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Whether you live in an RV full-time or are planning to go on a trip around the world in it, the experience is definitely fun. But it also comes with a challenge: living in a compact space.
Keeping everything in a specific order can help you have a stress-free RV stay. Moreover, when it is tidy, you can live in it as long as you want without having to worry about the clutter and dust.
To help you use the most of your RV, we have compiled 71 ingenious RV storage ideas that are all cost-effective and user-friendly. Shall we check it out?
71 Ingenious RV Storage Ideas
1. DIY RV Sink Cutting Board
This DIY project works both as a sink cover as well as a cutting board. Even if your counter is a cluttered mess and you’re unable to chop vegetables over there, just place this cover over the sink and chop away!
2. Pegboard Organizer
Pegboards hung on the wall can help in storing a lot of products like pans, pots, craft items, and more. You just need some wall space to mount it. This pegboard comes in multiple colors with hooks for hanging your stuff on it.
3. Under Cabinet Spice Rack
This DIY spice rack fits will fit under any upper cabinet and save a lot of counter space in your RV. It keeps all the spices in order and can be accessed opened when you need them. No more rummaging around and causing a mess.
4. Under Cabinet Cutting Board Storage
Here is another DIY to make use of the space under your cabinet. Simply install some magnets on the back of your cutting board and a piece of metal under your cabinet so that your cutting board will stay attached to it.
5. Over-the-sink Chrome Shelf
When we’re living in an RV, making use of every bit of space is necessary to save ourselves from clutter. Speaking of saving space, here is an over-the-sink rack that will utilize otherwise neglected space to keep soaps, cups, or anything that needs a place.
6. Use Space-saving Containers
You’d probably have containers in your RV but we’re suggesting these because of the design. These containers come in a square design that is easy to stack on top of each other. They have an airtight seal and can hold several food products.
7. PVC Pipe Toothbrush Holders
Bathroom essentials do take a lot of space so why not try these DIY PVC pipe holders? They can be used to store toothbrushes, toothpaste, and more bathroom essentials that fit in. Plus they are attached to the wall or cabinet door to save space.
8. iPad Wall Holder DIY
Planning to buy an iPad wall holder so you can enjoy watching videos while laying back? All you need are 4 hooks!
9. Garbage Bag Holder
Having garbage bags in an RV is mandatory but keeping them unorganized can look unappealing. To store them, you can make use of any old plastic containers like shown in the video above. Moreover, keeping them under the sink will be a much better option to make your RV look neater.
10. Wall Mount Triple Dry-Food Dispenser
Do you have cereals or chips still kept in the boxes on the counter? If yes, then try out this food dispenser which you can install on the wall. This is an excellent method to clear up cabinets and counters by throwing away those boxes and just keeping the food.
These dispensers can be mounted on the wall using screws (available with the dispenser) or even heavy-duty double-sided tape.
11. A Storage Unit Under Bed
Do you wish to make use of the space underneath your bed? You can integrate a storage unit under the bed to store things. Such storage units are easily available on Amazon or IKEA for a cheap price but if you’re into woodworking, you can try out this project yourself.
12. DIY Remote Control Storage
This DIY is probably the most easiest yet effective project you’ll try. Do your remotes often end up on the floor or go missing? Then use velcro behind the remote and store it in a specific place.
13. Cover the Stove
Here is a way to add extra space in your RV’s kitchen—cover the stove with this wooden top with a solid oak finish that works as a cutting board and also offers counter space to place the food.
14. Keys, Sunglasses, and Caps Holder
Trekking or camping will mostly include the usage of sunglasses, caps, scarves, and such. To keep them all in a place along with your keys, this wooden drop zone is ideal. This DIY project is easy to make and is cost-effective.
15. Shower Pocket Organizer
If you have an old shower/shoe pocket organizer then you certainly must try this idea. Well, even if you don’t, consider buying one because you can store your bathroom necessities in place. You can also use this hanging organizer in a different location to store small supplies.
16. Tension Rod Shelves
If you’re in for a no tool and no drilling DIY, then this tension rod shelf idea is a go-to. Tension rods can be used as shelves on which spices and other necessities are securely stored. This simple project is surely effective.
