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  • Tell Me about your must haves for your dressing room

    I just got my new trailer. Hawk 2+1. I LOVE it! Now time to figure out how to keep the dressing room neat and tidy. It has a medium size dressing room with a boot box in front of the gooseneck. Three saddle racks and a nice row of hooks.

    Tell me about your favorite or must haves for your dressing room. Spent an hour in bed bath and beyond last weekend looking at various storage/bin options. Have some good ideas, but wanted to see what you all would have to say.

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    I ended up deciding it was easier to leave everything in my trailer and tack up even at home out of it cause I do so much hauling, so.... my favorite item is those little hooks that can clip on anywhere! I attached a few of those, so my helmet and halfchaps hang right in easy reach. The stuff I use all the time stays out and easy to grab, and the stuff I don't use daily is all in those containers. I like the plastic drawers. It keeps them cleaner and more organized. I also have tons of the tubs in the gooseneck part.
    I also put the plastic floor mats (like for offices so your rolly chair can roll) over the floor. It keeps the carpet from getting muddy and is easier to sweep up than having to vacuum all the time.

    That's mostly it... just drawers, hooks, and tubs

    congrats on your trailer and happy decorating.

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    • #3
      I'm also a "bring the horse to the trailer" type, unless you're at the KHP, where the parking is so far away, so crowded, and so horrible underfoot that you can't swing it.

      I have your usual hanging baskets, rubbermaid containers and little things with drawers. Every spring I do an "overhaul" but to be honest by this stage of the game I rarely change anything.

      The one thing I really like is the shower curtain rod I put up--it goes straight across the tack room, up high, and I can hang my jackets, vest, one of those hanging closet organizers (where I keep helmets and little stuff) and more baskets. Keeps stuff out of the way and off the floor, making use of the "unusable" space up high. I can even hang saddle pads up there to dry.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by deltawave View Post
        The one thing I really like is the shower curtain rod I put up--it goes straight across the tack room, up high, and I can hang my jackets, vest, one of those hanging closet organizers (where I keep helmets and little stuff) and more baskets. Keeps stuff out of the way and off the floor, making use of the "unusable" space up high. I can even hang saddle pads up there to dry.
        Brilliant!! Gonna get me one of those.

        To OP: the stack-o-plastic-drawers are a must. Mine fits nicely under my 2-saddle rack.
        <<Reste sur le cheval.>>

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        • #5
          don't forget a laundry basket for dirty clothes

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          • #6
            A fold down step to get up into the GN area - I finally had one put in b/c I was tired of having to stack buckets and claw my way up to reach things that inched too far forward.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mudroom View Post
              don't forget a laundry basket for dirty clothes
              This is what the back of the truck is for, LOL!

              I have two big tupperware bins that I store my blankets and wraps in, along with spare saddle pads, girths, boots, whatever. I also got one of those cheapy little magnetic school locker things that has a dry erase board and a mirror. Joys of steel trailer is that you can stick all kinds of magnetic stuff to it, I use lots of magnetic clips to organize coggins, course maps, entries, etc. I also always keep hay string in there because you can trick out any stall with enough of that stuff!
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              • #8
                Congrats on your trailer! I actually got my first trailer last night too, and was wondering the same thing. Thanks for posting this thread and all the great suggestions. I will be sure to look into the shower curtain rack -- love that!

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                • #9
                  Here's a great website to shop from! http://organizedbarn.com/

                  I haven't bought anything yet for my trailer, but I use their stuff in my wash rack and love it.

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                    #10
                    Thanks ---keep the ideas flowing

                    I love that shower rod idea. Thats a great one.

                    Normal people organize closets...horse people trailer dressing rooms

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                    • #11
                      Clips... you can't have too many of them

                      I had my trailer guys install steel clips all over the inside the dressing room and trailer. I use them to bungie everything down. (Buckets, H2O containers, food when traveling, cooler)

                      Couple of things to get:

                      File cabinet (Container Store) - two stacking drawers (bottom cleaning and first aide supplies) top - galloping boots, bell boots, XC boots and SJ boots.

                      Storage box - 2' tall, 3' long about 18" wide from Home depot (guys buy them to put in their truck) - braiding and stud supplies, extra shoes, stall hardware for shows - duct tape. Storage box also can be a table for a tailgate.

                      I bungie everything - portable saddle rack, step ladder (mounting and braiding)

                      In the trailer, I bungie down wheel barrel, broom, pitch fork, muck bucket...

                      Christmas presents... bring on the bungies!
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                      • #12
                        I had the trailer maker install hooks all around the gooseneck area just above the windows about two feet apart. I purchased lightweight vinyl recycling bags and hang them on every hook. Each bag is labeled "rain gear", "extra bridles", "poultice stuff" etc. It is nice to have more available space on the deck of the gooseneck.
                        Love the curtain rod idea DW.

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                        • #13
                          what I need in my trailer dressing room...

                          ....ME!!!!

                          I LOVE the dressing room in my trailer - the main things I require are batteries: for my fan, for my DVD player, and for my numerous flashlights (music and reading at night are always requisites). I so love camping at horse trials and clinics. The mattress I have is very comfy...there's just something special about the sounds at night on the horse trial venue, and knowing that I can get up and check on my horse, take him for a walk...
                          ~ it no longer matters what level I do, as long as I am doing it..~ with many thanks, to Elizabeth Callahan

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                          • #14
                            OMG! I think the www.organizedbarn.com site might just be my new obsession.....oh jeez.....

                            Some good ideas going around here. We have been discussing the idea of hauling everything OUT of our tack room in the trailer and starting over before the season really gets under way. It's a mess right now and we really, really need to figure out ways to keep multiple people with multiple horses and all the gear that comes with everyone neat and tidy.
                            Amanda

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                            • #15
                              don't forget the hanging shoe-bag! the ones with like four across and five down. they are AWESOME for miscellaneous items! I'll try to think of more and type a list later
                              Courtney Sendak
                              www.defyinggravityeventing.com

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                              • #16
                                Whiteboard for messages/reminders/timetable, and a mirror for mascara.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                                  The one thing I really like is the shower curtain rod I put up--it goes straight across the tack room, up high, and I can hang my jackets, vest, one of those hanging closet organizers (where I keep helmets and little stuff) and more baskets. Keeps stuff out of the way and off the floor, making use of the "unusable" space up high. I can even hang saddle pads up there to dry.
                                  That's definitely a good idea. Thanks!

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                                  • #18
                                    The shower curtain rod is the IDEA OF THE DAY.

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                                    • #19
                                      I'll add to the list!

                                      A couple of "clamp on" lights - you can use them in the trailer, or hook them to the stall wall when you're braiding at night and the stall lights just aren't enough

                                      I had the company hang my "blanket bar" from the ceiling, so I second DeltaWave's suggestion.

                                      I also had the trailer company put rubber mats on my dressing room floor instead of carpet (GN has carpet) - no worries about spills!

                                      A marine battery (outside) so that the trailer does not have to be hooked up for the lights to work- both inside the GN and back where the horses are

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                                      • #20
                                        OMG! My OCD (the mental condition, not the physical condition!) is on overload! I am LOVING organizedbarn.com.... I am also loving all these ideas!

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