Diy rv remodel ideas
Peel & Stick Cord Organizers
Sticking with our theme of not putting holes in the walls, these peel and stick cord organizers are grand for making your cords glance beautiful. Most of your cords are hidden anyway, but its always nice to see cords actually organized.
Desk Lamp w/ Power Outlet
This tip is less for organization and space saving, and more for supplying your RV with a power outlet you can reach without bending over. Our RV has a power outlet under the dinette we use when were working on our laptops, and it is a pain to get under there to plug stuff in.
Get Shelves with Side Hooks
I couldnt seem to discover these online anywhere.
If you know where to get them, let me know!
Storage Cubes Turned On Their Sides
This is another thought we got from Gone with the Wynns.
Inside the Door Storage
This is something you can easily make yourself, or you can just purchase it.
Store Flashlights with a Broom Holder
Get another command strip broom holder to store your flashlight by the door for simple reach.
Create a Quick Drop Zone
Create a Quick Drop Zone to store little things love keys and sunglasses correct by the door for simple access.
Kayla and I did this with our remotes, and we love it!
We used these velcro squares.
[tweet_box design=box_05 float=none]Tired of losing your TV remotes? Velcro them under a table![/tweet_box]
Paper Roll Rod
If you own kids who love to draw on paper, attempt this project to install a paper roll under a cabinet.
Door Catch Hideaway Hooks
Hide your jacket or towel racks using door catchers.
Get an Ottoman
Collapsible ottomans are grand for adding additional storage and utility. Plus when youre not using them, you can put them under the dinette or fold em up.
RV Kitchen Space Saving Ideas
Here are a few RV space saving ideas:
Repurpose Coffee Creamer Containers
If youre a coffee lover love we are, youve probably thrown out a lot of coffee creamer bottles.
Next time you discover yourself running out of creamer, hold the bottle, clean it, and reuse it to store food! It takes up less space than most packaging.
You can use under-shelf baskets to add more storage space to your cupboards and under the shelves in your fridge!
Purchase Tons of Suction Cup Hooks
The suction cup hook pictured above is from our shower, and this thing works wonders!
I love anything you can use to hang stuff without putting holes anywhere because were planning on selling our RV when were done and desire to hold its value.
Bungee Your RV Trash Can to the Wall
Sometimes an over-the-door trash can is just too little, and you need something bigger. Just take a bigger trash can and use some bungee cords and eye hooks to tie it to the wall; viola, a mobile-ready RV trash can thats out of the way!
Collapsible RV Trash Can
If you havent already figured it out, I love collapsible stuff.
This collapsible trash can takes up virtually no space, and it has plenty of room as an everyday trash can.
7. Install a Hanging Basket for Fruit
If you can discover a spot to put a hanging basket, theyre grand. Kayla and I dont really own anywhere we could put one, so unfortunately, we dont own one.
Spice Gripper Clips
Like I said, spices can be a pain to organize. These are another item high on our wishlist spice gripper clips!
Get an Over-The-Door or Door-Mounted RV Trash Can
An RV trash can on the floor takes up a lot of space but you need a trash can.
Believe me Kayla and I went weeks without a trash can in the RV and its a huge pain. This over-the-door trash can saves space and is totally out of the way!
These divided organizers are another grand way to save space. You can store drinkware, clothes, accessories, and more! You can create your own with a box and some cardboard dividers left over from packages if you desire to be thrifty.
If you dont know what a Lazy Susan is (I didnt before I did some research on organization), its basically a plate that spins (just love the glass plate in your microwave).
They are awesome!
You can use them in the fridge or in cupboards to easily get to stuff in the back.
6. Use Dish Cradles to Maximize RV Cabinet Space
These are way up on our wish list. Stacking dishes vertically in a dish cradle makes them take up less space and, more importantly, makes it easier to get them out without needing to take anything off the top of them.
Wall-mounted dry food dispensers are a grand way to free up some cupboard and counter space.
Just put the contents in and throw the packaging! It makes it easier to get to your food, too.
Use Ancient Wipe Containers to Store Plastic Bags
Plastic bags tend to accumulate and take up way too much space. Instead of stuffing them in a dark corner of your RV, use an ancient wipe container to organize them!
