12 Awesome RV Organization and RV Storage Solutions

If you are looking for RV storage and RV organization ideas then you have come to the right place. (And P.S. there are more than 12 ideas here!)

Camping is a great way to spend family time and explore the country, or just enjoy your neighborhood campsite.

And your RV can be a sweet little home away from home.

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But how many times do we try to bring too much of our home with us? And our small RV quickly gets cramped and resembles a teen’s bedroom.

Camping should be a relaxing experience and getting stressed out over RV clutter is not a good feeling.

What is the point in having cool things, like an RV, if you aren’t in the right head space to enjoy it!




Below are RV storage ideas and RV organization hacks, but keep in mind that decluttering is going to be very important throughout.

Ask yourself these RV Decluttering Questions:

  1. Do I need this item?
  2. Do I need this many of this item?  (Do you really need 4 spatulas or 7 wooden mixing spoons?)
  3. Is there any “2 birds with 1 stone” item that will do more than one job? (Think multi-tool)


And another theme repeated throughout when it comes to RV storage is thinking vertically and making the most out of 3-dimensions. We want to avoid leaving everything laying around cluttering up your counter-tops and tables.

 

  


 

RV Bathroom Storage Ideas

 

1) Hanging 6 Pocket Shower Organizer

I don’t know about you but I like knowing where everything is in my shower. I have a spot for my shampoo, spot for body wash, etc…  If I wanted to I could shower with my eyes closed because everything has its place.  

And a shower in an RV is small enough already so having to root around for the shampoo bottle sliding around by your ankles is too much. 

Luckily, to help keep the tiny space organized there is a mesh hanging pocket organizer to hang over the shower rod.

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It could work well for your camper, travel trailer or motorhome bathroom to help keep things organized.

This is a quick way to get your camper organized today. Easy, no tools required. Just hang it. What are you waiting for?  🙂


 

2) Shower Rod to Hang Baskets for Toiletries

Another great RV bathroom storage idea to help organize shower essentials in is to hang plastic baskets over a spring-loaded shower rod.

You put this second shower rod into your shower/tub area close to the back wall and hang the baskets from them.   

You could have a different colored basket for each family member.  Now your teenaged daughter will never get mad at you again for accidently using her Clearasil as shampoo.  

If you can’t find the shower rods at your local hardware store I see that Amazon has some well-reviewed ones.  (And as you can see in the picture below there are many other organization uses for these rods.) 

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Here is a DIY Shower Toiletry holder that my daughter and I made to keep my shampoo and body wash off the tub floor.

DIY Rv Bathroom storage hack shower rod toiletry holder

Punch holes in the bottom of the old milk jug to let water drain out of it.

 


Sustainability Tip

To minimize buying more plastic items you can re-use an old milk jug as I’ve done. We’re trying to make the most out of the 2nd “R” in the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra.

I realize that this isn’t the prettiest thing in the world, but how often do you have other people in your shower anyway? (Hmm…I better not ask that.)  For those of you who do require a pretty RV bathroom shower (maybe you have family visiting), you can buy plastic baskets at a dollar store, or online and then use a hook or zap strap to attach it to your shower tension rod.




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3) Command Hook Towel holder

What did people do before Command Hooks?  Just leave stuff laying around?  Barbarians. 

At home I just drape my towel over the shower rod, but when I’m camping I always seem to get it soaked doing this. I think its because the shower rod is higher at home.  But anyways, I’m glad I stumbled upon command hooks.  

Below is photo of a command hook towel holder used beside an RV sink. That way when you get your face wash in your eyes the towel is only inches away!

Command hook towel holder

 


A lot of folks like a white command hook in their RV bathroom, but if you want a more luxurious look get rubbed bronze ones from Amazon (shown below).

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I know many retailers carry Command Hooks but if you can’t find it in your area, here is a link to Amazon for your convenience.

Command Hooks for the Shower

And you can also buy Command Hooks that attach to your shower walls so you can hang up your back scrubber and soap holders too.

 


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4) Use Pocket Organizers on Inside of Cupboard Doors

I already mentioned the cool pocket organizer for organizing the shower toiletries, and I’ve found many other uses for the pocket organizers. 

The shower ones are mesh (so they don’t pool water), and they work equally well for holding cleaning supplies under the sink, rolled up magazines, deodorants and other toiletries.  You can stow them cleverly inside the door of the sink cabinet instead of cluttering up the limited counter space.

 

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5) Over the door towel or robe hanger

IF they fit on your bathroom door these can be a great way to reduce clutter in your bathroom. But sometimes they just won’t fit in the tiny gap between the top of your door and the door jamb. So keep your receipt. 

