Monday, February 7, 2011
Creativity Tip No. 12
Use dry cleaning bags to help pack
Our son has been doing a lot of air traveling for his job lately, and has to take enough dress shirts for a week's worth of meetings in his carry-on. To try to avoid a wrinkled mess when he unpacks at his destination, I came up with the following idea to avoid as many wrinkles as possible.
To start, lay a shirt down flat on a table or bed. Place a bunched-up used dry cleaning bag down the center of the back of the shirt. Fold the arms back toward the shirt's middle back, and then continue to fold the shirt into a rectangle, collar on the outside. When all the shirts are folded this way, lay them on top of everything else you have placed in the suitcase. Then scrunch one final bag on top of the pile of shirts before you zipper the bag closed.
I haven't tried this with grocery store bags, but I think it would work. And this could be another good way to "recycle" these bags.