Heading off on a roadtrip to temporarily escape reality? Eradicate the possibility of stress ruining your getaway with these simple caravan hacks that won’t break the bank. From maximising available space to finding the most efficient storage solutions that’ll keep your belongings safe, refer back to this handy blog post to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your caravan.
Living comfortably in a tiny area can be tough, but hanging storage solutions are the perfect way to maximise available space in your caravan – and they look great too! To create your own, all you’ll need is a hook, bungee straps – equipped with wire hooks for additional strength – and a table tray. The good thing about this storage solution is that you can detach it whenever you need to, remembering to remove any fragile items and placing them somewhere more secure when you start driving again.
Bungee straps are a must-have for the caravan enthusiast, being incorporated into a whole range of easy DIY hanging storage methods. From utensil storage, to a hanging wardrobe and shoe rack, just put in as many hooks as you need and increase available space in your caravan in an instant.
Secure kitchen supplies
Using elasticated bungee cords and command hooks, you can make sure that your kitchen supplies won’t crash about in your cupboards when you’re on the road. If you’re looking for a solution that’s just as easy to install as it is cheap, discover more about this method on RV.net.
And you don’t need to stop there either! Bungee cords are brilliant for securing loose items to prevent them from sliding about when tackling twisting roads, with their flexibility enabling them to fasten around just about anything. See whether any other cupboards could do with a spot of organisation, using the same simple steps.
Adhesive hooks will be your best friend when it comes to keeping your caravan organised, and you can find them just about anywhere. Whether you’re hanging up bath towels, a kitchen tea towel or clothes, keep your belongings out of the way with these handy pieces of equipment.
Bungee cords can also be used to make a space-friendly washing line that’s easy to assemble and collapse – easily packed away and stored in your boot or caravan for the next use. If you are lucky enough to get some sun on your getaway, hang your clothes out to dry with a bungee cord washing line, which can be stretched across your deck (if you have one), or by attaching eyelets to the upper awning arms. This method is strong and sturdy, and it’s ideal for holiday-goers on a budget.
Investing in easy transportable, collapsible storage is the way to go if your caravan has limited space. From storing kitchen items to cleaning supplies, simply fold containers flat once you’re finished with them, storing them away neatly for the next use.
Padded storage space
For delicate items – such as jewellery or technology – that could be easily broken whilst travelling, place them in a padded space by lining your drawers with foam. Don’t risk a smashed phone from ruining your trip away.
Keeping items together
Bundle items together with bungee cords, whether that’s used to keep your suitcase organised, or to prevent cutlery from clattering into one another in drawers. The smallest spaces often appear bigger when they’re kept neat and tidy, and using this method is one way to do just that.
For items that you don’t want to hang, create more cabinet space by adding extra shelving. Get creative and upcycle old piping, driftwood, or anything with a flat edge to kit out your caravan, equipping shelving with non-slip matting. Alternatively, use hooks and a bungee cord to vertically attach over your belongings to prevent anything from falling.
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