As I have mentioned before, my husband and I are in the process of moving! Although this is a very exciting time for us, it's also extremely stressful! Will all of our stuff fit in our new place? Did we get our address transferred for everything? How are we going to move all of this?
This past weekend while the hubby was down in College Station for the A&M/Alabama game, I packed up our closet. He'll be making a trip down to our new apartment this week, so I wanted everything to be ready to go! If you follow me on Instagram, you already saw my lovely clothes being packed away! Today, I just wanted to give you all a helpful tip to keep your clothes organized while you move!
I'm not sure how I learned to do this, or if someone told me, but I've been packing my clothes this way since I went to college. Those cardboard boxes that you can get to hang your clothes are just WAY to big and not necessary. At least, not for me, YET. We are moving from a small space to a little bit bigger space. For me, it's just easier to move my clothes this way instead!
All you need are some trash bags with a draw string. You don't have to go and buy the most expensive ones either. The pack I bought had 30 in it for like $2.50.
***I'm going to go ahead and mention this is for packing up your HANGING clothes, don't want anyone to be confused**
Moving on, get one bag and open it up. Tear a hole in the middle of the bottom of the bag. This will be where the hangers will get inserted. Next, grab a handful of hangers with clothes hanging on them. I averaged 12-15 hangers per bag. Get your bag and thread the hangers through the whole. Do all of the hangers at one time. Once all hangers are through the bag you should be just holding the hangers with the bag hanging over them. Lay the bag/hangers on the bed. Any clothes hanging out (long shirts, pant legs, dresses) fold up into the bag, and pull the draw string and make a knot. Ta-da! First set done! Repeat until all clothes are packed!
I understand that this may cause some of your clothes to wrinkle, but it shouldn't be too bad. I've never had a huge issue, or really any issues at all! This system is also awesome because in case a clothing item falls off of the hanger, it will stay in the bag! This eliminates the step of taking the item off the hanger, then putting it back on the hanger. I HATE hangers, so less time spent with them the better!