Storage Ideas for a Camper

Updated April 17, 2017

Campers and RVs can be like a home away from home when you're out on the road. Though you obviously cannot take everything from home with you, it is nice to bring along certain items to make your journey more comfortable. Many campers are small and have very limited storage space, but with a little creativity, you can create and organise extra storage for all your necessities and more.

Large Cabinets

Divide large cabinets and shelves with tiered, slide-out shelving or stacking bins. Plastic or rubberised containers with lids will not spill while travelling, and will keep items such as food or toiletries safe. Placing extra levels of shelving maximises the vertical space in a cabinet, and being able to slide the shelf out allows you to reach items in the back with ease. Plastic freestanding drawer units are an additional, inexpensive option for maximising space inside a large cabinet.

Hanging Storage

Place hanging vinyl or canvas storage shelves on your camper's closet rod with the attached Velcro strap. Alternately, you can hang the storage bag from the ceiling, using hooks or deck loops. Choose a large hanging bag for clothing and linens, and use smaller, shoe-sized bags for footwear and other small camping items. Storage bags fold up easily when they are not in use.

Adhesive Hooks

Re-positionable adhesive hooks are an excellent temporary storage solution. Place the inexpensive hooks throughout the camper to hold small towels, flashlights and other gear that needs to be within reach. Use the hooks in the same position for an entire camping season, or change them for each trip.

Closet Space

Double your camper's closet space with an extra closet rod. Hang the extra closet rod by two chains or pieces of rope from the existing rod to maximise the hanging space available inside the closet.

Ceiling Shelving

Hang plastic-coated wire shelving from the ceiling of your camper for extra storage of dishes and utensils, linens or other camping items. Hang the shelves from hooks in the ceiling using chains.

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