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Old 11-11-2016, 10:01 AM   #1
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How Do You Organize Your Overhead Storage?

Question: The overhead storage bins with the tambour doors seem to be a cluttered and confusing mess. Few things fit well. Things get stuffed into the bin and soon you can't find anything without pulling out the entire contents. Many times I've discovered "missing" items that somehow got stuffed way in the back. It's dark in there and the area is not always easy to work in.

Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions/examples of how they handle this situation?

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Old 11-11-2016, 10:27 AM   #2
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Clear plastic rectangular tubs work fine in order to see what's there...grab what you want...and not have to sort thru everything else. They are also good for storing clothes, folded towels, dishes, etc.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:53 AM   #3
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Clear plastic rectangular tubs work fine in order to see what's there...grab what you want...and not have to sort thru everything else. They are also good for storing clothes, folded towels, dishes, etc.
Thanks for the idea. Have tried some small totes but I loose a lot of room because of the curved ceiling/wall. How do you handle that?
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We do what Boxite does, and do it for everything except hanging clothes. We keep many clothes in their tubs between trips as well. Makes loading up quick and easy.

We also put medicines in them all sorts of things and we pick them up at Bed Bath and Beyond.
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Thanks for the idea. Have tried some small totes but I loose a lot of room because of the curved ceiling/wall. How do you handle that?
Tubs which are "flat" (short) can hold both tall and short items. We put the short items in the back of the cabinet. The tubs we use are about 2" tall and various width/depth (available in dollar stores and also packaged in grocery stores.
The shelves are particularly suited for folded clothes, towels, socks, underwear, etc. also, then you can use part of your wardrobe for a pantry.
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I found these shelves on Amazon. They work great for our folded clothes and kitchen cabinets. I used the larger shelf for the cabinets above the bed for clothes and the smaller for the kitchen cabinets above the stove. A couple smaller ones went into the small wardrobe and under the couch area.

Here's the link and I'll try to attach photos of our cabinets in our flying cloud since these probably won't work with the international cabinets.

https://www.amazon.com/DecoBros-Expandable-Stackable-Kitchen-Organizer/dp/B00MFKZVOI

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Cheryl, those shelves look good for stationary use, have you towed the vehicle, it seems that the contents would shake and rattle all over and be a mess after Towing. Do you pack it differently and then organize after you set up camp?


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Since we're only weekend warriors, we pack and unpack our clothing, leaving the shelves in the cabinets while towing. The kitchen stuff stays though, but I use small pillows and/or packing plastic to pad the items, then close the door while towing. This has worked so far with no broken items or items flying out, and everything basically stays in place.
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I found these shelves on Amazon. They work great for our folded clothes and kitchen cabinets. I used the larger shelf for the cabinets above the bed for clothes and the smaller for the kitchen cabinets above the stove. A couple smaller ones went into the small wardrobe and under the couch area.

Here's the link and I'll try to attach photos of our cabinets in our flying cloud since these probably won't work with the international cabinets.

https://www.amazon.com/DecoBros-Expa.../dp/B00MFKZVOI

Good luck!

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Thanks for the info on these shelves. As relatively new AS owners, we still have lots to learn regarding how to use space efficiently.
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