Let me tell you something…a small space gets messier and more disorganized MUCH faster than a large space. The reason is simple…less space to be able to organize in! But somehow we still learned how to organize in small spaces and how to make the most of the space that we do have in our rv home. Here are some spaces that we have organized, what they looks like, and what they contain.
We ditched our huge file cabinet and kept only papers that were actually needed (and important documents went in a safe). I found this small filing box at Walmart for around $15. This small box is much easier to manage and can be stored under the bed or in other small, unobtrusive places.
Fabric Drawer Dresser
I created this little “dresser” with fabric storage boxes and a square shelf unit that we picked up at Target. It works excellent for little baby clothes since they are so small and can’t really been hung up anyways. Onesies, little pants, sleepers, ect fit perfectly in here. We also purchased one of these shelf unit’s for the bottom part of the inside of me and my hubsand’s closet but we didn’t use the fabric drawers for ours, instead we chose to just use it for folded clothing such as t-shirts, jeans, ect.
I have these placed all over the camper! One unit we use for office supplies, another for craft and sewing items. This one pictured is in the baby’s space and holds everything from toys, to my cheap cloth diapers, to “school” supplies, to sock and hats! They are very useful and fit in our closets and in corners of the rv that aren’t good for many other things.
I picked these plastic containers up for just $0.97 each at Walmart. We use them to organize small baby items (thermometers, saline spray, ect) in the baby’s room and I also use them to organize some of the small items in the bathroom medicine cabinet. They are great for some small items that I was afraid might leak or spill! These have proved to be a very useful organization tool for such an inexpensive simple little thing. They were especially useful on a recent trip that we made…nothing spilled and everything stayed in it’s place!
I’m sure there are more ways how to organize in small spaces but these are some of the things that we use and do to make our lives easier. In a small area we end up cleaning several times a day and I’ve had to create a fairly detailed “chore chart” to make sure we keep up with everything, but it’s nice to know that everything has a place here and if it doesn’t have a space we will likely find a different home for it and give it away.
What are some other small space organization ideas? Do you use any of these things in your home?