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Top 20 RV Storage Hacks for Every RV [With Pictures]

Posted on June 29, 2022
Top 20 RV Storage Hacks for Every RV [With Pictures]

If you're an RV owner, then you know that storage can be a bit of a challenge.

Although every RV is different, the need for organization and storage solutions remains the same. That's why we've put together this list of must-have storage hacks for every type of RV.

Stick around because our storage solutions are unique. Whether you have a campervan, motorhome, or trailer, our RV organization tips will help you find space for practically everything.

Let's get going!

Bath

The bathroom is one of the most challenging spaces to keep organized in an RV. Most RV bathrooms are small and don't have a lot of built-in storage. However, with a few simple tricks, you can turn your wet bath or small washroom into a fully functioning restroom. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Towel hooks

Adhesive hooks are an RVer's best friend and can be mounted practically anywhere. Multi-purpose hooks keep items off the floor and save space in closets and drawers. When choosing an adhesive hook for bath towels, pick a hook with a non-slip grip on the end to prevent the heavy towels from sliding off the hooks while the RV is in motion.

Wall-mounted soap dispenser

RV showers don't have the storage nooks found in residential showers. Upgrade your shower by hanging a refillable wall-mounted soap dispenser. These soap dispensers come in various sizes and attach to the wall using adhesive instead of screws.

Wet and dry hanging storage

Save counter space and hang these suction cup-mounted wet and dry hanging storage baskets in your RV bathroom. These heavy-duty suction cups work on most surfaces, and the deep baskets help organize your toiletries while you're parked or on the move.

Stainless steel razor holders

These stainless steel hooks mount with adhesive tape and are the perfect size to hang a razor in your shower. Since these hooks come in pairs, mount the second hook somewhere else in your shower, and use it to hang a wet bathing suit or washcloth.

Kitchen

Another area of the RV that can be difficult to keep organized is the kitchen. It's easy for things to get cluttered and messy, especially if you don't have a lot of storage space. But with a few organizational items, you can easily transform your RV kitchen into a functional space.

Storage bag organizer

Storage bags are an essential part of most people's kitchens. Unfortunately, these helpful little baggies take up a lot of space. Free up cabinet or drawer space by using this storage bag organizer. It's functional and fashionable and can be mounted on the wall or placed inside a drawer.

Water bottle storage

Tired of having your water bottles knock over, roll around, or fall out of your cabinet? This water bottle organizer will help keep your bottles secure and free up space inside your RV kitchen cabinets.

Paper towel holder with shelf

This wall-mounted paper towel holder with a shelf is perfect for an RV because it mounts with adhesive instead of damaging screws. Use the shelf to hold spices and cleaning products or to place your cell phone and keys when you're not on the move.

Refrigerator add-on sliding drawers

Optimize the storage space in your RV fridge by adding pull-out storage drawers. The removable draws install in seconds and free up the unused space in your refrigerator.

Closet

More often than not, RV closets lack shelves and other organizational space. If you're clever, you can maximize your limited storage and turn your RV closet into a place to put clothes, shoes, and other necessities.

Hanging stow and go organizer

This hanging stow-and-go organizer is a game changer for RVers because it simplifies packing and unpacking. At home, fold your clothing, place it in the storage compartments, and collapse the organizer. When you get to your RV, hang the organizer in the closet using the built-in hangers and expand it while in use.

Packing cubes

RVers love packing cubes. Packing cubes help keep clothing compact and organized and can stow just about anywhere. Whether you have slim cabinets, under-bed storage space, or cargo storage, you can keep all of your clothes folded and free from wrinkles by using packing cubes.

Pro tip: Buy each family member a set of packing cubes in a different color. Organize your closet and drawers by color to help keep everyone in the family organized for the entire trip.

Laundry hack

Finding a place to store dirty clothes in an RV isn't as easy as you'd think. It's challenging to find a clothes hamper spot unless you have an abundance of storage space. The most simple way to keep your dirty clothes hidden is to get several heavy-duty laundry bags and organize your dirty clothes by color or family member. Bags are easy to stash behind pillows, storage bays, or even inside your tow vehicle until it's time to go to the laundromat.

Vertical storage for paper goods

This storage hack converts a hanging shoe rack into a paper towel and toilet paper holder. Instead of putting shoes in each cubby, use the slots for paper towels or toilet paper. Using space in your closet to hang paper goods keeps your paper products dry and frees up shelf space in other parts of your RV.

Want to make some extra money renting out your RV? By adding efficient storage, you’re providing your guests with a better experience, leading to better reviews and guests returning year after year.

Walls

Think vertically and use your walls to hang the items you'd ordinarily place in cabinets, drawers, or closets. You can hang lightweight items on RV walls anywhere you've got the room, so long as you use adhesive or removable strips instead of nails or screws.

Broom and mop holders

Get your brooms and mops out of the corner and onto the wall. Command makes damage-free broom and mop grippers that will hold your floor cleaners in place and keep them out of the way.

Floating shelves

Hang floating shelf organizers wherever you need a way to store smaller items like books, sunglasses, notepads, and more. Since the shelves mount to the wall using an adhesive, you won't have to worry about damage.

Hat storage

Looking for a way to store your hats? Mount damage-free, adhesive hat hooks on your walls and hang your favorite caps. These low-profile hooks hold baseball caps, flat-brim hats, and other accessories like scarves or headphones.

Shoe storage

Hate tripping over shoes? These adhesive shoe racks are easy to install and help keep your RV organized. Our favorite places to hang shoe racks are near the doors or along the perimeter of the bed platform, but you can hang them anywhere you want to keep your footwear out of the way.

Other RV storage hacks

If you're still searching for storage tips for other areas of your RV, we've got you covered! Here are a few more storage solutions that will help keep everything organized on the inside and the outside of your RV.

Sliding cargo trays

Organizing the space in your tow vehicle is just as important as finding places to put everything in your RV. Sliding cargo trays can help keep your truck bed and the RV storage bays accessible and organized. The sliding cargo trays are part of an entire system, which means you can install a single tray or opt for something more complex with compartments, boxes, locks, and more.

Equipment storage bags

Stop untangling hoses and cords with these color-coded equipment storage bags. The RV storage bags are waterproof, come with rubber identification tags, and have a design that keeps your drinking hose tangle free.

Pop-up trash can

RVs are notorious for having small trash cans. If you're someone who walks to the campground dumpster a few times a day, invest in a pop-up trash can. A collapsible trash can be used inside or outside and stored practically anywhere when it's not in use.

Seat-back organizer

Consolidate small electronics, cords, toys, and other tiny items with a seat-back organizer. These organizers are adjustable and attach to seats in motorhomes and tow vehicles and are easy to put on and take off when you need to extend your storage space.

Final thoughts

Ready to make the most out of your space? Add one or two of these RV storage hacks to your rig and help make your camping experience a little more comfortable.

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Meagan Butler
Meagan Butler

Meagan is a glitter-loving, trailer-towing RV content writer. When she's not camping in her Airstream, she's spoiling her dogs, taking landscape photography, and supporting the RV community.

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