Heidi always tells me how much women like to nest. "We are nesters" she says and I believe it. As true as that is, this post is about a different type of nesting that does still have some connection to "Heidi Homemaker" (I am sure I will pay for that crack later!)
A friend requested a little info on how we squeeze so much stuff in our little vanhome. The easy answer is usually creative nesting. Take for example the next few images.
You can see a nice nested stack of pots here, but it doesn't show the true story. In that maybe one square foot of storage, there is a considerable number of hidden cooking vessels.
Heidi has a highly developed talent for packing many things into very small locations. In a van, even a well designed one, it is worth it to develop this talent and learn to adapt it as needed.
Nesting is especially suited to condensing clothes into well organized bins. This closet(Roadtrek calls it an "Armoire") holds an amazing amount of clothes in those bins. Not only do they provide a decent volume of storage, those nested bins also do a great job of keeping the clothes within them wrinkle free! Because of this efficient packing method, there remains room in the "Armoire" for two large drawers of food storage below and a shelf at the top containing our natural cleaning supplies. Well done Heidi Homemaker!