And be careful if you have a “wet” bathroom where your whole bathroom gets wet during a shower because your precious fluffy robe will get soaked.

Immediately below is the one that I have in my bathroom, and below that is a similar item for sale on Amazon.

Over the door towel holder


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Clever “No tools” Required Storage Shelf for your RV

My sister came up with this “no tools” required RV bathroom organization idea. She was hesitant to screw into her travel trailer’s walls so she came up with this clever camping hack instead.

Using two tension bars she created a shelf that allows extra storage for towels and paper.

You can buy tension bars at most local retailers, but if you can’t find them there I have provided a link to Amazon for your convenience. (And if you want to learn more Tension Bar Organization Ideas click here to check out my article about this.)


 



Other RV Bathroom Organization Ideas

If you’re looking for other RV Bathroom Storage and organization ideas check out our post 8 Simple RV Bathroom Storage and Organization Ideas







RV Storage Kitchen Ideas 

 

6) Install Drawers Under the Table

It is amazing how quickly surfaces get cluttered with papers, remotes, sunglasses, keys, etc…

And your table in an RV can quickly turn into a “pocket-dumping zone” where everything gets thrown onto it.

Luckily to help store all these random items and keep your table clean there are little shelves that clamp to your table, and swivel underneath your table.

They may be marketed as desk organizers, but they can be used to help tidy up your RV too.

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Or if you want another storage idea, you can buy these under-cabinet trays that can screw to the underside of your cabinets, OR you can use an adhesive.

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They fold down to access the items and then push back up until they are parallel to the cabinet.



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7) Inside Cupboard Door Storage Basket

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These cool wire storage baskets can be used to keep various kitchen items including the garbage can!
They help to free up space along the bottom of the cabinet…once again maximizing space and thinking in 3D!


Sustainability Tip –> You can purchase compostable kitchen garbage bags. So instead of having to buy standard plastic bags companies like “Green Earth” make compostable trash bags. If you have any trouble finding them at your local stores I have found them on Amazon. 

 

 

8) Vertical Dish Holder

To make the most out of your cupboard space you can purchase these vertical dish holders. Just be careful that your dish set will fit into the holder: sizes vary.

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9) Oh Spices!

I don’t know about you but I have enough trouble organizing my spices at home let alone in a small RV kitchen!

You can easily find spice racks that sit on the counter, but counter space is so limited in an RV. What to do?  Well you gotta think vertical.

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The above picture doesn’t give it much context but you mount the rack to wall and the spices are stored in small metal tins.  They are magnetically attracted to the metal wall strip.

I have heard some people complain they don’t stay when travelling. So I guess it depends if your RV is mostly stationary or moving around.

This clear acrylic hanging spice rack looks really cool and modern.

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It is 3 separate shelves so you can put them on your kitchen walls wherever works for you. You could put two on one wall, and the other shelf somewhere else.


The style of spice rack below is one where your spice bottles clip into the “clip strip” that is glued inside a cabinet door, or to a wall.

It has almost 900 reviews on Amazon and is sitting at 4.1 stars out of 5.  (Yet of course some folks may have got a “lemon” because some state it didn’t hold the bottles well, nor adhere to the wall. If you click the picture below you can read the reviews yourself.)

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10) Magazine Rack to Store Plastic Wrap and Tin Foil

This is a clever way to keep your tin foil and plastic wrap organized. You can store them in a magazine rack for easy access.  Some people I know attach velcro strips to the side of the magazine rack, and the other velcro strip to the inside of a cupboard so they can raise it off the bottom a little. 

 

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To cut down on plastic wrap you can make or purchase Beeswax Cotton food wraps.  I came across this blog article documenting how you can make your own. I haven’t done it yet, but it is on my to-do list for sure.  My sister made her own and gave them out as Christmas presents.


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Speaking of reducing plastic have you switched to a reusable, washable straw yet? It is estimated that every day in the USA there are 500 million straws used. According to eco-cycle that could fill up 127 school buses each DAY.

 Metal Straws                         Bamboo Straws

 If you’re interested in other simple ways you can reduce your plastic check out my article here.




11) Use Cork Board Inside Cupboard Doors for Lists and Notes

A great way to keep those little bits of paper off the kitchen counter is to pin them onto a cork board inside a cupboard door

You can pin your shopping lists, appointment reminders, business cards (great place to put your RV service company’s card), and other pieces of paper.


And if you want to keep track of your camping adventure you can get a Camping logbook like the one below.

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12) Screw Jars to Underside of Upper Cabinets

 I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of this right now but I’ll work on that. 

So follow me on this one…you screw a lid from a mason jar onto the underside of a wooden kitchen cupboard or shelf. Then you simply screw the mason jar onto the lid and it stays right there. 