Knife Safe by Camping World
A excellent alternative to the magnetic strip for storing knives is the knife safe by Camping World.
Im still not certain I would leave them in this while driving, though.
Floating Wine Rack
A floating wine rack probably isnt your first thought to store wine glasses in your RV, but hey, you gotta own dreams of wine, right?
3. Use Storage Bins in Your RV Shelves
Storage bins are probably the number one most significant piece of the RV organization puzzle. We own a dozen, and could probably use two dozen more.
You can use them in cupboards, drawers, and in the exterior storage compartments. Label them for bonus points!
Dangling Mason Jars
This ones cool, and affordable. Just get some mason jars and screw them into the ceiling to store little stuff!
Or Store Them in an Ancient Juice Bottle
If you cant discover space for a paper towel rod, an ancient juice bottle will work to store bags. It may not store the whole roll, but its an simple way to get your bags out.
Put a Free-Standing Drawer Unit in a Cupboard (Secure w/ Bungee)
These cabinet-sized drawer units are pricey, but if you own the money they can be one of the best ways to use RV cabinet space that may otherwise be wasted. Kayla and I dont use them because of the price, but wed love to own them if we had the additional money! Secure them with bungee cords to hold them from opening on the move.
If you can discover a way to stabilize it, an over-the-sink rack will add some much-needed kitchen space.
If youre love us and cant discover room for the hanging baskets, these fruit hammocks might work for you instead.
I love them because the fruit ripens evenly so you dont get spots over-ripened.
Magnetize Your Cutting Board to the Underside of a Cabinet
Get some magnets to install on the back of your cutting board, and a sheet of metal to install under your cupboard: Boom, your cutting board is organized and out of the way.
8. Get a Roll-Up Sink Rack
Having an above the sink rack, rather than a countertop one, frees up that precious counter space. This model even rolls up for simple storage.
Airtight Square Canisters
Tupperware is one of the greatest things for storing food, but they can be hard to organize, to tell the least.
These square canisters (which are also airtight) are grand for maximizing your storage space!
5. Replace Mixing Bowls with Stackable Nesting Bowls
Nesting bowls are a go-to RV space saving thought. We basically stopped using bowls in the RV until we found these because they just take up so much room. One of those bowls is actually a colander, which is great.
Paper Plate Dispenser
Another item high on our wish list is this awesome paper plate dispenser.
[tweet_box design=box_05 float=none]GENIUS!
Use a paper plate dispenser to save counter space![/tweet_box]
Wall-Mounted Magnetic Strips
A wall-mounted magnetic strip is high on our wishlist as a way to store our knives. Put them away while driving, though you dont desire them to come flying off the wall if you crash!!
Magazine Rack Can Organizer
You can use magazine racks to organize the cans in your cupboard; plus, it will stop them from rolling around and making a mess.
4. Replace Your Tea Kettle with This Foldable One
Cookware can be the biggest space sucker of every the items on your RV.
If you love to heat your water with a kettle, getting a collapsible tea kettle will save you a lot of room and headaches.
You can also get collapsible colanders and even collapsible pots!
Magnetic Spice Holder (Use Caution!)
These are super favorite, so I wanted to mention them. Just be wary of these magnetized spice racks, because Nikki Wynn from Gone With the Wynns said they didnt work well for her. Maybe she didnt set it up correct, but Id rather not deal with spice every over my floor to discover out.
Install a Peg Board
We dont own a spot for one of these ourselves, but I wish we did. A peg board on the wall looks love a really cool, simple way to organize the unorganizable: pots and pans.
Fold Out Spice Rack
This spice rack can be installed correct under a cabinet and will save tons of RV cabinet and counter space. It beats our system we own every the spices in a storage container, which is a pain when you own to dig out the one you want.
Store Trash Bags on a Paper Towel Holder
Paper towel holders can be used to hold tons of diverse things. Use them to store your trash bags for simple access!
Organize Bakeware with a Pan Organizer
Who says pan organizers are only for pans?
Put your baking trays in them, too!
