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Old 05-02-2017, 11:26 PM   #1
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Organization!

We are headed out, in 3 weeks, to travel full-time in our 27'fb international...and I'm trying to maximize our storage space! Anyone have any tips for the above bed and above dinette storage cabinets! I was thinking of adding cubby-boxes to keep things tidy while on the road, but...everything is curved?!! Go figure!
Any other organization tips?
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Old 05-03-2017, 02:56 AM   #2
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We rely on Sterilite containers, similar to the ones Airstream supplies for most under-bed storage areas. They come in all shapes and sizes, and these see-through small-ish ones with attached lids fit great in the upper cabinets over our bed and dinette:

http://www.sterilite.com/SelectProdu...=249&section=1

In some places you can actually stack these two-high and label the exposed end/side, as the tops are designed to receive a matching unit above. Nice!

Amazon sells a full line of Sterilite, and some sizes are available 6-to-a-box etc. and are often on sale.

Have a great trip!

Peter

PS -- The blue search box above works very well, so searching for "Sterilite" will yield many earlier threads which discuss storage in general, not just this brand of boxes.
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Our cabinets in our Classic 25fb don't have as much height as your model so we just fold underwear, socks, shorts, T shirts for the overhead cabinets in the front bedroom. We tried plastic shoe boxes but found we could get more clothes in the cabinet without them. The rear cabinets over the dinette, one side is to put my camera and audio video gear and the and the other is a catch all for the dogs leash etc, table mats, small table vase. The curves behind the cabinets make it tough.

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We rely on Sterilite containers, similar to the ones Airstream supplies for most under-bed storage areas. They come in all shapes and sizes, and these see-through small-ish ones with attached lids fit great in the upper cabinets over our bed and dinette:

http://www.sterilite.com/SelectProdu...=249&section=1

In some places you can actually stack these two-high and label the exposed end/side, as the tops are designed to receive a matching unit above. Nice!

Amazon sells a full line of Sterilite, and some sizes are available 6-to-a-box etc. and are often on sale.

Have a great trip!

Peter

PS -- The blue search box above works very well, so searching for "Sterilite" will yield many earlier threads which discuss storage in general, not just this brand of boxes.


Great info! Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:31 AM   #5
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Our cabinets in our Classic 25fb don't have as much height as your model so we just fold underwear, socks, shorts, T shirts for the overhead cabinets in the front bedroom. We tried plastic shoe boxes but found we could get more clothes in the cabinet without them. The rear cabinets over the dinette, one side is to put my camera and audio video gear and the and the other is a catch all for the dogs leash etc, table mats, small table vase. The curves behind the cabinets make it tough.

Good luck full timing.

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The curves do make it interesting! Thanks for the help! I think we may do about the same.
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:59 AM   #6
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We have found soft packing cubes to work best for organizing clothing in overhead bins.

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Old 05-03-2017, 10:55 AM   #7
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We have found soft packing cubes to work best for organizing clothing in overhead bins.

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Thanks! I've looked at those on Amazon and at IKEA, need to figure out sizes!
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Old 05-03-2017, 01:36 PM   #8
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FYI here are some other threads that mention soft packing cubes:

https://www.google.com/search?q=soft...:airforums.com

I remember reading about them on a number of threads, but we ended up thinking that the clear ones were most useful, for reasons similar to why we like the Sterilite containers mentioned in an earlier post. It really helps to see what is inside IMO.

For instance:

https://www.amazon.com/TRANVERS-Wate...QQXG618YMZY45H

Opaque storage cubes introduce the need to fill and label each one carefully.
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There are many posts showing or describing various solutions but using the search function is a bit difficult if it is not a skill you have mastered. Here are a few links to pics which might help:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...8&d=1419858833

http://www.airforums.com/attachments...acking_008.jpg

http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...0&d=1465534051

http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...3&d=1303330178

http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...9&d=1341197577

http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...0&d=1353030361
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Thank you for taking the time to post those photos!

The new search function in the blue box above works great, maybe you are thinking of the old search functions in the drop-down menu?
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I did a quick video about ideal plastic bins for our International. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/9oeyVtCl0L0
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