If you’ve ever planned an RV trip, you know just how precious each square foot can be. You have to plan out each section of the vehicle perfectly to make use of all the space available. You’d be surprised how many people don’t make use of tremendous amounts of potential storage space and then cram everything into already over-stacked places. Smaller RVs often seem to have limited storage, so here are 4 tips for saving space and making the most of available room in kitchen and bath.
1. SLIDE-OUT SURFACES
One of the best methods to seemingly create space out of nothing is to utilize space that is otherwise wasted – that means any stairs, walls or empty spaces can become places to install slide-out surfaces and drawers. You can add slide-out drawers under the coffee table, a slide-out surface under the bed, or use any other empty space to make a lot of extra storage room. You can also install a sliding out cutting board that can make cooking a lot more convenient – the space in the kitchen is often limited, so adding another surface can make a huge difference.
2. UNDER-THE-CABINET STEMWARE RACKS
Another great way to save space, especially in the kitchen, is using under cabinet racks to give yourself more places to store things – you can place wine bottles, wine glasses or even plates, saving more space in the drawers and cabinets themselves.
You can even use them in other places as well – wherever there are high surfaces, you can install the racks and store basically anything. One of the most under-used spaces in RVs’ is the vertical space, so if you utilize it properly, there’s a lot of potential to increase storage potential.
3. HOOKS AND SHOE ORGANIZERS
An often forgotten way to simply add space is to get the most out of your walls, and it often doesn’t even have to be space-consuming. By simply installing hooks to your walls or shelves, you can hang most of your clothes, bags, or kitchen utensils either temporarily or permanently. Another great way to use the hooks is to hang shoe organizers on them – this way you actually get a full selection of different small drawers that can be used to store almost anything in the bathroom, kitchen or living room areas.
4. MAGNETS AND VELCRO
Magnets can be used extensively for anything that’s made of metal. Obviously, this would be the most convenient in the kitchen, where you can put most of the knives and some of the other utensils where they will always be at arms’ length. Of course, magnets can also be used to hold tools in tight spaces. Velcro also works great for holding things like remote controls.
While often necessary to find ways to cram even more stuff into an already tightly packed RV, do remember to watch weight limits!
Know more about how to safe space on your RV at Love Your RV.
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