Food and Kitchen Appliances
Evaluate your small appliances. Keeping a few more appliances on hand may make sense––what you sacrifice in storage, you save in money by cooking at home. If you’re a part-time RVer, you may not need all the same amenities of home, in which case you can prioritize which appliances you pack. We recommend buying a second version of whatever appliance you like to use at home to keep just for the RV. So instead of packing your Instant Pot from your home kitchen, invest in a second one that lives in the RV. That way, you’ll never forget to bring it, and you don’t have to worry about moving things back and forth for shorter trips.
When it comes to organizing food, we love using see-through canisters to store basic items like flour, sugar, rice and snack items the kids can just grab. Inexpensive plastic baskets can help you organize other food items by type. You can also use baskets to organize by meal, like putting pasta, tomato sauce and shelf-stable Parmesan cheese in one place for spaghetti night. Regardless of how you organize, using baskets and containers help keep food in place when your RV is in motion, so you don’t open up your pantry or cabinets to a mess.