This article highlights some clever uses of inexpensive plastic bins and baskets to help organize your RV and improve storage. Let’s check out how we can use these RV storage bins.
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A word about plastic…
Many people are trying to minimize their plastic use, and I am as well. If you take care of your plastic bins and baskets they should last for many years. Try looking for plastic bins made from recycled plastic (which is harder to find than I expected), or bins made from natural products like seagrass or bamboo. Plastic gets brittle in cold temperatures, so you may want to bring them inside over the winter to help them last longer.
Table of Contents
- 1 RV Storage Bins to improve Kitchen Organization
- 2 RV Cleaning Supplies Bin
- 3 RV Bathroom Plastic Bin Organization Ideas
- 4 Miscellaneous RV Storage Bin Ideas
- 5 Check out our other RV Organization Articles
RV Storage Bins to improve Kitchen Organization
The storage opportunities for plastic bins in an RV kitchen are almost endless. You can use them in your fridge to corral condiments, you can put your favorite spice bottles into one and keep it in the cabinet, and you can even use them in your drawers as drawer dividers.
Let’s look at some other storage solutions for your RV kitchen.
1. Storage Bin for Food Wrap
Many RV’s do not have enough drawers – at least not enough drawers compared to what you’re used to at home.
So sometimes you have to get creative and using a plastic bin to contain your food wrap products is a great start.
2. Plastic Bin for Dish Clothes and Towels
Storing your clean and dry dish clothes and towels in a plastic bin like this is great if you don’t have much drawer space and if you don’t want to toss them under the sink cabinet loose. And a lid will help keep the dust off them.
3. RV Kitchen Tension Bar Shelf with Dollar Store Bins
This is a clever ideas. Instead of drilling into her cabinets and installing a wooden shelf this RV owner used two tension rods to create a shelf, and then placed some plastic bins on top. This really helps with RV kitchen cabinet organization!
This is just another example of the awesome RV organization solutions you can create using tension rods! And no tools required!
Check out these 21 RV Kitchen Organization Ideas for more inspiration.
RV Cleaning Supplies Bin
4. Cleaning Caddy
You can create your own little cleaning caddy for your RV like the one shown below.
And having a handle allows you to tuck it into awkward cabinets and still be able to retrieve it easily.
My friends have something similar in their RV, but they just have a simple plastic bin with some sponges and natural cleaners (like vinegar in a spray bottle).
RV Bathroom Plastic Bin Organization Ideas
There are so many small items in a bathroom! Just think about it for a sec, you’ve got, deodorant, hair clips, elastics, floss, medicine, creams, razors, and the list goes on. It can be a real pain trying to sort through those things if they’re all loose in a medicine cabinet or cabinet. That’s why you need some RV storage bins like the ones below.
5. RV Medicine Cabinet Containers
Lightweight plastic baskets like the ones shown below are an inexpensive way to bundle “like” items together in your RV’s medicine cabinet. And small baskets can fit into most cabinets, drawers or medicine cabinets.
6. Plastic Shower Caddy with Handle
A shower caddy like this works extremely well if you camp at parks that have shower facilities. You can carry your toiletries with you in one convenient basket.
And note the shower sandals. If you’re showering in a public facility keep your feet protected from foot fungus and viral warts.
If you’re having trouble organizing your RV bathroom, this article featuring 27 simple RV bathroom organization ideas will help.
7. Camping First Aid Kit in One Plastic Bin
Your family’s first aid kit will depend on your particular needs and knowledge. If you are doing potentially risky activities in remote places then you’ll want a more extensive first aid kit. (And the training to know how to use it!)
The picture below shows a simple camping first aid kit for typical scrapes and cuts.
8. Feminine Hygiene Products
Have all your needed feminine hygiene products in one convenient basket. This particular basket closes so you push down the lid, tuck it into a cabinet and stack other baskets on top of it for the weeks you don’t need them.
9. Sunscreen and Bug Spray Basket
Sunscreen and bug spray are camping essentials. And having your sunscreen and bug spray in one basket – where everyone knows where to find it! – is a great space and time saving camping organization solution.
Miscellaneous RV Storage Bin Ideas
10. Board Game Storage Basket
Most of your favorite camping memories aren’t made in front of the TV or iPad. They’re time spent playing and interacting with family. Board games provide a great opportunity to do that.
The picture below shows a convenient storage solution for board games: just toss them into a plastic basket!
Check out this list of 17+ Fun Family Games for Game Night (most can be played while camping too)
Other Ideas for Using Plastic Bins & Baskets in your RV
- To store socks and underwear in your bedroom
- Plastic totes with locking lids for tools in the RV under-belly storage
The set of 6-quart bins below is made by Sterilite and is for sale on Amazon. They come with a white lid so they are stackable.
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Check out our other RV Organization Articles
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