Saturday, December 9, 2023


Try this! Labeling your supplies will save you lots of time

By Nanci Dixon
We store a lot of our cleaning supplies, spray lubricants, fluids, etc., in a large plastic container in one of the storage bays of our motorhome. Before, every time I wanted to get one of these products I was lifting each bottle or can out of the bin to read the label. It was frustrating and time-consuming!

storage bin with assorted cans, bottles

One day I had the idea to label the tops with a marker, or if the tops were too dark for a marker, a piece of tape. Now, I spend hardly any time at all hunting for the product I need!

Close up container with labels

I also labeled what they are for on the sides of the can – somehow I can never quite remember which RV part that T-9 can is for versus T-3.


Nanci Dixon
Nanci Dixon
Nanci Dixon has been a full-time RVer living “The Dream” for the last six years and an avid RVer for decades more! She works and travels across the country in a 40’ motorhome with her husband. Having been a professional food photographer for many years, she enjoys snapping photos of food, landscapes and an occasional person. They winter in Arizona and love boondocking in the desert. They also enjoy work camping in a regional park. Most of all, she loves to travel.



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Dennis (@guest_104616)
3 years ago

How about using less of the toxic chemicals and use a few basic cleaning formulas? Then you don’t need so many spray bottles and containers.

Tom (@guest_104508)
3 years ago

I label every single one of the typical wall warts as soon as I purchase anything that has a wall power supply. After going a little crazy trying to remember what plug goes with what item, it is much easier now.
I do use a label maker for a neat legible print.

Jeff Arthur (@guest_104501)
3 years ago

My wife’s favorite pastime seems to be putting products in spray bottles & not labeling them ; (
I keep telling her OHSA is going to come in here & fine us ; )

my tip is buying spray bottles ( empty) buy good ones . Some are rated for certain things. My current favorite are Zep professional bottles. They always work and can spray up to 30’ .Totally Adjustable spray pattern .

Marty (@guest_104489)
3 years ago

Just wondering how you prevent everything from freezing if stored in your bays.

Eileen Brown (@guest_104473)
3 years ago

Nice – I do this with canned goods, too. If the tops are too dark, I use a silver sharpie. 🙂

Ellen L (@guest_104481)
3 years ago
Reply to  Eileen Brown

I do that, too. Mine are stored in the big drawer under the dinette seats. Saves a lot of time.

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