Do you dream of going on an adventure in a campervan or a campervan, but you are afraid of running out of space? Here are our top tips for optimizing your home on wheels!
Converted vans and vans are on the rise. Obviously, after the various confinements, going on an adventure is a dream … They are also easier to drive and above all less expensive than classic motorhomes. Only problem: there is necessarily less space inside ! Fortunately, there are a few tips and tactics to maximize the space available in your van. Follow the guide, and if you need inspiration, we’ve got you some must-follow vans here too.
Hooks to attach everything!
Instead of putting everything on the ground, and thus depriving yourself of the little available space, hang as many objects as possible to the ceiling! Install several hooks everywhere: you will be able to hang these many objects that do not necessarily have an assigned place. You can also hang nets, bags, or even boxes, to store small trinkets or even food when returning from shopping.
Think about the back door
If the architecture of your van allows it, you can install shelves on the rear doors. You will have easy access from the outside, so you can store your shoes, and others. accessories for walks. The whole thing will not wander inside when you get back on the road!
A retractable table
Two pieces of furniture take up most of the space in your van: the lit, and the table. This must therefore be retractable, to free up a real living space when you are not using it. Several solutions exist: folding, it folds up against the walls of the van. Retractable, it can fit under the bed, or even hang from the ceiling.
For each object… Two functions!
If each object serves several functions, you gain space mechanically. And that goes for everything: from the battery of pots to the bed which also serves as a sofa, through to the 2 or 3 in 1 shower gels! Before installing everything, therefore, think about pooling the functions.
The best way not to swim in the bazaar is not to buy it! Weigh the pros and cons carefully before taking any object on board, from your toiletry bag to your clothes. Play the “80/20” rule : Take only 20% of the items that do you a favor 80% of the time. And improvise the rest!
Make a plan
This tip is only valid if you have not yet fitted out your van or van. Before you stick to it (or have it done), realize a complete plan of each equipment, furniture, and walls which will then be hidden by the insulation. Putting it all together will allow you to better decide what you really need. The plan will be used in the future to know where to drill or install new furniture.
Take advantage of every nook and cranny
Unlike a recent house or apartment, converted vans and vans are often filled with little nooks and crannies. Between the doors and the seats, under the armchairs, in the back… Don’t leave them empty! You have, on your side, many small objects that clutter up your storage spaces. Remember to fit them into these small spaces!
Velcro bands, an unexpected ally!
The adhesive velcro strips are very practical. Stick them around your kitchen area, on your roof, next to the bed … easily hang your items everyday: screen remote control, kitchen utensils, phone chargers, everything goes. In addition, they are perfect for creating small modular furniture.
Arrange the trunk
Instead of cramming everything into your cargo hold, you can create storage spaces. Boxes, drawers, shelves, everything is good to better organize your objects. The space saving is not crazy in itself, but this organization will force you to systematically store your items in their places, and therefore gain space inside.
Use the space in the front
L’driver’s space is often full of small storage spaces, in the doors, under the central console, in an overcab, the glove box, so many small practical spaces that we do not always think of. Once your driving items are stowed away, fill the space with the rest of your trinkets.
Think about microfiber towels
Casually, the towels and bath sheets take up a lot of space, especially when they need to be dried. Towels microfibre take up much less space when folded, and they dry faster. Admittedly, they are not quite as pleasant as a large towel, but when the space is expensive, it is a significant gain.
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