5 RV Storage Solutions For Your RV Kitchen

After living full-time in our RV for a month, we realized that in general, tiny living really wasn’t that hard! However, the one area I had frustrations with was the kitchen. We immediately realized we needed to get creative with better storage solutions. I’m going to share five items we purchased that made a huge impact on our organization and made living in the RV easier and much more pleasant!

Spice Rack Storage

1. Spice Rack Spice Gripper

I really enjoy cooking, but cooking in a tiny kitchen has its challenges. I was keeping all of my spices in a storage bin, high up in a tall cabinet. The bin was overflowing, it was hard to reach, and it was a big pain to get down and put back away. I started researching alternative methods for storing spices and found these great spice holders. They have a sticky back if you want to place them on something, and they also come with tiny screws and screw holes so you can attach them more securely if needed. I chose to use the stickers AND screws. (We travel a lot and with all the bouncing and bumping our RV does, I wanted to extra assurance these guys were staying PUT!)

They come in strips of four, but only three fit inside my cabinet doors, so I was able to easily snap off the fourth one in order to make them work for my space, which was nice. Thirty-six come in a pack, which is great, since I have so many spices! Now my spices are much more accessible, and this one change alone makes cooking in a tiny kitchen more enjoyable!

RV Storage Solutions - Utensil Holders

2. Utensil Holders

Our RV kitchen only has one real drawer, and that means a lot of random things get stuck in that drawer! Thinking it would be fine, I had sectioned it off with plastic caddies to be more organized. But it was still a pain to get to the things we use on a regular basis out easily, like silverware! Ikea makes some simple buckets that can mount on a wall with a metal rod, and we had the empty wall space to put it on, making this an obvious choice.

Three buckets fit nicely on the 22.5” rod, so we use one for silverware, one for kitchen devices (scissors, can opener, etc.) and to make it look a little nicer, we put a cute succulent in the middle bucket! The buckets and the hardware come in multiple colors/finishes, so you can customize the look to fit your taste. There are also different sized rods, which allows you to pick the size that best fits your needs.

RV Kitchen Organizer

3. Door Mount Kitchen Wrap Organizer

Since we only have one drawer, boxes of things like baggies, cling wrap and foil were just tossed under the kitchen sink. This became frustrating, because sometimes I would toss a little too hard and those boxes would end up in the very back of the cabinet and get buried under other things and be super difficult to find when I need them! In my search for a better solution, I found an organizer that mounts to the inside of a cabinet. This was a perfect solution! Now, all I have to do is open the bottom cabinet under the sink, and VOILA! There are my baggies, wraps and foils!

Wall Mount Storage Basket

4. Wall Mount Storage Basket

Since counter space is scarce in an RV, I wanted to eliminate random things that I would find lying around that created clutter. The outlet at the end of the island seems to be the popular spot for charging phones and devices, which means those devices are taking up the counter space while charging! I need every inch of counter space when I’m trying to cook a meal. Worrying about spilling something on an expensive device that was laying around was an issue I needed a solution for.

I found a wall-mountable wire storage basket that exactly fit the bill of what I was looking for. I attached it to the end of the island, so that when a device is charging, it can be placed in the basket instead of on the counter. It’s also a great place to store chargers, remotes, or other random things that I don’t want laying around! Since it’s wire, it’s easy to see what is inside. So, the smaller items we used to misplace all the time have a home and are easy to find!

Cabinet Shelf Racks

5. Cabinet Shelf Racks

Most of our RV cabinets are not very deep but are tall. I realized we weren’t making the most of our cabinet space and could do better with the space we did have. By adding shelf racks to every cabinet in our kitchen, we basically doubled our usable cabinet space! You can find these racks almost anywhere. Walmart, Amazon, Bed, Bath and Beyond… I’ve even seen them at The Dollar Tree before for A DOLLAR!!! You can’t beat that!

Adding these simple storage solutions in our RV kitchen has made cooking, baking and just LIVING in our RV much more enjoyable! I hope you will try some of them out if you’re having similar frustrations in YOUR tiny kitchen!

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Woman in a canyon smiling with a cameraAbout the Author:

Lauren is a wife, mother of two, photographer, blogger and lover of nature and adventure! Currently traveling around the U.S. in a fifth wheel, Lauren and her family seek to live life to the fullest and continue to look for ways to simplify their lives in order to live larger with less. Follow along on their journey by visiting their family travel blog.

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21 Responses to “5 RV Storage Solutions For Your RV Kitchen”

  1. Heather Cissna

    The lighting is terrible in our kitchen. Do you have suggestions on improving the lighting?

  2. Darlene Borg

    How do I hook up a washer to my kitchen sink?

  3. Don Founds

    We love our Georgie boy motor home


    Is there a water drain for winterizing

  5. Lora Cotton

    We've just discovered another option for spices. There is an expandable spice shelf now available at Walmart called "Spicey Shelf." It comes with 2 shelves that can expand width wise (smallest width is 7 5/8") thus giving you 2 levels to store your spices, it basically forms a "U" shape, giving you back additional storage in the "center." We also learned that even when a "pantry" is available in a unit, it IS NOT insulated! Therefore, you can't store bread or items with a "melting" point. In our case, bread was our biggest problem. We installed (using Command products) a bread basket on the side of our pantry! It holds 3 pkgs of buns AND a loaf of bread with no smashing! Going to have to schedule a trip to our local IKEA as I LOVE the bucket & rod silverware storage!!!

  6. Neil Kelly

    Always looking for ideas on our RV!

  7. Susan Shafer

    I'm a newbie FT RV-er, except my camper is parked in a mobile home community so won't be traveling. I'm glad I found this group because I'm noticing small projects as I am moving in. How soon would a camper need new windows? I've already ordered new curtains but the windows appear to be old, with some rust on the screens. And of course, remnants of duct tape on the walls around the windows. What's the best way to change that appearance?

  8. John Wells

    Refrigerator works fine while we are using the trailer [seasonal site] on electric. When we leave for a week or so and return [everything left on], the fridge has shut down. We use electric hook up. I have had someone look at it [with 25 yrs. experience] and he claims that the fridge is working fine on both electric and propane. I do not want to leave propane on while we are away from trailer. Is it possible that the campground "cuts back" on power during the week days and this causes my fridge to shut down? Thanks

  9. Melanie Erle

    where can I find self adhesive wall coverings?

  10. John Elliott

    I like the Ikea tubs for storage. We have those in our house. When I hang things in our trailer, the screws hold for a little while then seem to loosen or strip out. Is there a specific type of fastener to work on these thin cabinets and walls? Our trailer is new so would like to keep it without a bunch of stripped out holes! Thanks.