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How Do You Store a Mop and Broom in an RV?

| Updated Aug 12, 2023

With limited storage options, how do you store a mop and broom in an RV? Our RV Lifestyle Facebook group offers solutions…

One of our RV Lifestyle Facebook members recently asked the real RVers in our group about storing cleaning supplies, like a mop, broom, and vacuum. 

Julie wrote: “May I ask how and where do you guys store your mops, brooms, and vacuums? Mine are always in the way, and we all know how precious storage is. Help!” 

This question received almost 200 responses. Clearly, the struggle is real!

Many RVers shared their solutions, which we will now share with you. Plus, as a bonus, we share some shoe storage ideas at the end.

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How to Store a Mop and Broom in an RV

Here are some clever tips and tricks your fellow RVers use to store their mops, brooms, and vacuums. I also include alternative cleaning items to save you even more space in your rig! 

1. Hang Them (But Where?!)

Many RVers choose to hang their cleaning accessories. While that is a more obvious solution, the question of where to hang them remains!  

From a barely used wall to the shower, there are many different ways to hang your accessories so they are out of the way. 

Hooks Over a Door or Shower Rod

Some folks hang their mop and broom on their shower rod. There are many different shower rod hooks styles, so you can find one that works well for your setup. 

Velcro or Command Hooks on the Wall

One RV Lifestyle member uses Velcro to hang cleaning accessories in the bathroom. You can try this hack using Velcro on an unused wall or even inside the shower. 

Another great option is to use command hooks on a little used wall or behind a door. Place the command hooks on the wall. Tie a string to the handle of your broom and mop, and hang it on the hook. 

Use Grip Clips

Grip clip organizers hold your accessories to a wall with a click. You simply press the handle into the clip and they snap into place. 

These clips come in handy for smaller tools, too, like flashlights or for organizing tools in your RV’s basement storage.

2. Purchase Telescoping or Collapsible Cleaning Supplies

Many brooms can be stored in small cabinets or closets. But how do you do that if the closet is smaller than the length of the broom? 

Purchase an adjustable set! From detachable cleaning sets to telescoping brooms and mops, there are a ton of options out there for you to choose from. 

You can even purchase a collapsible bucket for your mop.

One Rv Lifestyle member, Rick, suggests purchasing a small hand vac instead of housing a large vacuum cleaner. It can easily slide under the bed or in a cabinet, occupying very little storage space.  

3. Stash Them

5 Space-Saving Tips for RV Closets & Drawers

Many RVers stash their brooms, mops, and vacuums inside closets or cabinets. They can easily house cleaning accessories if you have a hall, bedroom, or bathroom closet. 

One member mentioned that she and her husband do not use a stackable washer and dryer. They put shelves in the closet and keep a lot of supplies inside. 

Just because a closet is in your bedroom does not mean it can’t hold your cleaning accessories. You just need to be creative to figure out how it can hold other things as well.

Here are some Space-Saving Tips for RV Closets & Drawers.

4. Store Them Underneath Furniture

Another storing option is to keep your broom, mops, and vacuums underneath your RV bed. Many RV beds have large storage areas underneath that are accessible by lifting the bed.

If your RV has such a bed, that might be the ideal storage place for your longer, bulkier items. 

Keep in mind, this is much easier to do with slim and lightweight vacuums. Here’s a list of The 5 Best RV Vacuums.

5. Store Next to Furniture

If you do not have any free walls, closets, cabinets, or under-bed storage available, try stashing your cleaning accessories behind furniture. 

RV chairs and couches often have free space between the furniture and the wall. For many folks, that space is large enough to store a broom, vacuum, or mop! 

6. Next to Your Washer Dryer Combo

If you have a washer/dryer combo in your RV, there’s a good chance there’s just enough room to slide in a mop and broom on the side.

You may have to figure out the best angle and way to fit them in. But once you have it figured out, you’re golden.

7. Consider Using Other Cleaning Supplies

If your rig is small enough, you may not need a full-size vacuum and mop to clean it. Some RVers suggested sweeping and then using cloths to wipe floors and Clorox wipes to clean and sanitize countertops. 

Another RV Lifestyle member, Marc, said he uses a bucket of soapy water and cloth to mop his rig instead of a mop. A bucket can be used for multiple purposes, snd not take up to much space if you get a collapsible bucket.

A lot of RVers also like to use a Swiffer mop, which takes up less room (and is lighter) than traditional mops.

8. Purchase a Dual-Purpose Vacuum

Did you know that there are combination vacuum mops on the market? That is right! You can buy one small appliance that does double the duty! 

These are a bit bulkier, but since they take the place of multiple appliances, it’s manageable.

9. Store Them in Outside Storage Compartment

Another option is to put these items in your rig’s basement. While you must go outside to grab them, they won’t take up precious space inside your RV.

 This may give you more options, too, when choosing which products to buy.

10. Keep Them at Home

Some RVers don’t keep mops and vacuums in their RV. Instead, they keep them at home and do a deep cleaning when they return from their camping trip.

Of course, this isn’t as practical if you go on longer camping trips. But if you go for a weekend or even a week, this can be a valid option.

It’s probably best to still bring a broom for quick cleanups. Or at least a handheld brush and pan or handheld vacuum. 

If you encounter a cleaning emergency, a friendly neighbor will likely loan you one!

Bonus Tip

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2023-08-11

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

4 Responses to “How Do You Store a Mop and Broom in an RV?”

August 12, 2023at2:21 pm, Cheryl Danner said:

we just purchased a 32 foot Voyenger moter home for smaller get away. I have a question where do I sotre garbage can and laundry. We have a 5 th wheel as well it just seems their is more room in the coach to store things vs a moter home wiht under coach storage . 🙂

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August 15, 2023at10:03 am, Team RV Lifestyle said:

HI Cheryl – Congratulations on your new purchase! This would be a great question for our Facebook group, where others could share where they put theirs. Are you a member of our Facebook community? Here is a link – https://www.facebook.com/groups/roadtreking. Happy Trails! Team RV Lifestyle

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August 11, 2023at8:52 pm, Pam Shook said:

I got a child size broom and have hung it near the door on a hook before and now on the wall behind the toilet. As for mopping got reusable pads that go on a mop head at Family Dollar which are washable. Just one on the floor and then step on it with my tennis shoe to move it around. Use a squeeze bottle with the cleaning solution in it and apply as needed to the floor rather than a bucket. Have 3 pads if needed for a really dirty floor. Very easy to rinse out.

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August 12, 2023at9:25 am, Team RV Lifestyle said:

Thanks for sharing this, Pam, and adding to the options – Team RV Lifestyle

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