Fantastic Storage Ideas for RV Closets

With these storage ideas for RV closets I’m going to presume straight off the bat, that if you already know that closets in an RV are generally MUCH smaller than the ones in your house. That’s kinda obvious, right?
 
So when it comes to closet space, you’ll need to think carefully about what you want to bring on this trip and how you’re going to fit it in the closet.
 
Let’s start with a few tips that will make this task a lot easier.
 
  1. 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!
    We have a post all about helping you to downsize from a house to an RV.
  2. 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.

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RV Closet Storage Ideas

Organise Your RV Closet with Plastic Drawers

Storage ideas for RV Closets - When you don't have enough space for all your clothes but you still want to look nice while traveling, it's important to organize what space you do have! Add plastic drawers to unused hanging space.

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 so many different types of light weight drawers. They don’t have to be plastic, you can get them in fabric too. But make sure you measure your space first, to make sure the drawers are going to fit.

Plastic Drawers on Amazon.com


 


Add Stacking Storage Bins to the Closet

Storage ideas for RV Closets - When you don't have enough space for all your clothes but you still want to look nice while traveling, it's important to organize what space you do have! Add stacking storage bins

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.

Find stacking storage bins here

Stacking Storage Bins on Amazon.com

 

Turn the Closet into a Cupboard with Shelves

Storage ideas for RV Closets - When you don't have enough space for all your clothes but you still want to look nice while traveling, it's important to organize what space you do have! Add stacking storage bins

Idea from Trailer Traveler – see source below

This may require a little more handyman/woman skills, but this cupboard space can now be used for all sorts of things.

Hooks on the Inside of the Closet Door

Storage ideas for RV Closets - When you don't have enough space for all your clothes but you still want to look nice while traveling, it's important to organize what space you do have! Add hooks to the inside of the closet door, for all those often used items.

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.

Hooks on Amazon.com

Hanging Storage Cubbies

We have one of these hanging storage cubbies in one half of our caravan (travel trailer) wardrobe and it works great. It’s a very simple solution that is cheap and no fuss. It means that we can store folded clothes in the cubbies, and still have room to hang the very few dresses that I own, and the button up shirts that Ben owns.

Hanging Storage Cubbies on Amazon.com

 

Wire Baskets Inside the Closet Door

Storage ideas for RV Closets - When you don't have enough space for all your clothes but you still want to look nice while traveling, it's important to organize what space you do have! Make the most of ALL the space by adding some wire baskets to the inside of 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!

Wire Baskets (to hang on the door) on Amazon.com

Use Space Saving Hangers

Storage ideas for RV Closets - When you don't have enough space for all your clothes but you still want to look nice while traveling, it's important to organize what space you do have! Don't use your bulky hangers, save space by using thinner (but still sturdy and strong) hangers.

Idea from The Scenic Route – see source below

Do yourself a favour and don’t use bulky clothes 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.

Space Saving Hangers on Amazon.com

I hope that this has given you some storage ideas for RV closets that you can use in your own RV wardrobe to maximise space.

Happy (and cute!) traveling.


If you’re still stuck for storage space ideas, then check out this book by Ashley from RVInspiration.com. She loads you up with heaps of tips and tricks for getting the most out of the space that you already have in your RV.

Small Kitchen Storage Ideas - Get more storage ideas and create space out of thin air with this awesome ebook: Create Space from Thin Air: Ideas for Adding Storage to Your RV (or Other Tiny Home)


Sources

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

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Storage ideas for RV Closets - When you don't have enough space for all your clothes but you still want to look nice while traveling, it's important to organize what space you do have!
Storage ideas for RV Closets - When you don't have enough space for all your clothes but you still want to look nice while traveling, it's important to organize what space you do have!
Storage ideas for RV Closets - When you don't have enough space for all your clothes but you still want to look nice while traveling, it's important to organize what space you do have!

4 thoughts on “Fantastic Storage Ideas for RV Closets”

  1. I love the idea of storage bins in the hanging closet. The bins take up all the closet space so where do you keep the clothes that need to be hung up?
    What is the best way to store jeans?

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  2. Every Rv has it’s own unit set of space but they do have one thing in common and they are all limited on it. When I moved from my van into my Class A RV I wondered how all that stuff fit in the van like ever before. Now I have more closet space, but still never enough. The huggable hangers are the best for space and to keep clothes organized so they don’t fall off while traveling.

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    • I agree Brandi, there’s never enough! 🙂 Although… we’re in a 14ft travel trailer (full-time), so as long as our next RV is bigger than that, I’ll be happy!

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  3. We live in a 43 ft 5th wheel full time and closet space is at a minimum. I have found that hangers with space for more than one thing on the hanger like for slacks etc. work best for utilizing closet space.

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