Some clever RV DIY Mods

This came across my desk the other day and, after I retrieved it from the trash, I noticed that some of their ideas could easily be applied as a RV modification.

And, since we're all about what pain and damage (i.e. "improvements") we can inflict upon our RVs, I decided to share them with you. (compliments of The Family Handyman)

Hidden Toothbrush Organizer – Hate it when the toothbrushes in your medicine cabinet fall out each time you open the door? Cutting notches in the cabinet shelves is a simple solution to this annoying nuisance. All you’ll need is a rotary tool along with a woodcutting bit and sanding drum.

Handy Razor Holder – Keep your razor clean and off of shower surfaces by using PVC pipe and plastic tie straps to craft a simple holder. Cut a 3-in. length of 1-in. PVC pipe with a handsaw. Then, cut two 1/8 in.-wide notches in the pipe. Strap the pipe to your wire shower caddy with the two plastic tie straps hooked in the notches. Drop the razor into the pipe—the blade will catch on the edges of the pipe, keeping the razor off the floor.

Magnetic Toothbrush Holder — Stop leaving your toothbrushes on a wet, messy vanity. Mount neodymium magnets on a Corian mounting strip with Super glue, then glue the strip to the wall with Super Glue or silicone caulk. To mount your toothbrushes, stick a tiny screw or metal washer in the back of standard varieties. Battery-powered toothbrushes have hidden steel parts that stick to magnets. (Note: Neodymium magnets are incredibly strong but break if handled roughly. Order several more than you need. Also do not handle these magnets if you wear a pacemaker or leave them next to your computer.)

PVC Curling Iron Holsters — Say goodbye to messy looking curling irons lying on the vanity or toilet tank. Instead, use hook-and-loop tape to attach 5-in. lengths of 2-in.-diameter PVC pipe to the vanity door to hold them. Do the same with 3-in. pieces of 1-1/2-in. diameter pipe to hold the cords. Just measure your curling irons to see how long your holsters need to be. Remember to let your curling irons cool before you stow them away.

Easy Under-Cabinet Cleanup — Is the floor of your sink cabinet stained and unsightly? Spruce it up with squares of self-adhesive vinyl tile. They’re about a buck a square at home centers and provide an easy-to-wipe surface.