Extra Kitchen Work Space
Attaching batten strips to the inside of a kitchen drawer to hold a cutting board.To create some additional counter space in our kitchen, I added batten strips to the inside of a kitchen drawer to hold a cutting board. The first step was to measure the thickness of the cutting board. I then marked off and attached the batten strips to the inside of the drawer so that the cutting board, when placed on top of the strips, lies flush with the top of the drawer. This provides extra counter space, and you can keep the items in the drawer while using it. It also gives you a place to store the cutting board when not in use.
Gerald R. Smith, F353608
Where To Put The Wastebasket?
Wastebasket inside cabinetAs is the case with many motorhomes, we could not find a desirable place to keep our wastebasket. So I removed the top shelf from the cabinet under the sink, cut a hole approximately the same shape as the opening of our wastebasket, and covered the shelf with indoor/outdoor carpeting. Now we have a handy place to keep our wastebasket.
Richard Marrinson, F293697
Electric Hot Plate
Electric hot plateWe’ve found that using an electric hot plate to use when we are plugged in to shore power helps save propane. The small hot plate we use is inexpensive, takes up little counter space, and is easy to store.
Editor’s note: When using such an appliance, make sure it doesn’t overload the AC electrical circuit.
Marjorie Grubka, F283339
CD shelf inside motorhomeI’m a full-timer, and even though my RV has lots of cabinets, I still needed a shelf for CDs. So I had a cabinetmaker build a shelf. A lip on the shelf prevents the CDs from falling out when traveling.
Janice Pollack, F254556
If your towed vehicle has a remote control with a panic button, here’s a way to have it do double duty. Keep the remote, or your spare key and its remote, at your bedside at night. If you hear intruders around your motorhome or campsite during the night, pushing the panic button to activate the alarm is usually enough to scare them off.
Allen Zatkin, F179752
Marine light installed on rear of motorhomeWhen backing into our driveway or a campsite at night, I never had enough light behind the motorhome to see where I was going. I purchased a marine light, had it painted to match the motorhome, and then installed it near the rear of the coach. I now can see on both sides as I back in.
Arlene Chiarolanzio, F181694
Florham Park, New Jersey