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  1. #1
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    Default Silly OCD Me...

    I know we must have some OCD horse people around here so I figured I'd ask my own OCD question! I have about 12 saddle pads (square, fitted, etc) that I don't have a lot of storage for at the barn (in fact none. The ones I use daily I keep in my truck) I'm hauling my trailer out there later this week and I was trying to think of a way I could store them in there. Here's where the OCD part comes in! My trailer is a little two horse with tack under the manger. As far as I know it doesn't leak, but better safe than sorry right? They don't fit in a tote or else I would do that. Does anyone have any ingenius ideas for storing saddle pads to keep them protected from water, mice, etc?
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    Store them in clear plastic bags, arranged by their color in proper R-O-Y-G-B-I-V color spectrum order. While you THINK your trailer may not leak, storing colored pads in there unprotected is a dang good way to find out it DOES leak.



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    That's a wonderful idea thank you! Now to find some bags!
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    Ziploc makes some GIANT zipper bags that are PERFECT for saddle pads! Stores 'em nice and flat.
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    When you buy new horse blankets, keep the bags!(they have a fabric back, clear front, zipper, and rope handle)

    I use them for everything in my trailer! I keep my trunks show cover in one, show pads, bakers, etc. just anything I keep in the trailer that needs to stay clean and readily available. plus, with the handle, I can just hang them up and out of the way.

    plus you will feel very environmentally friendly for not throwing them away.



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    space saver bags.

    Some you can roll the extra air out, some you need a vacuum cleaner.
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    space saver bags.

    Some you can roll the extra air out, some you need a vacuum cleaner.
    THIS!

    The cubes are wonderful for horse blankets.



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    You've got 12 saddle pads, and they're all CLEAN? Like, at the same TIME?

    I sometimes think if I had 147 of 'em, 146'd be grubby at any given moment you need one . . .



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    I just washed them ALL or else they would ALL be dirty! Haha. One is dirty right now, though I just vacuumed it off. Thanks all for the ideas!
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    Measure the biggest one, then go shopping for a bigger tote ... then never buy a bigger pad



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    space saver bags.

    Some you can roll the extra air out, some you need a vacuum cleaner.
    Bed Bath & Beyond usually has them and they have that $5 off $15 purchase coupon all the time.

    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/3/space-bags
    Delicious strawberry flavored death!



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    pack them with bounce dryer sheets. Mice hate the smell.



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