When traveling in your RV, maximizing storage and staying organized is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Whether you’re a full-time RV family or just hitting the road for a quiet weekend getaway, make the most of your RV’s limited space with these space-saving tips and tricks.
Utilize All Spaces
The best way to take advantage of your RV’s storage space is by using anything possible to secure your items. Here are some practical ideas to make the most of every nook and cranny:
Use Wall Space
Install hooks, shelves, and magnetic strips on the walls to hang items like kitchen utensils, keys, and other small belongings. This keeps them easily accessible and frees up countertop space.
If your RV has stairs, consider adding drawers to them. This unused space can become a valuable storage area for shoes, pet supplies, or even extra kitchen tools.
Utilize the space beneath your bed by using storage containers or investing in bed risers with built-in drawers. This area is perfect for storing bedding, clothing, or seasonal items.
Drawers Under Tables or Seating
Opt for RV furniture with built-in storage compartments, such as tables with drawers or seating with hidden storage. These clever solutions provide extra space for items like board games, blankets, or outdoor gear.
Install Extra Shelves or Cabinets
RV cabinets often have vertical space that can be better optimized with additional shelves. This helps create more compartments for smaller items like clothing, shoes, or other personal items, keeping them organized and easily accessible.
RV Organization Ideas
In addition to maximizing every space for storage, staying organized is also essential when living or traveling in your RV. Consider investing in compact camping cookware designed to save space on the go. These lightweight and collapsible items are perfect for tight RV kitchens.
Organize your bathroom area with travel hanging shower bags that have multiple pockets for storage. Hang the bags on your bathroom door or inside the shower to store toiletries and save limited counter space.
In your cooking and eating space, save counter space by installing small shelves or cutting boards for meal prep that can be folded down when not in use. Transfer dry goods and spices into stackable, airtight containers to maintain freshness and eliminate bulky packaging.
Keep your kitchen utensils consolidated with a magnetic strip to a wall in your kitchen to hold knives and metal silverware. This keeps them organized, easily accessible and eliminates the need for a knife block or utensil holder.
Collapsible furniture is another great way to free up space in your vehicle’s living area. Invest in folding chairs and tables that can be easily stored when not in use. Magazine holders can be used to store various items like paper towels, aluminum foil, or even shoes.
Maintaining an Organized RV
To ensure a clutter-free and organized RV, follow these important rules for maintaining order:
Every Little Thing Needs a Spot
Assign a designated place for each item in your RV, no matter how big or small. When everything has its spot, it becomes easier to maintain cleanliness and find things quickly.
Declutter by Category
Instead of tackling clutter room by room (or area by area), declutter your RV by category. Sort items into categories like clothing, kitchenware, and electronics. This helps you assess what you truly need and what can be thrown away to save space.
Budget Space Like Money
Just as you manage your finances, allocate space in your RV efficiently. Decide what items are essential and prioritize them accordingly. If new items come in, remove something else to maintain a balance and prevent clutter.
Maintain Your RV With FlexArmor
These organization tips and tricks are sure to help you can make the most of your limited RV space, but when it comes to a leaky roof, you’ll need the help of FlexArmor. Stop by any FlexArmor location nationwide before your next RV destination for a free RV roof inspection or FlexArmor quote.