Summertime is here, and that means your RV is likely getting a lot more use. Whether you’re heading out on a long road trip or just a quick weekend jaunt, using that RV can be a mess – literally. In fact, all it takes is a few people and a long country road to do a number on that clean vehicle. That’s why, regardless of whether you’re cleaning it yourself or paying someone else to do it, you should review these quick tips for a cleaner RV:
Quick Tips for a Cleaner RV
- If you’re camping at the beach and you’ll be there for more than a week, be sure to take your RV in for a wash in the interim. While you may not care how it looks, saltwater is actually pretty bad for your paint and chrome. Take a half hour out of your beach-bum time to rinse that stuff off.
- If you’re traveling with kiddos, take advantage of child labor. Of course, kids can be responsible for picking up their own things, but if you want to get a bigger bang for your buck (literally), give kids some extra spending money for taking on chores like the RV bathroom and kitchen. Kids love having cash on vacation, so it’s an easy negotiation.
- Whether you’re on the road or at a campsite, eat outside! During the summer, the sun’s up late and the temperature is usually more comfortable outside than inside in the evening. Plus, eating outside means that your crumbs and garbage end up in the dirt and in the campground dumpster, not on the floor of your RV.
- Take a handheld vacuum with you on any trip. These take up very little space and be a godsend when it comes to quickly cleaning up small messes. Not to mention that you don’t have to stop to tidy up.
- Sure, you’re on vacation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a chore chart. Take turns cleaning up after meals, making up beds and putting away supplies. Your vacation will be a much more pleasant affair if your ride is spic and span.
Got a go-to method for keeping your RV clean? Let’s hear it!