Have you ever wondered how so many people pack a lot of items in their minivan, or how they will stay organized with taking so many junk in their small car? I did too, however I have discovered their secrets to maximizing storage space and getting the utmost potential from every item you have! My camping organization ideas were really inspired by those veteran campers 😀 Let’s get straight into it.
#1 Plastic Storage Containers
I’ve probably mentioned this already on my site but I’ll say it again, because that’s how important these are. You know the clear, see-through storage containers? Those are what we will be using. I recommend a total amount of at least 4 containers minimum.
Name your containers:
– Setup Bin
– Play Bin
– Kitchen Bin
A rule of thumb: The more containers you have the more organized you’ll be 🙂
#2 Plastic Shopping Bags
All-round great idea for any outdoors man. These are great for storing items in and especially well for keeping important and valuable items in (passport, licence, money etc).
These are also useful for covering your backpack up overnight in case it rains.
#3 Double-Room Tent
There’s a good reason I only go camping with a double-room tent now, and for the simple fact that you can use the extra room for dirty laundry, and for clothes that get wet. So, it’s basically an outdoor bathroom/laundry in one – and a very helpful one at that.
#4 Hanging Organizer
If you haven’t already tried this bad boy then I suggest you give it a go. Hanging travelling organizers clear up space on the tables and keeps everything tidy. This one, you don’t want to miss!
#5 Bedding Bag
Don’t throw your empty bedding bags away! These are great to use for towels, tea towels, hand towels and any other items you want to keep dust off.
#6 Garden Flag Holder
I wish I thought of this one earlier. Use a garden flag holder to hold your paper towels. A couple of awesome places to put it is next to the camping table and one near your cooking area.
#7 Coffee Cans
Keep your toilet paper completely dry and free of dust by using a coffee can or similar, placing the toilet paper in and cutting a hole down the side of the can to get the toilet paper out.
Now seal the can, and/or attach some string to carry it with and you’re ready to go.
#8 Kids Duffel Bag
Give the kids their own different colored duffel bag. This can be their own stash-spot for different toys and other personal items they want to take along.
It’s preferable to tell the kids to always return the items back to their bags, preventing items from getting lost.
#9 Strategic Packing
This ones common sense, however many of us always make this simple mistake. The key to your successful first day/night of a camping trip, is to pack in a strategic way.
Your tent, headlamps/flashlights, repellent, insulation etc – should be packed on top of your bags. This makes camping a breeze when you finally wind up at your destination.
One of the easiest ways to stay organized and calm, is to adapt cheerfully. Your new surroundings are a lot different than your house and adapting to Mother Natures way of living will make your outdoor experience extremely easy.
#11 Roll Your Clothes
Roll your clothes, don’t fold them. This makes more room for other important items and will keep you happily organized.
#12 Extra Space
If you have a vehicle with a roof rack, take full advantage of this extra space by securing bags or other items you wish to take, of course considering the weather when you do it.
Camping can be really stressful only if you don’t know the ins and outs to outdoor living. Throughout my blog you will find helpful camping tips and tricks and anything regarding newbie campers. This post is one example of why you should stay organized because without the proper knowledge, your camping experience can be a harsh one.
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