When we decided to move into our RV and live in it full-time, we knew we’d have to downsize significantly. That alone can be a huge undertaking, but once you’ve downsized to the items you’ll be bringing along with you, you have to get moved in and figure out the best ways to organize everything.
This can be challenging for a few reasons:
- The space is smaller than what you’re used to (and you probably still have too much stuff).
- I know we donated and threw away even more stuff AFTER we moved into the RV.
- The storage spaces might be shallow or awkwardly spaced.
- Some of the cabinets in our kitchen are really tall and deep while cabinets in our bathroom are strange heights and really shallow.
- Your RV might lack storage.
- Our toy hauler is really lacking in the outside storage department. We also don’t have a single full sized closet in our RV.
One of the reasons we chose a toy hauler was because of the versatility of the garage space. Philip uses it as his office during the day but it also functions as a laundry room, craft room and garage on moving days. It was really important for us to be able to bring our hobbies and passions with us on the road too since this isn’t just a vacation- we’re still living our normal everyday life.
Something I’m really passionate about is creating. Whether that’s sewing, cross stitching, making vinyl stickers, or creating content on here and social media. I love starting with an idea and see it take shape and come to fruition.
In my pre-RV life, I was a seamstress at the largest American bridal-store chain. You’ve probably heard of it, starts with the letter D and ends with Bridal I always dreamed of creating a pegboard wall to hold all my sewing and craft supplies, but we always lived in an apartment so we could never really customize anything to fit our needs. So, when we moved into our RV, I begged Philip to let me create a space to organize my supplies to my hearts content. It took a bit of convincing but I finally got him to agree after allowing him to also use it for a few of his frequently used tools.
There was so much unused space on our wall! We NEVER watched TV out here and the built in cabinet was so shallow that not much would fit in there. So, we decided to take the TV down, took out the cabinet and redid this entire space.
Pegboards are an awesome way to organize your RV!
I love pegboards because you can completely customize and configure them to fit your needs. You can arrange the pegs until you find the perfect layout. And it doesn’t just have to be used for craft supplies either. There are so many different applications a pegboard could be used for:
- Add one to the “basement”/outdoor storage to hold your tools
- Put a small one in your kitchen or cabinet to hold pots/pans or cooking utensils
- Could be used for kids toys/arts & craft supplies
- Homeschool supplies
The possibilities are endless!
First, we started with some OSB (Oriented Strand Board) as a base. We cut it to size, painted it and screwed it in where there were studs in the wall.
Next we took 1×2’s and placed screwed them into the OSB where we knew we wouldn’t want to hang pegs. The 1×2’s are what holds the pegboard out from the wall so that you have a space to put in your hooks and accessories.
Pegboards are made of a variety of different materials: wood, metal, plastic etc. We went with a brown wood one from Ace Hardware since we figured it’d be the easiest to cut to the size we needed. We painted it black and screwed it into the 1×2’s.
Once the pegboard is up, it’s time for the fun part- picking out the accessories and arranging your board! We got 2 sets of pegboard hook kits at Harbor Freight. You can find a similar one here. While you can buy buckets, shelves, and other accessories specifically for pegboards, I wanted to save some $ and decided to head to the dollar tree to see if they had anything that might work. I found some cute metal buckets in fun colors that ended up working perfectly! I’m in love with how it turned out. My craft room dreams have come true!
Ready for the big reveal?? After:
Thanks for reading! I hope this inspires you or sparks an idea for how you can organize your own space! It’s so important that these small spaces are functional and work for us. If you feel inspired to create your own pegboard storage/organization in your RV feel free to tag me on Instagram 😄 I enjoy seeing others’ projects come together.
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More RV Organization Ideas!
We teamed up with some other bloggers to bring you a week filled with RV Organization Ideas. Each blogger shared an idea/tip for organizing a specific part of their RV. Check out the other posts below! For a recap of the week click here.
- Cool, Mom, and Collected – Spice Rack
- Unravelled Thyme – Fridge Organization
- Big Hearts Tiny Spaces – Kids Clothing Storage & Organization
- Adventures With Tucknae – Jewelry Organization
- Stairs Up Handle In- Bathroom Storage Ideas
- We Are The Hawleys – Kitchen Cabinets & Drawer Organization
- Live Today Like It Matters – Closet Organization