Traveling with your family in an RV is easier than ever. Not only are there more types of RVs to choose from than ever before, you can even rent one!
There are many benefits of traveling in an RV. It’s easier to travel through an entire state, which is a great idea if you’re vacationing in a beautiful state like Washington. It is a lot cozier and comfortable than hopping between hotel rooms, and it can even save you a bit of money.
The one problem is that there is no housekeeping when you travel in an RV. That means you have to know how to clean it!
Here are four RV cleaning tips that the entire family can help you with.
Keep Cleaning Supplies Simple
For the most part, cleaning an RV really isn’t all the different from cleaning your home. You still have counters to wipe, toilets to clean, and windows to wash. However, you have a lot less space, which can make cleaning a real challenge.
There just isn’t a lot of space in an RV to store cleaning supplies! That’s why it’s important to keep the cleaning supplies simple.
Look for all-purpose cleaners that work on multiple surfaces. Microfiber cloths are also a good idea because they don’t take up a lot of space like paper towels do.
You can save even more space by using the food in your camper as cleaning products. Plus, the kids will love using cucumbers to polish the sink!
Give Everyone a Job
You don’t want to have to do all the cleaning yourself. That doesn’t make for a very pleasant vacation! Instead, give everyone in the family a job like:
- Wiping the kitchen counter
- Sweeping the floor
- Cleaning the toilet
- Wiping the dining table
- Doing the dishes
- Taking out the garbage
With the kids, in laws, and other family members helping out every day, you’ll never have to worry about spending an entire day of your vacation catching up on cleaning.
Don’t Forget About the Exterior
The interior deserves your attention, but so does the exterior. If you don’t clean it, salt, sand, and bugs can deteriorate exterior surfaces.
Marine cleaning products are a good choice. However, because there are many different surfaces on the outside of the RV, different cleaners will be needed to wash different areas.
Always Clean the RV as Soon as You Return Home
It’s a no-brainer that you should clean the RV when you return home if you rented it, but it’s also a good idea to clean the RV when you get home if you own it. Even though you’re probably tired and just want to head inside and relax, there’s nothing worse than having to clean the RV right before you hit the road again!
Cleaning an RV is trickier than it sounds at first, but with these tips, you don’t have to worry about how you’re going to keep the RV clean, especially since you’ll have everyone in the family to help!