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Old 04-26-2008, 08:51 AM   #1
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I'm trying to figure out a more convenient system for food storage. Currently I have dry foods in lockable Rubbermaid containers on shelves in the closet. But it makes getting to something a hassle and I can't just view at a glance to see what I have. So I'm thinking about some kind of secure yet visible pantry system. (I don't want everything on the floor if the door comes unlatched but I want to be able to see what's there without opening boxes.) Any ideas?

I'm thinking of something like this

Not sure the closet is quite wide enough, and it has to mount ont the floor so I might still want another shelf above it (I don't think there is room for two of them.) Plus it is likely to be too deep. I guess I need to take some measurements and see what's out there. I saw plans for making a similar thing but it is a bit too involved for me.

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Old 04-26-2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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That's similar to what I have that I do not like because I have to pull them all the way out to find things.
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We've started using small cardboard boxes that we cut with a razor cutter about 2" high in the bottoms of all the cabinets. Seems to have solved the problems of stuff relocating during travel and staying organized in the cabinets. Cost $0
Takes a little time to accumulate just the right size boxes.
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My shelves are lined with that stuff that keeps throw rugs from slipping on wood floors. I don't have a problem with stuff slipping with that.

For spices, pill bottles etc, I have small bamboo (OK, fake bamboo) and wire baskets that the little bottles go in. Lift basket, grab spice, put back.
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We use bins for our food.. under the stove in the cabinet .. Nothing has ever fallen out of the cupboard but I would rather it fall out of a low area than in a high cupboard. These bins work great.
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Our pantry is modeled after Fibber McGee's Closet.

(From the old Fibber McGee and Molly radio show.)
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Currently I have dry foods in lockable Rubbermaid containers on shelves in the closet.
I have been trying to figure out some sort of "system" for a while (see related topic). So, if you store food in the closet, where do you store your clothes? And do they catch moisture? Or do you have more than one closet?
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I have been trying to figure out some sort of "system" for a while (see related topic). So, if you store food in the closet, where do you store your clothes? And do they catch moisture? Or do you have more than one closet?
I just leave my clothes in a duffle bag and that sits next to or under the bed and throw dirty clothes into the storage under a seat. I guess if I took a long trip it might not work so well but I usually do three days at most. I have more food because I have dogs to feed (but they don't wear clothes.) Plus I like to have some staples, then there is coffee-making supplies, etc. And I can't leave food sitting around (see abovementioned dogs.)

No problems with moisture as its very dry here.

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I use a combination of low boxes and open bins to corral food on a couple of the closet shelves, plus store more food in 2 buckets with tight-fitting lids that sit on the floor. The buckets also serve as extra seating, or footrests, or little tables.
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We have never been camping for longer then a week so being just the 2 of us it isn't alot of food.
We transport our heavy food such as cans, in a cardboard box that just fits into the foward street side cubby.
When we get to destination we take out cans and distribute them into over stove cubby.
Lighter items, sugar, powedered milk, powdeded potatoes, rice, spices all are in labeled tuperwere containers. Along with spices and cereal boxes and crackers are transported in over stove cubby toward rear of camper.
Cold food in fridge and cooler.
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Our food storage has always been in cardboard boxes in the front under the bunk end, which I carpeted with the rest of the trailer floor. Have always meant to get some small plastic totes for there but Either I just keep putting it off or I'm just too thrrrrifty.
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I use the icebox. Sans-ice.

My fridge is a plug in cooler.

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I'm trying to figure out a more convenient system for food storage. Currently I have dry foods in lockable Rubbermaid containers on shelves in the closet. But it makes getting to something a hassle and I can't just view at a glance to see what I have. So I'm thinking about some kind of secure yet visible pantry system. (I don't want everything on the floor if the door comes unlatched but I want to be able to see what's there without opening boxes.) Any ideas?

I'm thinking of something like this

Not sure the closet is quite wide enough, and it has to mount ont the floor so I might still want another shelf above it (I don't think there is room for two of them.) Plus it is likely to be too deep. I guess I need to take some measurements and see what's out there. I saw plans for making a similar thing but it is a bit too involved for me.

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