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4 Steps to Get Your RV Organized for the Big Camping Trip

Preparing an RV for a big summer camping trip can be a daunting task, but with some organization and cleaning tips, you can make the process much smoother. Our cleaning team at Merry Maids® has some easy-to-follow steps to help you get your RV in tip-top shape for your next adventure.

Step 1: Declutter and Organize

The first step to preparing your RV for your summer camping trip is decluttering and organizing. This frees up space and helps make the cleaning process easier. Begin by taking everything out of your RV and sorting through items you don't use or need. Consider donating, selling, or storing items you won’t use on your trip. Once you've decluttered, organize the remaining items in designated areas, such as storage containers, cabinets, and drawers.

Pro Tip: Use space-saving organizers like hanging shoe racks and over-the-door organizers to maximize storage space in closets and sleeping areas.

Step 2: Deep Cleaning

Now that your RV is decluttered and organized, it's time to deep clean. Start by vacuuming or sweeping the floors and removing any stains or spots. Next, wipe down all surfaces, including countertops, tables, and chairs. Don't forget to clean the inside of cabinets and drawers as well. Use a natural multi-purpose cleaner to disinfect the bathroom and kitchen areas. Lastly, clean the windows and blinds to let in the natural light and enjoy the view.

Pro Tip: Use microfiber cloths and a steam cleaner or essential oils for a more thorough and eco-friendly clean.

Step 3: Maintenance Checks

Before hitting the road, doing some maintenance checks is important to ensure your RV is in good condition.

Evaluate the following components:

  • Check the tires for proper air pressure, tread wear, and cracks.
  • Test all the lights and replace any burnt-out bulbs.
  • Check the battery and make sure it's fully charged.
  • Inspect the brakes, suspension, and steering systems to ensure everything works.

Pro Tip: Have a professional mechanic inspect your RV a few days before your trip if you're uncomfortable doing maintenance checks independently.

Step 4: Stock Up and Pack

With all the cleaning and organizing completed, it's time for the fun part: stocking up on essential items and packing for your trip! At this point, your adventure begins soon, but that doesn’t mean throwing caution to the wind. It’s important to be prepared. Make a checklist of all your essentials, such as bedding, dishes, cookware, and food. Don't forget to pack items specific to your camping trip, like hiking gear, fishing poles, and outdoor games. Maximize storage containers to pack and organize everything neatly in your RV and avoid spills or damage to your possessions.

Pro Tip: Use stackable storage containers to save space and maximize storage capacity.

Product Recommendations

Here are some recommended products to help with your RV cleaning and organization:

  • Camco RV Leveling Blocks – These blocks help level your RV on uneven terrain and can also be used for tire choking.
  • Command™ Hooks – Removable Command™ hooks are perfect for hanging items without damaging RV walls. 3M and Command™ offer various organizational items to help keep your space tidy.
  • Wet/Dry Vacuum – A wet/dry vacuum is great for cleaning up spills and messes in your RV.
  • Portable Steamer – A portable clothes steamer can quickly remove wrinkles from clothing without ironing. It can also help disinfect surfaces as a natural cleaning agent.
  • RV Water FilterA water filter can help remove impurities and improve the taste of water in your RV.

Additional RV Resources

Here are some helpful resources for cleaning and maintaining your RV:

Preparing an RV for a big summer camping trip may seem overwhelming, but the process can be much easier with some organization and cleaning tips from Merry Maids. In fact, our team can help declutter and organize and deep clean your space using state-of-the-art tools and years of expertise; all while you sit back, relax, and prep for your big trip.

With a little planning (and some help from your friendly neighborhood cleaning professionals), you'll be ready for your next adventure on the open road!

Call (888) 490-4227 to request a free estimate today!