10 proven RV Storage Ideas using cheap Bins and Baskets

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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.

RV storage bins and organization ideas using simple plastic bins and baskets.
RV Storage Bins and Baskets


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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.




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.

RV storage bins - here is a simple plastic basket used to store plastic wrap in an RV
Storing food wrap in a plastic RV storage bin




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.

RV storage bins - use a plastic bin with a lid to store clothes. The lid will help keep dust out.
Plastic bin with a lid to store dish clothes and towels in an RV





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!

RV kitchen cabinet organization using tension bar shelves and placing plastic storage bins on top of it.
Tension bar shelves to hold up plastic bins in an RV kitchen cabinet





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.

RV storage bins - make a cleaning caddy with plastic bin and a handle.
RV Cleaning Caddy with a simple plastic bin





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).

Using a dollar store bin as an RV storage idea. Keeps cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink.
Plastic bins are handy for storing supplies under your RV kitchen sink




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.

Plastic bins inside the RV medicine cabinet can help organize medicines and toiletries
Plastic bins are simple RV medicine cabinet organizers




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.

RV shower caddy to bring with you to the campground's shower facilities
RV Shower caddy – bring with you to the campground’s shower facilities




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.

Plastic bin with a lid can be a simple camping first aid kit for RVs
Simple camping first aid kit in a plastic bin with a lid

If you want to read a review of First Aid Kits on Amazon to see what’ll suit your family, click here.





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.

Woven plastic basket with a lid for feminine hygiene products while camping
Basket with a lid is convenient holder for feminine hygiene products




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.

A plastic basket is a handy spot to keep the camping essentials of sunscreen and bug repellent spray
Keep the sunscreens and bug spray together in a plastic basket







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!

Game storage ideas - a plastic bin makes a handy board game storage container to keep in your RV
Board Game Storage Container


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.

Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 8)





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