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Owletterocks Mon 21-May-18 18:40:26

Does anyone have any cheap storage ideas for camping? First trip of the season next week and I get fed up with a messy tent with clothes lying around and food in bags. I can’t afford an expensive camping cupboard.

profpoopsnagle Mon 21-May-18 19:37:19

What do you already have in your house that you can use? We take some rectangular trugs, a pop up washing basket etc. A large ice cream tub could house all the small items, or even some of those containers that you get from takeaways.

For clothes, give everyone a bag for life from the supermarket (or two). Clothes can travel in these and they are easy to throw place items back in. Also squashable to help with packing.

For food, take plastic boxes with lids like this. If you take more than one, pack them inside each other with items and place all the lids on the top, this will help with space in the car.

MrsHathaway Mon 21-May-18 19:52:40

Folding crates for food: they stack well. I tried a camp cupboard but it was not better. We use it for pans/crockery/cutlery/first aid kit now.

For clothes we use Ikea bags which are kept under each bed (camp beds obvs). Double function storage and insulation!

Aprilmightbemynewname Mon 21-May-18 19:55:53

Flexi tubs for shoes /clothes.
And Primark £1 fold away shopping bags make great laundry bags!!

IWantMyHatBack Mon 21-May-18 19:59:31

I'm going to get packing cubes for clothes in an attempt to keep things a bit more organised. We always end up with clothes everywhere and it drives me crazy.

I've got 2 big Really Useful Boxes. One is basically the storage for all the plates/cups/cooking stuff and is stored in these at home as well. The other one stores the lights /hookup /pump etc - things that are out and in use in the tent. I then use the empty box as food storage for the week.

I like the idea of bags for life for clothes though

Hoddykins Mon 21-May-18 20:00:26

Hanging plastic/cloth shoe racks if your tent is tall enough! Great for "bits and bobs" that you need all the time but haven't got a place!

Owletterocks Mon 21-May-18 22:39:35

Thanks all, some great suggestions. Love the hanging storage, we have quite a tall tent so that should work. Would be helpful for phones, colouring pens etc. I think collapsible crates might be useful, I don’t think we would have room in the car for the large plastic boxes but maybe with clever packing we would.

Unescorted Mon 21-May-18 22:42:50

When we are pushed for space we just collect some boxes from the supermarket and gaffa tape them into a storage system. They can then be put into the recycling before coming home.

Pumpkintopf Mon 21-May-18 22:44:52

We used the hanging storage, worked well.

ScrubTheDecks Tue 22-May-18 07:39:08

Unescorted: brilliant!

hettie Tue 22-May-18 18:16:59

Fold flat boxes from IKEA made out of material and those pop up storage things that IKEA sells in the kids section for keeping toys in

MyNameIsNotSteven Sun 03-Jun-18 17:14:31

I reckon zipped laundry bags would work better thank bags for life (keep crap out of clothes and dirty washing smell to a minimum). I have some posh ones that I keep special clothes that the DCs have outgrown in but there are cheaper versions I'm sure.

UterusUterusGhali Wed 13-Jun-18 21:40:59

We use flatish really useful boxes for clothes which double as bedside tables during the stay. Stack nicely in footwells for the journey.

Sometimes I take a metal trunk and use it as a countertop for cooking etc.

I used to take one of those cheap plastic chests of drawers for batteries/torches/food etc. That got a bit cumbersome.

Primark pop-up laundry baskets are awesome.

bluerunningshoes Wed 13-Jun-18 21:47:10

yes to the really useful boxes.
they double up as seats here too.
pop up baskets for laundry

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