How do you store pots and pans in a camper? Keep reading to know the answer!
With camping season at its peak, we thought why not resolve one of the biggest concerns of the campervan owners, organizing the camper. In this post, we have put together some of the best ways for organizing your pots, pans and other kitchen essentials in your RV/campervan. Using these tips, you’ll not only be able to organize your motorhome in a better way but will also save a lot of space as well. So, without wasting any more time, let’s begin!
1. Use stackable nesting pans and pots
This is perhaps the best way to keep utensils in an RV or camper van. Nesting pots, bowls, and other utensils save a lot of space and keep your RV organized. Generally, the separate pots and pans take a lot of room making the storage difficult. So, always prefer stackable utensils for your RV, instead of separate ones.
2. Keep the lids of your pots & pans suspended
Organizing the pots and pans in kitchens is very difficult enough let alone in a camper van. But thankfully, there is a solution. Free your cabinets and hang your pot & pan lids on the hooks and knobs inside your RV.
3. Use rectangular or square containers
If you’re an RV’er, you probably know how important are those Tupperware boxes in your motor kitchen. They are among the best storage essentials, no doubt. But when you’re buying a set for yourself, make sure to get the square or rectangular shaped containers because they fit nicely in the cabinets and utilize all the space available in your racks or cabinets. Also, they are stackable, so you can save a lot of space in this way as well.
4. Instead of containers use bags for storing dry foods
Dry food items such as rice, cereal, flour, etc. Take much less space when stored in bags instead of boxes. Zip-lock bags and cloth bags can be suspended on hooks and thus, you can keep your cabinets free for keeping heavy pots and pans.
5. Use bicycle holders for securing spray bottles and cans
This tip will keep your cans and bottles organized and allow you to access them when needed. Usually, bottles and cans get lost under the seats and stationary objects while moving and hence can’t be accessed when you need the most.
6. Keep free-standing drawers in your RV
Cabinet-sized standing drawers are a bit expensive, but if you can afford them, they can be one of the best additions to your RV kitchen. You can secure them using bungee cords so that they don’t move. You can store anything you want in these cabinets, from the cookware to boxes and containers.
7. Keep a door-mounted or top-mounted trash can in your camper
A trash can when kept on the rv floor takes up a lot of room but having a trash can is very important. So, what can be done to keep the trash can by still saving the space? The answer is an over-the-door trash can!
8. Keep storage bins on your shelves
Storage bins are probably the most useful pieces for RV organizations. They can be used for holding pretty much anything and everything. From utensils and pantry items to your clothes, you can store anything in them. The best part is, you can keep them in your drawers, cupboards as well as the other compartments in the RV.
Bonus tip? Label them for added convenience.
9. Maximize your cabinet space by having dish cradles
Dish cradles should always be on the top of the list. They save a lot of space and also keep your ceramic items safe during the movement. You can stack your dishes vertically in such cradles which saves a lot of space. Another advantage of using dish cradles is the ease of access, you can take out the dishes without disturbing the whole stack.
10. Use hanging baskets for fruits and vegetables
Everyone likes to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables while traveling in campers. But when it comes to their storage, most of us use large baskets and boxes that need a lot of room. The space-saving tip is to use hanging baskets instead. You can hang them to hooks to windows and counters.
11. Use roll-up sink racks
Instead of using a countertop rack for storing the utensils, get yourself an over-the-sink rack. It frees up a lot of useful counter space. The best part is, you can roll it up when not in use.
12. Use a pegboard
Pegboards are very useful for organizing pots and pans of all sizes. You can easily install them on the walls of your campervan and take a space-saving advantage from them. They not just offer a great organization, but also look very cool.
13. Purchase plenty of suction cup hooks
Suction cup hooks are wonderful little pieces for RV organizations especially for those who are scared of damaging the walls by installing normal hooks. These hooks don’t damage the walls and offer a great holding capacity. You can mount them on the walls without making a single hole. They can be used for hanging clothes, lids of your pots & pans, storage bags, hanging baskets, etc.
14. Use fruit hammocks
If you don’t like the concept of hanging baskets, you can use fruit hammocks instead. They work in the same way but have the added advantage of keeping your fruits evenly ripened and fresh for a long time.
15. Use a paper plate dispenser
Paper plates and cups are always handy. They save you a lot from the hassle of storing and cleaning the utensils. By having a paper plate dispenser at the top, you can keep your RV kitchen highly organized.
With these simple and affordable storage tips, you will be able to keep your camper organized and access all the essentials hassle-freely. We hope you enjoyed this article.