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10 Storage Hacks To Create More Space In Your Caravan

A caravan is a great place to spend your time when you are off on an adventure. You can go camping or just stay indoors and enjoy some peace. The static caravan site may have everything you need, but if you don’t have enough space to store your belongings, it’s not as enjoyable of an experience.

static caravan

If you have any items that need storing but don’t want to use up too much interior space, then worry not! These ten hacks will help you create more room in your caravan and make the most out of what little space there is.

  1. Invest in Storage Stools, Tables, and Bins

Most sited static caravans for sale will have some sort of storage that you can use to store items, but the storage is often limited. So if you are looking for a more convenient way to organise your caravan, it’s worth investing in a couple of stools and tables with storage space. These will give you somewhere practical to put things like books, laptops or any other small items which would otherwise just get lost on the floor!

It’s best to go for furniture with hidden storage spaces so that you can use it and still have room to store things away.

Another way to add storage space is by investing in some plastic bins or boxes for your caravan. These can be bought at low prices from most supermarkets and will give you a place to put all of those small items such as toiletries. You could also use them for storing tins and containers in the kitchen.

  1. Take Advantage of Ottoman Beds

If your static caravan has a bedroom, you’ll want to make the most out of those hefty static caravan site fees by maximizing your comfort. So consider investing in storage beds for it! These are perfect for storing things like clothes or bedding at the end of the day, and they will also free up precious floor space. 

There is also the option of buying a bed with drawers underneath. This solution is perfect for things like linen and spare blankets that you don’t need every day but still want to access quickly.

  1. Get Sofa Accessories

Most static caravan UK models have enough room for a double sofa. However, if you want to free up space in your lounge, consider investing in some sofa accessories like ottomans or footrests, which can double as extra storage space! This way, you’ll be able to store things like blankets and throws in the ottoman, or you can use additional storage space under footrests for shoes.

  1. Be Creative with Your Shelving Solutions

Shelving is also quite limited in static caravans. For this reason, you should be creative with your shelving solutions. For example, consider mounting a shelf or two on the wall and hanging other racks from the ceiling to free up more floor space!

static caravan shelves

The shelving units are not only great for storage but may also double up as a desk or breakfast table.

  1. Utilize the Entrance Space

You should also consider adding a bench with storage in your entryway. Not only does this provide an extra place to put things, but it also makes your home feel more spacious. In addition, you can store things like shoes, bags, and coats on the bench to make your entryway feel less cluttered.

  1. Utilize Vertical Space

If you want extra storage space but don’t want to add another room or buy a new caravan because of lack of funds, consider utilizing vertical space! What can be hung on the walls? 

Hanging things on the wall makes your caravan feel more spacious and is a great way to store items that you don’t use often. For instance, in most caravans, kitchens are tiny and can be challenging to keep clutter-free. So putting some of your kitchen items like spices against the wall saves a lot of space.

  1. Ditch the Night Stand

Nightstands are a furniture item that is often clunky and takes up space in the caravan. If you have one of these, consider ditching it for something else like an ottoman or chair to use as a makeshift nightstand.

ditching nightstand

Alternatively, consider hanging a shelf in the bedroom, which will provide you with ample storage for your books and make it feel less cramped.

  1. Go Digital

If you’re an avid reader, chances are you have many books and magazines taking up space in your caravan. However, with the advent of eBooks, you’ll save yourself some severe storage woes!

Consider investing in more eBooks to create more space in your caravan. A digital reader allows you to have more books at your fingertips on one device, and you can even store them in the cloud!

  1. Be Smart with Your Toiletries

Many people assume that they don’t have any room for storage when living in a static caravan. This couldn’t be further from the truth!  Use every nook and cranny available to create more space.

For instance, an intelligent way to store your toiletries is to use a shelf or drawer under your sink. Alternatively, you can add racks to your shower wall to hold all your bottles.

If you need to separate your toiletries, small hanging pods are the best options. They take up less space, and you can easily separate everyone’s toiletries.

  1. Lift Your Beds Higher

This sounds counter-intuitive, but if you raise your bed higher, there will be more space for storage underneath it. You can use this space to store sheets or blankets and have them readily available at all times.

bed placement in caravan

This hack works wonderfully well if you don’t want to invest in an ottoman bed. However, you’ll need storage baskets or bins that are low enough to fit underneath.

Other ideas include storing cleaning supplies under your bed or using this space as storage for all of your work tools and devices!

Wrapping Up

There are many creative ways to store things in your caravan. However, the vital thing to keep in mind is that these storage hacks will only be helpful if you can find the space for them!

Therefore, take some time to declutter and organize your caravan before you try any of these hacks. If something is too heavy, find a location for it that’s not necessarily inside the vehicle.

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