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Life in a small space can go from organized to cluttered mess in a New York minute. RV organization is even more important when living in a small camper like a Class B RV. Optimizing space and staying organized can be challenging. Whether you’re in a large RV or a small camper, these 10 RV organization hacks will ensure your space stays clutter-free without breaking the bank.
Simple RV Organization Hacks
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#1 Canvas Shoe Bag
Repurpose that extra canvas bag into a shoe bag. Joe and I take our shoes off when we’re inside the camper van. We found the best way to keep shoes out of the way is to put them in a bag by the entrance. You can keep the bag on the ground or hang it on sturdy hooks.
#2 Tension Rod Towel Rack
Our second RV organization tip is to use a tension rod to hang paper towels, hand towels, or kitchen towels. We use a 24 inch tension rod in the kitchen to hang a roll of paper towels. There’s also plenty of room leftover for a kitchen towel.
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#3 Damage Free Hooks
Hooks are handy when it comes to organizing keys or little trinkets. We have a variety of damage free hooks we use to keep things organized. The small hooks are also good for hanging photos/postcards throughout the space.
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#4 Roll Clothes To Maximize Space
Regardless of how much storage space our camper provides, we practice space saving by rolling our clothes. Joe is able to fit 5 pairs of jeans, 3 pairs of convertible pants, 2 pairs of shorts inside a cabinet that’s 10’ tall, 19 1/2’ wide, 11’ deep at the bottom and 4 1/2’ deep on top.
#5 Pillowcase Laundry Bag
One of my favorite tips for organizing an RV is to repurpose an old pillowcase as a laundry bag. This is a simple and effective solution for managing laundry in a small space. You can easily tuck it away in a corner or store it in a closet. The best part is that when laundry day arrives, you can conveniently wash the pillowcase along with your clothes.
#6 Trinkets Box
Charging cords, batteries, headphones, scissors, tape. The list goes on. Stay organized in your RV by placing these items inside a small storage box. It also makes life a lot easier the next time you’re looking for those AA batteries. No more digging through different drawers to find the things you need. Keep all the trinkets in one box in a designated spot.
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#7 Belt Straps
Do you have an extra belt lying around? Here’s another personal tip for RV organization: turn that belt into a multi-purpose strap. Just like the nylon belts that came with our convertible pants and doubled as straps, you can use an extra belt to keep cords neatly organized or even to hold curtains open. It’s a simple and free way to add a bit of order to your RV living space.
#8 Small Towels
The towels I grew up using in China is the equivalent of an American hand towel. The smaller towel is enough to dry my body after a shower and it takes up less space and less time to dry. Using smaller towels is a personal choice that has greatly helped in keeping our RV bathroom more organized and spacious.
#9 Collapsable Storage Bins
The key to staying organized in a small space is to prevent things from exploding all over the place. Certain temporary items find their way to our small space such as shipping boxes or packaging for new camera gear. A collapsable storage bin is perfect for organizing these temporary items in one place. Once we decide to chuck these items, we can collapse and stow the bin away.
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#10 Socks to the Rescue
If you live in a small space that also drives down the road, items will rattle. To protect glassware or anything that may rattle, we repurposed our old socks. Slip a long sock over a wine bottle and an ankle sock over a glass jar. You can also put a few trinkets inside a sock and put that inside the jar.
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