Finding a place to store everything is a challenge in a motor home. Though we are not full-timers we do spend 2 months or more living in our 25′ Renegade Villagio. And while our original RV, a Class C Sunseeker 2250, offered us a cavernous storage area in the “double bunk” over the cab; our Class B+ is a bit more limited. Combine this with the fact that I can’t stand clutter, some would say I am a bit OCD, and we are forced to find creative solutions.The areas outlined in brown above are the only areas available for non-food storage. Though the two wardrobes provide both hanging and shelf space, there is no way we could travel for two months limited to 8-10 hangers, a few pairs of underwear and shoes. As we often do, we began our search at Amazon. We purchased kitchen cabinet shelf expander to double our shelf space in our wardrobes. We also purchased hooks to hang hats and belts inside the wardrobe. After carefully measuring all the cabinet spaces we then headed off to the local Dollar Store. It took a few different stores and a trip to Walmart but we found a variety of boxes that work quite well.
We also found that rolling our t-shirts really works well. It seems to save space and enables you to grab the shirt you want without unpacking. I also roll my shorts, though I am still working on that technique.
Another virtual trip to Amazon provided a solution for pickleball paddles, bag and knee braces. The collapsible ottoman provides room for all our pickleball equipment and acts as a footrest for relaxing on the RV’s love seat or chairs. When in transit it fits under the bed overhang caused by the rear slide being in. When we park we just move the ottomans in front of the sofa.
The key to “tiny house” living is to have a well-defined spot for everything. Of course, carefully considering what clothing you will need and not need, is the most important part of the puzzle. For our first six-week trip last summer, I made two mistakes. First, I packed too much. (Perhaps, like me, you find yourself laundering and wearing that lucky pickleball shirt over and over again.) I also used large, inexpensive zippered bags, that were heavy, tough to organize and not durable enough for my liking.
With day time highs in the 70’s and nighttime lows in the 30’s packing can be a challenge. We’ll let you know how well we did in a future post. Let us know your best storage solution.