Living in an RV has its challenges, and the biggest challenge can be keeping things clean. If you boondock or camp with pets or children, your problem will be exacerbated. But using these quick tips, you’ll be able to clean your RV faster, keep it clean easier.
The best thing you can do to make cleaning faster and easier is to keep things organized. Don’t let clutter build up. This is a particular problem for full time RVers, who need to keep a lot more things on hand than weekend campers.
There aren’t a lot of flat surfaces to use as storage, so you need to make the most of the cabinets, drawers, and underbay storage that you have. Use vertical surfaces by hanging organizers on the wall or over doors, such as shoe pockets that can organize everything from socks or shoes to bathroom toiletries.
Everything should be well-labeled, and put away as soon as you’re done with it don’t get in the habit of leaving things around, because in a small space it builds up fast, which makes it impossible to clean.
By keeping things neat and organized, you’ll keep your home clear and easier to clean around.
Sometimes it’s a necessity to keep disposable products around. Paper plates and plastic flatware make for fast and easy cleanup, and keeps dishes out of your sink. Keeping baby wipes or Clorox wipes around makes it easy to grab a wipe and do a quick clean up job. This is especially helpful if you’re boondocking and need to conserve water.
Disposable rubber gloves are essential for when you dump the black water tank, and using plastic booties or shower caps over your shoes can prevent tracking in germs from around RV dump stations. You can also keep a spray bottle of bleach water and paper towels handy to wipe everything down after you dump, as well.
Keep a Swiffer or a small stick vacuum on hand where they’re easy to grab, so you can give your floors a quick cleaning once a day. The dirt builds up fast, especially if you’re boondocking or it’s windy out.
You can also use the Swiffer cloths to do a quick dusting job to keep your dashboard and end table clean.
It can be difficult to keep your rig looking shiny and new when many parks don’t allow RVs to be washed in the park, or charge a premium to allow it. But there are things you can do to keep it looking decent between washings.
When you pull into the park, use some window cleaner and a long-handled RV squeegee to clean your windows, especially the windshield. You want to get all the bug guts off before they solidify.
Then get a bucket of soapy water and a rag and wipe down your wheels. By just cleaning the windows and the wheels, you’ll be surprised at what a substantial difference this can make in the appearance of your rig.
Keeping your RV clean is a snap if you just make a regular habit of tidying up, keeping things organized, and using these quick cleaning tips around your RV.