Kitchens in RVs, campers and boats are tiny. We all know that. But that doesn’t mean we have to compromise by limiting our kitchen necessities. It also doesn’t mean we should have to constantly worry about messes made going down the road.
But, we as RV owners, also have other concerns when it comes to storage; weight. Since our fifth wheel has limited space and weight capabilities, we had to come up with creative ways to store our kitchen essentials. So, we’ve put together our list of space saving RV kitchen space saving storage solutions based on what we use in our RV galley.
So you don’t have to traipse all over the country looking for all of these storage solutions, we’ve laid it all out for you right here to help you get your RV (or boat…or tiny house…) set up without having to get in your car and turning the key. You can get it all on Amazon while lounging in your jammies while watching Game of Thrones. And, if you have Amazon Prime membership, your shipping is FREE! Oh, and just a tiny PSA just so we don’t get in trouble with the authorities, we receive a minuscule commission from your purchase. Don’t worry though, there’s no extra cost to you.
Drawer Organization and Storage
To maximize space in our kitchen drawer, we utilize drawer organizers. We have one to organizer our silverware, cooking tools, knives and even spices. Particularly, we love these bamboo expandable drawer organizers that fit the width of our drawers and add a little more space for extra utensils.
I freaking LOVE these clear plastic dry food storage containers!! First, because they are straight sided, I can stack and fit them together without losing valuable kitchen drawer or cabinet space. Second, they have a push-button sealing system that makes them airtight. That means they provide longer shelf-life of my dry stores as well as keep out unwanted critters. And lastly, they are transparent making my dry ingredients easy to identify.
Now, if you don’t really want to invest heavily in my favorites, then you can opt for these cheaper food storage containers. They are designed to be 100% leak-proof, so you can easily transport sauces, soups, and stews. They stack for easy organization, letting you store meats, veggies, fruit and more in the fridge without clutter.
Kitchen Front Sink Storage
This front sink tray kit is constructed for convenient use and an excellent source of storage. It is designed for storing small brushes, sponges and a variety of other items. The best thing is they are ideal for use in kitchens AND bathrooms! They are easy to assemble and come complete with everything you need except the tools to install.
Personally, I require my cheap wine to be served in glass therefore, I needed a way to store my two stemware glasses without worrying about breakage. Then, Dan had the great idea of mounting these inexpensive stemware racks inside my cabinet instead of under the cabinets!
OH! And check out where else we used those stemware racks!!
Cookie Sheet Divider Rack
We have a narrow bottom cabinet next to our RV refrigerator. I found some of my kitchen wares would just get lost in there. So, I purchased this organizer pantry rack that allows me to store my cutting boards, cookie sheets and small trays that keeps them upright and allows space between for them for easy grabbing.
Plate Divider Storage Rack
We’re lucky to have lots of deep kitchen drawers however, I had to find a solution where I didn’t have to dig to get the larger plates that are on the bottom. So, I simply bought this kitchen plate rack that allows my dishes to stand on end in my drawer instead.
And, since most cabinets in RVs and Campers aren’t wide or deep enough to hold plates horizontally, these are perfect for storing them upright.
Oh, and another plus is they are lightweight wood; perfect for mindful RVers who are concerned with their motorhome’s or towable’s weight limits.
Multi-Purpose Cabinet Door Rack
I saw this multi-purpose cabinet door rack has so much potential for RVs! They can be installed anywhere in your motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer. Whether it is in the bathroom to hold small towels or magazines or inside your kitchen cabinet doors to hold cleaning supplies, bakeware, small cutting boards or even a few cookbooks, these are totally rocking it! Everything CAN have it’s own place and stay there!!
Under Sink Storage
We all know that if we don’t find a way to store our household cleaners or liquid body care products properly, we’re going to end up a nasty mess under our sink cabinets. Well, how about this for a cool under sink storage solution? Oh, you don’t have to just limit to having this in your sink cabinets! You can use these in any cabinet to keep your belongings organized and secure.
Magnetic Spice Tins
I’ve saved my best Space Saving RV Kitchen Storage Tip for last because these magnetic spice tins are truly my ultimate favorite! Not only are they a great space saving kitchen essential, they are also a conversation starter and a cool decorator element to my fifth wheel kitchen! Their strong magnet stays put on my residential refrigerator even when hauling down the road. Did I mention that I LOVE them??
OH, and I labeled them with my battery operated electronic label maker with clear adhesive label tape. In fact, we use that label maker for my dry store canister set above as well as Dan uses it to label our RV’s electronic switches and his own storage containers.
So, as you have just read, it doesn’t have to be difficult to find space saving RV kitchen storage solutions! I’ve done it all for you. We’ve taken the guesswork out of organizing RV, boat, and even tiny houses with weight and budget in mind.
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