Organize Your RV’s Bathroom: Tips for Maximizing Space
Organizing your RV’s bathroom may seem like an overwhelming task. With RV living, it often seems that there is not enough storage space in your RV to handle all of the items that you want to take with you on the road. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Check out these RV bathroom organizing tips and tricks for maximizing space and making life easier on the road before heading to your next Harvest Hosts location.
Most RV showers don’t come with any shelving, unfortunately. This can lead to shampoo bottles falling all over the place or needing to be constantly moved back and forth from the cabinets. Finding proper shower storage can be really tricky since your RV is often in motion. The hanging style shower caddies can swing around and the tension rods can fall if you hit a bump while driving. Below, we’ve listed some of the best alternatives to either of these shower supply storage options.
Adhesive Shower Caddy or Corner Adhesive Shower Caddy
Adhesive can be an RVer’s best friend. Drilling into the thin walls of an RV can be disastrous if you accidentally drill too far, and anchors are almost always required. Drilling into a shower sounds like bad news in general. Thankfully, there are other, better solutions. Consider using an adhesive shower caddy to store all your shower goods. Both of the above linked items have received good reviews from those whop installed the items properly. Be sure to follow all of the directions to ensure there are no mishaps.
Shower Bottle Brackets
Another available option for shower organization is to move your existing products into mounted pump dispensers. With these, the holding brackets adhere to the wall and hold your pump dispensers in place, preventing excess clutter and allowing for safe travel. This can be a great solution for storing some of your favorite products while RVing, while also allowing you to easily transport the products back into your house once your trip is over.
Soap and Shampoo Dispenser
This sleek solution can really declutter your shower. These adhesive-mounted dispensers look great and hold quite a bit of product, while preventing bottles from falling all over the shower while moving down the road. They can also labelled to prevent any confusion, and have clear sides to allow you to check the product levels. This is a great solution for RVers who go on frequent trips, allowing them to avoid needing to pack and unpack these basic necessities with each and every trip.
Cabinets and Drawers
Many larger RVs are not lacking in bathroom cabinet space. However, it can be tricky to keep your items organized, especially while traveling. After all, no one enjoys setting up camp and going to reach for their facewash or deodorant, only to be met with an avalanche of products raining down from the cabinets. Keep the following tips in mind to keep your cabinet space clean and organized.
Hanging Toiletry Bag
For shorter journeys, consider using a hanging toiletry bag. This simple organizer can keep all of your toiletries in one place to make packing and unpacking a breeze. Smaller RVs, such as pop-ups or truck campers, may also enjoy this option, as they are often lacking in cabinet space. This item could be used for your next flight, as well!
Utilizing vertical space in an RV is a well-known trick that can easily be forgotten. These stackable containers can be set up within your RV’s cabinets and drawers, or even right on the counter. One of the best parts is that they’re clear, ensuring that you can find your items quickly and keep track of your product levels. Consider storing Q-tips, tweezers, cotton balls/pads, jewelry, makeup, and more in these handy containers.
Dividers, Separators, Etc.
Many RV cabinets are very wide and deep, while drawers can be long but narrow. This provides a lot of wiggle room (literally) for your bathroom products to shift during travel. Consider utilizing any means of dividers or separators to customize your drawers to suit your needs and keep your items organized. The below example photos show some of the many ways that drawer organizers can be used to keep your items in place while in motion.
A mounted toothbrush holder is a fantastic way to keep your toothbrushes clean and out of the way during travel. The one we’ve listed not only holds your toothbrushes, but also dispenses toothpaste. It comes with two reusable, magnetic bathroom cups, a little drawer, and storage space on top as well. This can be the perfect product to help keep all of your items together and organized in your RV’s bathroom.
Under the Sink
Many RVers struggle with keeping their large cabinets under the sinks organized. It can be tricky to find room for everything, due to the bulky piping and jostling during travel. Many folks tend to store cleaning chemicals under their sinks at home, but you can always feel free to think outside the box when RVing, allowing you to store anything you want under the sinks in your RV. This can include cleaners, toilet paper and paper towels, backup products, makeup, toiletries, and more.
A storage caddy can be a quick and easy method of not only organizing your products but accessing them as well. This specific caddy is designed to fit perfectly under your sink and has a handle for easy access.
This amazing organizer is specifically designed to fit under sinks, as well. It can expand to fit just about any under-the-sink cabinet and provide a helpful second level for storing products. Remember what we said about vertical space! It’s a priceless tactic that is often forgotten.
If you’re planning to take your RV out on the open road this fall, it’s important that you prepare for an adventure like no other. Organization is key when traveling in a vehicle as large and complicated as an RV. With a few simple organization tips, your RV bathroom will be ready for anything you throw at it. Take some time to look through these tips and see which ones will help make life on the road more manageable for you and your family.
How do you keep your bathroom items organized? Would you consider using any of the products on our list? Tell us about it in the comments below!
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How do I get a list of resources for this article on organizing your bathroom including the picture of the toilet shower combo?
Since our shower walls are of the plastic ruff type the adhesive products just don’t work but hanging shower caddy fits the bill for us. As far for under the sinks (kitchen too) I changed the drain by putting a 90 at the sink and the p-trap against the back wall, this frees up a lot of space. can’t add photo here,
I really like the idea of the adhesive shower caddies. I will be getting some for our camper. Thanks
Our Triple E Empress has three medicine cabinets in the corner above the sink in the shower area but there were no partitions between the cabinets and everything would wall back and forth. So I had some extra Styrofoam one inch thick and I cut them a little wider so they would be snug and would not come loss if something fell against them and than about six to eight inches tall to make a partition between the selves. Works like a charm and everything stays in place. Very cheap fix even if you have to buy some Styrofoam.
Can you tell me the model and make of the rv in this article? I love the layout!!!
These would be useful anywhere in our RV most are space eaters and the stuff would be all over when we got to our destination.
Our 2002 Roadtrek Versatile190 has amazing storage everywhere including the “bathroom”.
I wouldn’t do any drilling inside the rv , the adhesiveproducts are king.The less you carry with you the better,cleaners,bath products ect. I like roll up door for bathroom does provide more space.
Thanks for the bathroom organization tips! I would love to hear some ideas about garage organization. We have a Win Sprinter Era 170A so small garage space for our stuff. We are newer so working through our best practices and nixing some unused items for simplicity.
We have a triangular cabinet over the bathroom sink. It is awful to organize. Does anyone have any organizer ideas to a triangular sink? Right now, everything wants to fall out when we open the door.
Use plastic bins they can be used elsewhere and provide spill protection.
Use small Command hooks on the inside walls of the cabinet where you can hang anything that comes in a tube (i.e., toothpaste, bacitracin, hydrocortizone, etc.). Then, use small binder clips on the bottoms of the tubes. Keep one side open and hang on the hooks! This solution has freed up a LOT of space in my corner cabinet. I also put a coffee mug in there to hold all of the really small stuff (i.e., nail files, chap stick, etc.). Hope this helps!
We have a triangular cabinet under our kitchen sink. I took careful measurements & found the perfect shelf on Amazon.
IKEA VESKEN Corner Shelf Unit,
White 13″x13″x28″ 704.710.92
Many of the products shown would not seem to keep the various articles stable or upright when traveling. I can see the stuff in the shower caddy falling out on the first turn or going over a bump (or lots of bumps). Same with organizer under the sink. Those cleaning supplies would not stay on the shelf while traveling.
Dennis, that’s what I thought too. Looks nice and good suggestions if parked, not so much on the move.