RV Pantry Storage Ideas That Are Easy & Affordable

By Emily Lawrence

Although there are many pantry solutions available, a lot of these are expensive and difficult to implement. This isn't practical for a lot of RVers, so we want to focus on solutions that are easy and affordable.

Use a hanging shoe organizer

Just hang it over the backside of the door, and you now have an easy place to store cutlery, utensils, plastic bags, spices, snacks, or anything else that fits in the pockets.

Use bags rather than boxes

Even if a box is half-empty, it still takes up the same amount of space as a full box. On the other hand, bags accurately reflect their contents, so you can maximize your real estate by using flexible bags instead of rigid boxes.

Make (or buy) a lazy susan

Lazy Susans are helpful if you have deep and/or narrow shelves that are hard to access. These spinning platforms will also help you keep things organized.

Install wire shelves/baskets

Wire baskets are great for pantry organization. They come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and depths. If you place wire shelves inside your pantry, you can easily pull them out and locate the item you need.

Transfer store-bought items into containers

Because every company packages its food in a different way, you need to deal with a hodgepodge of boxes, bags, and jars. Therefore, it can be helpful to buy your own set of compact containers that you can transfer new items into.

replace cabinet shelves with sliding drawers

RV renovation isn't always easy, but it's usually not too difficult to gut the pantry shelves and turn the space into an empty closet. Once it's clear and open, you can install your own shelves/organization system.

Hang magnetic racks 

Of course, you can always use magnetic racks to store knives, but they can also be handy for pantry storage. If you love to prep food in mason jars, you can attach the lids to the magnets and just pull them off whenever you're ready to eat.

Install a fruit hammock

Speaking of kitchen storage, fruit hammocks are a great way to keep your fresh produce in sight. If you see it, you're more likely to eat it before it goes bad.

Vacuum seal food

Vacuum-sealing food makes it easy to tuck it away for later. Plus, you'll always have some backup food/ingredients if you eat through the rest of your supplies.