Moving is tiring, expensive and frustrating. First, everything has to be taken from it’s place and then packed away neatly into boxes, which are then packed away neatly into a car or truck to be transported, only to arrive at the new destination and need to be unpacked an put away. But.. what if I told you there was a simple way to move your clothing and stay completely organized with very little effort…
Recently our eldest son headed off to college and as I stared into his closet watching him debate which clothes to take I pondered the easiest and most convenient method I could think of to pack his things and then ensure they were organized neatly in his closet at school. Then it hit me and I headed into our favorite “utility drawer” (aka the junk drawer) to seek out a few zip ties.
Organize the clothes as you normally would like them to appear in your closet, in this case all long sleeve shirts, then t-shirts, then jeans/pants, then work clothing.
While the clothing is still hanging, insert a large zip tie through the hanger, like so:
Tighten the zip tie.
Lift the bundled clothes off the rail and place a trash bag over the clothes, cutting a hole in the very bottom to allow for the hangers to “hang out” the bottom of the bag, like so:
This protects the clothes from dust, dirt, grime, fingerprints, moisture, potential spills/stains during moving, etc. Pack them away in the car or truck. When you arrive at your destination, simply hang them up in the closet, snip away the trash bag and snip off the zip tie.
Instant, Organized, Mess-Free Closet. Using a medium size zip tie you can easily group 12 loaded hangers together without assistance. If it’s raining or snowing outside, be sure to use a trash bag long enough to enclose the clothing completely.
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