Team Outdoorsy
by Team Outdoorsy
Posted February 24, 2017

While staying in an RV has the potential to be an absolute blast, it can get a little cramped.  RVs don’t have much to spare, so wisely using storage space is super important. Luckily there are tons of great RV storage and organizational ideas out there. We’re here with five ingenious RV storage ideas and camper space saving DIYs to help you make the most of what you’ve got.

1. The Coat-in-the-Pillow

RV storage idea pillow
This pillow is super cute and perfectly coat-sized.

If you’re cold weather camping, you’ll be bringing bulky winter coats with you. And when you’re in a small RV or camper, bulky can end up getting in the way. Jackets take up much needed closet and drawer space, leaving less room for clothes you want to bring. Don’t waste your valuable storage space. Remedy this situation through the use of some pillow shams.

In order to implement this clever RV storage idea hack, simply fold your winter coat as neatly as possible and place it in a square throw-pillow cover. The end result will be a decorative pillow that can be placed on the couch or bed during warm weather and taken apart and worn when the weather turns cold.

RV Mail Storage Idea
RV Mail Storage Idea

2. The Important Paper Place

Papers that collect over time on the countertop or table can cause some pretty irritating clutter. Instead of “dealing” with the ever-growing pile by ignoring it, move it up and out of the way by installing a wall-mounted mail organizer. This will allow you to store important papers out of the way. It will also force you to go through and minimize them when the organizer becomes too full. It’s always a win-win for RV storage ideas!

3. Fancy-Feeling Towel Time

RV Storage Ideas

Almost every RV has an entire wall of wasted space located behind the toilet. This is the place for an excellent RV storage idea. With the addition of a simple shelf standing over the toilet, or even a simple wire rack mounted on the wall, this space could be used for toilet paper storage or a handy place to keep washcloths and towels.

4. Ikea Spice Rack Redux

rv storage ideas
Check out this great Pinterest board dedicated to making Ikea spice racks into bookshelves.

For book lovers, RV living can be especially difficult. After all, it is pretty hard to tote around a bunch of books when you have weight restrictions to keep in mind. Besides, keeping a full-sized bookshelf in an RV is not usually an option. There are, however, book storage options that allow traveling bookworms to bring along a few favorite novels. Our favorite RV storage idea solution comes in the form of a wall-mounted spice rack.

Simply mount 2 or 3 simple spice racks (Ikea makes some great cheap ones) to the wall and store books inside them instead of spices. This RV storage idea works nicely in RVs because the books are held in place during travel, and the racks consume very little space.

 5. They Say Shoes, We Say Shampoo

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Repurposed for RV Storage Ideas

Digging through cabinets to find your razor is never a fun experience. Cleaning up spilled shampoo due to a bottle that didn’t stay upright is frustrating, to say the least. Fortunately, all of this can be fixed with the installation of a simple, over-the-door shoe organizer. Hang the organizer over your bathroom door and fill each pocket with a toiletry item. Not only does this give you quick and easy access to whatever you may need, it also keeps bottles from tipping over during travel. How cool it that?

Hit the Road

Making the most of your space inside your RV can help you make the most of your time on the road. These are just a few of the ingenious ways you can improve upon the storage solutions in your tiny home-on-wheels. You can never have enough storage hacks, so if you’re looking for more, turn to other articles on the Never Idle Journal! You can also find tons of awesome videos like the one below from Liz Fenwick on YouTube.

Happy traveling!

Team Outdoorsy


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