Space savers and multi-use reign supreme in trailer living! Anyone who has a vintage trailer, or any trailer or motorhome under 34 feet or so understands the need for saving what precious counter top space you have and to keep it as free from clutter as possible. Likewise, although our refrigerator has served us well and at just under 8 cubic feet seems plenty for us (I do love the separate freezer too!).
(This is a photo of when we first purchased the trailer but note minimal counter space)
We are lucky to have these great wooden shelves in our Avion which were installed by former owners but really look like they came with the rig. Using an area previously used for a undermount toaster (we inherited and it did not work, so was removed) we mounted 3 pairs of large safety cup hooks (the kind that have the metal closure piece) and have put on them to the right of our counter area.
On each of the hook pairs we have hung these awesome natural string, mesh shopping bags which perfectly hold our fruits, veggies and breadstuffs—all of which would normally take up a lot of room in the fridge. The bags also then are handy to remove when empty for the next trip to the grocery store. Very convenient! I love them!
Where to purchase?? Mesh bags purchased on Amazon (3 bags for $11.99 and free shipping with Prime). They are of an excellent quality. the strap handles are beefy and the entire bag appears well made. We will get their first workout this weekend when we travel to the Finger Lake Region in upstate NY. Its about a four hour trip and i have them loaded with apples, potatoes and banana’s so we can see if they do the ultimate trick.
Why Bags over Baskets? I decided to go with the mesh bag style over the tiered basket style simply because of a few reasons; bags were lighter in weight, provide additional use of taking as grocery bag to market, less chance of spillage if trailer is rocking and rolling as we go down the road, mesh bags will not rust, easy to throw in washing machine, and …they hold more!
Hope this little tip gives you some ideas! Let us know if you decide to use this idea! we would love to see your installation or other ideas you have used these great mesh bags for!
One life….Live it! Luisa