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Minimalism seems to be a trend that never goes out of style. And the ‘van life’ style lends itself well to it. There’s nothing more freeing than leaving the grind behind, taking only what you need and hitting the road- whether it’s for a day, or a lifetime.
The freedom of the open road doesn’t mean you are free from the need for possessions. There are some things we do need to take along with us for the ride. No one likes to feel overwhelmed by clutter, however, these campervan storage hacks will not only save space but ensure you have everything you need to hand when you’re out and about.
First things first, if you’re looking to maximise the space in your van then start with a declutter. If you’ve been travelling in your campervan for a while, it’s inevitable that you’ve built up more than a few things you don’t use or need. So have a look around and identify any items that you don’t need.
Some items may be obvious, of course. While others may need a bit more consideration. For example, cutlery, crockery, pots, pans, towels, even bottles of shampoo can take up huge amounts of space. To effectively cut down, think about how many of these things you actually need – you’ll probably surprise yourself with what you can afford to take away and be amazed by the space it frees up.
Worst case scenario when you declutter is that you realise you’ve left behind something you could probably use in the future. No problem! Just add it back in again when you get home. Most likely, you’ll see that you probably don’t need as much as you do have, which presents real opportunities to cut down on clutter.
Not just the roof but also on the undersides of shelves and cupboards. These areas aren’t often used, however with a bit of creative thinking they can make secure homes for many things. For example, if you’re keen campervan cook, then screwing the lids of your spice jars to the underside of shelving can make them accessible and less prone to moving about during transit.
What’s more, it looks fantastic too and keeps them from taking up valuable space on the worktops – especially if you reach for them often!
When you’re living the van life, storage containers are your friends. Handy, versatile and cheap they can be used almost anywhere and hidden away easily for a clutter free space. Hook on storage has become very popular recently because it’s so versatile, from bringing your very own herb garden with you on the road to a handy place to store your keys when not in use, hanging storage can be used for all sorts and is very quick and easy to install.
Coats and bags can often needlessly take up huge amounts of space. But being an essential on the road there’s no way you can simply leave them at home. Hooks are a great way to give you a dedicated space to leave your coat and bag when you return to your campervan, and they can be used almost anywhere, including on the backs of doors.
Netting can also be used on the ceiling as a place for bags and coats, leaving ample space for you to kick back and relax.
This one is more of a permanent fixture, but a good one nonetheless. An elevating roof is a great way of giving yourself some extra head room. Pop top roofs can also be used as a sleeping space, which is fantastic for kids as they can get the full camping experience from the comfort and safety of the van. Oh, and it gets them from under your feet too!
A clever campervan conversion can make all the difference when it comes to space saving hacks in your campervan. Our Balmoral conversion, for example, comes with a vast array of clever storage options from side kitchen units, a wardrobe (complete with hanging rail) with Tambour Space Saving doors, an elevating roof, roof bed, or high top roof, under water tank and a built in Fridge/Freezer.
With all the basics in place, you can easily find a space for everything and use clever storage hacks to create a spacious, enjoyable interior that you can’t get enough of. See how our customers are making the most out of their campervans over at our Customer Gallery.
If you’re considering an upgrade on your van, or are taking a few tentative steps into the vanlife community, then contact us. We specialise in bespoke campervan conversions, whether that be for your existing van or a totally new one sourced by us.
From VW Transporters to a range of other vehicle types, you will find a mixture of ready converted campervans for sale here on our website. Or, speak to our team and chat about how we can take your existing van and convert it into the campervan of your dreams with our bespoke campervan conversions.
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