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Old 11-01-2015, 03:23 PM   #1
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looking for ideas: 21' bed foot area aka wasted storage space

Now that I have a season in the 21', I can't count how many times I looked at the foot of the 21 bed (the area between the bed frame and the drawers) and wished I had a good idea for making use of the space.

I realize some of y'all are happy for that blank spot, as its a way of getting out of the bed without disturbing your partner. For those that have done something with that spot, please post up your ideas.
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Old 11-01-2015, 03:30 PM   #2
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We use it for a backpack and the broom, especially when we are on the road. I wish it would also hold a small, folded table that I would like secured; but alas I think the backpack is too fat.

In other words, it's useful to us, just as it is... But our drawer stack just has the two drawers and furnace. YMMV
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Old 11-01-2015, 03:36 PM   #3
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We have a flip top plastic waste basket that we use for a dirty clothes hamper. Keep folding broom/dust pan behind it.
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We have a flip-up table that mounts on the side of the drawers but we have not used it yet. It has to be down for sleeping, but you don't have that problem. I think someone put a magazine rack on that side of the drawers.
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Old 11-01-2015, 04:05 PM   #5
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I keep my fold up chairs there in transit and once upon arrival a trash
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:59 PM   #6
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A trash container that fits snugly in the opening. I might add that my wife loves to make an obstacle course out of that area. It is my egress from the bed and I have learned not to step down until I ascertain I have a clear landing zone. Portions of that area are necessary for the outside sleeper to get out of bed, I would not want an obstacle that makes that process unsafe.

Along those same lines I wish we would have opted for a second inside access door to the.permant bed storage area. In the standard access door I built a slide out storage box for shoes, works real nice but we lose easy access to the remaining area next to the bathroom door. It would make a nice clothes hamper but lifting the mattress is near impossible.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:10 AM   #7
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We find the area perfect for a trash can and a case of bottled water, (which we always take along for our water drinking needs).
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:13 AM   #8
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Speaking of bottled water, I find that most cg's do not recycle and I end up carrying a lot of recyclable items home to place there.
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Speaking of bottled water, I find that most cg's do not recycle and I end up carrying a lot of recyclable items home to place there.
Not pointing fingers, but I have noticed that way more in the US, than in Canada. Is this your experience too?
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Not to derail this thread, but Jim, we found just the opposite in the Pac North Wet. It was great - and we used our empty dogfood bag (in the front storage box) to corral the recyclables 'til we went to the dumpster/recycle stations.
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