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How To Make The Most Out Of Your Trailer

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Whether you’ve been fully converted to van life or you simply enjoy spending weekends away in your trusty trailer, there are things you can do to make your trailer feel more homey.

In fact, there are a number of tips and tricks that we’ve picked up on the road over the years that can help you to make the most out of your trailer so even the smallest space can be considered home.

That’s where this article comes in, as we’ve put together some of the key ways you can make the most out of your trailer, from storage to style.

Make Life On The Road Easier

As incredible as living on the road can be, it also comes with its own set of trials and tribulations that can start to suck some of the fun out of things after a while.

To make the most out of your trailer and to maximize the joy you get when you’re living and traveling inside of it, it’s important to pay attention to things that will make life easier on the road.

This can range from utilizing some of the many simple yet effective DIY hacks for trailers or going all in and choosing to buy a trailer with a bathroom.

One of the most obvious (yet arguably up there with the most important) things you can do to ensure an easy life is to make sure you’ve packed everything you could possibly need while you’re away. This means writing a list and ticking everything off it as you pack.

Investing in your technology is another great way to make life easier for yourself while you’re on the road. Having automatic, motion-detector lights instead of manual lights, for example, will help you stay lit even in the dark.

Back-up battery packs and power generators can also be the difference between having access to your electronics or having to wait until your next pitstop to recharge.

Long trailer at a campsite at Jordan Lake in late autumn

Space Saving Storage

There will probably be plenty of nooks and crannies hidden around your trailer that you could be making use of. For example, you could install under-the-table draws for additional storage without taking up extra space, or hang your trash bin on the back of a cupboard door.

When you’re thinking about storage, it’s worth thinking about the bumps you’ll end up going over when you’re on the road. That means an increased risk of breakages due to movement.

All this means is that you will need to have some packing paper or material handy to wrap up valuables, or you can use hacks like using a towel rail to hold your shampoo bottles in place. You can find similar rails for your fridge to stop food from moving around too much as well.

For more storage ideas to improve a small space, check out this article from CountryLiving. 

Make Your Trailer Homier

The more homey and inviting your trailer feels the more time you are going to want to spend in it which will allow you to make the most out of the welcoming and calming space you’ve created.

If you end up buying a trailer with a bathroom, for example, you can replace the showerhead with a high-pressure one so you can still enjoy the simple pleasure of a good shower, even when you’re shored up to a campground with poor water pressure.

You should also think about the aesthetics of your trailer. Fake plants are a great way to bring your living space to life without having to worry about actually keeping the plants alive.

Investing in some nice rugs, throws, and pillows will also make a huge difference and can spruce up spaces that are otherwise small and uninviting. If you don’t want to purchase new covers, you can make your own relatively easily which is a much cheaper alternative.

Although you should be wary of movement and avoid adding too much glassware to your trailer, having a few nice photo frames with pictures of you and your loved ones is another way to make your trailer feel like home, no matter how far away from home you’ve parked it.

Final Thoughts

With holiday RV-ing and van life becoming more and more popular, it’s no wonder that more people are also wondering how to make the most of their trailers. We just hope that we’ve been able to help so that you can go and make the most of your own!

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