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.
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