Organized Camping (Organizing our “stuff” on a trip) ~ Part 2

Its one thing to update your motorhome and make it more appealing and pretty; it’s quite another to make¬†the small space¬†function like your mini home away from home!¬† I thought you might appreciate seeing how we actually use our motorhome when we go camping!


Most toiletry items, towels & hand soap¬†are within easy reach in our bathroom.¬†My husband’s shaving kit is kept in the cabinet below to free up counter space. We also keep extra toilet paper & cleaning supplies in the cabinet, along with medicine & other first-aid items.


On my “side” of the bedroom I have a few baskets & hooks to help keep my most-used items within reach. The basket holds my gloves and miscellaneous charging cords.¬† I can easily access the¬†electrical outlet¬†too.

On my husband’s “side”, we hung a hook for jackets, etc. and a clear Command bin for items such as: glasses, charging cord and a book.¬† You’ll notice that he got our little tv hung in here as well!


Our bedroom may lack square footage but it definitely does not lack storage!

Here’s a little “bar” I created on our last camping trip when it was just my hubby and I and we had more floor space than usual.¬† The lid on our little ottoman is flipped over to create a solid surface and makes a perfect spot for our ice maker! Then I just took an extra fabric bin I had to keep our bottles and cups easy to access.¬† Having this temporary “bar” area got me thinking ~ “how could we create a fold-down bar that the ice machine could sit under”???

Once you really start to use every part of your motorhome you realize all the little areas you can organize and make just how you like it!  So get out there and use your little traveling homes!


Organized Camping (Preparing for a smooth trip) ~ Part 1

I believe the most important thing you can do to ensure a smooth and easy camping trip is to be organized! Spending time preparing before you head out on the road will make your trip much more relaxing and fun for the whole family.



These little organizers can be used to store/transport utensils but I have used it to keep all of my most used items on my kitchen counter, where they are easily accessible.  No more rummaging through drawers, dimly lit cabinets etc.  I use earthquake putty (will link at the end of the post) to keep the caddy from moving around during travel.  One less thing to have to put away on traveling days!


This caddy is such a big help to keep our meal times relaxed and organized! It holds our disposable utensils, napkins¬†and plates and is easily transportable for eating inside the motorhome or outside at the picnic table.¬† It’s the perfect size to store in the cabinet above our sink where I also keep extra napkins & plates.


Laundry baskets can perform many uses when preparing for your camping trip.  I use them to transport food from the house to the motorhome and many other things like clothing, extra blankets and bathroom items. In the pic above, I used it to safely secure items that I will be putting on a table outside when we set up our outdoor cooking/cleaning area.


Don’t be afraid to bring¬†small home¬†appliances (that you wouldn’t necessarily think of when you think of camping!) to make your camping trip easier!

I use my Instant Pot to make recipes like: Twice Baked Potatoes and Risotto – yum!!¬† Our portable ice maker is so convenient and better than having to dig ice out of the ice chest!! In an upcoming post I will share how I set up a little “bar” area on our last trip out.



Here are some more tips I came up with when out on our latest camping trip:

  1. Plan your meals in the week before your trip – print out shopping lists, packing lists & recipes.
  2. Prepare as much food at home a day or two before you go ~ cut up veggies/meat, marinate & put into Ziploc bags & freeze.
  3. Shred/slice cheeses
  4. If you are short on time, buy single-serve snacks, applesauce, peanut butter, etc.
  5. Always take more water, paper towels, baggies & disposable plates, utensils, etc., than you think you will need!
  6. Buy disposable pans to keep your food warm while you bbq outside or for quick & easy cleanup when you bake inside.  *Be sure to measure the inside of your oven as they are usually much smaller than the one in your home.
  7. Also measure the pans you will use to cook with on your stove so that you will be able to use more than one at a time…

Here are some links you might be interested in:

  1. Earthquake (Museum) Putty
  2. Multi-purpose Caddy ~ lots of different metal ones on Amazon!
  3. Instant Pot
  4. Portable Ice Maker
  5. Camping Meal/Menu Plan
  6. Disposable Pans
  7. Recipes: Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto and Instant Pot Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Stay tuned for a post about how we¬†organize¬†our motorhome with all of our “stuff”¬†while we camp! I will be sharing our bedroom, bathroom & our temporary “bar” area!

