camper organization tips

Camper vans and trailers are great ways to travel and live. They’re typically spacious and comfortable, with just enough room for everything that you need. But as anyone who lives in a camper knows, things can get cluttered fast! That’s why we have some tips for organizing your camper van or trailer so it feels like home—and stays clean and organized too.

Add shelving.

As you can see from the photos, there is a lot of wall space above the bed that can be used for storage. You can use containers that fit in the cubbies of your cabinets if you have them, or just stack things on top of each other and make sure they’re secure.

You can also store items under your bed – just make sure they’re not too heavy (or else you might break something when you move around). One thing to keep in mind with this method is that if someone needs to sleep on one side of the bed but not both, they may need access to some items underneath it!

If there’s still room left over after using these methods, don’t forget about other areas: closets, bathrooms… even outside! If possible, try moving all of your camper’s contents outside for a few minutes and getting rid of any clutter hiding out back there.

Keep the clutter off of counters.

The easiest way to keep the clutter off of your counters is to make sure that nothing can get onto them in the first place. Here’s how:

  • Keep things off of countertops. This will help prevent spillage and make it easier to access items you need while cooking or cleaning up after meals.
  • Put things away as soon as you are done with them, so they aren’t left lying around for long periods of time.
  • Keep small things in containers or bags where they can be quickly located and accessed when needed, rather than just tossed into a drawer or cupboard somewhere (which increases the likelihood that someone will accidentally toss something out).

Be smart about what you purchase to organize your camper.

In the same way that you don’t want to be over-confident about how much you can carry in your trunk, don’t be too quick to purchase items for your camper. Before making any purchases, ask yourself whether or not they’ll fit with your lifestyle and whether or not they’ll actually get used. If the answer is “no,” put the item back on the shelf and move on.

When buying anything for your camper, keep these principles in mind:

  • Buy only what you need—nothing more (or less) than that. This is an easy trap to fall into when shopping online because it’s so easy to get carried away by all of the options available. But remember that if you buy too much, especially if something doesn’t get used often enough, it becomes clutter and takes up valuable space inside the vehicle that could be better utilized storing other things like clothes or food items!
  • Buy quality products that will last long enough for their costs to equal out over time (such as higher priced organizational solutions). If it isn’t built well enough out of high-end materials then chances are good that first trip out camping won’t even happen because something broke down somewhere along the way from home base through basic setup before even leaving town!

Check out thrift stores for unique organizational pieces.

Thrift stores are a great place to find unique organizational accessories. You can repurpose the old vintage dressers and use them as storage for your camper. Make sure that the piece you choose is sturdy enough to hold heavy items, easy to clean and can be repurposed into something else if you ever decide to move out of your camper.

Install hooks and hangers wherever you can inside your camper.

Hooks and hangers are your friend. They’re a quick and easy way to organize your camper, and they’ll hang things out of the way so you can keep your living space clutter-free.

Hooks are good for hanging towels or jackets on hooks or coat hangers in the bathroom, or even just by the door if you have a closet in your camper. Hangers are great for hanging clothes—you can use them in closets or cabinets where there’s a lot of open space, like above kitchen counters or along walls. If you buy metal ones that come with double prongs on each end (like these), they’ll work great for securing heavy-duty items like blankets or pillows too!

Make sure that whatever type of hook/hanger combo is right for you has enough room to meet your needs before installing it into place: if something doesn’t fit where you want it because there isn’t enough room behind it then consider moving around some other furniture first!

Use the space in or under the bed for storage.

When it comes to maximizing the space in or under your bed, there are a few ways that you can go about doing so.

The first thing you might consider is using the space inside of your bed. If you have curtains that come down from above, fold them up once in a while and use them as storage space for items that don’t need to be seen but would benefit from being stored out of sight. This could include extra pillows or blankets (for example). You may also want to consider taking these down when guests are staying over so they don’t feel like they’ve walked into an episode of “Hoarders”.

Secondly, if there’s enough room between your mattress and wall/floor then another option is simply creating another area where things can be stored safely while still being able to access them easily whenever needed without having to get on all fours or take apart anything else within this system itself before reaching said item(s). A lot depends on how much clutter there already is inside other places such as closets–but if there isn’t enough room then this may not work well either way!

Finally: look up! Many times people forget about hanging things off their ceiling because they’re looking directly underneath themselves instead – which means seeing only one side at most!”

With a little creativity, you can make a great home on the road.

You can find all sorts of ways to organize your camper, but it’s important to remember that you’re likely going to have limited space. When you’re working with what you’ve got and must make do with the things in front of you, creativity is key.

Here are some tips for maximizing your organization options:

  • Use what you already have. Do an inventory of everything in your house and bring anything that might be useful on the road with us. That includes old bookshelves, lamps and even cardboard boxes—anything that can help get those items off the floor will be helpful!
  • Make creative use if-I-had-it-I’d-use-it solutions from materials found around town (or even at home). For example, I’ve used an old metal desk as both a bedside table and a side table during meals outside; it also makes a great storage unit when camping in colder weather since it keeps things out of reach from animals!
  • If we don’t have something specific on hand right now, look into thrift stores first instead of buying new items just because they’re cheaper or easier to find than their recycled counterparts (though there are times when this isn’t true).


It’s important to remember that every camper is different and what works for one person may not work for another. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with some of these tips and tricks to see what works best for you. The most important thing is that you find a system that makes your life easier on the road so that there are no more sleepless nights spent searching through piles of junk!

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