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tashabear
tashabear
these could be very useful
One of my more minor concerns about Big Bertha is keeping clothing and bedding clean and snag free and easy to pack and unpack (mostly pack). I can't just insert the tubs in there; they won't fit. But I was surfing around, and I came across Stacks and Stacks.

They have all kinds of stuff for organizing your home, which warms the cockles of my anal-retentive little heart, but they have a couple of things that I really like. I like these canvas storage chests a lot. I need to measure Big Bertha's interior to choose the right size, but I could separate his garb, my garb, and the mundane clothes, and just lift the whole package right out of Bertha without worrying about dust or anything. I like this collapsible shelf thingy for towels and socks and underwear and little things. And I like these mega-oblong storage thingies for bedding and cloaks. I could pack everything in the house and just take it outside, and then pack it back into the storage when we come home and take it back in the house -- don't want to leave it in the garage where it could get musty and dirty and eaten by creature or creatures unknown.

I need to get some things out of Bertha tomorrow; I think I'll try to measure her at the same time.

I love my little logistical brain.

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baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: July 18th, 2006 07:51 am (UTC) (base camp)
I found the long under-bed canvas at either Lowes or Home depot for $7.
I love them. The ones I found are very thin, and I put cedar blocks in to keep thinks fresh.

I love storage things!!
there is a container store out by you guys. I am not sure where it is. lisagw has location knowledge.
palegreyminion From: palegreyminion Date: July 18th, 2006 08:27 am (UTC) (base camp)
You are an EVIL EVIL woman for exposing my anal-retentive, hyper-organized, everything-needs-a-home-and-a-plan brain to that website!

Bad, BAD Tasha!

(did you see this folding garment rack?
mzkero From: mzkero Date: July 18th, 2006 08:29 am (UTC) (base camp)
There is also The Container Store, which has a location in Natick.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 18th, 2006 11:16 am (UTC) (base camp)
Natick is like an hour away, though. *pout*
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: July 18th, 2006 11:40 am (UTC) (base camp)
that is the one!!
I wanna gooooooooo.
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: July 18th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC) (base camp)
You are both evil! :) I have to check out that garment rack since it has angled legs and might fit very well nested against our tent wall.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 18th, 2006 11:17 am (UTC) (base camp)
They're very easy to build, if you don't want to spend the money and have a room for a little extra wood.
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: July 18th, 2006 12:16 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Very good point. :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 18th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I think mine is 4 1x4's and a dowel. I drilled holes with a hole saw in the ends of all four poles to take the dowel, and then about in the middle of each, I drilled another set of holes, through which I strung some rope, so it wouldn't spread too much. It sets up very much like the one in the picture. Very simple.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 18th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC) (base camp)
Ooh. I didn't. *is resolute* I built one, I don't need to spend $75 on another.
beard5 From: beard5 Date: July 18th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Tasha, they have some of these goodies, or ones like them, at IKEA.(And they also have ligonberries and swedish meatballs, always an important accessory) Also, regarding the canvas boxes, what about sewing them up out of heavy muslin? That way you get exact fit.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 18th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yes, but IKEA is a long way away, and I must commit an entire afternoon to it. Also, I could easily go in looking for bins and come home with a sofa.

I don't want to sew them myself (don't think I didn't consider it) because I have seven tunics, three smocks, four pairs of pants and two apron dresses to finish between now and August 4th, plus some minor repairs. Yay.

I should maybe do something to accomplish that today...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 18th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC) (base camp)
(though the lingonberries and meatballs is a definite draw...)
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