RV Interior storage is prime real estate. Limited and precious, offering admission to only the best and the brightest. And specific. How we store things is just as important as what we store, especially when it comes to RV living. It's one thing to fill cabinets and cubbies while stationary, but placement is quite another when in transit. So, what can you do to ensure that you're making the most of your interior storage?
1. Always lock your cabinets. Because even if you underestimated the sharpness of that last turn, needing to return a few items to their upright position is better than having your entire set of dinnerware come crashing to the floor.
2. Know your limits and choose wisely. It is certainly temping to house your every gadget and appliance, or to "stock up" while at the grocery store. For some, it is over your dead body that you'll part with that 18 piece cookware set. For others, you can't imagine a life without seven distinctly different variations of cereal and a 37 piece jean collection. Unless you're regularly preparing multi-course meals for a family of nine or have 16 year old triplet daughters with whom you share clothes, it's time to pare down.
3. Necessity over desire. I'm quite certain that I was not in need of 107 issues of Real Simple magazine, nor was it necessary that I bring along a guitar that I have not yet learned to play (*cough* in 3 years *cough*). Keeping only the items that serve you, most on a daily basis, will help to keep your RV organized and your sanity intact.
4. "A place for everything and everything in its place." Although limited, the interior storage of an RV is extremely straightforward. Pantry items go in the pantry. Toiletries stored beneath the sink or above in the medicine cabinet. Clothes neatly hung in the closet or folded in a cabinet nearby. For everything else, it's time to consider tip #3.
5. 1-in-1-out rule. Let's face it, sometimes a sweater purchase happens. Heck, sometimes a sweater, yoga pants, and a throw pillow purchase happens, and that's okay. Just remember that, unless you're starting from the ground up, for every new item that comes in, one old item must go out.
Be sure to check back for an upcoming blog where we share the creative ways that we make use of Maude's storage. Feel free to share your organization and storage tips and tidbits in the comments below!
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