Living in a motorhome can sometimes feel cramped and cluttered, especially if you don’t have a good process for organizing your stuff. Your RV can quickly turn into a disaster zone, with clothes strewn all over the couch and possessions pouring from cupboards.
Does this sound like you? Never fear.
There are tons of ways to organize your RV more efficiently to create a clutter-free space. That’s the entire point of going smaller, right?
Check out these 17 RV organization tips to make the most out of your tiny space.
1) Get stuff off surfaces with a swivel drawer
It’s easy to pile pens, paper and other odds and ends onto your RV’s surfaces. You can easily solve that problem with a swivel drawer that clamps onto any surface. Put your pens, mail, smartphone, whatever you’re using in the drawer then swivel it underneath so you won’t see stuff.
2) Get a hanging closet organizer for your RV
Say goodbye to RV clutter with a hanging closet organizer for your RV. This slick device will fit inside those tiny RV closets to add some cubbyholes for various odds and ends. Perfect for storing clothes, shoes and accessories like belts and purses. Your closets will never look better, plus, it will be easier to find your stuff!
3) Try a folding wall-mounted clothes hanger
This awesome hanger folds away when you’re not using it, and is a great place to hang shirts or coats. This insta-hanger can also be used to hang-dry your clothes after a wash. If your RV doesn’t have enough closets, this provides a great fix.
4) Bedside storage organizer for books, remotes and magazines
It’s easy for that tiny motorhome bedroom to look cluttered, especially if you like to read. This bedside storage organizer has handy pockets for books, magazines, smartphones, remotes, and even a water bottle.
5) Over-the-cabinet wastebaskets make more space in your RV
Instead of a wastebasket taking up precious RV floor space, this over-the-cabinet wastebasket hooks into the backside of any cabinet. Put one of these in every part of your RV to keep trash neatly tucked away.
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6) Plastic storage bins for your RV shelves
RV shelves can quickly become a mess as stuff is haphazardly shoved up there. These plastic storage bins will take care of any motorhome disaster area by providing neat and organized spots for your stuff.
Suction cup hooks are an easy way to organize your RV without punching holes in the walls for real hooks. These plastic suction cup hooks work equally well in your bathroom or kitchen. Use them to hang towels, loofahs, kitchen utensils, even a coat. They’ll stick on glass, a mirror, tile and even metal.
8) Interlocking drawer organizers to declutter RV drawers
These handy interlocking drawer organizers can be used all over your RV. Try them out in the bathroom for your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and hairbrush. Or for your kitchen knives and utensils. Or use them in your utility drawer for pens, paper clips, post-it notes and nails.
9) Try a pop-up trash can to save space in your motorhome
This spring-loaded pop-up trash can is perfect for keeping the inside of your RV or even your campground clean. This trash can is portable, easy-to-carry, and features a fully-zippered top. Fits 30-gallon trash bags.
10) Collapsible laundry basket for dirty clothes
This collapsible laundry basket is great for keeping your dirty clothes before you hit up the next laundromat. Or if you’re more the DIY type, you can use this bucket to wash your own clothes out in the great outdoors. This collapsible laundry basket also works for washing your dog or filling with ice to keep drinks cold for a party.
11) Hanging shower caddy and bath organizer
This hanging shower caddy is perfect for your motorhome’s cramped shower. Use it to store shampoo and conditioner, body wash, washcloths and bars of soap. It’s also quick-dry and easy transportable between your RV shower and a campground shower facilities. Make sure you have the right type of shower curtain rod before you buy.
12) A car seat organizer for your tow vehicle
If you’re towing a travel trailer or a fifth wheel RV around, you’ll want to keep your towing vehicle just as organized as your RV. This car seat organizer keeps books, magazines and tablets off the floor. These organizers are specially designed with touch-screen tablet holders with slits for headphones, so little ones in the back seat stay entertained without making a massive mess.
13) Under shelf baskets to add more storage space to your RV
Just like the clamp-on drawer we showed you above, these under shelf baskets help provide space for those items that can’t seem to find a home in your RV. These shelves instantly add space to any hard surface in your bedroom, pantry or bathroom.
14) Tiny clip-on baskets for just $4
This little add-on item from Amazon can be bought with any order over $25. These little wire baskets are for storing little odds and ends that don’t have any other home. They’re made of durable wire construction and clip onto any shelf, no hardware needed.
15) Vacuum bags for storing stuff under your RV bed
Making use of the space under your RV bed is a great space-saving solution. These vacuum bags zip your clothes up nice and tight when you’re not wearing them. This is a great way to store seasonal clothes or squishy items you don’t use quite as often.
16) Pop-up mesh laundry hamper
Another great way to store clothes in your RV is with a pop-up mesh hamper that can be easily folded away when not in use. Perfect for carrying your clothes into the laundromat or storing dirty clothes in your bedroom.
17) Wall-mounted bathroom organizer
You’ll never have clutter littering your bathroom counter and drawers again with this wall-mounted bathroom organizer. Big enough for family use with 3 cups, which works for six electric toothbrushes or nine regular toothbrushes. Also keeps your toothbrush covered and protected.
This book will help you get a handle on RV organization:
Do you need some help getting your RV organized? Check out this book, Create Space from Thin Air: Ideas for Adding Storage in your RV, written by full-time RVer Ashley Mann of RV Inspiration.
This full color, 36-page ebook in PDF format includes 75+ color photos and over 60 ideas for storing and organizing.
Ashley wrote this book because she couldn’t find any comprehensive and creative guides to RV organization. She wants to help you find even more storage ideas for your motorhome.
In this Create Space from Thin Air, you’ll also get:
- Ideas for adapting solutions to fit your needs
- Ways to make use of vertical space for storage
- Tips for finding and utilizing empty space
- Ideas for modifying furniture and built-in spaces to add extra storage
- Step-by-step action plan to help you discover the best storage solutions for your space
You’ll find all sorts of ideas for making use of vertical space, finding and utilizing empty space, and modifying furniture to create even more storage.
What are your favorite RV storage ideas? How do you keep your camper organized?
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