21 Easy RV Storage Ideas to Improve Any Small Space

Camper owners, you'll want to read this.

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Make your home away from home just a little cozier, a tad more organized, and a whole lot more efficient with these certifiably brilliant RV storage ideas. We've compiled the ultimate RV hacks guide to navigate your way through even the toughest challenges you're bound to face on the road—including the ones you thought were inevitable. Ants hijacking your living space? We've got a hack for that! Simply looking to add more working and serving space in your kitchenette? We can help there too. Whether you just want to spruce up your camper with some cute DIY decor or make more serious, longer-lasting changes to improve its functionality, there's bound to be at least one thing on our list for you. Of course, there's really nothing more important than safety—and we know that. After all, what good are gorgeous interiors, finely-upholstered pillows, and well-organized fridges when the vehicle in which they're all housed doesn't even work? That's why we've made sure that each and every hack we offer here will not only keep your van looking sharp, but running smoothly too. You'll never have to worry about it being in anything less than tip-top shape.

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Outfit Your Sink With a Dish Drainer Rack
amazon.com
$14.99
$5.94 (60% off)

This durable dish drainer is designed to fit RV sinks, and the drain tray snaps right on top of the rack for easy storage. When counter space is hard to come by, this plastic beauty's your friend.

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Use a Bedside Caddy
amazon.com
$7.50

No room for a night stand? No problem. This bedside caddy slips between your mattress and boxspring for easy accessibility, and it holds everything a normal night stand would. There's even a tissue-dispensing section.

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Take Along Some Roof Sealant
amazon.com
$59.99
$30.99 (48% off)

This waterproof, sticky white sealant comes in the form of a tape roll, and it works on nearly every kind of RV roof: rubber, metal, PVC, and more. You'll never get stuck in an (indoor) downpour again.

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Use a Camping Decal to Mark Your Territory
etsy.com
$34.99

It's safe to say we're smitten with these customizable RV decals. They're a fun, simple way to add a touch of personalization to your camper. And they're fairly inexpensive too!

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Freshen the Air With Charcoal
amazon.com
$17.99

Never heard of one of these charcoal air purifiers before? You'll be glad we let you in on our little secret. These oder-filtering bags can be used for over a year before they have to be replaced, and they'll keep your entire vehicle—er, home—smelling sweet.

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Use a Shower Pocket Organizer
Mayin amazon.com
$25.79
$7.99 (69% off)

Use this handy piece to sort and store all your bathroom necessities. Or repurpose a shoe organization system to make something similar!

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In a Tickle
Make DIY Cushion Slip Covers

Refurbish pillows, cushions, and more with this super easy, no-sew upholstery method.

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Crafting in the Rain
Assemble Toothbrush Holders

Use PVC pipes to inexpensively make these handy holders.

Get the tutorial at .

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Hide Your Waste Basket
InterDesign amazon.com
$22.99
$19.17 (17% off)

Ensure your trash stays in one spot and save space in your kitchen or bathroom with this convenient item that hooks on the inside of cabinet doors.

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The Soulful House
Make No-Sew Pillow Case Curtains

Use a tension rod, discount pillow cases, and curtain clips to make these bunk and window curtains in less than 10 minutes.

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Suspend a Mattress Caddy
amazon.com
$7.50

Make your bedroom feel more like home with this storage solution that takes the place of a dresser or nightstand.

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Chez Laon
Mount Your iPad

Use command hooks to DIY a wall mount for your device. This is the perfect place to store while charging, or to hang on the wall so everywhere can watch their favorite shows.

Get the tutorial at .

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Install Under-Table Drawers
campingworld.com
$20.98

Store silverware, plates, kitchenware, games, remotes, or whatever else you regularly reach for in this hidden compartment. 

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Traveling Triads
Swap Out Your Bed Frame

Replace your typical bed frame with storage pieces. This blogger used an to create more space for storing items.

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Twin Dragonfly Designs
Customize Your Closets

You'll be able to fit so much more into those teeny closets with a shelving system or set of drawers in place.

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Use a Refrigerator Bar
amazon.com
$11.07

These adjustable bars, which ensure items stay in place while traveling, can be used in cabinets as well.

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Brie Brie Blooms
Simply Your Remote Storage

Your remotes will never get lost again thanks to these .

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Love Your RV
Keep Ants Away

Prevent ants from getting into your RV with some strong , which will literally stop them in their tracks. Use this around openings or areas where they may enter.

Get the tutorial at .

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Create More Counter Space
amazon.com
$49.71
$32.00 (36% off)

Lacking in prep space? Use a cutting board to cover up your stove top when it's not in use—you'll instantly have more working and serving space in your kitchenette.

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The Shabby Creek Cottage
Make a Quick Drop Zone

Keep track of sunglasses, keys, dog leashes and collars, and more on-the-go with this easy-to-make piece.

Get the tutorial at .

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Prevention
'Walk Your Way to Better Health'

When you're cooped up in a camper all day, it's important to get out and get a little exercise. The editors of have expert tips and tricks to walk your way to a healthier life.

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