Yes, we did say clean and vacation in the same sentence? Don’t run away just yet. We have some awesome tips to help you keep your RV clean while you vacation. It’s true, no one likes to clean, but with such limited space in an RV it’s important to keep things organized. So grab your dust pans and get ready for our 5 tips.
1. Clean As You Go
What do we mean? Clean up messes as you make them. If you’re cooking a meal try to wash some things during the process, clean spilled food off floors and counters and put things away. This will minimize the mess you’ll have later on. Track in mud? Wipe it up right away instead of letting it sit.
2. Nightly Cleaning Routine
Create a list of small chores you can do before bed. These can be simple things like making sure dishes are put away, sweeping the floor, light dusting, storing items and gathering up laundry. Doing nightly chores will make cleaning seem much more manageable.
3. Create a Chore List
Chore lists might make you cringe, but they are essential, especially when traveling with children. You can get smaller stuff done in bits and pieces, but the larger chores should be broken up among travelers. Assign people to deep clean the outside of your RV, the bathrooms and the inside. Assign someone else to organizing and laundry. Doing this will help hold everyone accountable.
4. Eat Outside
Okay, we’ll admit that this is less of a cleaning tip and more of a how to avoid cleaning tip. If the weather is nice, eat outside. You’ll have more space and it will save your RV from messes. Use paper plates and silverware, too. After all you are on vacation.
5. Take Off Your Shoes
Inside the RV, there needs to be a strict socks (or bare feet) only rule. No shoes! RV camping can be lots of fun, but you might also be trekking through some muddy, sandy or dirty areas. Save your floors by leaving those shoes outdoors!
What tips do you have for keeping your RV clean while camping?