Top tips for efficient caravan packing

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This is a small sampling of the many useful tips you can find in Starts at 60’s FREE Great Outdoors eGuide. Download your copy here.

Starts at 60 spoke to Heather Gibson, the director of lifestyle management company Finer Details, to get her expert advice for efficient caravan packing.

  • Velcro: Perfect for sticking remotes on the wall or for making sure things like curtains and shower screens are kept in place.
  • Rolling towels: Not only will rolling your towels take up less space — it’s also more secure.
  • Stackable storage and cooking gear: Having pots, pans and storage containers that are collapsable or stackable is also a big space saver. This also ensures that nothing moves around and things have their own dedicated space.
  • Wall suction storage solutions: A lifesaver to kitchen utensils, soaps, shampoos and brushes.
  • Stubby holders: When you aren’t using them to hold your ice-cold beverage, they’re great for storing glassware (and preventing breakages)
  • Drawer liners: If you’re concerned about things moving around your cupboards, this will help minimise movement.
  • Airtight and clear containers: Airtight lids will keep food fresher for longer, and transparent containers will save you from any nasty surprises.
  • Vac lock for freezer space: This will help you individually store items, ensuring you’re only taking out as much as you need without risking spoiling the other frozen goods.
  • Headlamp: A great alternative to the humble torch, allowing you to put your hands to better use.
  • Extra prescription medication: If you’re thinking about visiting outback locations, you don’t want to find yourself running out when the GP or chemist is another town over.
  • A sense of humour:  Though your new life on the road is no doubt going to be one big adventure, you’re bound to face a few hiccups every now and again. It’s important to try and see the brighter side of the situation.


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