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Minimalism has become a timeless trend, and the van life lifestyle perfectly aligns with its principles. There’s an unparalleled sense of freedom in leaving behind the daily grind, taking only what you truly need, and embarking on the open road, whether it’s for a day or a lifetime. However, despite the freedom of van life, we still require certain possessions. To prevent feeling overwhelmed by clutter, these campervan storage hacks will not only save space but also ensure that you have everything you need at hand while you’re out and about.
Begin by decluttering your van to maximize the available space. If you’ve been traveling in your campervan for some time, chances are you’ve accumulated items that are no longer necessary. Take a look around and identify the belongings that you no longer use or need.
While some items may be obvious candidates for removal, others might require more thought. For example, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, towels, and even bottles of shampoo can occupy significant space. To effectively reduce clutter, consider how many of these items you genuinely need. You’ll likely surprise yourself with how much you can do without, freeing up valuable space in the process.
Even if you realize later that you left behind something you may need in the future, it’s not a problem. You can always add it back into your belongings when you return home. More often than not, you’ll discover that you require far less than you initially thought, presenting excellent opportunities to simplify and declutter.
When it comes to utilizing space in your campervan, don’t forget to explore the potential of the roof and the undersides of shelves and cupboards. These areas are often overlooked but can serve as secure homes for various items with a bit of creative thinking. Roof grab handles are an ideal solution for hanging clothes.
For instance, if you enjoy cooking in your campervan, consider screwing the lids of your spice jars to the undersides of shelves. This not only keeps them easily accessible but also prevents them from moving around during travel. Additionally, this approach frees up valuable worktop space, especially if you frequently reach for the spices.
Storage containers are an indispensable tool in your van life, providing you with the ability to create organized spaces and maximize storage efficiency. These containers offer convenience, versatility, and affordability, making them essential allies on your van life journey.
When it comes to storage containers, hook-on, stick-on or screw-on solutions have become increasingly popular for their versatility and ease of use. They can be easily attached to various surfaces, such as walls or doors, providing instant storage options for a wide range of items. Whether you want to bring along your own herb garden on the road or need a convenient place to store your keys, these hanging storage solutions offer practicality and functionality.
One of the key benefits of using storage containers is their ability to be hidden away, ensuring a clutter-free environment. They provide designated spaces for specific items, allowing you to keep everything organized and easily accessible. By utilizing hook-on storage solutions, you can make the most of unused vertical spaces in your van, such as walls or the back of doors, transforming them into efficient storage areas.
Additionally, storage containers come in various shapes and sizes, allowing you to customize your storage solutions to fit your specific needs. You can choose from containers with compartments or dividers to further enhance organization and prevent items from shifting during travel. With the right storage containers, you can optimize space utilization and create a tidy and functional interior in your campervan.
From storing kitchen utensils and cooking ingredients to organizing toiletries or small personal belongings, storage containers offer endless possibilities for keeping your van neat and tidy. They help you make the most of limited space, ensuring that everything has its place and is easily accessible when needed.
Investing in a collection of storage containers will not only contribute to a clutter-free environment but also enhance your overall van life experience. By having designated spaces for your belongings, you can easily find what you need, maintain order, and enjoy a stress-free and organized living space in your campervan.
Another solution well worth investing in is all things collapsible – cups, bowls, bottles etc as these are a great space saver.
Consider incorporating storage containers into your campervan setup and discover the incredible difference they can make in optimizing space and keeping your belongings well-organized throughout your adventures on the road.
Coats and bags are essential items on the road, but they can take up considerable space unnecessarily. However, by incorporating hooks into your campervan’ s design, you can provide dedicated spaces for hanging coats and bags. Hooks can be installed almost anywhere, including on the backs of doors, maximizing unused vertical space. Additionally, netting can be used on the ceiling as a practical storage solution for bags and coats, leaving ample space for relaxation.
Investing in a well-thought-out campervan conversion can make all the difference in maximizing space within your campervan. Our Balmoral conversion, for example, offers a wide range of clever storage options, including side kitchen units, a wardrobe complete with a hanging rail and Tambour Space Saving doors, an elevating roof and roof bed, or a high top roof, an under floor water tank, and a built-in fridge/freezer. With these essential elements in place, finding a space for everything becomes a breeze, allowing you to create a spacious and enjoyable interior that you can’t get enough of. Explore our Photo Gallery to see how our customers are making the most of their campervans.
While more of a permanent fixture, an elevating roof is a fantastic addition to any campervan. Not only does it provide extra headroom, but pop-top roofs can also serve as sleeping spaces, offering a complete camping experience for children while ensuring their comfort and safety. Moreover, it keeps them from constantly underfoot, creating a more enjoyable environment for everyone.
If you’re considering upgrading your van or taking your first steps into the van life community, don’t hesitate to contact us. We specialize in bespoke campervan conversions, whether it’s transforming your existing van or sourcing a brand new one for you. You’ll find a range of VW Transporter ready-converted campervans for sale on our website. Alternatively, speak to our team and discover how we can transform your existing van into the campervan of your dreams with our personalized campervan conversions.
Let’s chat about what you want from a campervan and how Denby Campervans can help you achieve that.
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