Looking for easy RV kitchen storage hacks and accessories to help organize your tiny kitchen? Yeah- we know how you feel! Living in an RV is hard enough… without having to deal with kitchen cupboards which are overflowing, not organized and kinda embarrassing.
You would think, after living in tiny spaces (like a boat!) for 14 years, packing a camper and dealing with RV kitchen storage issues wouldn't phase me at all.
Sadly, you'd be wrong.
In the boat, I somehow managed to pack a LOT of stuff away into nooks and crannies. In the camper, there's just not the spare space and I used to end up with things crammed into the cupboards and not be able to find what I wanted. It got really bad if we ever had any visitors- I used to pretend we'd just bought the van… 6 months in!
Something had to change. I needed to fix my RV kitchen storage.
Best RV Kitchen Accessories and Space saving Storage Hacks
There are lots of ways you can fix your kitchen storage issues- and we'll share the best of them here. The first section is the best RV kitchen accessories we've found to make RV living a little easier. Promise.
The second section has some of the best hacks and tips we've found to KEEP your RV Kitchen organized- and free from rattles. I HATE rattles in our motorhome- we do everything in our power to stop them.
So, on to our favourite RV Kitchen accessories!
The BEST RV Kitchen accessories for saving space
I love accessories- and space-saving kitchen accessories are some of my favourites. But don't buy too many- it's a lot easier to keep tidy and organized if you don't have too much stuff.
Before you start buying anything, assess what you really need. If necessary, sell or donate the unsuitable gear to make room for all the lovely new gear which will help keep your RV kitchen tidy.
Nesting RV Kitchen cookware- perfect for small kitchens
These nesting cookware pans blew my mind when I first heard about them from a boating friend. They are SO easy to use, save up to 50% space and are even easy to clean! Designed specifically for RVs and boats, they'll be your favourite friend for years to come!
Storage bins for under seats
We all have stuff in our RVs that we want, but don't use that often. We store those items under the seats, and keep them together in easy-to-see-into storage bins. Again, easy to find when we want them- and it frees up our RV kitchen shelves!
Struggling to organise your RV kitchen cupboards? Add in an extra shelf! These plastic shelves hang under any other shelf, and make excellent use of the dead space in cupboards, fridges, under sinks- and many other places! We've used them on the boat for years and we're pleased to say they work just as well in a campervan.
Who doesn't love a hot drink while they're driving?! These fantastic mugs fold flat when not in use, so perfect for RVs, boats and even camping- easy to carry with you and enjoy a drink when you arrive.
If you're not sure about a collapsible mug, but want something to keep your drink hot for HOURS while you're driving, these mugs are amazing. Seriously- we swear by them.
Collapsible colander and bowls
These amazing collapsible bowls are PERFECT for small RV kitchens. They make storage easy by collapsing flat and are heat-resistant, so fine for hot pasta or vegetables.
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RV Kitchen organization hacks to create more space
It's all very well buying some awesome RV accessories- but you need to be able to organize it all. Here are some of our favourite storage hacks and ideas.
RV Kitchen storage essential tip – Box EVERYTHING
This is the key to us having a camper with no rattles when we drive- everything is in plastic boxes. It's incredible (and slightly terrifying!) how many of these we use throughout our van- but every single one helps with our RV storage and in the kitchen they are irreplaceable. Buy these in bulk, in all different sizes. I promise you'll use them all!
RV Kitchen life-saver- Non-slip matting!
Our top secret number two: Wrap everything in non-slip matting. And I mean, everything. We line all the drawers in our RV kitchen with this, but it's also used between our utensils, to keep our knives safe, to stop glasses clinking in the cupboards… you name it, we probably wrap it in non-slip! I love all the pretty colours you can buy.
Kitchen organizer boxes with handles
Remember all those little plastic tubs? Put them in one of these and it makes it so much easier for RV kitchen storage! We keep tea, coffee, sugar etc in one, condiments or spices in another- makes it really easy to grab the one we want and bring it down to the RV kitchen worktop.
We like ‘proper' plates in the RV, instead of plastic, but boy do they clink when we're driving. These amazing plate separators stop all noise, and keep the plates and bowls safe while underway.
Add a drawer under a cupboard
These drawers are perfect for adding a little extra RV kitchen storage where you need it. Great for spices, napkins, pens- all types of things can fit in these.
If you're lucky enough to have an ‘odds and ends' drawer in your RV kitchen, then keep it organized by using these pretty boxes. Perfect for pens, batteries and a million other things, they're also pretty to look at. Who says storage can't be cute?
This is such a perfect way to store annoying items like chopping boards in your RV kitchen. Just grab one of these, pop it over a cabinet door- and you're done. Maybe use some non-slip matting to stop things rattling!
RV Kitchen Organizer
I love this- what a great place to keep paper towels, condiments or even pretty ornaments. It is magnetic, but in an RV I'd recommend using the big screws instead so everything stays in place! What a pretty idea for RV Kitchen storage!
Do you have an RV kitchen which needs organizing? Found an awesome hack you love? Let me know your favourite camper storage ideas.
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