5 – Everyday things that make my life easier in an RV


Living in a small space can be challenging. Here are 5 things that make my life easier in an RV.


1. Doing dishes after a meal: Our kitchen is small, when dishes pile up, it looks messy and dirty. I give myself 15 minutes after a meal to let it digest and then it’s time to hit the dishes. I use this dishpan/drainer set and a drying mat. For a cleaner, I use Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day dish soap. It’s biodegradable, uses plant derived ingredients such as essential oils and Aloe Vera extract, and glycerin. I haven’t found a fragrance I haven’t liked, and the smell actually makes doing the dishes a bit more enjoyable.



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2. I just recently purchased this Shark ZS362 Apex DuoClean vacuum. I debated whether

to get a cordless or one that actually has a power cord and ended up getting a corded one. In researching, it seemed that the corded ones where actually more powerful and had greater suction. Since our place is so small, having a cord attached is not a problem and trying to find a place to “hang” a charger is actually a bigger problem. It also converts to a handheld unit.

It’s a bit top-heavy, but easy to get out, use, and put away and most of all … it sucks up the dirt! That’s a win in my books. https://amzn.to/33OHYbh


3. One of the first purchases I made for our RV is this shampoo holder. I use a special

shampoo and conditioner for long hair and my husband likes a different one. Therefore we have a four container holder for our three hair products and our body wash/soap. I like a clean and uncluttered space so by using this system, it allows for all the different bottles to be kept outside of the shower.

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4. Every home needs a coffee maker, well unless you don’t drink coffee, but let’s be real, how many homes don’t have at least one coffee drinker

living in their home? There are times however, when a tea kettle just makes life easier. Our coffee pot is a single brew. That works for us. When we go down the mountain, on an early morning jaunt, or on mornings when Bob goes fishing, we like to fill up a couple of thermoses of coffee, tea, or just hot water. Waiting for a single brew to heat each cup needed or even microwaving water, takes a bit of time. A tea kettle does it all in just a few minutes. It also comes in handy if you need extra hot water for cleaning or other chores. Needless to say, we are glad we have ours.

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5. The last item may seem to be a bit silly, but it really does make life more comfortable

for me. It’s my wall projection clock. Most RV’s have little or no space beside their beds for a traditional clock. This little mechanism can hang on the wall or sit on a ledge. It also can be powered by a USB cord. This is especially useful when we have a power outage as for whatever reason, it doesn’t cause the clock to go out and need to be reset.

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So there you have it, five simple everyday things that makes my life a bit easier living in an RV. I’m curious what you would add. Share below so we can help each other find tips and tricks to add to our joy of RV living. If you would like more videos like this one, let me know below, like and subscribe!

Until next time, I appreciate you!


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