Heading on an RV trip? To save money, you’ll want to cook most meals in your vehicle’s kitchen. If you’re new to RVing, however, it can be tough to figure out how to organize this small area.The main considerations are available space, the weight of items, and keeping things still while driving. Here are 10 tips to help you organize your RV kitchen:
You may be tempted to simply bring along a bunch of your home kitchen supplies, but resist. Instead, have a completely separate set of kitchenware for your RV made up of items designed for RV living.
Go for a set of dishes that is lightweight and made of sturdy plastic. Choose items that won’t break in the cupboards, and will last a long time. Plastic dishes are inexpensive, so they’ll be easy to replace should any get damaged.
While we’re on the topic of space-saving containers, we don’t want to forget collapsible colanders. Regular colanders can come in odd shapes or just be large and hard to fit with everything else, especially in an RV. The collapsible version solves this problem and is easy to store with your cookware.
While RV cabinet doors are designed to stay shut while you’re traveling, things can still shift around inside. If this happens with your dishes, cookware, or cleaning supplies, get some plastic bins that fit in the appropriate spaces. You may want to get a few for each space to keep things like plates and cups separate. Under the sink, a good plastic bin or two will keep your cleaning agents and tools from shifting around and even spilling.
Need some extra room just inside or outside cabinet doors? Consider attaching magazine holders. Depending on the size, these can be great for storing canned food, cutting boards, waxed paper, plastic wrap, and aluminum foil. You may discover other kitchen items that fit well there.
Use smaller plastic bins to hold your silverware. Got extra ketchup or mayonnaise packets? What about taco seasoning or other packet food? You can store those in small plastic bins as well.
There are many self-adhesive hooks on the market that you can attach just about anywhere in a kitchen. You can use these instead of the curtain rod, or in addition to it. Put these up in rows on the front or side of cabinets, and hang your oven mitts, towels, and so on from them.
Make it easy to grab your spices, and save room in your upper cabinets, by putting up a magnetic spice rack. These often come with their own magnetic spice containers.
Whether you go on isolated RV trips or live and work full time out of your RV, having a well-organized kitchen, designed for RV life, will make live a lot easier. Enjoy your travels!