Must-Have Cleaning Supplies for Your RV
Whether the beloved RV you have has spent time in storage or you’re on the road trip of your lives, keeping the RV clean is high on the priority list. But don’t crazy on the cleaning supplies, to the point that they take up all the storage. Having the essentials listed below would be enough for the basics.
Unlike the typical vacuum, compact vacuums are convenient, quick to clean, lightweight and, above all, easy to store. It can be placed anywhere, even on the floor of the shower room or on the side and it’s out of sight. If the batteries are running a bit low, take the charger from the drawer, place it on the counter and you’re all set. Those who are a bit skeptical or are uncomfortable with compact vacuums can go for the full-sized vacuum and that’s alright as long as they go for the skinny and lightweight models. Cordless models are better, makes for convenient storage.
Tetris is a fun game, but when you have cleaning supplies instead of blocks and a limited storage instead of a device, it becomes frustrating. For that reason, multi-purpose or all-in-one cleaners on the RV because they’ll save a ton of space and hassle. There are options to mix up your own natural cleaners or go for the ones at the store. In terms of storage, keep them under the kitchen sink so they’re quick to grab when cleaning areas with high foot traffic. Don’t forget, chemicals take hours to leave the area, especially in an enclosed space like an RV.
Let’s face it, after some time, things in an RV can begin to smell funny so it’s important to have some kind of air freshener regardless of the length of the trip. One way is to light candles, the wickless kind, during the day to retain that fresh smell. After a cleaning session, it is also recommended to spray your brand of odor eliminator, it keeps the air fresh for a longer period of time.
Little spills and messes are almost impossible to avoid in an RV, especially for those who are traveling with kids. Microfiber cloths help clean these little spills and messes efficiently and quickly, making them microfiber cloths great items to have around. Keep a stack or two in the pantry or kitchen where spills and messes are bound to happen. Clean anywhere from stovetop dirt, toddler messes, and pet water spills. Since they’re available in various sizes and absorbs liquid quickly, they’re ideal for small and medium messes. You can also use them for scrubbing sticky and gooey messes after a camping session.
Plastic Storage Containers
For an RV with limited spaces, especially when storage is concerned, taking advantage of plastic storage containers in varying sizes is a great way to optimize what’s available. Get a plastic container for documents or books you travel with, another for the toddler’s toys, a small one for essentials and so on. Not only do these plastic storage containers add to the storage space but they are one way to organize items for easy access.