Sharing my storage solutions

melpetermelpeter Posts: 111Member
edited May 28 in Tips & Tricks

FYI: Here are storage additions in my [email protected] Some ideas came from others on this forum! Thank you. 

1. A little shelf beneath rear cabinet for my glasses, cell phone, etc. at bedtime. A precut poplar board from Lowe’s and square-bend u-bolts. 

2. Stainless steel self adhesive hooks (Amazon) can be used upside down and sideways to keep things in place. 

3. Self-adhesive wire shelves (Amazon) on both kitchen walls hold coffee, cocoa, dry milk, sugar, etc. in plastic jars. (Talenti ice cream containers)

4. Over the cabinet door paper towel holder. 

5. Small white buckets from Ikea that clip onto Tab storage bin.

6. Closet shoe shelves (Amazon) in bathroom, on a spring tension rod. (Used Command strips to stick bottle caps on the wall as supports for rod ends.)

7. Hanging pockets outside of bathroom door hold lightweight kitchen items. (Towels, napkins, plastic bags, etc.)

Maybe more to come!









2017 Tab 320 S
2014 Mazda CX 5
Traveling very light to be kind to my transmission.

Comments

  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 4,310Moderator
    @melpeter, try museum putty!   It really works to hold things to the counter.
    Sharon / 2017 [email protected] CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan / Cleveland Heights, Ohio
       
                                           
  • melpetermelpeter Posts: 111Member
    @melpeter, try museum putty!   It really works to hold things to the counter.
    I had no idea such a thing existed! Thanks! 
    2017 Tab 320 S
    2014 Mazda CX 5
    Traveling very light to be kind to my transmission.
  • MarcelineMarceline Posts: 473Member
    I have something similar to your number 6 and I think those bins will go flying when you’re on the road. 
    San Francisco Bay Area
    2013 CS-S [email protected]
    Battered but trusty 3.5l V6 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • melpetermelpeter Posts: 111Member
    Marceline said:
    I have something similar to your number 6 and I think those bins will go flying when you’re on the road. 
    I might have gotten the idea for number 6 from you! I saw it somewhere on this forum. But the bins stay firmly attached on the road, over bumps and rr crossings. No problems. The clamp part is very strong and the balance must be adequate with weight resting against the shelf front. 
    2017 Tab 320 S
    2014 Mazda CX 5
    Traveling very light to be kind to my transmission.
  • GumboAndBoo2GumboAndBoo2 Posts: 15Member
    Does anyone worry that hanging items on the shower door (item #7) places more stress on the hinges than nature intended and will hasten its demise?  I guess I'm not smart enough to come to my own conclusion...  ;)
    Jack + Grace + Gumbo (the dog) + Bubo (the other dog) + Alice the [email protected] (2018 320 S)
  • MarcelineMarceline Posts: 473Member
    Does anyone worry that hanging items on the shower door (item #7) places more stress on the hinges than nature intended and will hasten its demise?  I guess I'm not smart enough to come to my own conclusion...  ;)
    I think that could be a valid concern if you were putting heavy stuff in there, but I think that most people put very light stuff (like the paper napkins in the photo).
    San Francisco Bay Area
    2013 CS-S [email protected]
    Battered but trusty 3.5l V6 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • ELKELK Posts: 211Member
    That rear shelf is very inventive!

    2015 [email protected] Max S.  TV: 2015.5 Volvo XC70. 
  • ELKELK Posts: 211Member
    DO those self adhesive kitchen shelves stay put?
    2015 [email protected] Max S.  TV: 2015.5 Volvo XC70. 
  • melpetermelpeter Posts: 111Member
    ELK said:
    DO those self adhesive kitchen shelves stay put?
    They do! No problems so far on my several short road trips.  The band of adhesive is large- maybe 5”x12” and the hooks holding the shelf are inset in that wide band. Also- again- I only put lightweight items in them. Lightweight jars of lightweight items. They weren’t cheap but it’s a pack of two. 

     Orimade Shower Caddy Organizer Shelf Storage for Bathroom Stainless Steel Adhesive No Drilling - 2 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HVM1TT1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_cTZ7Cb5MBMA2J
    2017 Tab 320 S
    2014 Mazda CX 5
    Traveling very light to be kind to my transmission.
  • melpetermelpeter Posts: 111Member
    Does anyone worry that hanging items on the shower door (item #7) places more stress on the hinges than nature intended and will hasten its demise?  I guess I'm not smart enough to come to my own conclusion...  ;)
    I was concerned about that too but I’ll  make sure to use it for lightweight items as Marceline said.  Dish cloths, napkins, plastic bags, etc. 
    2017 Tab 320 S
    2014 Mazda CX 5
    Traveling very light to be kind to my transmission.
  • jkjennjkjenn Posts: 5,310Member
    That little shelf is pretty clever!! 

    Jenn Grover | 2015  [email protected] 320 S Silver/Turquoise Trim | 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk v6 | Nights spent in [email protected]: 187 | Pittsburgh PA

  • ZippyAZippyA Posts: 11Member
    Great ideas!  Where did you get the paper towel holder?  I've only seen photos of the towel holder being horizontal.  
    Aggie/2019 [email protected]; Alde Compact 3020 HE/2019 Toyota Rav4 Adventure AWD/ Rockville, MD (a D.C. suburb)
  • melpetermelpeter Posts: 111Member
    ZippyA said:
    Great ideas!  Where did you get the paper towel holder?  I've only seen photos of the towel holder being horizontal.  
    I’m afraid it was in the used [email protected] when I bought it so don’t know where it came from. It has a bracket to hang over the cabinet door. I’m sure it must be sold on Amazon. 
    2017 Tab 320 S
    2014 Mazda CX 5
    Traveling very light to be kind to my transmission.
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