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Old 07-22-2015, 12:42 PM   #1
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How do I keep bottles from falling over?

Complete green newbie. First real trip this weekend and as I packed the freelander I wondered how do I keep oil, vinegar etc from falling over in the cabinet while I travel?

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Old 07-22-2015, 01:45 PM   #2
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First of all,I try to bring smaller plastic bottles of most things we don't need large amounts of.I have purchased some of those clear plastic narrow organizing containers and some a bit higher to put these items in and it works very well.I have some small narrow bin type containers for certain things too such as peanut butter,maple syrup,honey( things I would not want ants to get into)These containers can be found at TJ Max or Marshalls or sometimes Walmart.I have most things labelled as I find it helps to be organized and easier for my husband to find things!!Hope this helps!

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We've learned to fill the shelf up completely.. Even if just throwing a extra towel in, or plastic cups. Full shelves keep things upright.
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:57 PM   #4
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Spring loaded cabinet bars can help from the front but if there's wiggle room or gaps things can still shift and fall over. If you have space you could travel with select items in a container with a towel tucked in.
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:58 PM   #5
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We've learned to fill the shelf up completely.. Even if just throwing a extra towel in, or plastic cups. Full shelves keep things upright.
This is what we do. Works well.
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:44 PM   #6
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My wife has bought the throw away Zip Lock containers quart size; I believe. She places the bottles in these containers and uses paper towels to hold them in place. We than use the spring load tension rods to hold the containers in place. Never had a bottle break or spill. We use throw pillows to cushion the plates and bowels/coffee cups in the other cabinets to keep them in place.

We learned to do this with our first 5er a rear kitchen model.
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:48 PM   #7
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Someone here suggested balloons, I think it would work.
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:18 PM   #8
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I cut down a cardboard box, and have several small mesh collapsible baskets. Sometimes use towels even a blanket to take up empty space. I use bubble wrap bags (or plain bubble wrap with the small bubbles) on some of the glass bottles/jars to keep them from klinking together. I've also used baking pans, skillet and pots to corral small items.

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I use a combination of all of the a fore mentioned ideas. I also save the air filled packing material and stuff around/between items. For items that fit, drink carriers from some of the fast food places work well if they fit in your cabinet.
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:21 PM   #10
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We stuff bathtowels into the cabinets. It's great for the pantry and also the DVD shelves. Does a great job.

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