Use Curtain Tension Rods Vertically
Youve probably heard of using curtain tension rods in cupboards to hold things from falling out. But, own you thought of using them vertically to organize things? Attempt it out!
Use Towel Rods to Hold Pot Lids
Pot lids are the worst things to discover space for. They are awkward and never sit correct. Just use a curtain rod to hold them on the back of a cupboard!
Thumbtack Sandwich Baggies Inside Cabinet Doors
Thumbtacks can act out miracles.
Just pin your sandwich baggie boxes correct to the back of a cupboard!
RV Basement/Outside Storage
Reusable Grocery Bags
You can use these for groceries (duh), but you can also use them to store additional stuff in. We own a bunch of cleaning supplies in one of ours. You can get them at most grocery stores or on Amazon.
Mesh Bag for Water Hose
You can discover them here.
Make the Most of Your Tow Vehicle
You can put kayaks, bikes, additional storage and more in your tow vehicle.
Make the most of it!
RV Water Hose Splitter
Another tip that isnt exactly for storage, but more for convenience. Easily wash your RV, clean your black water tank, or whatever you need an additional hose for. Get one here.
Mounted Ceiling Supplies
Use pipes and brackets to mount supplies love brooms, umbrellas, fishing rods and more to your exterior storage ceiling.
Add More Rear Storage
Our current RVing neighbor has a tow cargo carrier attached to his fifth wheel for additional space.
Sometimes the best RV storage ideas are the ones that simply add more space to store things!
Hang RV Hoses
One way to do this is by hanging nylon velcro strips.
Mount Electrical Adapters
RV Storage Tips Before You Begin
1. Take Stock
Write down everything you own. I know, this is a monstrous task, but there really is no better way to organize your RV or little space than by knowing exactly what you have.
2. Purge the Useless Items
Do you really need 12 drinking cups and 20 plates?
Unless you own a huge family, I doubt it. Im a culprit, too. I own 3 pairs of sunglasses. I dont need them, but yknow. Everyone has those things they just dont desire to get rid of.
As fulltimers, we plan to get rid of everything we dont use at least once per year. If youre not living in an RV, I recommend doing this after every RV trip.
3. Designate a Put for Everything
And I do mean everything. Keys, your fly swatter, loose change, bike helmets, the RV trash can you name it.
Its the only way youll ever get your RV to stay organized.
4. Use the One In, One Out Rule
This is a grand way to stay on top of your organization goals. Anytime you bring something new into the RV, the ancient one should go out. For example
If you bring a new sweater into the RV, an ancient sweater should be removed.
This law will assist you upgrade ancient stuff without keeping tons of unnecessary clutter. (Kayla hates this law, shes gotta own her clothes! Shes getting better though!!)
[tweet_box design=box_05 float=none]The key to saving space in an RV or tiny home? Use the one in, one out rule.[/tweet_box]
Stick to a Cleaning Schedule
With a home that moves, you own to put everything away before you start your drive.
However, when you stay in one spot for any length of time (we sometimes stay at one site for over a month), daily cleaning can be overlooked and clutter builds up. No quantity of RV storage ideas will assist you if you dont develop a routine.
We own a daily morning routine of cleaning up after breakfast.
Once were finished eating in the morning, Kayla and I love to take 20 minutes to wash the dishes and pick up anything lying around.
By doing a little pickup session daily, the cleaning is more manageable and never becomes a huge hassle.
Now on to the RV storage ideas!
RV Storage Ideas for the Bathroom
Over-the-Cabinet Hair Dryer Holder
The container store sells this nifty over-the-door hair dryer and supply caddy.
Collapsible Laundry Basket
If you need a laundry basket in your RV, attempt this collapsible one to save some space!
Alternatively, you could do what Kayla and I own done and get a laundry bag.
Ours isnt love this backpack version, though we wish it was!
Elastic First Aid Holder
All those creams and ointments can get beautiful unorganized if left laying in the medicine cabinet. You can easily store and organize them by stapling an elastic band around them to hold them in place!
Hang Spice Racks for Bathroom Supplies
Paint Ikea spice racks to match your bathroom cabinet, then use them as storage shelves for bathroom supplies.
