No matter how big your RV actually is, all it takes is a little bit of clutter to make the space feel tiny. To regain control over the space, you’ll have to make sure that everything has its own spot — and ends up back there in between uses. That’s much easier said than done, of course. But you can get closer to the goal by setting up all the right organization and storage elements ahead of time. Here’s some ideas to help you get started.
Harness All That Vertical Space
You only have so much floor and counterspace in your RV. If you try to put everything on the horizontal surfaces, you’re sure to end up with clutter for days. A better way to go about things is by using all the vertical space you can.
To do that, start by getting your hands on some stackable drawers and putting them in the corners and closets that need them the most. Then, hook storage racks over the backs of your swinging interior doors. You can also store your cutting boards and similar items vertically by separating a shelf with tension curtain rods.
Ditch the Single Use Fare
Although purpose-built tools are incredible for certain tasks, like pressing garlic, you can minimize your clutter by integrating a handful of multi-use tools into your kitchen set. Instead of bringing along a cheese grater, mandolin, grinder, and much more, just invest in a nice food processor.
You can also get rid of the pizza cutter in favour of a good pair of kitchen shears. Just make sure they’re the style that splits into two pieces for easy cleaning. Reusable jars are also always a good bet since they can serve as food storage containers, glassware, and everything in between.
Get Savvy with Magnets
Magnet bars have become quite popular for their strength and versatility. You can easily mount them anywhere you need extra storage space. Then, load them up with whatever metal items you need to keep safe and secure. They are perfect for holding all your knives, scissors, and hand tools.
Magnetic hooks are also wildly helpful to have on hand. They are great for holding beauty supplies in the bathroom, potholders in the kitchen, and so on. Anywhere you have some metal that’ll hold them tight, just stick them in place and hook items out of the way.
Divvy Up the Space
Drawers, cabinets, and other open spaces work much better for RV organization and storage when they are divided up into smaller cavities. You can get purpose-built organizers or create your own layout using individual bins. Either way, make sure you know what will go in each one to avoid a cluttered mess in the near future.
Elevate the Exterior Storage
The storage cabinets along the outside of your RV are equally prone to organizational mayhem without some help in that department. If you use those compartments to hold your broom, mop, and similar tools, use damage-free broom and mop grippers to hold them against the walls of that space. You can stick the grippers anywhere they are needed, freeing up even more room for your hoses, tools, and other supplies.
Make ‘Less is More’ Your Mantra
If all else fails, there’s nothing more freeing than making ‘Less is More’ your mantra. Make sure to repeat it often as you pour through each area of the RV in search of things you don’t necessarily need to bring along. Start with the items that have been tucked far in the back of the cabinets and drawers.
Minimize your stuff as ruthlessly as possible, sticking only to the RVing essentials for now. While you do that, keep in mind that you can always put it back if need be. Then, go for a test run to see if you even miss those things. If you hadn’t used them that season, it’s more than likely you won’t even think about them on your next trip.
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