Friday, March 24, 2023


10 camper hacks and tips for you to try

By Cheri Sicard
The team from HGTV Handmade has compiled a quick little video of camper hacks and RV tips. You are definitely going to want to try some of these.

There’s no dialogue, just a quick run-through showing these camper hacks in action.

Let’s check out what camper hacks they cover:

#1 Museum Gel: This removable and reusable tacky substance keeps things safely in place on RV shelves.

#2 Magnetic strip: This metal magnetic strip makes for brilliant out-of-the-way spice storage in your RV.

#3 Refrigerator tension rods: Keep food in the fridge from flying around or tumbling out when the door opens.

#4 Shelf liner: Non-skid shelf liner stops sliding and keeps dishes and other items in place on shelves.

#5 Decorating boring blinds: Curtain clips and tea towels make a stylish instant RV window treatment.

#6 Shower caddy: Not in the shower, but next to the bed it stores essentials like magazines, glasses, etc.

#7 Wi-Fi reminder: A simple wooden frame and a dry-erase marker make a stylish bit of wall art that helps you remember the campground’s Wi-Fi password.

#8 Transform messy closets: A few simple stylish storage bins turn clutter into calm.

#9 Hanging shoe organizer: An over-the-door hanging shoe organizer can store lots of essentials, not just shoes.

#10 Decorative pillows and blankets and plants: Add function and style to your RV in seconds with some colorful well-placed pillows and blankets, and bring nature inside with real or faux plants.

Check out the video to see all these ideas in action.



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1 month ago

Why do so many people use “hack” to describe a tip, or idea? “Hack”, per the dictionary, is “to cut with a chopping motion”, or “gain illegal entry to computer system”.

I know many use this term instead of “tip” or “idea”, including the author, but this is one term that irritates me. I got to know “hackers” as low-lifes with too much time on their hands, and when they “hack”, it is not a good thing. How about not trying to be “hip”, and just call a tip or trick a tip or trick, or an idea? “Hack” is a shortcut, not a new idea.

Cheri Sicard
1 month ago
Reply to  Duane

For one thing, the term is searched FAR more than tip, and we do have to attract viewers in order to make a living, pay the bills, and keep this site afloat.

Whether you approve or not, this is now common usage for the word. Languages are living things. Languages evolve. Or devolve depending on your points of view.

Last edited 1 month ago by Cheri Sicard
1 month ago
Reply to  Duane

Duane, I agree but I doubt that we will change things. In my day, a “hack” was someone that didn’t know what they were talking about or you didn’t want to deal with. “I wouldn’t go to that mechanic/doctor/etc. because he is a hack.” So now we use the word to mean the opposite? When someone posts a “hack”, I just assume they don’t know what they are talking about or their advice is not good – and many of the “hacks” I’ve seen are just that. As a kid something was “cool” a generation later the same was “hot”, now that same thing is “really bad”. (or maybe it is something else by now) Cheri gives a choice of evolving or devolving, which is my choice. You and I are right and the world is wrong, but, Webster wrote the dictionary and no one pays attention to him either.

1 month ago

Ours is one I have not seen anywhere else. We keep a chalkboard on our RV fridge (and at home) divided into days of the week for meal planning. We don’t guess what we are having for dinner and we update it before we head out to do our grocery shopping.

Cheri Sicard
1 month ago
Reply to  Leonard

Great idea!

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