17. Rustic Wall Shelf
If there’s a space in your bathroom walls, shouldn’t you use it to store soap, towels, or even a mini-book to read as you finish your toilet business? You can even install it on the wall right behind your toilet. This 2-tiered shelf even has hooks for hanging towels and loofas.
18. DIY Under Cabinet Mug Hooks
Mugs are very essential and are used daily. To have them secured and without taking up too much space, you’ll only need command hooks that require no drilling and no holes. Once you stick the hooks under the cabinet, the mugs can be hung on them.
19. Baskets On Towel Rods
Most RVs come with towel rods to hang towels or clothes. Even if you don’t have one, setting them up is pretty easy. But along with that, placing some baskets as shown in the picture will help you in storing multiple toiletries.
20. Pot Lid Organizer
Pot lids are pretty big and stacking them up inside a cabinet can take up a lot of space. To avoid this, you can simply use a towel rod attached to the cabinet door to store them. This hack can even work on the wall, and it will also look neat.
21. Knife Storage
While traveling, keeping sharp objects such as knives securely in one place is very important. In this case, this amazing knife safe is ideal. Unlike a thick knife block, this wall-mounted holder saves a ton of space and does its job well.
22. Under Shelf Basket
With these under-shelf baskets, you can expand the storage space in your cupboards and also neatly arrange your items. You just have to slide these wire baskets onto the shelves.
23. Wine Rack
Should we miss out on sipping sweet wine just because we’re in an RV? Definitely not! Make a wine rack with old wooden pallets that also come with a wine glass holder.
P.S. While traveling, remove just the glasses.
24. Pan Organizer
It can be difficult to find the pan you want when they are stacked on top of each other. To help you get rid of that trouble, use this organizer to store your pans. This cookware organizer is expandable and you don’t need any tools for its setup.
25. Bedside Caddy
If you don’t have much space for a bed stand, then this bedside caddy is a great choice. As it fits on the side of your mattress, it is very convenient to access your bedtime essentials such as novels, spectacles, face masks, and more.
26. Repurpose Plastic Milk Jugs
Honestly, recycling and reusing is a wonderful way to save money. If you’ve got some empty milk jugs, you can transform them into mini shelves and store plenty of goodies. They’ll also look neat and if you need to spice it up, you can paint them as well.
27. Stackable Can Rack
Eating a lot of canned food is a given when you live in an RV and are always traveling. To keep those essential cans in place without letting them roll around, this stackable rack is a game-changer. It is small in size yet can hold 36 cans.
28. Under-the-bed Shoe Organizer
Another method to use the space below your bed is to store your footwear underneath. Even a single person can have a lot of footwear and if you’re 2 or more in number, then the count can be extreme. To get rid of the shoe mess, this shoe storage idea will surely lend you a hand.
29. Matchsticks Storage
Matchsticks are very essential in an RV and if you have loads of them, then they must be carefully kept sealed to avoid accidents. To help you with this here is a DIY idea where a mason jar is used to store the matches inside with a strike pad glued to the lid of the mason jar.
30. Battery Organizer
Batteries are often used in the RV for the radio, remote, or any other cordless gadget. The trickiest part about batteries is that when you need them, they can never be found. To tackle this issue, organize them in a battery organizer like this one which can hold up to 180 batteries of different sizes.
31. Lazy Susan Kitchen Utensil Storage
Who’d have thought we can use a Lazy Susan upside down to hang utensils? Well, this DIY blogger, certainly did. The Lazy Susan can be attached beneath the overhead cabinet, beneath the kitchen island, or even inside a cabinet.
32. Pop-up Recycle Bin
A trash bin can take up a good amount of area in the RV, right? But, what if we buy a collapsible trash bin that can be used only when needed? Check out this recycle bin which takes up almost little space but is large enough to be used as a regular trash can!
33. Tilt-out Trash Cabinet
This is a 2 in 1 idea where you’ll get a cabinet that hides the funky-smelling trash and also serves as a countertop to store things. You can even use the side of this cabinet by installing command hooks or rails to hang stuff.
34. Divided Lazy Susan
This Lazy Susan with dividers makes it easy to access your foods in the RV kitchen cabinets. It’s a 12-inch size with divisions so you can segregate your essentials correctly.
