Storage Solution Items You Will Want For Your New Caravan

Imagine this—you are driving down the highway in your new caravan and another vehicle suddenly comes to a stop directly in front of you. You swerve to avoid hitting the vehicle and hear things banging around in the cabinets. You see things scattering around in the caravan in your peripheral vision. When you stop the caravan to take inventory of the damages, you find a broken bag of sugar and a spilled cereal box in the kitchen cabinets, and your toothbrush is in the toilet. The one main rule you must live by when you travel in an caravan is to secure everything. Here are a few essential storage solution items you may want to buy soon after you buy your caravan.

Stainless Steel & Magnets

In the bathroom, secure a magnetic strip to the inside of your medicine cabinet door. Glue magnets to the handle of your toothbrushes, razors, and anything else you don’t want to land in the toilet when you take hard turns or stop suddenly. Even so—it’s always a good idea to close the lid of the toilet before you drive the caravan.

At home, you probably have a few things on your kitchen counters for convenience, like dish soap, hand cleaner, and a coffee maker. Unfortunately, you cannot leave these types of things on your countertop in the caravan unless you secure them somehow. Install a stainless steel backsplash and use magnets to secure items. Use glue to secure strong magnets to containers and items to attach them directly to the backsplash.

It’s important to note that there are two types of stainless steel, but only one is magnetic—ferritic.

Museum Putty

Remember all those things you heard banging around inside the cabinets when you imagined swecaravaning the caravan? Museum putty can be used to secure those items. Simply secure putty to the bottom of the container and place the container firmly in the cabinet. The putty will provide enough holding power to keep the items standing upright in your cabinets.

Museum putty is an adhesive that is reusable and can be molded to any shape. It can be purchased in any hardware store or home improvement center. It is typically located in the section that contains earthquake supplies.

Museum putty can also be used to secure pictures and other décor.

Elastic & Staples

Secure an elastic band to the inside of your medicine cabinet to keep your medication, toiletries and first aid supplies upright. Attach the elastic to the cabinet with a staple at each end and a few staples spread through the length of the elastic. The idea here is to create pockets for you to slip in things like your toothpaste, shaving cream and contact lens solution. Purchase elastic bands in the craft section of your local department store.

For a less permanent option, place a small corkboard in your medicine cabinet and use thumb tacks instead of staples to secure the elastic.


Use Velcro to keep tabs of essential items like the remote control for your television. Align one or two strips of Velcro on the back of the remote while the opposite strip is still attached to the Velcro. Then, peel off the remaining self-adhesive strips and secure the remote to somewhere safe like underneath the kitchen table or the wall.

One of the best things about traveling in a caravan from a site like is having all the comforts of home, albeit in a tightly confined space. With some strategic planning, you can safely enjoy many of the amenities and comforts of home in your caravan… even if it is a small conversion van.