16 RV Organization Tips You Need To Know For Maximizing Space

If you don’t stay organized, living full-time in your RV can become cramped, cluttered, and stressful. If your RV feels like that right now, don’t…

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If you don’t stay organized, living full-time in your RV can become cramped, cluttered, and stressful. If your RV feels like that right now, don’t panic! There are lots of things you can do about it.

Luckily, we don’t have to be clean freaks to keep things organized. We just have to be clever about how we utilize the space we have. 

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the best RV organization gadgets and accessories to help you do just that. If you want to keep your RV in tip-top shape, keep reading!

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1. Use A Swivel Drawer To Reduce Tabletop Clutter

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One of my top recommendations for keeping an RV organized is removing countertop clutter. In small spaces, it doesn’t take much for things to pile up quickly, and our countertop surfaces usually fall victim.

It only takes a few things like wallets, phones, and keys to make things feel cluttered and chaotic. A swivel drawer solves this problem! 

Simply put all your miscellaneous items in the drawer and swivel it so you can’t see it. This type of draw is easy to install and doesn’t usually require you to drill holes.

2. Keep Your Clothes In A Hanging Closet Organizer

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Organizing your closet is an easy way to make your RV feel more spacious and decluttered. A hanging closet organizer is a solid choice to keep your clothes organized without taking up too much space.

Choose a hanging closet with several compartments to easily separate your clothes and plan what you wear for the week ahead. Of course, having more compartments also makes it easier to keep your clothes separate from your partners.

3. Use Folding Wall-Mounted Clothes Hangers

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If you’re like me, you’ll use anything to hang a coat–mine usually ends up hanging off a door handle. Another handy accessory for your RV closet is a foldable wall-mounted clothes hanger. This accessory is brilliant for hanging coats and shirts. 

You can also use this hanger for drying clothes or hanging towels. The best bit? You can fold it away to create more space when it’s not in use.

4. Bedside Storage Organizer

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After a busy day of driving and exploring, you deserve a comfortable night’s sleep. But if you don’t keep your RV organized, your home on wheels will feel more like chaos than a sanctuary.

Sadly, most RV bedrooms are small and cramped, so keeping them organized can be tricky. Luckily, a bedside storage organizer can help you get the most out of the space you do have.

This organizer hangs between the mattress and bed frame, giving you a convenient place to store books, phones, remotes, drink bottles, etc. You’ll no longer have to clear your bed before settling in for the night.

5. Use An Over-The-Cabinet Basket Organizer To Increase Floor Space

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We bought an over-the-cabinet basket organizer for our RV, and it’s a fantastic space saver. Since RVs are small, anything that takes up less floor space is a major bonus.

Using this type of organizer, we eliminated the need for a basket organizer on the floor. We can also hide it out of sight, which makes our RV feel more open. 

You can use a basket organizer to store almost anything, but we use ours to organize cleaning supplies.

6. Keep Plastic Storage Containers On Your Shelves

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If you’re relatively new to RV life, you might not realize how helpful plastic storage containers are. They’re your best friend when it comes to keeping an RV organized.

You can stack them on shelves, keep them under your bed, or put them in your RV’s storage compartments. They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find the ones that suit your RV.

You can keep clothes, linens, food supplies, camping supplies, pet items, toiletries, or odd bits and pieces organized in easy-to-store storage containers. If you take this up to pro level and label them, you’ll never have to go on a hunt for the item you’re looking for!

7. Use Suction Cup Hooks To Avoid Drilling Holes In Your RV

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Using suction cup hooks to hold towels, coats, kitchen utensils, and loofahs is a great way to organize your RV without drilling holes in your walls. We like to keep a few of these in the kitchen and bathroom.

Despite being made of plastic, suction cup hooks can hold up to 7 lbs. They stick to mirrors, metal, tiles, and glass and are super simple to install.

What’s not to like about this neat RV hack?

8. Keep Your Drawers Tidy With Interlocking Drawer Organizers

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Interlocking drawer organizers are the most satisfying RV organization hack you can follow. They’re super simple, but the difference they make is enormous.

Using a drawer organizer helps declutter an unruly cupboard drawer. You won’t have to rummage through your drawer in search of something you need or fight to get it shut again.