35. Collapsible Laundry Baskets
Laundry baskets also can take up space even when they’re not in use. To make sure your space is clutter-free, here is a collapsible laundry basket. You can use it when you need and fold it back and keep it in the closet when the work’s done.
36. Magazine Rack
Magazine racks are versatile, utilize small spaces, and are also cheaply priced. You can store cutting boards, magazines, spices, food wrapper boxes, etc. neatly on the counter with these.
37. Magnetic Spice Rack Idea
This inventive magnetic RV spice rack is a great way to keep your spices and herbs close at hand and out of the way.
38. Foil Paper Storage
If you have some spare space on your RV’s walls, then it is high time to utilize it for storing foil paper rolls. With a self-adhesive hook, you can hang in your aluminum foil paper and make use of it as and when you need it.
39. Stackable Water Bottle Holder Stand Bin
It’s always a good idea to place your water bottles in this organizer because who’ll like to see them roll all over the place? You can stack up to 6 bottles in this organizer which is made of durable plastic.
40. DIY Bobby Pin Container
This DIY is for the ladies who often remove their bobby pins, place them at a random place, and later forget about it. This DIY project makes a bobby pin holder out of an old tic tac jar.
41. 3 Tier Foldable Metal Rolling Cart
A foldable cart is one of those items that you should absolutely invest in. This one is sturdy, portable, foldable, and has 3 tiers. It can be used in the kitchen or bathroom to store items.
42. DIY Fabric Storage Headboard
Making use of every available space in an RV is a good start to enhance organizational skills. Speaking of that, if you’re into stitching, this DIY fabric storage headboard with pockets is a fascinating project to focus on.
43. Collapsible Storage Boxes with Lids
Having storage boxes at hand is always good because they can be used to store shoes, accessories, toys, etc. With that being said, these foldable storage boxes can be used for various purposes. They are sturdy and stackable, and when you’re not using them, they can be collapsed and stowed away.
44. Beeswax Reusable Food Wraps
If you often have leftover foods, then you probably would be storing them in containers that take much space in your fridge or counter. To save space, using reusable beeswax food wraps is ideal. Not only will they store your food safely, but will also help you prevent the clutter of storage containers.
45. Spice Gripper Clips Strips
These spice gripper clips can be mounted on the inside of the door of your kitchen cabinets so that the spices will be completely hidden from sight. This is a great idea for parents who struggle with kids who often get into accidents using spices or herbs.
46. Storage Cubes
Storage cubes are large and enough to hold a good amount of things. But if you don’t want them to utilize floor space, then placing them on their side on a shelf can create more storage space.
47. Storage Ottoman
2-in-1 products are our favorites because, for a good price, we get multiple benefits. This stylish ottoman serves as a chair to sit on, provides storage space to keep things inside, and will complement your RV’s interior design.
48. Pan Lid Organiser
Command hooks are super cheap and work fantastically. For the heavy pan lids that take up too much space and cause cabinet clutter, here is a quick fix. With command hooks attached to the inside of your cabinet door, you can easily place the pan lids and keep them secured.
49. Foldable Hanger
These foldable hangers are versatile and can be used to arrange your closet or put up your ironed clothes. Once you’re done using it, you can fold it and place it inside your closet.
You can also use it as a drying rack.
50. Hanging Shower Caddies for Him and Her
Yes, most men and women use different bathroom products, and keeping them separately will surely get rid of tiny arguments. To solve such problems, these hanging caddies on command hooks are the way out. They’ll only utilize wall space.
51. File Box Storage for Hair Tools
File boxes are not only for files—you can use one to keep the hair tools such as the blowdryer, straightener, etc. neatly on the wall beside a sink. No more dangerous cords lying around!
52. Vacuum Storage Bags
These vacuum storage bags are a great way to store extra pillows, blankets, or bulky clothes if you’re running out of space. They are pretty heavy-duty and durable and come with a hand pump.
53. PVC Pipe Holder For Hair Tools
We checked out a file box holder to store hair stools, and here is a PVC pipe project that does the same work but also hides the tools. You can easily install PVC pipes to the inside of your cabinet door and keep the cords neatly tucked in.
