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Old 10-21-2016, 03:29 PM   #1
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How do you all organize clothes in the overhead cabinets?

Hi all...

We keep our clothes in the overhead cabinets above the bed in our 19. Do any of you use bins or baskets or something else to keep things organized up there?

Can you recommend any solutions?

Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2016, 04:23 PM   #2
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We've had very good experience using Eagle Creek's Pack-It Cubes. These are zip closed rectangular "cubes" (made from nylon fabric) that are available in various sizes and colors. We each use 2 of the small size (one for underwear, one for socks) and two of the large size (one for shorts/pants and one for folded shirts). By using different colors of cubes, it makes it easy to identify which cube you need, and the cubes keep the items in them from unfolding or falling out of the overhead cabinets. We bought ours from REI, but I sure they're available elsewhere. Highly recommended!

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With our 19', we had big bins that fit under the bed. We put some linens and our personal odds and ends above the bed. On the 21', we have clothes in overheads but no organizers because our small clothing items are in the drawers.

We have some of those pack-it things and we could use them for that also.
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Dolly:
We've had very good experience using Eagle Creek's Pack-It Cubes. These are zip closed rectangular "cubes" (made from nylon fabric) that are available in various sizes and colors. We each use 2 of the small size (one for underwear, one for socks) and two of the large size (one for shorts/pants and one for folded shirts). By using different colors of cubes, it makes it easy to identify which cube you need, and the cubes keep the items in them from unfolding or falling out of the overhead cabinets. We bought ours from REI, but I sure they're available elsewhere. Highly recommended!

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Great idea! Think I'll get some as Christmas gift!

Thanks tons for the idea.
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We too use eagle creek pack it cubes! And ranger rolling items! You will be amazed at the space saved not to mention organization!
Eagle creek goes on sale 30% quite often...on their website.

I went to REI to configure exactly what I needed! The large folders are amazing. We went on a 10 day cruise with just a carryon and never wore the same thing twice!

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Hi all...

We keep our clothes in the overhead cabinets above the bed in our 19. Do any of you use bins or baskets or something else to keep things organized up there?

Can you recommend any solutions?

Thanks!
We use eBags, which we found cheaper and a better fit than Eagle Creek. 6 of these fit gear in the overhead bins and the depth is perfect. Bought different colors for clothing types. Link here: eBags Medium Packing Cubes - 3 Piece Set - eBags.com
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We use dividers for both kitchen stuff and clothes. "Bookend" style makes it easy to rearrange/resize when needed.
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We use these for space saving https://www.amazon.com/Tidybagz-Spac...age+saver+bags
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I have an open topped storage container from Target (sort of like a short smallish bucket made from material). I couldn't find any more of them there this year so I took Trader Joe's reusable grocery bags and folded the top down over and over until I get to the desired height. It ends up being similar to size and function to the Target container. I jam underwear in one and socks in another and I could probably put t-shirts in one too. I use one for vitamins and other pills too. I even took a medium sized paper sack and folded down the top until it was maybe 4 inches tall and used in for spices to stand up in. What makes them work for us is they are compressible from the sides and can be jammed into the sides of the overheads while you are trying to get to other stuff. Plus folding down the material makes it stand up on it's own and keeps an open top.
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Hi all...

We keep our clothes in the overhead cabinets above the bed in our 19. Do any of you use bins or baskets or something else to keep things organized up there?

Can you recommend any solutions?

Thanks!
Hi: sallemann... If you want organized clothes... you might as well wear a uniform!!! Alf
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We use these boxes for the sides of the overheads (the parts that are hidden) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=UTF8&psc=1and these for the places in between https://www.amazon.com/JJ-Cole-Heather-Storage-Cocoa/dp/B00KJ91SH6/ref=dp_ob_title_baby?th=1. We love them. They fold up when not in use and we can bring them in the house to pack our clothes, then carry them out fully loaded and place them in the overheads. They're one purchase I have never regretted. (And they're very sturdy.)
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I used these also, but with the 2nd generation curb side o/h being a little smaller, they will still fit, but sitting on the lip, the door closes.
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:59 AM   #13
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I am not a fan of storing in closed containers inside a cabinet. Much too fussy. I have used a small open bin for socks and underwear. Everything else just gets stacked in the cabinet.

I do like the divider idea Charlie is building though. especially the L shape which can be slid side-to-side to create a compartment size as needed.
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I am not a fan of storing in closed containers inside a cabinet. Much too fussy. I have used a small open bin for socks and underwear. Everything else just gets stacked in the cabinet.

I do like the divider idea Charlie is building though. especially the L shape which can be slid side-to-side to create a compartment size as needed.
Another vote for open bins or dividers in the overhead cabinets. Things are much easier to access.
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I like to use the big cabinet to organize clothes. The 4 baskets are more space than we need on most trips, so the remaining baskets can used for other storage. On the side hanger rack there is about 6 inches of room to hang coats , etc.
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Nice setup! Do you know how wide the closet is in the 21'?
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Nice setup! Do you know how wide the closet is in the 21'?
Thanks, The face frame opening is 18 1/2" x 34" (Inside the face frame is 22" X 36") by 24" deep. Each basket is 12 7/8" X 20 3/4" x 7 1/4" high. I got them at the container store.

The baskets dementions fit the open pretty well as there is an inch of space between the tops and bottoms of the baskets.
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I am not a fan of storing in closed containers inside a cabinet. Much too fussy. .
we're with Jim. We have lived for 7 months in 2015 and 6 months this year in our E-19 while traveling the country teaching Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) so we travel with a lot of clothes. Much of our outdoor, paddling gear is in totes in the van (TV) but our regular clothes are all stored in the overheads. I get the east and Cindy gets the west. We use the center for hoodies, jackets and dirty clothes sack. I just stack my folded or rolled clothes accordingly. Near the back is folded shirts and t-shirts. In the middle is sox, underwear and at the front (rolled) is jeans and cargo shorts. I do go in and re-organize every 2 weeks or so. we turned our closet into a pantry so nothing to see there!

I couldn't imagine unzipping a bag every time I needed something. Plus you can't see what your getting unless you take the entire bag out, right?

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I like to use the big cabinet to organize clothes. The 4 baskets are more space than we need on most trips, so the remaining baskets can used for other storage. On the side hanger rack there is about 6 inches of room to hang coats , etc.
I cannot even recognize this as the shape and size of our 21' closet. I guess the baskets are so big that they make the closet look different to me. Of course, we have no baskets there.
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I cannot even recognize this as the shape and size of our 21' closet. I guess the baskets are so big that they make the closet look different to me. Of course, we have no baskets there.
This might help, a wider shot to help perspective.
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