Maximize Space in your RV


It’s normal to worry about how to maximize space in your RV, whether renting or purchasing one. While the size of the camper will play a role in this, it’s always helpful to know how to store more and make the most of available space. Just because you don’t believe you’ll have enough space doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to under-or over-pack.

Thanks to these pointers, you’ll save a ton of luggage room while still having a blast! Because we want you to enjoy your vacation, we don’t want you to have to worry about space. So, here are some of the greatest ways to maximize space in your RV.

1) Fully make use of command hooks possible

Things that don’t have a home benefit greatly from command hooks. Hang spatulas, various utensils, and even mugs from the doors of your cabinets if you have more than one.

2) Use nesting bowls rather than individual bowls.

If you’ve never heard of them, Nesting bowls are just a group of bowls that fit precisely into one another. It’s possible to find them in various sizes, some even with measuring spoons on top. Using them beneath your countertops will optimize space, and you won’t lose one since you know where they belong!

3) Invest in a paper plate dispenser.

These are, in fact, real. You may have so many other items that demand drawers and counter space that paper plates feel like a waste of space. Paper plate dispensers are an incredible technology created for circumstances like these, but many people aren’t aware of their existence. They cost around $10 and can be purchased online.

Pictured: Pop-a-Plate Dispenser from

4) Purchase some wall-mounted shelves.

Hanging shelves are a lifesaver if you don’t have a lot of cupboard space. These containers may be placed in the kitchen, bathroom, or over the sink and filled with anything you see necessary.

5) If you have a trash can, put it on a cabinet door for easy access.

Having a trash can on your RV’s cabinet doors is a good idea. This makes it simple to get to, keeps the stench out of the RV, and you don’t have to worry about it toppling over while driving. In addition, this will free up room beneath the countertops, which you’ll need for other purposes.

6) To keep knives organized, attach a magnetic strip to the wall.

There is no place on the counter for a knife stand. Using a magnetic strip to hang knives on the wall creates an interesting visual effect while saving valuable storage space. They’re also really affordable!

7) The microwave and stove may be used for storage while you’re not using them.

This is the best way to maximize your space in an RV. Bread may be stored in the microwave, while pots and pans can be stored in the oven until you’re ready to use them.

8) If you can, place large bins loaded with clothing and shoes beneath the beds and couches.

Beds in RVs are often equipped with under-bed storage. Bins of clothing, shoes, and other items that won’t fit anyplace else may be stored here. If you don’t have a closet in your RV, this is a great method to avoid lugging about a suitcase or a large bag.

9) Incorporate pull-out drawers under the dining table for additional storage.

What are some possible applications for this? Of course, there will be cutlery! If you don’t have a lot of space to keep silverware, this is a great solution. Once reinstalled, these sliding drawers don’t call attention to themselves.

10) Incorporate file folder holders beneath the sink for added convenience.

A file folder holder can contain lighters, flashlights, chopping boards, and rubbish bags if you’re looking for ways to optimize space beneath the sink. You’ll need to think outside the box if you’re working with a tiny area! If you don’t want to use paper plates, you may also use them as plates.

11) Install a magnetic spice rack holder on a wall or cabinet door to keep track of your spices.

Even though spices are necessary for the kitchen, their storage jars take up a lot of space. This may be avoided by purchasing a magnetic spice rack holder and a set of magnetic jars. As a bonus, they may be hung on the wall and labeled so that you know precisely what each spice is.

12) Save room by installing your shelves in your cabinets.

You may obtain a lot more storage space if you build your cabinet rather than relying on the ones that arrive with only one or two shelves. Adding wired shelves improves capacity while also allowing you to ensure that items have ample area. This is great for cleaning all your dishes and utensils!

13. If you have a bathroom mirror, add a little shelf below.

You can keep your toothpaste and toothbrushes out of the sink by putting a tiny shelf beneath the mirror in the bathroom. Additionally, you may store soap and other essentials that need to be accessible from a distance.

Whether you’re renting or purchasing an RV, it’s important to make the most of the space you have. By packing intelligently and using every nook and cranny, you can save yourself from having to leave anything behind. What are your best tips to maximize space in your RV? Share them below!

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