vandwellers tip

Stay Organized

Organization is key when you’re working with a small amount of space, such as camping in a van. As you become more familiar with van camping, you’ll undoubtedly come up with your own storage hacks. But for beginners, we recommend using soft-sided bags – duffel bags work great – to store supplies inside. Another storage tip is to keep items you use most near the top of storage bags and bins. For example, I keep my cookware and sleepwear near the top and other supplies underneath. Most serious van builds take storage into deep consideration. One popular storage hack is to build a platform bed. The mattress goes on top with plenty of storage space underneath. For more complicated builds, multi-purpose and fold-away items are essential. Pop-up shelving, fold-up tables, and items that double as seating (such as a cooler) are popular ideas.