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Old 11-04-2013, 10:03 AM   #1
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General advice about organizing closets

We've used our 62 Tradewind for a season now, and I think we've settled on what stuff will live in which closets or cabinets.

Our trailer has its original cabinetry, including two narrow full-height closets, both on the passenger side. One is in front of the bunk beds, the other behind. Currently they have a single shelf near the top with a clothes bar underneath. We don't really carry much hanging stuff camping, so I'd like to put in more shelves to organize the piles of stuff that accumulate in the closets.

The cabinetry in our '62 is 1/4" finished plywood. I guess that my current plan is to use the same stuff for interior shelves, with furring strips attached to the inner cabinet walls to support them. I've got a layout made based on the stuff that we store in the closets. But...

Does anybody have a more interesting or snazzier idea?
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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My closet is super small, so I tried to get the most out of the space. Not super snazzie, but an idea of shelving in the closet along with LED strip lighting so you can see all the junk in there

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Old 11-04-2013, 10:42 AM   #3
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We have the same kind of closet set up as the '62s. I want to put shelves in our tall closet, for our clothes... but I bought a hanging shelf closet thing from Ikea for $7bucks to try it out, and it works. There is room to the side to hang nice shirts, and ample room for our clothes folded, and then a "hamper" space underneath.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #4
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I used Elfa metal bins. My wardrobe closet had too much hanging space, so I used four bins that slide out like drawers. Been very happy with them.

My iPad is refusing to link to the post in my thread below, but it's #297 on page six.

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