Living and traveling in an RV has many advantages…and a few challenges. Overcome those challenges and take RV living to a new level of enjoyment with these clever RV hacks.
The invention of the RV brought about a new era of camping. Now people can enjoy the great outdoors during the day while enjoying the comfort of A/C (and a bed!) at night.
But it’s still not quite all sunshine and rainbows…living in a camper has a few flaws. For example, it lacks space…and whatever you store in it can get tossed around while you drive to your destination.
If you find yourself asking how you can make the most of the space you have while still maintaining some order and sanity, we’re here to help!
We’ve pulled together the top RV living tips to help you easily streamline your RV living arrangements and keep everything in place.
RV Living Hacks For Beginners to Make Living in a Camper Even Better
Living in an RV is much different than your typical road trip. Check out these terrific tips to help with everything from adding extra sleep cots to keeping your toiletries in place.
Children’s Cot | The Samba
Looking for more space in your RV? Create a bed over your car seats. These folks made them with PVC pipes!
Store Your Paper Goods | Organizing Made Fun
Store paper goods in your tiny kitchen inside a magazine file. Add velcro on the bottom and on the shelf to hold everything in place while you’re on the move!
DIY Ladder-Mounted Table | Do It Yourself RV
A lawn chair carrier holds a sheet of plywood to create a makeshift table. This is perfect for those days when you just want to enjoy a meal outdoors or you need a little extra space.
Create Ambient Lamp | Musely
Keep Your Trash Can in Place
Attach your trash can to the inside of a cabinet door to keep it in place and out of sight. Talk about a space saver!
Never Lose the Remote Control Again | Brie Brie Blooms
Use velcro to hold your remote controls in place. Not only will they have a specified “home” so you know where to find them, but they won’t slide around as you drive down the road.
Flashlight Holders | Buzzfeed
Install broom clips near the door to hold your flashlights. That way, you can grab one any time you need one (in the dark, of course).
Hang Shower Products For Easy Accessibility | Better Homes & Gardens
Hang your shower products from a curtain rod. They will stay organized with no bending over to reach your products.
And (maybe) best of all, there will no longer be a worry about them falling over or sliding around while you’re on the road.
PVC Pipe Toothbrush Holders | Crafting In The Rain
PVC Pipe Toothbrush Holders are a nice alternative when you can’t leave your toothbrushes sitting out on the countertops. These are hung inside the cabinet door to help keep them in place and keep you organized.
DIY Canned Goods Rack | Family Handyman
Turn closet racks into cabinet organizers for your canned food. You can see everything you have at a glace this way! Plus, there’s no sliding around as you journey down the road.
Hang Measuring Spoons and Cups | Infarrantly Creative
Hang your measuring spoons and cups on the back of a cabinet door. This is particularly helpful in an RV since there’s very little storage (and often very few drawers)!
Hang Utensils | Measuring Flower
Measuring cups and measuring spoons aren’t the only things you can hang up. Install a rod between your cabinets (or attach it to the wall), then use s-hooks to hang your utensils.
Secure Toiletries | RVC Outdoor Destinations
Use a coat hanger and binder clips to secure all your meds and toiletries in place as you travel down the road.
PVC Shoe Rack | Ditching Suburbia
A PVC shoe rack allows you to store shoes in a tight space. Storing them upright is a huge help allowing them to dry when you’ve been out on adventures all day.
Create Storage in Your Stairs | Goin’ RV Boondocking
These RV enthusiasts hacked their stairs! Each step now serves as valuable storage space for things like dog food.
Use a Towel Bar | My Five Fs
If you would prefer not to hang your toiletry items, secure them in the bathroom or shower with a towel bar instead.
Hang Your Coffee Mugs | Adventures In RV Living
Kitchen cabinet storage in an RV is a precious commodity. Instead of taking up cabinet space with storing coffee mugs, install hooks under the cabinet to hold all your coffee mugs. Don’t worry — they’ll stay in place!
Fruit Hammocks | RVC Outdoor Destinations
What better way is there to store fruits and veggies than to hang them up in a cute mini hammock?
Under Seat Storage Hack | The Tiny Life
Make your seating pull double duty by serving as storage, too. I love this idea!
Don’t waste your time rummaging through drawers to find what you need or spend precious time reorganizing your stuff after you drive your RV around!
With these tips, you won’t feel like you need to duck and cover when you open a cabinet door. Even if you only take a few of these suggestions, I promise it will make your trip much easier and enjoyable.
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