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Organized Motorhome ~ Part 2



Here’s some more of the ways that I’ve organized our RV…this cabinet is located above the couch and holds larger kitchen items such as pans, lids, bbq tools, Tupperware and nesting bowls.¬† I also have cookie sheets and misc. baking pans tucked in behind.


The cupboard next to those is organized with bins and boxes that are labeled as: first aid, sewing & misc. office, batteries & light bulbs, duct tape, hooks, Velcro & fuses and Paper & Pens. Its not completely tidy at this point as I’ve been tucking a few extra things in here & there…


This cabinet is located behind the passenger seat and above where we now put the bean bag.¬† Here we store DVD’s, games & tissue…


In the bathroom, my hubby built a shelf that is great for storing towels…


I added a wire basket to the bathroom wall that is perfect for holding toiletries that we use every day when traveling.¬† The white buckets will hold hand soap, toothbrushes & toothpaste and small items like qtips, nail clippers, etc.¬† My husband’s shaving kit will be stored under the sink along with extra toilet paper, cleaning supplies and feminine products.


In the bedroom I have added hooks to hold my jackets and purse.  The basket above the electrical plug is where I will charge my cell phone, apple watch, etc.


The wood window boxes also double as shelves for lightweight items such as my hubby’s wallet.


In the cabinet above the bed we have fabric boxes that hold our hats, belts & gloves. The center spot can hold extra blankets, etc.  On the left hand side of the bed is an organizer where I keep my earplugs, tissue, glasses, bottle of water and a book.

Here’s links to some of the items I’ve shared:

Amazon ~ Wire Baskets

Ikea ~ Hanging Buckets

Ikea ~ Rod & Hooks to hang buckets on rod

Amazon ~ Tree Branch Hooks

Some affiliate links are provided for your convenience.  This does not mean you pay more for the product when you purchase through my link. It just means that I made it easier for you to find what you might like and I make a few cents if you purchase.  Thank you!


Organized Motorhome ~ Part 1


I’ve found that these overhead cabinets that are located above our dinette¬†to be the easiest to use for organizing food/dry goods.¬† I purchased most of the baskets at Dollar Tree or Big Lots. I¬†also use the baskets with handles in the fridge for easy organizing…


The cabinets above our sink hold our plastic cups as well as our coffee and travel cups. You can also see our plastic and paper plates and bowls as well as our extra napkins.  I keep a caddy filled with plates, napkins & utensils out on the table for meals.  Also in the above cupboard are our spices and oils and a canister with tea and sugar.


Here is how I have set up the cabinet below the sink for now…I also used Velcro strips to hang part of a mesh organizer to the door to hold sponges, dish soap. etc.

These are the drawers next to the under-sink cupboard…top drawer ~ hot pads, 2nd drawer ~ knives, forks, spoons and can opener, 3rd drawer ~ junk drawer with lighters, large utensils, measuring cups, clips, etc, last drawer ~ Ziploc bags, foil and cling wrap.


On the counter I have kept out utensils and things that I use often, as well as a home for hand soap.¬†To make sure that the metal organizer doesn’t move, I put earthquake putty on the bottom.


This large, lighted cabinet is located across from the refrigerator and next to the dinette…on the top shelf I store bins that hold things we use on our outdoor tables: a cleaning bin, a coffee bin with filters, ground coffee, etc., a bin with the dogs food/bowls, the caddy that holds our plates, napkins & utensils, a basket that holds extra paper towels, etc. and our coffee pot.¬† The 2nd shelf has two fabric bins that hold sheets and blankets and room for large items we bring along such as my Instant Pot.¬† When our kids come with us, the bottom shelf is where they keep their clothes.

That’s it for now…I’ll share more of my organized RV in the next post!



Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 9 (Misc. Projects & Homey Touches)


Aside from the wrinkles, our couch looks so much better!! I found Twin Extra Long sheets on clearance at Target and they work perfectly to cover up the ugly blue cushions! Just don’t look too closely at the back cushions as I’m not an expert seamstress!

RV front

Just a reminder of how ugly the old couch cushions were!!


I used a pillow I already had and heat pressed a vinyl moose I cut out on my Silhouette machine…


I found this cute Welcome sign and heat pressed it onto a plain flour sack towel ~ I love it!!


