With camping comes the necessity to have a lot of supplies, especially if your trip is an extended one. You need cooking supplies, food, clothes, toiletries, games, and more. And if you’re traveling with kids, the list grows exponentially. Just like organizing at home makes life easier, being organized in the great outdoors makes camp life easier. Put together camping bins that hold similar items so that things have their own place and are easy to find and replace when you use them. Bins stack well for easy packing and help keep campsite clutter at bay.
Invest in multiple plastic bins in different sizes. Get a few small ones for toiletries, utensils, pantry items, and more. The larger bins will come in handy for pots and pans, dishes, bedding, campfire utensils, tools, and more. Do not use cardboard boxes, as these will absorb water and are easy for mice to get into when they’re in storage.
The kitchen tub will probably be one of your biggest ones. This will hold your dish towels, pot holders, pots and pans, mixing bowls, measuring cups, can opener, etc. You can also include spices, paper towel, roasting sticks, s’mores ingredients, and any packaged food in here too. Make sure you bring all all the necessary kitchen tools to make hearty hobo goulash or delicious campfire apple pies for your hungry campers!
In the dining tub, put plates, bowls, cups, napkins, cutlery, utensils, tablecloth, clips for tablecloth, and other meal accessories. Keep this tub near your picnic table so everything is close at hand come meal time.
Use a separate bin for all your cleaning supplies so they are contained and do not come in contact with your food or kitchen supplies. In this bin you can put dish soap, laundry soap, hand soap, body wash, shampoo & conditioner, hand wipes, etc. Toss your paper towel or cleaning rags in here as well.
If you’re a tent camper, there are some things you may need to bring along that don’t fit into your bag with your tent, such as rope, a mallet, duct tape, and a tent broom. You can also put other basic camping supplies in this bin, like flashlights, batteries, trash bags, and extension cords.
This is the fun bin, so make it a big one! Put kid and adult toys in here, such as frisbees, sports equipment, a Badminton set, beach toys, card games, board games, bubbles, inflatable water toys, glow sticks, indoor games for rainy days, etc.
The big sleeping bin can contain sheets, pillows, mattress toppers, air mattress pump, stuffed animals, slippers, flashlights, and other things you may need at night.
When you use camping bins for your supplies, everything has its place at your campsite and also when it’s in storage. Invest in some large and small bins to ease packing stress and help you enjoy every moment of your outdoor adventure to it’s fullest!