Hanging Clothes Moving Box

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Introduction: Hanging Clothes Moving Box

I'm currently in the middle of packing all of my things to move (and subsequently dilly-dallying on here :D). I've got several clothes that I keep hung in my closet to keep them from getting too wrinkled before wearing (I hate ironing!!!) that I wanted to move without just piling them up into my car and letting them get wrinkled. I decided that I'd make a box that would allow me to hang all of my clothes on a rod and still have them be standing up so that they wouldn't lay on top of one another. Thus, my hanging clothes box was created!

Step 1: Assemble Supplies

What you'll need:

-box (large enough to hold the clothes you want to hang in it)
-1 hanger (minus all of the ones with clothes on them)
-marker
-rod
-saw (to cut the rod to the right length)
-packing tape
-Exacto knife

Step 2: Draw the Hole Outline

-Lay a hanger onto the box as close to the top
-Use the marker to trace around the inside of the hanger's hook

Step 3: Cut the Holes

Cut along the marked line with an exacto knife on both sides of the box

Step 4: Hang Up the Clothes

-Find something on which to hang the rod so that you'll be able to hang the clothes before you put them in the box

Step 5: Put the Rod Into the Box

-Put the rod in through the top of the box
-Cut down the ends of the rod w/ the saw (you may want to do this first and foremost because it can be a pain to do at this point)

Step 6: Tape It All Up!

I used duct tape because that's what I've got lying around. It may be a little cheaper to actually use packing tape, though.

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    9 Discussions

    I know the Japanese have some specialised box that looks exactly like this for moving clothes around. Those crazy Asians think of everything! Haha!

    Very interesting idea! I personally think it's a bit of a waste of space! A garbage bag over the clothes and/or a portable rack might be a little bit more sensible if you have a LOT of clothes slated for moving and removals.

    If you're able to get this built for less than $8 and unpacked fairly quickly, it's a better choice than buying one.
    If you will need to put this in storage for a while, it's probably better to buy one from U-Haul.
    The moving boxes I bought at U-Haul are still in good shape after over 3 years in storage, with other boxes stacked on them.

    The "moving" boxes I bought from other places have collapsed, many from there own contents testing them open.

    Most of the free boxes I picked up from various stores and restaurants have dune better than most anything else, including some of my plastic tubs.

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    Thanks for the tip! This one didn't cost anything as I already had everything laying around. Thanks again!

    It's actually short enough that I can fit it into the back seat of my car; however, I wouldn't suggest it (nor will I try) because it will most definitely block your rearward view...

    I suppose you have a van in order to get that thing standing upright in the back? I'm a grade A ironing slob... I'm actually considering installing a clothes hanger rod in the roof of my car, over the back.