually use them. A quick review of everything that is presently in your RV will likely reveal plenty of items that can be tossed out.
#5 – Plenty of Buckets and Baskets
Sometimes all you need to do to organize your space is have plenty of containers on hand for the job. Even if you have packed a lot of stuff for your trip, the RV will feel far less cramped if you have it all organized into buckets and baskets. If these containers have lids, that would be even better.
#6 – Don’t Forget the No-Slip Mats
These are an RV classic, and for good reason. Line your shelves with no-slip mats so you can keep your things from moving all around the RV. Remember, even when you are parked at the campsite, an RV is going to move back and forth more than your home. Non-slip mats are inexpensive, easy to install, and should last you for years to come.
#7 – Repackage Your Food
You don’t necessarily have to bring all of your food in the same container that it came in when you purchased it at the store. Food packaging is often bulky for no good reason, so consider condensing your items into storage bins that will save you space in the pantry.
#8 – Look under the Bed
Some RV’s have storage space available under the bed. If that is the case with your rid, be sure you maximize the use you get from this valuable space. Again, using containers to gather your items before they are stored under the bed is a great idea to get the most from the room you have available.
#9 – Write It Out
Before putting anything into the RV for your trip, write down a complete packing list so you can review it carefully. When you see your packing list on a piece of paper in front of you, it will be easier to spot opportunities to save space. For example, you don’t really need to pack a rice cooker for the kitchen if you are already bringing a pot which could serve the same purpose.
#10 – The Oven is Available
The inside of your RV oven is a space that can be used to transport food and other goods before setting up camp. Of course, be sure to remember to remove all items before turning the oven on!
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