Top 10 Best RV Storage Ideas For Any Packer

| Last Updated: August 23, 2020

For travel enthusiasts and people who like to have fun with their vehicles, RV is always a go-to option. RVs are great for parties, traveling, and camping. They ensure comfort, along with fun and adventure on your occasional road trips and camping plans.

However, RVs are not the most spacious places to be in. They can be too stuffed and cause discomfort if not managed properly. Therefore, it's essential you manage the RV well and plan your storage better; from storing food items to clothes, bathroom essentials, and makeup, storage management is important.

Therefore, to help you manage your storage better, this article will provide you with the top 10 best RV storage ideas. Most of these ideas are little DIY projects that you will enjoy doing and will love the results!

1. Storage Solution for Your Kitchen

Kitchen is the most important, and also the messiest part in an RV. This is because there's very limited space, but the work in the kitchen never stops. Therefore, kitchen storage solutions are very important.

We highly recommend arranging your kitchen in a systematic manner where everything can go back to its place very easily. For this, racks, drawers, and cupboards are very useful. The more drawers or shelves you have, the more organized your stuff will be. Also, with shelves and drawers in place, you will remember which drawer has what in it.

You can divide your kitchen stuff into categories and store the things based on them. For example, you can have a larger compartment for the utensils, glasses, plastic bottles, and plates. For spoons, forks, and knives, you can use smaller drawers.

As apparent in the image, containers, and boxes are in one drawer, while things that can stand upright, such as bottles and jars are in one place. This makes taking things out and putting them back in easier.

Drawers and shelves can be built by you only if you have experience in that area or just want to experiment. You can also have a carpenter or an experienced individual build a shelf for your kitchen. You do not have to spend a lot on your kitchen storage, as you can also get ready-made shelves at low prices and fix them up as you like.

2. Genius Kitchen Towel Racks

Other than utensils and food, kitchens also have towels, hand mittens, and small pieces of cloth for cleaning purposes. To store them efficiently, you can get metal racks. Small towels or large towels, these metal racks, just like the one in the image, will be great to store a number of towels at a time.

You simply need to fold and pile up the towels like you normally do. There is nothing technical in it, which makes it very suitable for someone traveling in an RV. The towel racks will also accommodate smaller pieces of towel.

The longer bar in the front can also be used to hang and dry wet towels. These metal racks will be very easy to find, usually at department stores, home care stores, and even at online stores like Amazon. 

3. Transform Your Kitchen Cabinet Door for Utensils

One of the many challenges while traveling in an RV is keeping all your stuff organized and making sure you don't lose it. Utensils are one of the many things that are hard to manage and can even be lost. Therefore, we recommend using hooks and clips, like in the image, to hang your utensils. You can easily find adhesive hooks at general stores and even in online stores like Amazon.

Your utensils will stay in place, and most importantly, they will be very easily accessible. Keeping spoons and other utensils in drawers or cupboards can be a bad idea since they can all jumble and pile up.

To execute this storage idea, you will need to purchase some adhesive hooks and revamp your cabinet by attaching these hooks on the inside. This is a very inexpensive and quick storage idea that will not require any prior experience. 

4. Hanging Fruit Basket, Why Not?!

If you have children or pets in your RV, this storage idea will work great for you. Plus, if you don't want everything to be lying down on your counter, this will work great too.

Instead of having a fruit basket occupy space on the counter, you can have a DIY fruit basket that hangs! In this image, a wooden rod is used to hang the perfectly knit thread basket. If you're not sure if you can knit a basket like that or hang it all by yourself, you can also use a simple clothe material and hang it up with something that can withstand the weight.

5. No Vanity Drawer? No Problem!

If you are a makeup freak or have lots of skincare products, then you would understand how troublesome it is to manage all the stuff while traveling. The washroom, dressing area, or the cabinets in an RV are very congested and not so spacious.

Therefore, to build your own vanity in an RV and store all your nail polishes, try this storage idea as shown in the image. You can find different sizes of plastic organizers that can stick to the inside of your cabinet. The organizers of smaller sizes like in the picture can store nail polishes, lipsticks, and even medicine bottles.

6. Avoid Rolling Cans in Your Cupboard While Traveling

Cans and bottles of soft drinks, preserved food, and beers are a must in an RV. Without these, your traveling will be incomplete. However, having these items, especially cans in a moving vehicle, can be really annoying. They keep moving back and forth and collide with one another.

Say goodbye to cans making noise in your RV. This RV storage idea will let you manage your cans in a much more efficient manner. Instead of keeping them freely in your icebox or freezer, use vertical grills and columns in the freezer to fix and store the cans tightly. This may require you to buy a freezer that already has compartments that can accommodate an average-sized can.

7. Keep Bathroom Essentials Within Reach

Since an RV has less space, we usually tend to keep our bathroom essentials somewhere farther than the toilet. This can be a bad idea in times of emergencies. Therefore, you should get a plastic, transparent organizer like the one in the image. The organizer can be hung on the washroom wall or the washroom door, and store all your washroom essentials in the organizer.

This way, you will neither lose your stuff nor will you have to go here and there to find all your bathroom essentials.

A transparent organizer can be found in department stores as well as on amazon too, at affordable prices!

8. Easy to Install Vertical Bedside Organizer

In this storage idea, we recommend you use a normal book/magazine organizer that is found in department stores and home-care stores too. The organizer is made with high-quality plastic and is normally used vertically on desktops.

However, if you are a bedtime reader, use this organizer by vertically attaching it to the wall next to your bed. Put your magazines and reading material in it and voila!

Manage and store all your books safely.

9. A Compact Magnetic Spice Rack

This magnetic spice rack may require some extra effort. First of all, you will need to go to a hardware store to find a magnetic sheet. This magnetic sheet, like the one in the image, will attract and hold all your metal spice containers.

This is a really good RV storage idea if you have pets and children at home. They will not accidentally touch any spice jars. Plus, all your spices will be in one place, and you won't have to look throughout your kitchen for a certain spice.

This is a very compact storage solution. While it may require extra effort, the final result will amaze you. A magnetic spice rack will not come in the way of any of your chores, while also perfectly securing your spices and giving your kitchen a nice look as well. 

10. Hanging Clothes or Shoes Organizer

If you're wondering where and how to store all your shoes and clothes, then this RV storage idea will work great for you.

The hanging organizer is made with lightweight clothing material but is strong enough to store your shoes and clothes. Therefore, it will be easy to carry and use too. Hang the organizer in your cupboard and store your shoes in it. Your shoes won't be misplaced, and won't get in the way of you, your pets, and children.

Plus, the organizer will also prevent you from creating a mess in your otherwise compact cupboard.


To make use of every little space in your RV efficiently, you only need some simple DIY projects. Make your journey comfortable and convenient by planning ahead and making storage arrangements for your RV. Happy traveling!

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My husband and I live a life on the road so we figured no better way to share our journey than through a blog! While traveling place to place as RV noobies, we quickly realized how often we were in need of RV accessories and supplies. This led us to launch RV Expertise and sharing our top picks.