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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Storing clothing

What do you do with your winter clothes when it is summer? Likewise, in the winter do you put away your summer clothes? My closet doens't hold both wardrobes at the same time so I am looking for a way to store my other set. I am keenly interested in one of those air-suction-bag-thingys that you can put clothes in and suck the air out so they take up less room. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Discuss.

5 comments:

Alabama Apples said...

Not a bad idea. I'm big on rubber maid bins (with lids) that I keep all of the kids outgrown clothes (for hand-me-downs) and out of season clothes in. I just label them with tape of the size and whether they are separated by season or not and stick them up in the attic. It protects them for insects and easy to stack.

Dirk and Trish said...

I use rubbermaid boxes. I tried switching baby clothes to those vacuum bag things, and it was horrid. I really wanted to take up less space, and tried the name brand and a generic version, and about 1/3 of them tore the first time I used them, so they are just big expensive ziplocks. I had overfilled one, but the others I left extra space and they still tore. My sis has used them for years with no problem though, so maybe I'm just missing something.

Lilola said...

I don't have two sets of clothes so I don't have to worry about it. But I think zip lock makes storage bags that don't require suction. You just roll them to squeeze out the air. Not as efficient, but for simple minded people like me it makes sense.

Diana said...

Yup, I use them all the time. They work great. Love them for storing stuff under the bed especially. However, don't overfill them and be gentle with them because once they get little holes in them, they reinflate themselves pretty quickly.

shannon said...

We use the space under our beds and store things in rubbermaid boxes. We have also gotten really good at being minimalistic esp now that we have NO space for extras. So, just the clothes they really need have made it into the closets. The "Winter" stuff is in boxes under beds or in closets in boxes. Good luck!