I originally saw this used for garage organization where you have a different jar for different size of screws or nails.

But it will work just as well for kitchen items like tea bags, leafy spices, coffee, etc… and it keeps these items off your counter. (I think you see the theme here 🙂

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13) Nesting Bowls

Nested kitchen bowls really maximize cupboard space To reduce the amount of plastic you use you can buy them in glass or metal. But if you buy glass you have to keep in mind the extra weight and potential for breaking if you travel on bumpy roads.

The ones in the picture below are my sister’s. I wish I had bowls that cool. (hint, hint)


Small Kitchen and RV Kitchen storage Idea : Nesting Bowls


The bowls I’ve linked to below are available on Amazon, and they even have a colander! That is pretty darn smart.

Nesting Bowls complete with Colander. RV Organization and RV Storage Ideas



14) RV Sink Dishes Drying Rack

At home I have a dish drying rack that sits atop my counter and lets water drip into the sink. But in an RV there just isn’t room on the counter top.

A company called Camco makes this compact size dish drying rack that is intended to fit inside your RV sink. Less counter top clutter the better.

I have been surprised how many people click this picture below and go to Amazon and buy this dish drying rack. Then again it is rated 4.8 stars out of 5 (!!)  with almost 100 reviews.

RV sink compact size dish drying rack by Camco. RV Organization and RV Storage Ideas
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Paper Plate Dispenser

As you can probably tell from my sustainability tips I believe in the 3 R’s, and single use paper plates don’t rate too highly…but I also realize there can be times when they are super handy. Such as when you have more guests at your campsite than you do regular plates. Or if you have a bunch of 3 year-olds over for a party and you don’t want everything to break.  And at least they aren’t plastic.

This dispenser mounts to the underside of a cabinet as you can see from this product image from Amazon. Once used recycle or compost the plates if possible.

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15) Hang Baskets by Kids’ Beds

Simply attach command hooks to the wall and mount an inexpensive dollar store basket to create a great place to keep books, cards, lip gloss, etc… 

You can also put a mini flashlight in there for when kids need to use the washroom in the middle of the night.

RV storage idea hanging basket

 


Other great uses of Wall Mounted Storage Baskets

The vintage-looking basket below is made by a company called Spectrum. They are very versatile and allow you to use the 3-dimensional space in your RV. As you can see by the pictures you can use them almost anywhere, from the bathroom to the bedroom and the kitchen too.

RV Organization Idea - wall mounted baskets
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The shelves above currently have an extremely good rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 on Amazon. It will require you to screw it into your wall to secure it, but if you own your RV it should be a fairly straight forward process.


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16) Add Cube Shelving to Closets

 Closets in an RV can be a nightmare to organize. So first ask yourself if you need that many clothes for a weekend camping trip. If the answer is “damn right I do” then these wire cube shelves will help.

They have a modular design so you can change them from short and squat to tall and skinny.

Wire shelving unit cubes. RV Storage and RV Organization Ideas

I can’t claim that this nice organized setup in this picture is my own (I got the picture from Amazon) but it shows the general idea of what is possible.

Friends of mine had a wool and fabric shop and they used wire cubes like this to display their products. They had bright, multi-colored cubes instead of black ones but they worked the same way.  They gave us some of the racks after they were finished with them.

Now I use them in my daughter’s room to store her books.  (Each shelf can hold a lot of weight and is sturdy, but for safety reasons I do have it screwed into the wall.)

In your RV you could use them for shoes and boots, clothing, books, hats, etc…

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17) Buy a Bedside Caddy Organizer

I’m too embarrassed to show you a picture of my bedside table at home because I’ve got stacks of books, pens, magazines, lip chap, etc…  But in an RV we don’t always have the luxury of a bedside table. 

This little hanging caddy helps solve that problem. It hangs off the mattress so you can feel right at home.

Below is a picture of one from Amazon…it has 12 pockets  whereas the ones I’ve seen in real life only have 5 pockets.

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18) Velcro Strips for Remote Control

I know you aren’t supposed to watch TV in bed, but laying down and relaxing after a long day at camp can be just what the doctor ordered.

But where did you leave the remote control? 

 Attaching one strip of velcro to the wall next to your bed, and the other piece on the back of the remote creates a really “gripping” situation. 

My daughter is a little craftier than me (she loves her glue gun!), so she hot glued one piece of magnetic strip to her remote and taped another magnet to the wall by her bed.


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Outdoor Space RV Ideas

If you want a cute, personalized mat check out this one available on Etsy. So cool

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Thank you and I hope these RV organization tips help to sustain your sanity during the camping season.

Cheers to RV’ers: the original tiny home lovers!


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