Long & Tall
Our Class B campervan “Sally” isn’t short on storage space. Mike and I each have a small cupboard and a generously-sized wardrobe for our clothes.
Even with that space, during the first week of living in the B I may or may not have had a “little” meltdown about my clothes.
Clothes Crises of a Different Sort
My clothes were all shoved into my cupboard. I tried to keep them organized. All tshirts along the right in front. Long johns in the back. Underthings stacked nicely on the left.
Yet, every time I pulled something out, at least three other things fell out with it. If living in a tiny “home” was going to be this way, we may need to find those “RV for Sale” signs again.
Sensing my frustration (it wasn’t hard), Mike went into research mode and found a solution.
Packing cubes are like soft-sided zippered “drawers” for clothes. They are mostly used in luggage or backpacks, but can work in any small or awkwardly-shaped space.
Like 22 year old Class B campervans.
We had to find a set that fit Sally. The opening to our clothes cupboards are only 4 inches tall. But there’s a taller space behind that narrow door. Kinda like the Tardis - looks smaller on the outside than the inside.
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Mike found a set of packing cubes on Amazon that contains 4 different sizes along with a small laundry bag. The cubes are all 4” tall so they fit through the narrow door and then can stack in the cupboard. We each picked a different color and ordered a set.
A few days later I emptied out my cupboard and organized my clothes into the different cubes.
Now when I want a pair of socks, I pull down the appropriate cube, select a pair of socks, zip the cube back up and put it back in the cupboard. No long johns, tshirts, or bras falling on my head while I search for my socks.
We’re still figuring out the best laundry day process. So far we’ve put clean clothes back into the laundry bags and re-assemble the cubes once out in the van. We could just bring the packing cubes into the laundromat with the dirty clothes, and put them all back together there once all the clothes are clean.
How do you keep clothes organized in a small space?
More Class B Organization
Here’s how we organized other areas of the Class B: