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Old 03-30-2023, 05:38 AM   #1
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Prevent Items from Moving While Traveling...

... as a newbie I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep items still in the fridge and cabinets while on the road.
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We use this for refrigerator.

Also look at museum or earthquake putty to secure things to countertops. Doubt it would hold heavier things.
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Old 03-30-2023, 05:58 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by stevenapril View Post
... as a newbie I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep items still in the fridge and cabinets while on the road.

We used shelf liner that has the open holes in refrigerator and cabinets. Walmart has it. If doors are coming open, maybe you can use velcro straps to wrap through cabinet handles. Our refrigerator, velcro worked well for the upper doors, but for the lower freezer drawer, I had to add a slide latch to keep it in. Lower cabinet drawers are difficult. I added locks that were all keyed alike, since I make furniture, it wasn't difficult. You just have to measure very carefully.
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Old 03-30-2023, 07:45 AM   #4
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To keep things from moving around in cabinets, we use shelf liner, the one with little bumps and holes. We also use small clear tubs for a few things in both the cabinets and refrigerator. The only things in the fridge that don’t go in the tubs are odd shaped things like cartons of eggs. For on top of cabinets we either use shelf liner (for things that might need to be moved) or museum putty (for things that won’t be moved.
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Old 03-30-2023, 08:06 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by stevenapril View Post
... as a newbie I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep items still in the fridge and cabinets while on the road.
We keep the fridge well stocked, and it leaves very little room for things to move. Wife has 2 boxes of yogurt from Sam's, one on each of 2 shelves.
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With the fridge it's not so much that anything will launch out while underway because the door latches, but you can end up with things tumbling out after you stop. Per above, the spring loaded rods check the box. You'd think by now someone would come up with a clever flip up shelf ledge for RV/marine fridges but I've never seen any.

For cabinets, things put in storage tubs are more stable and more readily managed. Instead of having to rummage around arm deep for a given item you just haul out the tubs. The tubs also make for easier packing/unpacking before and after trips. I bring all the containers into the house, DW loads them up with their particular items (canned stuff, bread, snacks, coffee/tea, whatever) then I haul them back out and put it all away in a matter of a few minutes. With one of our cabinets there's a standard size amazon box that stacks in there perfectly so we have a good supply of those.

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Not sure what type of fridge you have, whether residential or RV style... we have a residential french door model.

To keep things from moving around, I went to places like Home Goods/Marshalls/TJ Max and picked up a couple of the refrigerator plastic storage bins to keep things in.

Also, go to Target or Wal-Mart and pick up some long tension rods... I use them to span across the fridge cabinet to hold bottles and such while underway. The ones at places like Camping World are not wide enough to span the width of the refrigerator that we have.

As for cabinet liners, I have tried to use the "waffle style" shelf and cabinet liner that you can but at big box stores, but I found the items tended to stick (I know, that's what you want it to do). But while walking around Lowes/Home Depot one day, I found this black drawer liner that is used for rolling tool boxes, that works much better... It comes in a roll like the "waffle stuff", so you can cut for the size you need...

For pots/pans, you can go on Amazon and buy a pack of these felt star looking things to place between each items to keep them from rattling and damaging the finishes...
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Old 03-30-2023, 08:55 AM   #8
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The double tension rod linked in post #2 works great, the single rods are terrible and keep falling off. Also these work great if you have wire shelves.
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Old 03-30-2023, 08:55 AM   #9
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Old time solution is to stuff a bread sack with crumpled newspaper to take up excess space.
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We use plastic dish tubs from Dollar Tree .....have about 15 on each rv. They also protect the shelving and mitigates spills from spices.
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Old 03-30-2023, 10:16 AM   #11
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Residential fridge stuff bath towel on each shelf, push slowly back and nothing can move.
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Storage containers of all sizes is what works. Refrigerator: We had a shoebox size for lunch fixings.... mayo, mustard, cheese, ham.

The real secret is to keep spaces full - even if you have to put things there that don't belong there such as filling voids with your packages of toilet paper or paper towels. You could also put your linens in cabinets to fill voids even if you'd have to store them in the kitchen cabinets.

Toiletries can also be stored in shoe boxes and stored on floor of vanity. Keep like things together & label them, i.e. first aid, hair supplies, etc.

It so easy just to pull out a container to find things you want rather than dealing with everything loose.

Even in the freezer I'd buy a large pkg of chicken or pork chops, etc. & repackage them into our 2-serving portions & put each serving in a baggie. Then I put all like baggies into a larger bag. This saves rooting around in the freezer where everything would be mixed up and it's also easy to see when you need to replenish. I could easily have 2-weeks of meals in the freezer, including frozen veggies and pkg of leftovers. I never used the freezer for pizza, ice cream or other specialties. They take up too much room. If we wanted them we'd just go out & buy them for that meal or snack.
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If you have a residential refrigerator suggest looking at a 'fridge fixer' Fridge Fixer Original We got one shortly after we started traveling full time and the door came open pulling into an unlevel campground. A bit expensive at $80, but worth it for us. Well designed, easy install - 2 screws, no permanent change to your fridge, secures both upper doors and freezer.
We also went to the Container Store and got a set of plastic bins both for the fridge and cubbords.
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Plastic boxes from Amazon, clear with straight sides and little radius on the corners. They work sorta like drawers.

Our fridge is 19cf residential, got boxes that are a perfect fit 3 side-by-side per shelf. Added benefit is if something leaks it stays in the box.

For the pantry we got 2 large boxes that fit one behind the other with maybe an inch 'wasted' space on the side.

DW's got the kitchen cabinet so tightly stuffed with dinnerware and cookware, coffee, tea, &c &c &c there's no chance of anything going anywhere unless we try to do a victory roll with the coach
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