How to Pack Your Hanging Clothes
Our dear friend, Anne Jackson, moved out yesterday. She’s been staying with us for a couple of months while looking for a place to live in Nashville. While lugging one load after the other to her car, I mentioned to her that I knew of a great way to transfer hanging clothes—especially if they’re going to be packed in a car.
We all know that hauling and transporting piles of hanging clothes is a royal pain. The piles slide every which way and become one big, tangled mess to pick up and sort through. Anne’s plan was to take them all off the hangers, fold them carefully, squeeze them into Space Bags, haul them to the car, into the new house, up the stairs, free them from the bags, unfold them, place them all back on hangers and hang them in the closet. Also a royal pain.
I said, “Stop! I’ve got the solution.” “Fold them in a sheet.”
“A sheet?” she queried.
“Yes, a sheet.”
I explained to her how.
“BRILLIANT! Absolutely BRILLIANT!” she exclaimed once the bundle was secured. “How have I moved 37 times [or however many times it's been] and never discovered this? You’re a GENIUS!”
Well, I don’t know about that, but here’s how we did it. Six easy steps. Maybe it will make your next move a little easier.
1. Spread a sheet squarely across your bed or out on the floor.
2. Lay your clothes neatly in the middle of the sheet.
3. Fold the left and right sides of the sheet across the top of the clothes.
4. Fold the top and the bottom parts of the sheet into a “point.”
5. Gather the two points and tie them into a knot.
6. Pull the knot tight.
Tah-Dah! From one closet to the next, you are ready to move!!
A huge “Thank You” to Anne for being the willing demonstrator. (You’ve been the perfect house guest. Mike and I are going to miss you!)