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Old 07-31-2016, 11:59 AM   #1
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Secure items in cabinets?

I've spent the last hour searching for what I know has been asked here before, but just can't find it.

How do you secure your items in the cabinets. Overhead and below counter?

Things like cups, plates, coffee maker. Anything in cabinets that could slide.

Here are a few pics of the left over items from our popup that my wife put in an overhead cabinet. I see this as a disaster going down the road. We did get some of that cabinet stuff you put down to keep things from sliding. It just doesn't "secure" it.
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:17 PM   #2
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We use the shelf grip in all the cabinets. I thinks it's a pain but the DW is in charge of that area so I just mind my own business In the upper cabinents we use those cupboard bars you can get at wallie world or CW to keep glass items stationary and to keep items from falling out on us when we first open the cabinet door. Mostly my DW has learned by trial and error what goes where and with what to best survive the trip.

In your pic the packing job looks OK to me. Will it be in the same position after your trip? No.... But doesn't look like anything can get broken.

We always have to do a little cleanup in some of the cabinets after a trip.

Good luck!
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:00 PM   #3
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We use the shelf grip in all the cabinets. I thinks it's a pain but the DW is in charge of that area so I just mind my own business In the upper cabinents we use those cupboard bars you can get at wallie world or CW to keep glass items stationary and to keep items from falling out on us when we first open the cabinet door. Mostly my DW has learned by trial and error what goes where and with what to best survive the trip.

In your pic the packing job looks OK to me. Will it be in the same position after your trip? No.... But doesn't look like anything can get broken.

We always have to do a little cleanup in some of the cabinets after a trip.

Good luck!

We have purposely avoided anything glass at this point. I like the cupboard bars. May have to invest in a few of those.
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We use the shelf grip in all the cabinets. I thinks it's a pain but the DW is in charge of that area so I just mind my own business In the upper cabinents we use those cupboard bars you can get at wallie world or CW to keep glass items stationary and to keep items from falling out on us when we first open the cabinet door. Mostly my DW has learned by trial and error what goes where and with what to best survive the trip.

In your pic the packing job looks OK to me. Will it be in the same position after your trip? No.... But doesn't look like anything can get broken.

We always have to do a little cleanup in some of the cabinets after a trip.

Good luck!
I have the same problem like everyone, never heard of those cupboard bars what do they look like? I little piece of the non slip works great between plates and bowls. Dose anyone know how to adjust a drawer it keeps opening and I know I will forget to look and that slide will make a big Crunch....I guess I kinda Some of us idiots need pictures, whats a little high jacking between friends...
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:20 PM   #5
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I just put things closely together and put paper towels between stuff to stop the rattles.
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Using the rubber grip stuff and spring tension curtain rods to hold the taller stuff upright.
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I have the same problem like everyone, never heard of those cupboard bars what do they look like? I little piece of the non slip works great between plates and bowls. Dose anyone know how to adjust a drawer it keeps opening and I know I will forget to look and that slide will make a big Crunch....I guess I kinda Some of us idiots need pictures, whats a little high jacking between friends...
They make many different sizes and types but all are adjustable by the use of an internal spring. Here is a link to one:

https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-RV_...oard_Bars.aspx.

As far as the drawer, some have adjustable hardware. Mine didn't so I went to home depot and got some 10lb drawer latches and screwed them on. They make them in different pull strengths.... 5lb, 10lb,...... I can't find a pic of that one right now though.
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I have the same problem like everyone, never heard of those cupboard bars what do they look like? I little piece of the non slip works great between plates and bowls. Dose anyone know how to adjust a drawer it keeps opening and I know I will forget to look and that slide will make a big Crunch....I guess I kinda Some of us idiots need pictures, whats a little high jacking between friends...

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-44063-C...s=cuppord+bars
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I have the same problem like everyone, never heard of those cupboard bars what do they look like? I little piece of the non slip works great between plates and bowls. Dose anyone know how to adjust a drawer it keeps opening and I know I will forget to look and that slide will make a big Crunch....I guess I kinda Some of us idiots need pictures, whats a little high jacking between friends...
Found a pic of some. They make all kinds, metal/plastic top mount, side mount, etc. One similar to what I used (the battalion grab catch):
https://www.grainger.com/category/ca...ecatalog/N-mzf

A side mount: https://www.amazon.com/Southco-SC-43.../dp/B002I05TUQ

Hope you can find one that works for you.
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For (our Corelle) plates, we stand them on end in a small hard container. We stack our (also Corelle) bowls and put them into the same container- that keeps them under control.

Then we keep our cups cabinet under control with "slotted interlocking" drawer organizers. We initially found them at The Container Store and later found them at IKEA.
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