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Old 08-11-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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Best way to store clothing

i bought the typical plastic storage bins/drawers from a store for clothes in our airstream - 24' safari - seems like a waste of that closet thou. better way to store? better system?

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Old 08-11-2014, 06:46 PM   #2
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Get one of those hanging cubes.

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Old 08-12-2014, 04:19 PM   #3
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Love the hanging cubes - they are fantastic!!
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Best way is to add melamine shelves in the closet. They can take a lot more weight and add more space than the hanging shelves. Or you can make shelves from the wire closet shelves available at HD/Lowes. They allow a little air circulation. Any hanging clothes/jackets can go on clothes rod in the TV.
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The most efficient use of space is to put shelves in the closet, fold the clothes and stack them. That's how we did it in our little shipboard Navy lockers. But she likes some hanging clothes for going out so we hang some in the closet, fold the rest and put in the drawers and overhead storage compartments.
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Another idea that we learned about from 'boaters' is pillows. I store our polartecs & some seasonal items in pillows that I made from some fun Airstream fabric. I used velcro as closures. The only downside is moving the pillows every night.
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Great overthe-rod storage solution

I posted this solution the other day from Bed Bath & Beyond and it works very well thus far.

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I used the hanging shelves for many years and they were good. Last year we had some shelves built. It's a big improvement IMO. They're deeper. It's increased the storage space quite a bit and it's easier to take things out or put in. The shelves are adjustable so we could reposition as needed. We have a skylight right by our closet so we get enough light into the closet when open - if not you might also want to consider a couple of puck lights.

We tend to take trips on the cusp of weather change necessitating clothes for warm weather and cool weather. I store short sleeve tees and shorts in cabinet and long sleeve tees and jeans in storage bucket under bead. Makes it easier rather than searching through a bunch of clothes for something weather appropriate.
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I should have mentioned this - don't know how big your closet is but ours was way to big for the amount of hanging clothes we brought (really just jackets and maybe one nicer outfit). The cabinet makers (Beachhouse) put a divider in the middle to split the area into a closet and shelving.
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For those that are installing shelves, are you simply screwing runners into the sides of the closet to support the shelves?

I like the idea of shelves for my new trailer but that seems a little too permanent for the time being.

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