Introduction: How to Pack Clothes for Moving
Think outside the box. If you've moved around a lot then you may already know this trick. Packing clothes in boxes for moving is not the most practical way. Clothes tend to buch up and even if you fold them, you will find that the boxes seem under utilized. Here we will cover the very basic idea of moving clothes in a bag instead of a box.
Step 1: The Mess
so we're standing in front of the closet, the last battlefront of the moving expedition. You have a few spare boxes left but somehow you think you may have more clothes than there is room in the boxes. I?ve tried the route of ?jam-as-many-in-there-as-i-can?, this works, but have you ever lifted the box up afterwards and been ?this is incredibly light.. I wonder if it?s full?.
It?s time to think outside the box. As silly as it seems you will have more satisfaction packing clothes like this than in boxes, there is only one downfall which we will cover at the end. So let?s go! Here we have a closet full of clothes.
Step 2: The Bag
next we need to grab an ordinary green (black, yellow, orange) garbage bag
Step 3: The Wrap Up
this is not as easy as it looks. seriously. It's a little difficult to get all the ends in the bag, but if you talk nicely to them and have a little patience then you'll soon bag em all up.
Step 4: Finished!
Yeah! we're done! He's the bag with it's friend chilling out on the floor ready to be moved. Some HUGE advantages of this is that when you get to your new place you can just hang them up and strip off the bag and voila! instant wardrobe! This will make your moving much easier.
Step 5: The Drawback
as i mentioned earlier, there is a drawback, depending on how you manage it, it could be no biggie, or the biggest deal ever: Plastic bags are slippery. there, that's it. not so bad is it?
If you are trying to move two of these bags at once them have that hole in your head patched up immediatly, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Stacking two atop one another one bag will slip off the other and you'll curse the day you ever read this instructable, however It WILL work when you slap it over a box you'll be carring , and unless you have a closet filled to the brims with clothing then chances are you'll have a managable amout of bags.
I hope this makes you moving day a little easier, good luck!