Packing your clothes for a move is a
hassle. It doesn't involve large items, so many of us are tempted to
leave the job till last, only then realizing just how much space all
those items of clothing can take up. From closets to drawers to racks
and those hooks by the door, there's often a mountain of clothes to
Vacuum sealing your clothes can save
you a lot of space, and you don't need that expensive equipment they
sell on TV either. Fabrics, and of course therefore clothing, are
bulked up by air and space between the fibres. When you take all that
air away, what's left is greatly reduced in mass and volume. That's
the concept in a nutshell.
Here's a practical tip: Vacuum
seal your out of season clothes and pack the in season clothing as
you would normally in a suitcase or bag. That way, you'll save time
when you get to your new home. You can unpack the in season items
only and just leave the out of season items vacuum packed, easy to
store and forget about till you need them.
What you'll need:
Several bags (you can use the
over-sized resealable freezer bags, kitchen or large garbage bags);
A vacuum with a hose attachment.
Fold up your clothing items.
Place them in a bag, leaving the
If you are using smaller freezer
bags, then place the full bag inside a second bag.
Put the vacuum hose inside the
Seal the vacuum hose as best you
can inside the (outside) bag – tying a piece of twine around it
(one that you will be able to untie or cut later) should work if you
don't think you can hold the bag around the hose.
Turn on the vacuum till it takes
the air out of the bag (or both bags if your doubling).
Untie the twine and seal or tie
the bag shut.
Now, instead of a mountain, you've got
a bunch of light, thin parcels you can stack easily in the backseat
of a car without worrying about getting anything dirty.
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