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10th May 2023

8 innovative campervan storage ideas

If storage space is tight when you holiday in your campervan, read this blog for eight innovative ways to pack more into your van.

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We love our campervan holidays, but we hate the choices we have to make when deciding what to take away with us because campervan storage space is so restricted.

More often than not, people pack more for their holidays than they really need, so it’s important to cut back wherever you can and only bring the essentials. But even when you’ve done all this, campervan storage is usually still limited, especially if you’re travelling with a larger group.

Here the campervan insurance experts at Sterling provide eight innovative and inexpensive campervan storage ideas that will work just as well in a caravan or motorhome too.

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1. Use hooks and hangers to your advantage

Hanging cooking utensils and other bits and pieces from hooks is great for saving space and, at the same time, makes it easy to find things. Clips or suction caps can work just as well as hooks in increasing your campervan storage options. 

2. Consider investing in hanging shoe racks and wardrobes

Hanging shoe racks are obviously great for storing shoes, but they work just as well with other small items such as cleaning products and van-life essentials. Hanging wardrobes are great for creating extra space and can be folded away when not in use. 

You can also hang them from the backs of doors which mean everything will be tidied away when the doors are shut. 

Hang a car tidy from the back of the seats in the driving cab and you will have more space for other essentials, such as books, maps, sun cream and snacks.

3. Put up some slim shelves

Slim shelves won’t take up too much room and they are great for storage. You can secure items with bungee cords while the camper is on the move or add a shelf with a raised edge to prevent things falling off.

4. Campervan storage containers

Stackable storage containers can be used to store anything from clothing to children’s games and food that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Read our blog on campervan fridges to find out your options for keeping food chilled in your van.

It’s a good idea to buy containers in different sizes so they can stack when they are in use and you can put them inside each other when they are empty. Using containers is a great way to keep your cupboards organised and to avoid any items falling out when you’re on the move.

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5. Use collapsible storage products and fold-away furniture

Collapsible, fold-out, or pop-up products such as tabletop ironing boards, pop-up laundry baskets, and clothes horses are great campervan storage ideas. Drawer dividers and utensil trays will also save you clutter.

Folding chairs and a folding picnic table can provide ample dining space, and these can then be folded flat and stored when not in use. 

6. Magnetic strips

Attach a magnetic strip around the kitchenette in your campervan to create a secure place to keep knives, scissors, and other kitchen utensils. It will make them easier to find and you can be confident they won’t go flying when you are on the move.

7. Make the most of all your space

Check the “dead” areas that you could use for campervan storage. If you have a fixed bed you can store a shedload of stuff beneath it. Similarly, if you have bench seats, you can load bedding and the like inside. Room exists in so many areas of a campervan or caravan. 

8. Take an awning with you

Erecting an awning will provide loads of extra campervan storage space. You could use it to store holiday equipment such as surfboards, beach games, deck chairs, bicycles and the barbecue and it can even be used for extra sleeping space if you have insufficient bedding inside the van. Read our blog about clever campervan bed ideas for your next project.

Awnings will offer protection from the elements and will extend your living space. The awning can be supplemented by a windbreak, which will extend your private camping area even more.

Read our blog on how to pack a campervan for more tips on how to safely and efficiently pack your van. 

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Campervan insurance for your next trip

The more you pack into your campervan, the more you will want to be confident that it and its contents are well protected. That’s where Sterling insurance comes in handy – we have a range of campervan insurance policies available from as little as £165 a year. Call 0344 381 9990 for a swift, no-obligation quote or book a callback at a time that suits you. 

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