Top Tips for Full Time RV Organization
Organization is a funny thing… to some, it is completely necessary. To others, it is more optional. When your whole life is bundled into one RV, organization is more of a must if you want to keep your sanity. If you start this process from the initial packing, placement, and storage areas you can keep things clean, and in their place all the time.
You can begin planning this organization structure on paper. Start making lists of where things are supposed to go. Begin labeling cabinets, drawers and storage bins so as you pack and put things away, everything has a home. Take some of these tips to make your organization a whole lot easier in your RV.
Hang Your Belongings
We are not just talking clothes on hangars, but you can hang tons of different items in your RV. This can help with keeping things off the floor and giving you more space. Consider hanging all of your pots and pans, towels, and even silverware by baskets or holders that attach to doors.
Stick to a Cleaning Schedule
This is never easy, but it will be worth it! Although your RV may not seem dirty, or you have the mentality of “I am always tracking dirt in, so why would I clean?” it should be deep cleaned regularly to avoid mold, dirt, bugs and rust from forming in the RV. It will also allow you to find any holes, damages or issues to it.
Separation is Key
If you want your RV to look and feel like a home on wheels, you have to create this space. It is easy to just lay on the couch which is also where you eat, and where you go to bed at night… but separating the space allows you to keep things organized and create a totally different atmosphere in your RV. Use rugs, borders, or RV furniture to really make a difference in the area you have.
This is a cute way for you to not only help with conserving space, but everything is easily accessible. You can get a magnet board, then glue small magnets to some of your belongings. This way, you are using wall space rather than drawer space that needs to house other things. For example, use this for your makeup, toiletries, hair accessories and jewelry.
Use Bins of all Sizes
You don’t have to only use large bins to store things… but you can use smaller bins to keep things together. Use small bins in your refrigerator to keep certain condiments together. You can use them under the sink for all of your cleaning supplies or in your bathroom for all of your shower necessities. Keeping things together is a big way to stay organized when you are living in the RV day in and day out.
Take your Inventory
This may sound like a silly concept when you are talking about all of your belongings, but it will help you know what you have and what you need. It will also give you some insight into what you don’t need. As you look at what you pack you can remove some things that you truly don’t need so you have more room for the things that you do! If you have kids with you, this will help to know what they brought as well so you don’t lose anything along the way.
Organization can make your life so much easier! It can also be kind of fun. Look at your organization strategy as another way to decorate your RV the way that you want. Utilize the wall space and any nook and cranny that you find additional room. Avoid circular container and things that don’t stack well and before you know it your RV will look and feel just right!