54. DIY Storage Ottoman
Making your storage ottoman has a lot of benefits because you can customize the size accordingly to the space available in your RV. You’ll need plywood, a cushion, fabric, batting, etc, for this ottoman.
55. Mirror Storage Case
This DIY bathroom mirror storage cabinet is a great way to tidy up some of your bathroom clutter. Obviously, you need a mirror in an RV, so why not make the best use of it? This DIY project is fun to do and will also provide a tonne of storage space.
56. Cord and Cable Storage
Cables can cause an accident if they’re thrown on the floor or kept somewhere that you completely forget about. This DIY cable box is an excellent way to keep the cords and cables out of the way.
57. Cord Organizer
The previous DIY makes a box to store the cables and cords. But if you don’t have space for the box, then these tiny cord holders made of toilet paper rolls will be your savior. It is a very easy project which functions highly.
58. Travel Jewelry Storage Case
We know that it’s really difficult to travel with jewelry. But don’t worry! To help you from losing your jewelry or getting all your earrings tangled, here’s a wonderful idea where you’ll simply use an old pillbox as storage to keep the tiny jewelry in place.
59. Magnetic Strip Hack
Be it bobby pins, tweezers, bottle openers, and any other tiny metal pieces, keeping them safe is essential. To do that, simply stick a strip of magnetic tape to a cabinet or wall and assemble all your metal stuff over it.
60. Hanging Fruit Hammock
Don’t have enough room for the fruit basket to hang? No worries, you can buy this fruit hammock, which can be mounted underneath your cabinet and can hold enough amount of fruits neatly. It comes with 2 screws to hang it up.
61. Foldable Electric Kettle
There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and going outside the RV to enjoy the morning sky while sipping on a hot beverage. To help you with this and to save space, here is a foldable kettle that looks very cute and does the job pretty well.
It’s also available in different colors and is made of safe food-grade protective material.
62. Under Sink Storage Trays
Roll-out trays are an excellent method to keep the area beneath the kitchen sink tidy. All you need are supplies like plywood, maple, ball-bearing drawer glides, wood screw, etc. to create these slide-out drawers that will organize the cabinets.
63. DIY RV Storage Drawer
This storage drawer can be made to store bug items such as your bags and suitcases. With these highly detailed instructions, plywood, and the necessary hardware, you can also do this, and it would cost around $50.
64. Wall Mounted Sticky Hanging Strips
These sticky hanging strips are very simple to put up and are eco-friendly. They can be used to store shoes, spices, and pretty much anything that fits inside. These are suitable for being stuck on a door, in the bathroom, on the bed frame, etc.
65. Utensil Holder
With a metal rod mounted on the wall and the buckets hung on it, you can make your own utensil holder in no time. Paint the buckets to suit your RV interiors.
66. 2 Tier Under-the-sink Organizer
This 2 tier organizer is slim enough to fit in any place inside your RV without taking up much space. You can even place it under the kitchen or bathroom sink to store cleaning products.
67. Polyester Storage Bin
If you have a long row of cabinets in your RV but without dividers, then adding these storage bins will surely help you. With these polyester bins, you can store your plates, cups, napkins, and other essentials separately.
68. Over-the-door Storage Basket
If you’ve run out of space inside your cabinet door or underneath the cabinet, then it is time to use the door of your cabinet. With a storage basket placed over the cabinet door, you can easily store toys, fruits, towels, spices, or plates.
69. Collapsible Containers
A set of collapsible containers like this is another simple way to save space with your meals. You don’t need to try and stack your ceramic or plastic bowls on top of each other and cause a mess when these containers that also work safely in the oven are available!
70. Soap and Shampoo Dispenser
A soap and shampoo dispenser is a fun way to store your hygiene products in the RV shower. This dispenser will help you in saving bathroom space which otherwise gets cramped by soaps and large shampoo bottles.
Additionally, it takes up no shelf space and adds elegance to any RV bathroom!
71. Seat Protector with Pocket
With this set of high-quality kick mats, you can protect your RV’s seats. Now, why not make use of even that to store your goodies? With the pockets given in this product, you can keep your essentials if there isn’t any space left inside your RV.
Adding these storage ideas to your RV will not only save space but also will help you in keeping things that you only mandatorily require. Let us know which ones you love!