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Old 10-29-2014, 03:52 AM   #1
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Keeping it all together.

So I was wondering what solutions everyone has to keeping their glasses,plates and stuff in their cupboards in one place. I have the two door cupboard over the Appliances which we are keeping 4 plates,bowels and glasses. I've only taken the Trillium on one tow to be weighed and the stuff was scattered. Do I need baskets? Custom containers? Love to see some pics and ideas.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:36 AM   #2
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Bowels???
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:25 AM   #3
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When you say "scattered" I'm assuming you mean within the cabinet, not on the floor, right?

I had some success with the spring-loaded dividers meant for RV refrigerators. My Scamp has 3 doors so I got 2 dividers and put them between the doors. They have two separate tension rods, so I was able to accommodate the curvature of the upper shell at the back of the cabinet. I also put the anti-skid shelf liner underneath.

Cardboard boxes are another option: cheap, light, and can be cut to fit.

Plastic baskets would be nice if you eat outside a lot - take the whole basket out with you. Dollar stores are your friends.

Another idea... Would a small dish drainer fit in the cabinet? Two birds...
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:52 AM   #4
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We use drawer liner in the bottom of the cabinets, as a wee square of the liner between plates and bowls too. The space is quite full, so things don't move around too much.
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:24 PM   #5
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Bowels = bowls.......love auto correct
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:27 PM   #6
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Not familiar with the dividers for the RV fridge. I have the non slip cupboard liners. The plates only moved a bit but the glasses were all over inside the cupboard. I do have more to add. I think the basket idea may work well.
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:46 PM   #7
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Inside cabinets, I use inexpensive Ikea boxes meant for organizing drawers. Black. Maybe Skubb? not sure.
I use suction cup holders designed for bathrooms & showers, on the fiberglass wall, to hold plastic and melmac plates, cups and glasses.
Wedging everything so it's tight and full is probably the biggest key. I don't carry much that's breakable. If I do, it's wrapped and wedged in the fridge or microwave (aka extra cupboard.)
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First we have door locks on our cabinets. Second we limit glass based upon experience. There are roads from hell.

Inside the cabinets we use small plastic trays, less than a dollar at Walmarts to hold our glasses and coffee cups. Only our coffee cups are not plastic. We do line our shelves with rubber liner. The dishes sit on a two level shelf divider.

Our bowels are all plastic and nest. We do carry one corning ware dish with cover. It's on a rubber liner and never moves. We have a large set of nesting storage containers, again in one of those plastic trays. (We must have two dozen of plastic trays of multiple sizes, some simply screwed to door frames or the back of cabinet drawers.)

All the plastic trays result in little nooks for odd things like our plastic wine glasses.

We have a pantry that uses 4 of these trays to hold canned goods. The pantry is low and over the axle.

Most of these things can be seen under Preparing a 1991 Scamp in the Modifications section.
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Because, at over 40 years of age, I have a somewhat classic trailer, I use mostly classic (Late 60's) Tupperware Harvest, cups and tumblers. They are all made of some indestructible material from the planet Melmac and are the same style I used in my first RV's.

They are readily available on eBay and in beautiful (?) colors as well. Anyway, they can all be nested together to fit into a drawer and, in a pinch can be used as leveling blocks (LOL)

7 Vintage Tupperware Harvest Coffee Cups Mugs with Lids Coasters | eBay

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The doors all latch shut on the cupboards. All our dishes are plastic and glasses. They all just move in the cupboard since nothing is fastened down. I like the solutions everyone uses to accomplish the same thing? Not that I want to pack too much weight in the cupboard there is some wasted space.
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There is a member here that makes dividers, holders and such that you're looking for. I'm sure he will chime in soon.
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There is a member here that makes dividers, holders and such that you're looking for. I'm sure he will chime in soon.
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Heard a suggestion to use the children's inflatable armbands (we called them floaties) to insert into those areas where you have gaps or items that don't quite fill a cupboard.
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I must add although the stuff was contained in the cupboard other things moved around. 1curtian fell off. Some light stuff up on the shelves bounced off and the two throw pillows ended up on the floor. All stuff I will need to secure.
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