Going RV camping? Here are 10 of the most creative DIY hacks. In the age of throwing things away, this gives you great ideas to reduce, reuse and recycle. We apologize in advance for the bad puns….
1. GET SLICK KICKS
Okay, camping in Florida is amazing, but it rains a lot. Sure, the rain only lasts for twenty minutes, but it can sometimes leave sneaky little puddles on the ground. Try this trick for waterproofing your shoes so you can stomp through the puddles with the glee of a child.
2. THAT’S CANTASTIC!
Need a grill at a moments notice? Grab that empty can of beans, some tin foil, charcoal and a grate and you’ve got a homemade grill in minutes. Those hot dogs look delicious, don’t they?
3. SOME SAGE ADVICE
Buggy night? Add some sage to your campfire to keep away the bugs. Oh, and it will smell good too! Talk about a double-win.
4. YOUR DAILY GRIND
If you’re like us, going a day without coffee is simply NOT an option. This simple and easy DIY solution will keep you caffeinated no matter where your travels take you.
5. BUBBLE TROUBLE
Who showers when they are camping? Just kidding, you don’t want to be “that guy”. Instead of messing up your entire bar of soap every time you shower, try cutting it up into single servings. Note: this is not food.
6. ORANGE YOU GLAD WE HAVE TAPE?
Have you ever parked your car, went grocery shopping and then forgot where you parked? That sucks, but not as bad as walking around lost in a forest. Parking lots are usually more hospitable. Usually. This orange tape is not only bright and easy to see, but also biodegradable, so you won’t have to collect in on your way back.
7. SHAKE IT UP
No, we’re not done with the bad puns yet. Are you sick of eating granola bars and bits of sand for breakfast? This is a great idea so you can have pancakes while you camp. Simply add the appropriate mix to a mason jar, add an egg and some water and shake it up. It’s easy and there’s not much clean up after. Yum!
8. EGGS-TRA SPECIAL
Hey, need to start a campfire? Here’s a great idea that will help get your fire going,
9. WELL THAT’S HANDY
Got dirty hands? Clean them up with this innovative (and cheap) DIY hand washing station.
10. BEST PART OF WAKING UP
Sorry Folgers, you guys make pretty good coffee, but those canisters are just so darn useful. With just a few adjustments, you can store your toilet paper inside your old coffee can.
What DIY camping tricks do you use?
For some, organizing the RV is an adventure. You get to take a haphazard pile and create order. For others, it’s like asking them to get a root canal. No matter what your feelings on RV organization are, we have 5 great tips that are sure to get you motivate to whip that place into shape.
1. COMMAND ORGANIZATION
Stick command hooks on the inside of your cabinets and place lids, muffin tins, and other items in them. To secure them, use bungee straps to keep the items in place. This not only utilizes more storage space, but it’s also a great way to keep things from rolling around in your cabinets.
2. NOT JUST A SHOWER CADDY
Counter space is usually limited in an RV and you definitely don’t want your produce getting mashed in the fridge. This is a great solution! You just need a hook and a shower caddy and you can store your produce. You can also get hanging produce storage as well that’s very similar and has more room. The point is, there are many options for produce storage in an RV, so find what works best for you!
3. USE AND STORE
It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about a small apartment, small kitchen or small RV, having a drying rack out can take up a lot of space. Not to mention they are pretty unsightly things. This is definitely the greatest thing since sliced bread! It’s a collapsible dish dryer that you can place in your sink while the dishes dry and fold up after you put them away. Genius, right?!
4. SPACE MAKING 101
This might not be a “quick fix”, but it’s definitely worth it. One thing you’ll realize when you live in a small space is that every ounce of storage matters. Use dead space, like underneath your seating, to create hidden storage. It keeps your camper looking great and with less clutter too.
5. USE BINS
An RV fridge can be a pretty scary place. This tip is simple and useful. Organize your food into containers according to item and then label them accordingly. You’ll be able to stack the bins and you can use bungee cords to secure the bins in place. More delicate items can be stored together and you won’t have things rolling around in the fridge. But before you run out and buy a bunch of bins, make sure to assess what types of food you usually keep in your fridge and buy things accordingly!
What tips do you want to share for RV organization?