Wire storage cubes make the most of vertical space

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  1. the_dingman

    the_dingman New Member

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    I've been looking for the best solution to additional storage in our popup, and didn't like the shower curtain tension shelves that are popular. Then I thought about the wire storage cubes we've been using in bedrooms and closets at home for years, and I came up with a solution that gives us a ton of storage, easily breaks down, Abd cost altogether about $75. When broken down, I store these under one of the benches. They're secured with two U-bolts with wing nuts.

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  2. JPBar

    JPBar Well-Known Member

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    Great ideal!
     
  3. fourhallatts

    fourhallatts Member

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    I love this! Where did you get them?
     
  4. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    That's my question, where do you get them? Back when I went to college they were very popular, every college kid used them. Now I can't seem to find them. Been to three stores and nada. I can't order anything online thanks to me living in a city with high volume of petty thieves. Who thrive on stealing unattended packages. Ugh.
     
  5. MrsSquid

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    I like it. We don't have as much horizontal space. So, this summer when we had six people, I used a cheap, vertical closet organizer. We hung it from the little built-in clothes rod. The other idea I had was stacking bins.
     
  6. campingranny

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    that is a great idea and very secure, but how do you get behind it to zip/unzip window?
     
  7. world traveler

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    Love your idea! What are the mesh bags on the side?
     
  8. the_dingman

    the_dingman New Member

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    I purchased the cubes on Amazon, and got 2 sets so I could have 4 wide and 3 high. I believe Target sells them as well. I was looking for a cheaper solution, and it looks like there's just the one brand. See link: https://www.amazon.com/Whitmor-Stor...UTF8&qid=1502595512&sr=8-3&keywords=wire+cube

    The mesh bags were "delicates bags" for washing delicate laundry, then we used O-Ring clips (like you'd use to bind papers with a single hole punch) from the office section to hang them. My wife found them as a suggestion for hanging in the sleeping areas from the poles.

    I'm going to get another set for a single rack of 3 on the other counter we have. They were great for food and clothing, and super sturdy. As far as the window, I could reach above to open and close the curtain, but was okay with losing the airflow. If we open the pop-outs and the big back window, we still had the door and the small window next to it to open.
     
  9. JiffyPopJunkie

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    Ive used these for years and they work real well for organizing. I have just the one set so everyone gets a cubby and the last was for towels. Set up and takedown is a little time consuming but worth it
     

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