Staying organized & making the most out of your storage space can be enough of a challenge at home, but can be even trickier with the limited space in an RV. Never fear! There are a number of RV accessories available that help you make the most out of what you do have. From collapsible items to compact storage solutions, with a little creativity, you can keep your motorhome free of clutter.
Starting with maximizing your space, one great way to do so is to take advantage of the areas below cabinets & shelves, even under a table. Camco offers a number of items, such as the
Pop-A-Plate, Pop-A-Tissue, or Pop-A-Bowl that are installed underneath cabinets. This frees up space from having to store plates & napkins, and frees up counter space by keeping the tissue box out of the way. Under cabinet drawers or under table drawers can also be installed to add additional storage space. Another area that can be overlooked is the space behind cabinet doors and along walls. Wall or door mounted trash cans, spice racks, and toothbrush holders keep things off the counters, and off the floor. Installing storage items behind the cabinet doors also keeps them out of the way, making your rig look more organized. To add more counter space, items like a countertop extension or an over-the-sink cutting board can give you more room when you need it, and are easily stored when you don't. Adding shelving to your RV cabinets is also a great way to be able to store more items. A trick that can also be used at home as well as your camper is storing things in bins underneath tables or other furniture to keep them out of the way.
Using collapsible items saves space when it comes to storing them. The
Instahanger, for example, expands to 12" when in use and closes to 1-1/4" when closed. There are several different types of collapsible and nesting containers perfect for storing or preparing food. Beyond just kitchen items, it also includes folding outdoor chairs, picnic totes, recycling & garbage bins, even folding picnic tables!
Inside RV storage is only part it. Being smart with outside storage areas is crucial too. Cargo carriers that can be mounted to a hitch, vehicle rooftop, or even situated above the propane tanks can create valuable space. For the outside storage spaces, there are
sliding cargo trays that can make it easier not only to store your gear, but to reach it quickly when you need it. Hose reels can keep drinking water hoses and other hoses neatly stored, while also preventing them from becoming a tangled mess. There's even easy storage options for your spare tire! The
Hide-A-Spare lets you mount your spare tire underneath the vehicle, freeing up space in the back so you can more easily add a bike rack or cargo tray.