9 Boat Organization Hacks for the Summer
It's boat season! Prepare your vessel for smooth sailing with these handy boat organizer hacks.
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Boat Trash Bag
Storage bins in general can be really helpful for boat storage and keeping things organized. But depending on the size of your boat, something with soft, foldable sides can allow for more flexibility. Store bulkier items like blankets and sweatshirts in waterproof canvas bags.
Rope Boat Organizer
Ropes and lines on board your boat can make for major tangles. Avoid the mess by investing in an over-the-rail rope storage utility bag. Your boat will look cleaner while the bag provides easy access.
You can be extremely organized on your boat, but when guests come aboard things like their shoes can create instant obstacles to trip over. To ensure they don’t get in the way — or fly away, for that matter — try out this boat organizer for shoes. You can also wrap a bungee cord around a cooler or seat and slip the shoes under the cord for easy storage.
Fishing Rod Storage Boat Organizer
On fishing trips, a clutter-free boat keeps things running smoothly. For proper organization, invest in a fishing rod holder. If you want to store more than just rods, try a tube unit, which stores fishing rods vertically and may have other storage holes for items like fillet knives and pliers.
T-Top Storage Bag
Life vests are essential on boats, but they’re bulky and tough to store. Keep them neatly organized in a proper bag that can be attached beneath the T-top. This bag mounts easily to all T-tops and many pontoon tops, and has two zipper compartments and three mesh pockets to keep even more gear organized.
Utilize Wall Space With Racks
Hanging artwork on your boat might not be your first thought, but don’t overlook the walls just yet! They can be a great option for installing small racks in the galley to hold kitchen supplies. You can also use a hanging closet organizer to hold toiletries in the bathroom.