Why so messy?
It’s no secret that an RV is smaller than a home, and with the limited space comes a bigger mess more often. It’s not specifically that the mess is big that’s the issue; it’s just that a little mess can look gargantuan when you don’t have as much space. Part of RVing is cleaning more frequently than you would at home because those small messes can easily get out of hand. While space is at a premium in your RV, you may want to sacrifice some of it for items that can make your cleaning life easier.
A doormat? In an article about cleaning? Yes! Doormats are essential to keeping the indoors clean. They trap mud, dirt, and allergens from entering your RV and help keep all your surfaces cleaner and your passengers healthier.
Along with a doormat, you will want window treatments that are made of natural fibers. Natural fibers go a long way to trap allergens and dust and keep them from dirtying your surfaces and air.
When it comes to cleaners, why buy one for each surface when you can buy one that will work on all of them? There are cleaners that can be used on the floor as well as the counter. They disinfect, clean, and make your RV smell nice without taking up more space than a single bottle.
Another thing to note about cleaners, make sure they’re friendly for your RV. You don’t want to get a surface cleaner that’s going to destroy your floor, and you don’t want to get harsh chemicals to clean your drains and toilet that will interfere with your septic tank. Read through the back of cleaners and see what they’re meant to clean and what they shouldn’t be used on before you commit to purchasing and using them.
Compact vacuum and broom
While a compact vacuum may make you wince at thinking of all that time on your hands and knees cleaning, they take up little space and allow you to keep carpets clean. They’re easy enough to handle that you can use them on your furniture as well. Compact brooms are just as small and good at reaching hard-to-reach places.
As far as mopping goes, ditch the big, bulky mop and bucket and invest in one with a reusable mophead and attached sprayer. This way you save space and can reuse the head and refill the bottle with your combination cleaner.
Collapsible trash bin
A lot of things are made collapsible, from measuring cups and colanders to laundry and waste baskets. Some things will always be upright, but some things are nice to be able to collapse and tuck away when they’re not being used so you can maximize space and reduce your clutter. After emptying your trash before your next leg, collapse the can and tuck it away.
Paper towels are good, but we tend to go through a lot of them, which isn’t great for the environment and makes a lot more trash to take up space. Microfiber cloths are great to have on hand because they’re great at cleaning up messes and washing counters and glass surfaces.
While not necessarily a cleaning supply, tools are good now and then to help tidy up your spaces. Don’t sacrifice a ton of space with a bulky toolbox. Instead, opt for a smaller tool kit that doesn’t eat away at your storage space. Keep it somewhere that’s easy to get to because you never know when you’re going to need it.
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