- Only bring the things you need! That’s probably a no-brainer; but if you’re anything like me, you can so easily convince yourself that you need a suitcase full of ‘just-in-case’ clothes and shoes. If you’re planning on becoming a full-time RV’er, then your priority is going to be to de-clutter!
- In all of my research on this topic, the most common theme that has come across, is that hanging closets are great but they are the least efficient way of storing the most amount of clothes. So if there is limited clothes storage space, the hanging space is best converted to some kind of shelves, drawers or cubbies.
RV Closet Storage Ideas
Organise Your RV Closet with Plastic Drawers
Idea from Roads Less Traveled – see source below
Adding plastic drawers to the closet area are a quick and easy way to give you more places to store your clothes. This is especially great if you have a tall closet and you’re not using the space at the bottom.
You can buy plastic drawers here. But make sure you measure your space first, to make sure the drawers are going to fit.
Add Stacking Storage Bins to the Closet
Idea from Ditching Suburbia – see source below
If you don’t want to be bothered with pulling drawers in and out, these storage bins are a great idea. And because they’re stackable, you just add as many as you need for your closet space.
Turn the Closet into a Cupboard with Shelves
Idea from Trailer Traveler – see source below
This may require a little more handyman/woman skills, but this space can now be used for all sorts of things.
Hooks on the Inside of the Closet Door
Idea from Back Road Travelers – see source below
This is a nice simple one; by adding hooks to the inside of your closet door you can add the items that you use quite a lot so you don’t want to have to keep putting them on and off a hanger.
If you have zero handywoman skills like me, you can use these Stick On Hooks, but make sure you get the heavy duty ones.
Hanging Storage Cubbies
I had one of these hanging storage cubbies in my wardrobe when I was a kid and it worked great.
Wire Baskets Inside the Closet Door
Idea from Travels with Gertie – see source below
By adding wire baskets to the inside of the closet door you have a perfect space for all those small items that you use all the time. Like underwear and socks!
These wire baskets look perfect for the job.
Use Space Saving Hangers
Idea from The Scenic Route – see source below
Do yourself a favour and don’t use bulky hangers. These space saving hangers are still strong and sturdy but they don’t take up nearly as much space. They are covered in a velvety type of material so that your clothes don’t slip off like they do with normal metal hangers.
I hope that this has given you some ideas of what you can do in your own closet, to maximise space. Happy (and cute!) traveling.
Organize Your RV Closet with Plastic Drawers: Roads Less Traveled
Add Stacking Storage Bins to the Closet: Ditching Suburbia
Turn the Closet into a Cupboard with Shelves: Trailer Traveler
Hooks on the Inside of the Closet Door: Back Road Travelers
Hanging Storage Cubbies: I thought of this one myself!
Wire Baskets Inside the Closet Door: Travels with Gertie
Use Space Saving Hangers: The Scenic Route