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.
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.
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
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.
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.