Linen and toy storage for a rustic cabin
August 3, 2014 9:49 AM Subscribe
We need linen and toy storage for our rustic cabin - must be mouse and spider proof! Also, easy for infrequent cabin users to understand. Ideas?
posted by jillithd to Home & Garden (23 answers total)
My extended family has a lake cabin that is very rustic - no electricity, no insulation - that is over 100 years old. It has a sleeping porch with two twin bunk beds, a full size bunk bed, and two full size beds. We need a solution to store the sheets, blankets, towels, kitchen linens and toys such that mice and spiders don't eat, nest or otherwise sully them. Various extended family use this cabin, including small babies, grandparents, and everything in between. Often, a part of the extended family may only visit once a year or less often, so the more obvious the storage, the better.
Right now we have some old wooden cabinets, but stuff is literally stuffed in there haphazardly. And spiders and mice still get in there. And the closed wooden cabinet doors, with latches of varying stages of "working" make them uninviting to open or use. And the floor under one cabinet is just a crap pile of kids toys.
Obviously we need to clean stuff out and clear out unneeded extras. But then what?
What kind of storage is easy to use, mouse and bug proof, that will fit our common cabin stuff?