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01-28-2013 07:52 AM
Magnolia
Re: Getting rid of my clothes....

Thnx wingNwing and Minnewaska for the info on different ways to store sheets, clothing, and the vacuum bags, and on how to refresh the clothing once you've removed it from the bags. I wondered about wrinkles.

Happy sailing!
01-27-2013 10:45 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Getting rid of my clothes....

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Originally Posted by wingNwing View Post
..... I have mixed feelings about the vacuum bags, yes, we use some, but they also set the creases very deeply into folded clothing.....
Most of what we store in season are linens and towels, which when folded neatly come out fine.

For seasonal stuff, a quick pre-season washing or hanging out and we're back in action.
01-27-2013 09:12 AM
wingNwing
Re: Getting rid of my clothes....

We have a couple of bolsters on our settees that are actually stuff sacks to hold our off-season clothes, guest linens, etc. I have mixed feelings about the vacuum bags, yes, we use some, but they also set the creases very deeply into folded clothing if you pull out all the air and shrink them too aggressively. +1 ... no, +1000 ... on the new easy-care fabrics.
01-27-2013 07:33 AM
Magnolia
Re: Getting rid of my clothes....

deltaten - I like the idea of a small hanging nylon suitcase. I'm going to look for one. I have a couple of dresses I would like to bring, plus, a few pair of nice dress shorts/shirts for my hubs, for dinners at night away from the boat. Nothing fancy.

Arjen - being a hippy is great!

aeventyr60 - sounds perfect to get all of the use out of a pair of pants, shorts, etc.

Minnewaska - we love the zip off pants/shorts. We'll bring those, plus shorts in that material. I do think I need to vacuum seal some cooler weather clothes, ie...fleece jacket, etc. Thnx for the reminder of doing that!
01-27-2013 06:50 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Getting rid of my clothes....

They make just about everything in quick dry material these days, from underwear to pants to shirts. They are much easier to wash, because they dry so easily, so you can have fewer items and wash them.

If you have access to a vacuum of any kind, the storage bags that suck out air are terrific. Keep things from picking up odors and save tons of space.
01-26-2013 11:55 PM
aeventyr60
Re: Getting rid of my clothes....

long pants turn into shorts, city shorts into boat shorts, boat shorts into work shorts then to rags, same with t shirts, city shirt, boat shirt, work shirt, rags......shoes seem to just get moldy....
01-26-2013 10:19 PM
deltaten
Re: Getting rid of my clothes....

That's OK , Arjen. I plan on being the same, once aboard Tho I'm afraid I'll be an OLD, dirty 'hippy'.... or better, a "scurvy pirate" that occasionally needs to dress for the public! LOL
01-26-2013 08:15 PM
Arjen
Re: Getting rid of my clothes....

I have 2 shirts and 2 shorts. But im a dirty hippy i'm afraid.
01-26-2013 07:45 PM
deltaten
Re: Getting rid of my clothes....

Being in [close to] the same position; I'm inventorying the list now. I've wondered what to do with "better" clothes; ie: sports jacket, suit, /dressy-er shirts, etc.
In mulling this over w/a friend, the idea of a hanging clothes bag came up.
Solution??
I have a well-traveled "ValPak" suitcase of nylon derivation that will hold all the above and more. When the flip-hook is out and the pak is hung, it takes up no more room that perhaps 6 inches thick and not much wider than a standard hanger.
The bag will probably end up being hung on the fwd head bulkhead, just inside the Vee-berth.
"Closet-in-a-sack" !!
Street shoes in the bottom, small clothes above and all the hung dress wear one could ever need in one, "weather" proof bag; without the hasle of dealing with luggage stowing. A bungee about the bottom to secure it and all's good.

I *may* not need all the finery out for a weekend; but planning to live aboard makes sartorial considerations necessary.

???
01-26-2013 04:55 PM
Magnolia
Re: Getting rid of my clothes....

Thanks everyone. I think I may put together a couple sets...ie: boat work clothes, lounging clothes, and going to town clothes. Maybe this will work, or at least it is a start.

And thank you for the link wingNwing, I will check it out.
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