Tape Together Coffee Cans for TP Storage
You can cut the bottoms of some ancient coffee cans and tape them together and paint them to match your decor!
Simple toilet paper storage.
I couldnt discover the plastic containers from Ikea they used in the picture, but you can use these ones from eBay instead.
Handmade Additional Toilet Roll Storage
Theyre a little pricey, but if you love these additional toilet paper roll holders, you can get them on Etsy.
Make Your Own Towel Caddy
If youre a creative type, you can combine a towel with some buttons and sewing skills to create one of these cool shower caddies.
Command Strip Necklace Holder
My grandma got us this necklace organizer for Kayla, and she loves it.
Its the best way to store her necklaces while also making them simple to get to.
Command Strip Broom Holder
Organize your brooms and mops with a command strip broom gripper.
Create a Toiletry Holder with an Ancient Jacket Hanger
You can use an ancient metal jacket hanger and some screws to hold your toiletries organized and in put as you travel.
Our RV shower has this nifty shampoo dispenser. Theres a large lack of shelf space in our RV shower, so this comes in handy.
Store Bobby Pins in an Ancient Tic Tac Container
Try out this cool project by Chelsea from Lovely Indeed.
Turn an ancient tic tac container into a bobby pin holder!
Use command strips to hang plastic toiletry holders!
You can take a sheet out of Anna Moseleys book and install some hooks in the wall to create an aluminum foil dispenser. It keeps the box from taking up room on the counter and makes it simple to get to; win-win!
Use a Shoe Organizer as a Towel Holder
Use a Dry Foods Container as a Little Waste Basket
If youre looking for a little, out-of-the-way trash can, use an ancient dry foods container.
Finding and Renovating an Airstream Can Take Forever
It’s a little easier to discover an Airstream that’s project-ready than a renovated one, but more and more people are flipping Airstreams for profit these days, or starting businesses love ours. Check Instagram for those listings, because they generally pop up on the profiles of DIY-renovators. Another grand put to glance is Airstream Classifieds. We’ve seen some really beautiful Airstreams listed for sale there that are priced reasonably.
When buying online, just remember that it’s always best to see the Airstream in person to ensure that it’s a legitimate sale and that the Airstream is in the condition promised.
It’s always significant to never believe anyone who says there’s not a single leak in an ancient Airstream or that it won’t leak. Ha!
We own the unique position of being capable to hear thousands of stories through comments, messages, and emails. More often than not, the timelines that numerous of these excited, hopeful people own in mind are far too short.
Renovating a vintage Airstream generally isn’t as simple as slapping on a jacket of paint and changing out the ancient, dry-rotted tires. If it is that simple, you’re probably missing some key elements that affect your safety, sanity, and health. Having a beautiful interior is fine and excellent, but it’s not worth it if you’re constantly fixing leaks, or your frame has serious issues, or you own rodents in your walls.
The biggest challenge of staying in an RV?
Kayla and I got ill of every the clutter, so we scoured the internet to discover the best RV storage ideas of every time.
In this post, youll study how to organize your RV (or little space) today and hold it that way!
Heres a quick overview of every the diverse sections so you can jump correct to where you want:
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RV Bedroom Storage Solutions
Caddy Night Stand
Bedroom space is lacking in most RVs (besides under the bed, but who wants to pick up their bed every day?) A caddy night stand could solve that problem for you!
Make a Storage Headboard
If youre excellent at stitching, this is an exciting project to undertake.
It could double as a shade for the window behind your bed if you own one.
Remodel Your Bunkbed Into a Closet or Office
This is a travel trailer space saving idea since most motorhomes dont own bunk beds. It can be annoying having space used for something you simply dont need or desire there. If you own a bunk bed, but dont use it, you probably feel the same way.
If youre feeling crafty, attempt converting that space into an office to get the most out of every square inch of your rig.
Portable Filing Folder Bag
Keeping excellent records is really significant, especially for those of us self-employed.
It can be hard to discover room to hold track of this stuff, which is why you should get one of these.
Use a Shoe Organizer for Additional Shelves
A shoe rack can actually fit in numerous RV cupboards. Use it for additional shelf space!