Keeping everything neatly organized and tidy is a breeze. The interlocking feature lets you configure the drawers as you see fit, so you won’t have any problem fitting them in your drawers.

Use them in your bathroom to organize your toothpaste, toothbrush, and floss. They’re also great for your kitchen utensils and knives. 

9. Save Space By Using A Pop-Up Trash Can

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Packing a pop-up trash can is a fantastic RV organization tip that works inside and outside your motorhome. They’re perfect for keeping your space clean, and they easily collapse for storing away to create more floor space.

Pop-up trash cans are easy to carry, durable, and portable, so moving or emptying them shouldn’t be an issue. I recommend buying a 30-gallon trash can so you don’t have to keep emptying it. 

10. Keep Your Dirty Clothes In A Collapsible Laundry Basket/Hamper

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If you asked us for our biggest RV organization tip, we’d tell you this: If something’s available in a collapsible form, get it!

Collapsible items make it much easier to keep your RV organized, and a collapsible laundry basket or hamper is a fine example. This accessory is brilliant for organizing dirty clothes before your next big wash. 

You can even use some collapsible laundry baskets for hand-washing clothes. Once you’ve done your washing, collapse the basket or hamper and store it in a cabinet or under your bed.

11. Keep Your Toiletries In A Shower Caddy Organizer

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An easy way to keep your bathroom essentials organized and within easy reach is to store them in a shower caddy organizer. Shower caddies hang off shower curtain rods and can store shampoo and conditioner, soaps, body wash, and washcloths.

What we love about this organizer is how it can be easily transported if you want to shower at campground facilities instead of in your RV. We also appreciate how our shower caddy helps clear the floor space in our shower and stops us from constantly bending over to grab soaps and shampoos.

12. Use A Car Seat Organizer In Your Tow Vehicle

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If you tow a fifth-wheel RV or travel trailer around, you’ll want to keep your tow vehicle as organized as your RV. A car seat organizer can help you do that.

This organizer keeps snacks, magazines, books, tablets, and other electrical devices off the floor. 

Some car seat organizers even come with a touch-screen tablet holder and headphone slots, which can help keep little ones entertained in the back seat during long journeys. 

13. Create More Space In Your RV By Using Undershelf Baskets

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This next RV organization tip is similar to the swivel drawer we mentioned earlier. Undershelf organizers provide space for the items we need help finding a permanent home.

If you always throw things on the countertop, these shelves are perfect!

In our experience, these shelves are incredibly easy to install. All you have to do is slide them onto the underside of any shelf.

You could use an under-shelf basket to store dinnerware, dish towels, keys, wallets, bathroom accessories, and napkins – you get the point!

14. Save Space And Money With Clip-On Baskets

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Clip-on baskets are one of the most affordable accessories for keeping your RV organized. These small baskets usually cost less than $4 and can be used to keep your RV bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom clutter-free.

We have a few of these placed around our RV, and we love how handy they are. We use them for storing our odd bits and pieces, but you could use for holding spices, toiletries, wallets, keys, etc.

Clip-on baskets easily attach to wire shelves, shower curtain rods, and some closet rails. 

15. Pack Your Clothes Into Vacuum Bags

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Before we started using vacuum bags to store our clothes, we had to cram our things into the storage space under our bed. More often than not, we’d have to leave some items at home because they simply wouldn’t fit. 

Now, we can easily store all the clothes we need in a fraction of the space. If you live in your RV, zipping your clothes up nice and tight is a great way to store off-season clothes you don’t plan to wear for a while.

Bonus tip: vacuum bags can also be used to store spare bedding, pillows, and towels. 

16. Keep Your Toiletries In A Wall-Mounted Bathroom Organizer

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A wall-mounted bathroom organizer is a great way to keep your bathroom tidy. Using a mounted bathroom organizer declutters your bathroom sink and frees up space in your cupboards for things like razors, toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste.

The best bathroom organizers come with several toothbrush holders and space for razors, combs, cleansers, trimmers, and floss. 

For super easy installation, pick an organizer that attaches using an adhesive strip. This saves you from drilling holes in your RV bathroom walls. 

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