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Foraging for Storage

Foraging for Storage

May 2003

I try to store as many clothes as possible in separate ziplock bags (the large kind that are made for packing that allow you to squeeze out all of the excess air). Not only does this save space, but it allows easy retrieval from those unconventional little spaces that every boat has. Also it has the unexpectedly pleasant benefit of protecting your clothes from the dampness and odd odors that always seem to be present with boating.
I also use baskets with lids and decorative boxes to store miscellaneous items that you would usually store in drawers. You can store magazines, writing materials, small tools and I even have office supply items all around. My favorite spot for the big boxes is under the windshield, over the galley. I use non slip shelf liner under the boxes, to keep them in place while underway. I also vary the fabric that I cover the boxes with, so I can remember more easily what is in each one. I also make myself a 3" x 5" card note that can remind me when I forget, (i.e. large rattan box- office supplies; Beige striped box-art supplies, etc.,etc.)
Pamela Bresson

• Really do not have any good ideas for storage, was hoping to pick up some here. The only very obvious one that we incorporated was buying shelving and adapting it to our storage areas in the cupboards.
Jane Henneberg

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This article originally appeared in the April 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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