Katie Duncan
by Katie Duncan
Posted July 1, 2020

If you’ve ever spent any time in an RV, you can probably attest to the fact that it doesn’t take very long for clutter to pile up in your rig. It can be hard to organize all of your gear in such a small area, especially if you’ve packed for an extended journey. Stop messes and clutter before they happen by implementing these 10 RV storage tips to keep your space nice and tidy.

RV Organization Tips

1. Take advantage of the space under cabinets.  

3 Rows Wine Glass Holder
Wine glass holders can be attached to the bottom of cabinets. Image source: Amazon.com

Kitchens can be small in RVs, leaving little room to store everything you need. Hanging storage devices are the perfect solution. From hanging jars to wine glass racks to paper plate dispensers, the space under kitchen cabinets can be used for just about anything.

Don’t forget to secure everything hanging before hitting the road!

2. Keep knick-knacks and smaller items tucked away with a shoe organizer.  

Shoe organizers can be used for more than just flip flops and your hiking boots. Utilize the space behind doors with hanging door organizers. 

New Uses For a Hanging Door Shoe Organizer
Hang these shoe organizers behind every door for extra storage space. Image source: House Beautiful

In the bathroom, they can be used to store shampoos, soaps, hair products, make-up, and brushes. For kitchens, they are great for storing large bottles, spices, and more.

3. Glue organizers on the back of cabinet doors.

It’s all about utilizing that door space, folks! Cabinet door caddies hold things in place while you travel, make the most of your cabinets, and offer easy access to your items when you open the door.

Neslihan Cabinet Door Organizer
Cabinet door organizers can hold cooking gadgets, cleaning solutions, and more. Image source: Wayfair

 

4. Get rid of mix-matched tupperware and bowls, and get a nesting set. 

Oh, the dreaded tupperware cabinet. Nothing is worse than trying to find a matching lid in a sea of mix-matched containers. Save space (and your sanity) by investing in a nice set of nesting tupperware. 

Nesting Food Containers
Nesting tupperware makes it easy to store and find what you need when you need it. Image source: Amazon.com

 

Nesting bowl set
Nesting Bowls and Measuring Cups on Amazon.com

Similarly, large mixing bowls, measuring cups, and measuring spoons can all take up space and get in the way.

5. Mount your spice rack to the wall.

Again, counter and cabinet space is limited in RVs, leaving little room for all of your favorite spices. Luckily, there are tons of spice rack solutions, from hanging containers to cabinet organizers. But since you’re already (hopefully) utilizing the space under your cabinets, wall-mounted racks will be your best bet.

Spice Rack Wall Mounted Spice Shelves Kitchen Spice
A wall-mounted spice rack keeps spices organized and out of the way. Image source: Black Iron Works on Etsy

6. Use a flashlight mount to keep your flashlights next to the door.

Ever lose track of your flashlight when you need it most? Keep it handy by the door or by the bed by mounting a bracket or special design to the wall. Purchase a set of flashlights that fit, clip them in, and you’ll never have to worry about feeling around in the dark for light again!

Some flashlights come with wall mounts that allow your lights to charge while they hang.

Flashlight wall mount. Image source: Vortex Flashlights

7. Dry and keep dishes handy with an over-the-sink rack. 

Let your dishes dry over the sink with an adjustable rack. These racks let you utilize otherwise unusable space and neatly store other kitchen objects such as sponges, dish soap, and more.

Amazon.com: Dish Drying Rack Over Sink Kitchen Supplies Storage ...
Over the sink drying rack. Image source: Amazon.com

8. Invest in a desk lamp that doubles as an organizer caddy.

Have a workspace area in your RV? Invest in a lamp that has multiple purposes and can organize the little office supplies you may have lying around. Some even have an additional charging outlet for your phone or tablet.

Blue lamp with organization caddy
This lamp from Amazon has a place to put items like pens, pencils, and paper clips that may get misplaced easily.

9. Utilize slide-out drawers under your RV table. 

You can even use the space under your kitchen table for storage. Simply stick slim profile drawers to the bottom.

Smart Solutions Add-A-Drawer
Store small objects that clutter your kitchen table. Image source: Tweety’s

10. Tidy up all of your cables and chargers with an electronics organizer.

Chargers and cables can get messy quickly, especially if you have more than a few gadgets. When not using the cords, store them away in a convenient organizer.

If you use them frequently, consider setting up a charging station that keeps the wires wrangled. Plus, you’ll have a dedicated charging area.

Phone charging station
Keep all of your gadgets in one place. Image source: Amazon.com

Stay Organized and Hit the Road

There’s nothing better than coming back to a nice and tidy RV after a long day of exploring. In general, look for unutilized space and ask yourself if it can serve a better purpose. There are all sorts of gadgets out there on the internet, and you may be surprised what you can come up with when you use a little creativity. 

Katie Duncan

 

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