Since it's just the two of us (well, for now anyway!), we knew that we didn't need to use the bunk for sleeping. So we took the cushion out and decided to make that a storage area instead. (Oh yeah, and Brannon went ahead and painted the bunk area with the same gray floor paint - it was pretty gnarly looking up there.)
We found some perfect open face easy access stackable bins at Walmart for $3.97 each, and they fit perfectly in that little space. Using eye bolts and zip ties, Brannon secured the bins to the wall so it wouldn't fall over on us while we were driving.
We bought a fabric shower curtain from Target to separate the cab/bunk area from the rest of the living quarters. Our main purpose was to separate us from the cab section, to give us some privacy. And it was also nice that it covered the bunk area that we'll use for storage.
I bought a simple over-the-door organizer for the bathroom to hold our shampoos, soaps, etc... so between that and the mirror medicine cabinet, we should have enough room for our bathroom supplies.
And we kind of splurged on this next item. The main closet was narrow and deep, so we quickly discovered that we wouldn't be able to efficiently access anything that we put in the back of it. That led us to purchase this 2-tiered pull-out cabinet organizer by Rev-A-Shelf. It was a perfect fit for the awkward space, and will allow us to utilize space that would have been "dead" otherwise.
Brannon used a couple of carabiners to secure the drawers while we were on the road (we quickly found out that we needed to do that).
And this next project is still unfinished, but I still wanted to write about it. The microwave was once here, but we're trying to get away from using the microwave (I know, a bit crazy) and we figured that if we didn't have one and couldn't use it, then we'd be forced to seek out other options. So we got rid of it. Then we had a hole. We looked for some type of bin or basket or something to put in there, to possibly hold produce or something. The space was fairly shallow, so I quickly found that my options were limited quite a bit. I took my keychain tape measure around with me to several different stores and just couldn't find the perfect thing to fit that space. Brannon kept saying, "We need something that opens from the bottom up," and I kept telling him that I don't think that exists - because I've been to about every store in Springfield and haven't been able to find anything like that. So not being able to find a solution, we put that project on hold for the time being.
Then we went to our storage shed to get some of our kitchen items to load into our cabinets. As we were sorting through stuff there, Brannon pulls this bread box out that we had at our previous rental. It was actually a dumpster dive find - well, kind of. I didn't actually go dumpster diving. It was just sitting next to our neighbor's trash can by the curb with some other stuff and a cardboard sign that said "FREE". So I took it home, and we used it in our kitchen for awhile (after I cleaned it up of course). So he pulled it out and brought it into the camper to see if it would fit. It was just a smidge too tall, but looked like it might fit otherwise. So we popped the wooden piece off the top, and it slid right in! The dimensions were pretty much perfect - I couldn't believe it. Apparently, something like that DOES exist - I was eating my words.
So now I just need to prime and paint it to match the rest of the colors in there. But it's a perfect fit.
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