Storing Crockery for travelling

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  1. Tweedie

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    Any tips for the best way to store crockery, saucepans, glasses, etc. safely and securely for travelling. We have plenty of cupboard space but no racks or holders fitted, have lined all the cupboards with anti slip matting and am looking for storage suggestions and ideas, many thanks (y)
     
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    Firstly, none of our crockery/glassware is either pottery or glass, first tip. Two reasons, in transit it all rattles and is very annoying, secondly, it could break. We have melomine crockery, and the glass substitute, the name of which is escaping me for the time being.
    In our crockery cupboard there were several racks fitted, which are ideal for holding these items, I have no idea if they are standard, but they are very handy. I'll have to take a photo when I am next at the van.
     
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    We use nothing but proper cups and plates.
    We use nothing but real glasses....both wine and beer.
    We use nothing to protect them while driving and havent broken anything to date.....even in the caravan.

    If you can drive properly theres no reason why anything should get broken.
     
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    Just a paper plate between stack of plates/bowls stops the rattling. We also use proper plates and glasses in the MH.
     
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    Buy half a dozen wine glasses from Ikea and keep them in the sub-divided cardboard 'crate' they come in. Maybe take a couple out to make room for beer glasses.
     
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    Hi
    We use a plastic storage box ( the ones sold everywhere, with a lid) All plates and glasses fit neatly and the box itself slides into the cupboard. It was worth getting one that fitted exactly and we now have them in every cupboard with things like the TV remote etc.
    Works really well for us.
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    If anything's likely to rattle or shift about in the lockers I use bubblewrap and/or those air-filled pouches
     
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    Bubble wrap here to, prefer crockery for tea and coffee to melamine . If left with a void to fill squash up a new toilet roll to stop movement.
     
  9. Tackle man

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    I made criss-cross cardboard dividers and covered them in the soft grip-mat that comes on a roll. Each glass and mug has its own place and doesn't rattle. :)
     
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    Just a bit of kitchen roll between plates/bowls. Spare tea towels to wedge things that rattle. We use proper plates and glasses and also use some plastic boxes to store things.
     
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    We use these soft sticky mats between our crockery - works a treat
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    We also lined the base of all our cabinets and drawers with a plastic liner off EBay

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    We keep our glasses in a cut down bottle box - stops them from banging together

    Hope this helps

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    I have Corelle plates/bowls etc. glass glasses & Bone china mugs.
    The Corelle is all separated by its own bit of 'grip mat', glasses have 'grip mat' round them & sit inside each mug (we follow the French way of thinking and use small tumbler type glasses rather than tall stemmed wine glasses) & 'grip mat' round the mugs. All is then wedged into the cupboard, nothing rattles, nor gets broken!
    You can put the wire racks into the cupboards for storing but it creates a lot of wasted space!
     
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    We have stacking mugs (see left of picture) - old 1970s one with plastic outer and removable Pyrex inner glass so they double up as glasses, they also stack and are very tough, we put some 'netting' rings on them to stop the glass bits clinking. We also put a 'net curtain' bar across (see lower photo) to keep contents in the cupboard and stop anything falling out when we open the door.

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    We use melamine plates & bowls (not the cheap plastic ones) which are placed in a storage rack similar to the below and we use either paper plates to jam them in securely or if we've used them an oven glove or something similar. The flat metal ones are good for giving extra 'shelves' for other bits too if you don't want to actually put any extra fixed shelves in, there are various types - the corner one below or rectangular ones - so you ushould be able to get something that will fit nicely in your cupboards. On these types of racks you can easily attach some elastic at the back and put a hook on the other end then pull it over stuff and hook it on the bars at the front to keep things clamped tightly in place.

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    We use a tea/coffee/sugar set that sits on its own shelf so doesnt' take up any precious storage space and is readily to hand - despite the buts not being secured (just some anti-slip mat on the shelf) they have never ever tried to make a bid for freedom!

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    The dish drainer is hung on the back of the wardrobe door out of the way along with a wire rack which is ideal for small bottles which you do NOT want to fall over such as soy sauce (not visible in photo).

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    In the garage we used a car boot tidy to put small items in, and also had an inner out of an old suitcase attached to the door itself for other lighter items which needed to be accessible, also cargo nets with hooks on are good to keep bulky contents secure.
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    I used to take immense care and everything was well padded, packed and in racks. It tooks ages to get it all back in the cupboard. With the new van- same layout, same cupboard- I didn't bother any more.

    We have 6 porcelain mugs, in two of those stacking mug racks, stacked French arcopal plates, dishes and bowls, and glass glasses with a stainless steel tea pot and jug. Touch wood. nothing has broken and only once have we detected noise from that cupboard. That was a high pitched continuous tinkling noise and took us ages to pin down ( we thought it was the engine). It turned out to be 2 stainless steel egg cups vibrating and a tissue between them stopped it forever.

    Mind it is all so wedged in that there's not a lot of room for movement.
     
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    We only use real crockery and glasses. The plate's/bowls are stacked in an ikea holder with non slip matting between sizes. Glasses in a foam holder and cups and glass bottles (of spirits) in muggis
     
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    Got a couple of these going spare if they are of any use to anyone
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    Non slip mat on the cupboard base and paper towel between plates bowls etc and then non slip between the piles of plates and bowls, if the mugs and glasses don't touch they can't rattle.

    Finally drive carefully.

    The one time I let Jen tow the caravan she went very carefully over the speed bump out of the storage, front wheels over, back wheels over and then foot down, the poor caravan was about 12 inches off the ground, she made more mess in 100 yards than I have in 30 or 40 thousand miles of towing.

    Martin
     
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    Correlle crockery and real glass for me. Just use strips of the non slip mat stuff from the pound shop and layer in between plates etc. glasses are wrapped in the sane stuff - no rattles and secure.
     
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    We like 'real' crockery. What you may find a good tip is that we use square plates and bowls - very modern and easy to get hold of and they fit really well in cupboards as opposed to a round plate.
     
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