Living small is challenging enough when you’re trying to fit in a small home or apartment. But when you live in your RV or travel in it for extended lengths of time, clutter can build up even faster. Finding ways to manage your clutter before you take your RV out of storage and on the road is essential if you want to maintain a clean and open floor plan. Here are a few tips to help you ditch clutter and keep it at bay whether you’re on the road for a week or for several years.
Make Use of Vertical Space
Your RV's drawers and cabinets can only hold so much and rather than filling the nooks and crannies with piles and bags of items, find ways to bring them off the floor. Over-the-door hanging systems can help you organize everything from shoes to personal hygiene items. Mount them on your bathroom door if you have one or use 3M hooks to hang them on an empty wall in your rig. Mount a few more hooks to hold your keys, coats, dog leashes, hats, and more. These simple improvements will give you a dedicated place to store your items so it’s easy to move them out of sight when you’re done using them.
It’s easy to acquire stuff when you’re traveling. That’s why it’s essential to purge your belongings regularly. Go through your clothes, kitchen utensils, mugs, glasses, and anything else that you seem to collect on your journeys. Get rid of items that are broken or damaged and donate items that you no longer want to keep. If you live in your RV
, you may find it beneficial to go through this process at least twice a year. Remember, you can always ask your camp host for advice on where to take items that you no longer need.
Organize Clothes With Packing Cubes
RV closets and drawers are often too small to comfortably hold all of the items you need in an organized way. Rather than shoving things wherever they fit, invest in packing cubes and store like items together. Use one cube for socks and underwear, another for gloves and scarves, and another for pants and shorts. This will make your cabinets easier to navigate and could help you stay organized in the long run.
Get Rid of Duplicate Items
Many RVers end up with several versions of the same tool or item after being on the road for a while. Go through your belongings and try to get rid of duplicate items that you don’t truly need. When you do this often, you’ll help prevent the buildup of clutter and can better keep your RV looking great. Many campgrounds have tables where campers can leave items for others to take. If your campground doesn’t have one in place, see if they’d be open to starting one. You might just start a new trend!
Keeping Your RV Clutter-Free Can Improve Your Experience
The less cluttered your RV is, the easier it will be to find items when you need them, and the more comfortable your space will be when you’re in your rig. But there’s another added benefit that you might not think of. When your RV is clean and clutter-free, it’s easier to spot minor issues in need of repairs.
Give your RV a good cleaning and get rid of items you no longer need. Once you do, inspect your RV for any damage. If you find anything that looks out of place, schedule a repair appointment
with goHomePort and let our team get your RV up and running like new.