There is absolutely no denying the fact that RV bathrooms are tiny. While this does make sense considering the size of the overall space, it can make some things a bit more difficult than they need to be. For instance, getting ready each morning might be a smidge more challenging. What’s more, storing all of your toiletries and other bathroom necessities in such a small space can seem absolutely impossible at times.
Fortunately, there are ways to make good use of the space you have by implementing some clever ideas that fellow RVers have come up with.
Here are a few of my favorite hacks for making efficient use of RV bathroom space.
#1: Add a Tension Rod (or Two)
Many RVers have trouble finding places to hang wet towels and bathing suits. This becomes especially difficult when the weather turns rainy and hanging things outside is no longer an option. In these cases, one must get creative.
One of the easiest and most creative solutions I’ve found is to hang a simple tension rod across the back of the shower. Hang wet towels on this rod to dry, and remove them when the shower will be in use.
You can also use tension rods under the sink to hang spray bottles. This is a great way to clean up a cluttered under-sink cabinet, especially if you have a lot of cleaning products.
#2: Go Over the Door
Over-the-door storage solutions are some of my favorite ideas. They are incredibly easy to implement, and can actually make use of some space that would be completely useless otherwise. While not all RVs have bedroom doors, you can almost always count on an RV having a bathroom door, and this means you get some really great storage in the bathroom area.
To make the most of this, start by hanging a shoe organizer over the door, facing out into the RV. This can be used to store items such as makeup, hair brushes, and curling irons. A transparent shoe organizer works best for this because it allows you to see where each item is stored. However, a colored one can work as well.
With the shoe organizer hung facing out, head to the backside of the door and hang an over-the-door towel rack there. This will give you extra towel-hanging space, as well as a place to keep your robe or anything else you may want to hang.
#3: Make Use of Magnets
A magnetic board hung on an open bathroom wall or in the backside of a cabinet door is a fabulous place to store small containers of makeup, bobby pins, and even toothbrushes and toothpaste. Just add sticky-back magnets to the back of anything you’d like to hang on the board, and go to town hanging your bathroom items from this easily accessible board.
#4: Hang Baskets
Many modern bathrooms boast shelves for holding extra toilet paper and towels. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work out too well in an RV where everything will fly off the shelves the moment you hit the road. What does work instead is hanging a set of nice matching baskets from the wall. These can be used to hold rolled-up towels, as well as hair dryers and curling irons.
You can even make it possible to remove one basket from the wall to be used as a shower caddy. Fill this basket with bath products so you can grab-and-go anytime you’re headed to the campground shower house.
Of course, these are just a few of the many great ideas out there. Have another one you’d like to add? Let us know about it in the comments!
About the Author:
Chelsea has the amazing opportunity to take part in full-time RV living and traveling with her tiny tribe. She homeschools her five-year-old son as they travel, and takes full advantage of their unique situation by using the entire world as her son’s classroom. A group of total Disney fanatics, Chelsea and her family often find themselves in the Orlando area in order to visit the Disney parks, but they have also visited over 25 of the 50 states with plans to see many more along the way. No matter where her travels take her, Chelsea enjoys riding bikes, gazing at beautiful sunsets, finding new coffee shops, Irish dancing, and sitting around a campfire with her family.
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Frank Milmore said:
We have installed a full length tension rod (old shower rod) to our camper bath. However, we installed it for the full length of the bathroom (about 5 feet). We use it for towels to wipe off the sink, for hanging face cloths and a back brush, and just extra spring hooks for other uses. We have also added 4 hooks, 2 over the shower stall (for bath towels) and two outside the shower, also useful for wet towels or for bathing suits. We think it works great.