My best friend gave us a cool metal sign with our last name on it so I decided to make a vinyl sticker out of it!


Our door also needed a new shade as the old roller shade was toast!¬† I just sewed a simple double-sided shade and added trim using leftover curtain fabric.¬† I then attached it to the door using Velcro…so simple to just roll it up when it’s not in use & clip it up!


When we removed the uncomfortable chair next to the door, my hubby wanted something that we could easily move to open up the space…but he also wanted something that would be comfortable to lounge in ~ enter the memory foam bean bag!¬† It’s really big for the space but my hubby is over 6 feet tall so we had to buy a large one! We can store it up in the passenger seat when we need it out of the way and can use it in our house when we’re not using the RV.


Here’s the links to the items I shared today:

Target: Twin XL Sheets

Target: Memory Foam Bean Bag

Amazon: Silhouette Cameo 3 Cutting Machine

Amazon: Heat Press

Coming Up: Organized RV Cabinets…

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Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 8 (Dinette Butcher Block Table & Sink Cover)


We’re getting so close to being completely done with our remodel!! My awesome hubby used some of our leftover butcher block to rebuild our dinette table and to make me a cover for the sink!


We used the original dinette table to measure out the new butcher block table and  were also able to use all the original hardware!

Here’s my new sink cover ~ I absolutely love it! I saw some great ideas on Pinterest¬†and the many RV Facebook groups I belong to and we came up with this design.¬† I had leftover knobs from my kitchen remodel so now it has more than one function.¬† It gives me additional counter space¬†and doubles as a tray!


To make sure that the sink cover wont slide around I attached cork pads to the bottom…

Next up I’ll share some miscellaneous projects that I’ve been working on to add some more of our woodland/rustic/farmhouse style to the RV to make it even more homey!


Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 7 (Wrap-Up & Before/Afters)

I’ve written in detail about our 1990 Winnebago Class A Motorhome remodel in previous posts & now I’ll wrap it all up with lots of before & after pictures!

Here she is! Not too much to look at on the outside just yet…but wait until you see the inside!

But first, a few before shots…

Ok, these next pictures will be much better, I promise!!

We still have a few projects left to complete (building a new dinette table) & paint to touch up, but we’re in the home stretch now!!!


Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 6 (Bedroom & Flooring)

I am really happy with how the bedroom is turning out! I’m loving how much brighter it is now…compared to this next picture!

Yikes!!! Here’s a few more shots of the new & improved bedroom…

I’ve had a lot of questions about the floors in the motorhome…the laminate floors were given to us by a friend so I don’t have a link to share but here’s the info:

The luxury vinyl tiles that we used in the bath area are from Lowe’s:

Next up: a wrap up of our motorhome remodel with before & after pictures…


Motorhome Remodel ~ Part 5 (Kitchen)



Moving on to the kitchen! The cute puppy is obviously what makes the picture! There are still things to be done in this area, such as painting the range & hood, but it’s looking 100% improved!

Here’s a before picture to jog your memory in case you’ve forgotten:



Here’s a few more after shots…



We didn’t wire in the wall lamp as we didn’t want to mess with the RV wiring so I attached a small, battery operated puck light up inside the lamp.¬† It comes with a remote so it’s easy to operate!


The kitchen area still needs some touch up but it’s almost done

We are still working on the dinette table & hope to replace the top with some leftover butcher block…a fun project was to cover the booth wall in rustic barn wood & add antler hooks for keys & such…

Here are the links to the items we bought for the kitchen & dining area:

Tic Tac Tiles ~ Amazon

Butcher Block Countertops ~ IKEA

Faucet ~ Lowe’s (similar to this one)

Stovetop cover ~ Camping World (similar to this)

Curtain Fabric ~ Hobby Lobby

Oil Rubbed Bronze for Hardware ~ Amazon

Wall lamp ~ Lowe’s

Battery Operated Puck Lights ~ Amazon

Woodland Pictures ~ IKEA

Gunmetal Arrow Fabric on Dinette ~ Hobby Lobby

Black vinyl Fabric on Dinette ~ Hobby Lobby

Barn Wood Wall Kit ~Lowes

Antler Wall Hook ~ Amazon

Coming up next: Bedroom & Flooring…

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