10 Ways to Add Space To Your Caravan

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1 Purchase collapsible products


Get your hands on collapsible, fold out, or pop-up products, sometimes for the price of a takeaway coffee. Items such as tabletop ironing boards, collapsible or pop-up laundry hampers, clotheshorses, and the like are great space-saving solutions for your caravan. Furthermore, drawer dividers and utensil trays are other handy products that will save you clutter.

2 Develop a liking to hooks and suction caps


If you are armed with a bunch of hooks, you are likely to discover room you didn’t know your van had. Hanging items from hooks, such as cooking utensils and keys, is not only great for saving space in your caravan but it’s a practical addition that allows you to easily locate items with ease.

Alternatively, clips or suction caps are just as useful.


  1. Do your best not to over-pack


If real estate is still at a premium after all these tips, you can always fall back on a guaranteed hint that will help you to save space: Avoid the tendency to over-pack. Think about what is really required for your break. In short, prepare a constructive list rather than reading straight from the Armageddon survival kit handbook.


4. Use stackable storage tubs


Stackable storage tubs aren’t discriminatory – they’ll accommodate any item you can imagine, from clothing to children’s toys. Knowing your van’s dimensions helps for making the most of this handy hint, as you can choose a tub that is a snug fit for a particular section of your interior.


5. Consider ceiling space


The ceiling of your caravan can be used for hanging storage cupboards, draws, and shoe racks. You can use brackets to attach a broom or dustpan. Ceiling space allows you to be as creative as you want to be.

10 Ways to Add Space To Your Caravan


6. Don’t overlook ceiling space 


The ceiling of your caravan is a vital tool in providing protection but it is about time it stepped up. Use your imagination or simply keep reading and you will discover there are plenty of uses for the trusty ceiling. Use it to hang shelves or even wardrobes, hanging wardrobes must be one of the most inventive space-saving solutions going around. You can also attach brackets to ceilings to hang items such as a broom.   

Take advantage of the space above you.


7. Hanging shoe racks are not just for shoes 


Hanging shoe racks are ideal for storing small items such as cleaning supplies, toiletries, and food items. 

Hanging shoe racks not only saves you space but ensures easy access to these products when needed. Hanging baskets and mini hammocks – for storing such things as fruit and vegetables – are also ideal for minimising clutter. 


8. Search for hidden space behind the walls


Look closely at your van to see how all the walls come together. Sometime some space has been buried behind a wall without you knowing it. Some caravans have some space either side of the top of the fridge. In orders you can find some hidden space in various parts of your bathroom.   You will be surprised what you may find.


9. Purchase nesting bowls and measuring spoons 


Another simple-yet-effective trick – this one will save you cupboard space – is purchasing ‘nesting’ bowls and measuring spoons. They prevent you unnecessarily wasting space and, additionally, are convenient items to locate when it comes to cooking or baking. 

Nesting bowls are ideal for saving space. 

Room exists in so many areas of a caravan.


10. Use an annex or awning


The outside of your caravan can also help with storage.     Certainly, by adding an annex you create a huge amount of additional room which comes in handy for long stays.   There are also several accessories that you can purchase that attach onto your awning.   A clothes line is one example. 

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