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#1 of 7 Old 08-22-2005, 10:33 PM - Thread Starter
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does someone have a good method for moving hanging clothes?
It doesn't have to be super sturdy, we're only going a couple miles.
I'm too cheap to buy one of those boxes with the bar for hanging clothes.
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#2 of 7 Old 08-22-2005, 11:15 PM
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I used to take my nicer clothes to a consignment shop that required all the clothes to be ironed and on hangers (which is why I don't bother anymore!).

I bought one of those spring-loaded expandable shower curtain rods for about $5, and adjusted it to fit across the back of my car, just above those "handles" that most cars have above the doors.

Some of my pants and skirts got wrinkly, because there wasn't enough room for them to hang down all the way, but for short drives it worked well.
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Kamilla that is a genius idea!

I'd never had the boxes with the curtain rod in them before this year and I have to say I adore them. Perhaps you could freecycle a "wanted" for wardrobe boxes? I know of at least two that are available in my area!

Before that I just laid them flat in a giant garbage bag with the hangers bound together out the bottom with a giant twist ties, and hung them on whatever I could find in the vehicle.
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I love the cardboard wardrobe boxes too. I still use mine to store out-of-season clothes that I don't want to have to iron when I get them back in circulation. My dad uses the shower-curtain-rod-across-the-back-of-the-car for when he and my mom take a road trip.
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I guess I went the least ingenious way and layed them flat in the car. I love those wardrobe boxes too-great for storage later!
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I see wardrobe boxes on Freecycle alot, too.

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This may sound strange, but we used sheets. We laid the clothes (with hangers on) on top of the sheets and then nicely folded the sheet around them. Then we tied them up with string. It was like carrying a bundled suitcase. It worked very well and our clothes didn't get too wrinkled. They were only in the bundles for a day. They were the first things moved in and hung up right away.
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