Foam for storage and shelf packing etc? (1 Viewer)

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What is the foam that's often used to make shelf storage and packing called and does anyone know of a good source please?
Its the foam which is 'silvery' in colour and 'firm' if you understand what I mean!
We are re jigging the storage in the MH and want to make new packing's for pots and pans and glasses etc!
Incidently does anyone know of a good discussion on here around good internal storage tips and tricks please?

TIA
 

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I have made good use of this stuff for separating glasses and cups and in a drawer, all the food jars and bottles. Cut to size with scissors.
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We collect TeaTowels as souvenirs from the places we go to.
We have a lot and I'm not really sure what they're for ;)
but they are useful to put around 'clinky' things.

Some street markets sell foam of all sorts and sizes.
They could probably tell you what it's called, too.
 

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I just shove everthing in and it all settles down & stops rattling after a few miles - life's to short to pack plates, cups etc.

My van crockery is Churchill hotel ware, it all gets shoved in a plastic box along with the choping boards and plastic beer & wine glasses. Not broken anything yet.

If rattles are persistent, turn the radio up:)

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If it rattles it's means I've actually managed to get away on another trip, which is becoming rarer and rarer these days :(
 

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For delicate glasses etc you could use socks (new cheap one) as they keep them from clinking and getting chipped, for our mugs we have some plastic 'net' stuff that was used to protect the base of an office chair, it's a bit like the stuff you see round avocados etc in the shops but plastic rather than foam.

For pans we use layers of the anti-slip net matting in between them, for plates I use a 3-tier plate stacker to which I've fitted an elastic strap with a hook on the end which goes over them to keep stuff in place (paper plates make good buffers between plates etc), some oblong 'shelves on legs' with small crates on top for bits and bobs.


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Food packets etc are in crates in the drawers like the below Curver one (36 x 30 x 13 cm) which I find are a good 'matched' size to the packets with no wasted space, several of them side by side keep stuff where it should be, obviously the size you can use will depend on your drawer size and what you want to put in it! Other food is stored in removable larger crates as it's much easier to take the crate out and rummage around rather than try to find it in a cupboard/locker (also makes it easier to do a 'stock take' by taking it into the house before a trip to make sure you've got what you need!

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@Minxy Girl thanks for the socks tip! I was going to crochet something to stop the rattles but that is so much easier.
I have some 'baby' socks which my egg-cups go into as well. :D Socks can also be used for glass bottles (ie wine, gin etc) to stop them clinking.

I use baskets in the fridge too, it means that if I want something I can take the basket out and retrieve it rather than needing to have the fridge door open longer whilst I rummage round in there.

I also have some umbrella covers, the type you get on the telescopic ones that people tend to 'lose' which you can easily find when out walking :) ... these are ideal for small items - I keep pens in one and in my tool box my spanners are together in one, other tools in another, it means that if I want them I just grab the bag rather than have to try to find them in amongst all the other stuff, alternatively draw string glasses cases, old mobile phone 'sock' type holders work just as well. I also use soft bags/wash bags for socks, knickers, tights, etc ... basically anything that would benefit from being kept together, makes trying to keep stuff in cupboard/lockers much easier as it doesn't make a bid for freedom every time you open the door!
 
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The Jam’s Greatest Hits seem to sort out my rattles.....:D

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If there aren’t any rattles it means you forgot to pack the beer.
 

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