- 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.
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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Saturday 26th of September 2020
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.
Tuesday 10th of March 2020
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.
Tuesday 10th of March 2020
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!
Tuesday 5th of December 2017
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?