Securing Tea mugs/cups ?

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  1. Ridgeway

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    Getting tired of drinking out of plastic mugs..... vowed to always use them as we've had this set for over 15 years but you can't beat a nice cuppa in a decent cup/mug. I thought that melamine would be a good compromise but after bouncing one off the pot washroom floor at the WE it simply cracked, and it's not much better than plastic either. OK a pot mug would have just broken but at least I'd of enjoyed the Tea in the mean time.....

    Now here's my problem, how do you all secure your cups/mugs without them breaking on route ? our pots storage is already small and very full so I'm thinking of finding a new space for 2 mugs, but need to be able to clip them in/on something so they don't move around ?
     
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  3. Ridgeway

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    Never thought of that, will see if I can shunt things around in a drawer to fit some of those in.
     
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    We have a thing in a cupboard which has holes in it which the mugs stand in. It is raised about an inch above the bottom of the cupboard. We use paper towel to stop them rattling.

    Alternatively, why not just wrap them in a tea towel and stuff it somewhere safe?
     
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    Wedge them in

    I'm sure I can be beaten but in 10 years tugging and vanning I've had one glass crack in transit and one soup bowl fell out a door. Nothing else has ever broken
     
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    image.jpg I use a holder designed for 4 good size mugs - it's called a muggi, cost about £10 available from good accessory shops and fits in most cupboards. Don't like drinking out of melamine/plastic either.
     
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    We have four china mugs in original box with cardboard separators and wedge it in overhead locker with the melamine plates and bowls. Use open ice cream cartons to stand the plastic tall tumblers and plastic wine goblets inside melamine mugs.
     
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    I made a square box from ply and lined it with polystyrene to hold four mugs. A bit Heath Robinson but although I intended to make a better version one day it never happened.

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  9. Ridgeway

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    I think the Muggi is the one, thanks !

    Can even have 2 spare mugs to throw at each other.... at least plastic didn't hurt when it hit me on the back of the head...
     
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    Ours are china mugs put them in a draw with coasters between them they have survived 10 years.
     
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    Ours are just placed without touching on non slip mesh in top cupboard , no rattles etc (y)
     
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    We've got a Muggi as well, works fine, plenty on Ebay!
     
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    We've got muggis too.. they also hold bottles of vodka..
     
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    We have two large ceramic tea mugs and two small coffee mugs.
    All four just sit on non slip matting when on the move.
    Been full time for 3 years and not had any breakages during transit yet! - just a few glasses by folks well oiled when parked up - you know who you are!!!!
     
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    Hi. We use foam [about 30mm thick] and cut out the shapes ourselves for glasses cups, etc. We position what we need and mark it out.
    Using a hot knife we cut out the shapes. No rattling and no breakages even over the roughest roads. Cheap to buy and you can customize to suit your own needs.
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    As Larry above, ours are placed upside down on non slip matting in the top lockers. Just make sure they don't touch, and no rattling.
    Mrs A has a thing about mugs, most of ours are Emma Bridgewater or Kath Kidston and cost a fortune ( well, for a mug). Never had one break.
     
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    How lovely to have all that locker space for such space hungry solutions! I've always used the "mug tower" supplied with the van and I've bounced over many roads and still drink from an unchipped ceramic mug. Melamine? Invention of the camping Devils! It stains, cold food and never seems to be clean!
     
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    We use cardboard cup carriers from Costa!
     
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    Do you take orders....?:)
     
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