Well at this point we are still very new to all this but have found some things online as well as from our own experiences thus far that is really handy to use. So here goes, and I will continue to add as we find more!
First, for us who travel and are not full-timers, taking full-sized spice containers is such a waste of space. I found this little suggestion online, and boy does it work well! Go to a pharmacy and get a pill container like this picture (you can get one at Amazon but it was cheaper at the store).
Use a marker and write what each spice is in the little rounds. They screw together, so there is no spilling and very little humidity gets in. It takes up so little space at all and there is plenty of space in each for most spices you would ordinarily use!
I know everyone in the world has used Velcro at some point, but this sure made life easier on our RV in more than one spot, and I am sure I will find more spots since I just figured the first couple of things out. And if YOU have some ideas please go to our contact page share them with me!
So, buy some strong stick-on Velcro. Kitchen counter right next to the faucet, either on the back-splash or on the counter itself, put a small piece of Velcro, I used the softer piece for this spot. Then, on the hand soap dispenser, put the opposite piece, the scratchy one.
Just a small little spot will suffice, smaller than what you put on the counter. Do the same for your dish soap dispenser/bottle. Now you can leave them right there when you are traveling and they won’t fall over, and you won’t have to put them away from any place either.
What I did was buy (Walmart)) two matching small plastic dispensers and fill them, mark each with a marker “Dish Soap” and “Hand Soap”. Then I left the original larger bottles at home. There is plenty in both dispensers for quite some time. You can always take the larger bottles and store them for refilling if you are going on a longer trip.
Shower hose is in the way of the bathroom sink all the time, or if it is rolled up over the hook it rattles while traveling. So, Velcro saves the day….. hold the shower hose against the wall where you would like it to lay flat and out of the way. Now stick a small piece of Velcro on the hose and the wall. Oh so easy and it sure does work.
Need a tray to carry our BBQ stuff outside?
Use a cookie sheet! Hot foods can be put on it, and it serves a double purpose making it one less item to buy and take with you in the RV. I like to put a silicone sheet on it to keep things from sliding too, also another double purpose item.
See more storage and kitchen ideas here.