6 Spice Storage Ideas to Help You Organize Your RV Kitchen

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Save storage space in your cabinets and keep your spices, herbs, and seasonings organized and handy with one of these nifty ideas—perfect for a tiny home, camper, or motorhome! These six spice storage ideas in an RV will keep those spices from tipping or spilling while your home is driving down the interstate.

1. Door clips

A set of spice clips like these can be mounted on the inside of a cabinet door.

SpiceStor Organizer Rack 18 Combo Cabinet Door Spice Clips
  • 2 standard 5 position and 2 large 4 position SpiceStor clips with heavy-duty double-sided foam tape

If adhesion is a problem, you might try attaching them with removable heavy-duty mounting tape and use plastic containers, like the ones pictured below, instead of heavier glass containers.

Spice clips
by Jonathan Wimmer

2. Wall-mounted spice shelves

A classic, inexpensive option if you have wall space are these narrow shelves.

OROPY Spice Rack Wall Mounted, Rustic Wood Hanging Rack for Over The Stove, Kitchen Wall, 2 Pack
  • Adjustable Distance:15.7"L x 3.5"D x 2.7"H. You can control the distance between the spice rack as needed, allow for more items with different sizes to stored or organized. Meet the different storage need. Keep spice bottle, jars, condiments and spices within easy sight and reach when cooking or baking

This style could maybe be hung with a few adhesive hooks if you don’t want to drill holes in the walls.

Deco Brothers Wall Mount Single Tier Mesh Spice Rack, 4 Pack, Bronze
  • Multi-purpose elegant rack for spice bottles, jelly jar or nail polish bottles.

Or, you could try an adhesive rack like this one:

Orimade Bathroom Shelf Organizer Shower Caddy Storage Kitchen Rack with Traceless Transparent Adhesive No Drilling SUS304 Stainless Steel, 15.75 inch, Silver
  • Detachable shelf makes it convinient and rational use of space. Even though you tear off the adhesive, the shelf can be recycled and reuse.

3. Spice racks & caddies

The owner of this RV mounted this spice rack to an interior pantry wall. A stainless steel version is available as well.

Prodyne A-845 Spice Rack, 20 Bottle, White
  • Mounts on wall or sits on counter

This spice rack comes in different widths and doesn’t require the purchase of any special spice containers. It offers labels and is fully adjustable to fit your spices. Perhaps it could be mounted under a cabinet with shelf brackets if space inside the cabinet was limited!

Here’s an interesting spice caddy I saw an RV owner recommend in a Facebook discussion. You can stack more than one, and the dials allow you to measure out the correct amount without using a measuring spoon.

KitchenArt Auto-Measure Carousel, 12 Canister, White
  • LONG-LASTING DESIGN: Made from durable plastic, this seasoning carousel is built to last and ready to go when you are.

4. Under cabinets

Speaking of mounting spices under cabinets, one RV owner added a piano hinge and hook-and-eye latch to a wooden box and mounted it under a cabinet.  You could make something similar with an unfinished wooden box and latch.  I might also add a chain support (or ribbon) to help it not fall open too far.

under cabinet spice box open
by Jean Prophett
under cabinet spice box closed
by Jean Prophett

A similar idea in this how-to video by Nifty on BuzzFeed uses an art supply box.

5. That weird space in your RV kitchen

A lot of RVs have a “hole” like this that is often wasted space. It’s called a false panel, usually in place to mimic a drawer where a drawer can’t fit. It often isn’t deep enough to fit spices, but it can be modified.

Photo Credit: Emily Seyl

This RVer adapted the space to fit spices. A matching color tension rod can be placed across the front to help hold them in place during travel.

spices in under cabinet hole
by Timothy Young

6. Magnetic spice containers

Magnetic spice containers can be stuck to a refrigerator, to a baking sheet mounted on a wall, or to the bottom of a cabinet. You could even spray paint an old stained baking sheet a pretty color to act as your magnetic surface.

One RV owner mounted a baking sheet spice rack on a kitchen wall using removable Command strips. Velcro or my favorite acrylic mounting tape would also probably work well for this purpose.

You can buy a magnetic sheet and jars as a set on Amazon. This one is particularly stylish!

Gneiss Spice Stainless Finish Wall Plate Base for Magnetic Spice Jars, Medium 10x12 Inches (Jars Not Included)
  • ATTRACTIVE STAINLESS FINISH: Made from high-quality 430-grade steel, this wall base has a brushed stainless finish and will perfectly match your appliances.

RV owner Lisa Long simply sticks her magnetic spice containers on the metal range hood over her stove:

Spice tins on range hood kitchen storage idea
by Lisa Long

If you don’t want to purchase fancy magnetic spice containers (which can get pricey for someone like me who has a LOT of spices), you can just glue magnets to the tops of spice containers you already have.

Empty baby food jars would also work great for this (although you might want to use stronger magnets since glass is heavier). This type of glue works the best for gluing the magnets to non-porous surfaces like metal and glass.

Here is how I currently have my spices stored in my RV. The containers themselves are not magnetic; the wall is. You can read about how I made it in my post called “How I Made the Ultimate Magnetic Spice Wall.”

If you need more ideas for organizing your kitchen, you might enjoy reading my blog post about fruit and root vegetable storage ideas.

Spice storage ideas to help you organize your RV kitchen: magnetic, adhesive, racks, caddies, and more!

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One Comment

  1. I had those round metal magnetic spice holders and hated them. If one grain of the spice got in between the lid and the container you could no longer use it. The lid froze where it was and that was it. No matter how hard I tried I could not loosen it. Much prefer the shelves.

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