RV Daily Tips Issue 398. June 4, 2014 | RV Travel

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RVing Tip of the Day

Improve your RV storage: Turn closet space into storage shelves

by Steve Willey


To get better storage within our smaller RV closet space, we have always converted the clothes hanging space to shelf space. Rather than one tall space for a few hangers, we get about five shelves (six in some rigs).


I keep all my shirts folded on one shelf, pants on a second. My wife does the same with her two shelves, but the shelves are deep enough that she gets quite a load of paperback books in there, too.


Against the rear of these deep shelves is room for a narrow carton of spare meds and bath supplies behind my four folded pants, plus a plastic tray for pocket contents to overnight in. Next to my six folded shirts in Rubbermaid baskets is room for an extra pair of shoes or slippers.


Then in the fifth shelf at the bottom, I installed our 1800-watt inverter on the sidewall and a three-stage battery charger on the other side, with our 12-volt canister vacuum (all plastic body) stored in a basket in between. If you decide to try the same thing, be careful to leave the door ajar for ventilation if the inverter is used for longer than a short microwave run.


To make the shelves I cut 3/8-inch white-surface Masonite material to fit the space, and installed quarter- round molding glued and screwed to the sidewalls and rear. On the front edge of each shelf, I glued on aluminum channel from Home Depot that exactly fit the thickness of the shelf material. This provides strength across the front of the shelves and gives a nice finish.


I believe we get over twice the storage that using hangers would allow, but we do give up the possibility of storing long items like tabletops upright in the closet.

via RV Daily Tips Issue 398. June 4, 2014 | RV Travel.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

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