If you are looking to make your RV feel more spacious and livable, start with your kitchen. There are so many things that you can do to utilize the space that you have and find ways to make room for all of your belongings. Some are easy installations while others are as simple as using magnets! Your RV may not be very big, but don’t let your kitchen allow you to feel restricted. Use some of these RV kitchen hacks to upgrade your RV kitchen.
Do not overpack
We are all guilty of it! The excuse: we never know what we are going to need! But, regarding the kitchen, we kind of do! That doesn’t mean leave all the spices and cookware behind, just know what you are going to be using on a daily basis.
Start with your cookware. Go through your cabinets and bring a max of 4 pots and pans, with lids. It is important to bring what you need, but you do not need 2 or 3 or every type of pot. You should also bring enough cups and plates to where you are not doing dishes every day, but you also have nowhere to put them. Aluminum foil is a must and a Dutch oven for any campfire meals!
Meal prep will help with all of this. Have you ever meal prepped before? If not, this is not as hard as you think. Plan on what meals you are going to have every single day. That may seem a bit tedious, but it is much easier when you choose easy meals! You can make a lot of things prior and have them ready to cook so you are using no dishes to prep and only a few to make it. This will also allow you to reuse the Tupperware and containers for leftovers.
Get Creative with your Storage
Storing all of your kitchen supplies correctly is the most important thing that you can do to utilize space. Start with putting up some shelves. You can add these to extra wall space but mostly think about doing this in all of your cabinets or stand-alone cupboards. Remember, you always want to stack and store up and down not left to right. The best way to create more space is to safely stack.
You can also stack within your cabinets. Stackable bowls and Tupperware is extremely convenient and you can store twice as many items as you typically would be able to. Do not forget about all of under cabinet storage as well. Here you can install storage racks or additional bins for you to place dry goods and nonperishables in. Without a pantry, you have to get a bit creative.
After the cabinets are fully stocked, you can utilize the walls! One tip that you will frequently find is hanging things and using magnets. Magnets on your fridge or a magnetic board can be very beneficial and can take a lot off of your little counter space. You can also use clothespins, push pins, or tacks to hang things on cork boards.
When you are starting to shop for your RV kitchen supplies, take into consideration that you are going to be on the road, which means anything breakable is a no-go! Ceramics, plastic, and paper are going to be your go-to when it comes to all things in your RV. The last thing that you will want to do when you get to your campsite is to clean out the broken glass from all of your cabinets and on the floor.
Even with ceramics, you are going to want to do what you can to secure everything while the RV is moving. You can utilize non-slip pads everywhere, so your dishes and cups stay in one place. We also highly recommend that you get latches to keep all of your drawers and cupboards closed. If you do not have any latches, you can use bungee cords. And keep anything that you are bringing that could break in bins, stored away in these latched cabinets.
You are officially ready to head out on your next camping trip! These RV kitchen hacks will help you to create more space, utilize the areas that you have, and keep your belongings safe and secure. Bring what you need and remember that you are there to camp and not cook a 5-course meal every night. Enjoy all of the fall camping trips you have planned!