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« on: January 02, 2010 05:05:51 PM »

Hey everyone!

Ive recently started doing a lot of reconstruction projects and have a lot of clothes that really, I should get rid of, but just cant because I know I can use them for some super awesome project in the hopefully near future.

My question is how the heck do you store it all? Is it better to just rip the seems and stack em up? or just toss the clothes in bins and hold on to them that way? I live in an uber small apartment at the moment so I cant go all out like I want to yet Smiley
ANY suggestions would be awesome!
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010 07:08:10 PM »

I wouldn't bother ripping the seams since you don't know what you will be using the clothes for. If a shirt will stay a shirt, you'd have ripped the seams out for nothing.
You could keep them in bins by garment/fabric type/color/or whatever organization system works well for you. I wouldn't just toss them in a bin though... that's what I usually do and I can never find anything.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010 03:37:19 AM »

Organize them by material and colour, and then I put a bunch into a bin, those that I actually have an idea for. The rest I keep in those zip up storage bags... not sure what their proper name is. But you could probably try the type that you can squeeze all the air out of so they stay airtight and mould free.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010 11:31:15 AM »

Those are some good ideas. Im glad I asked now. I do have a bunch that I have a vague idea of what I want to do with them. I have one of those huge rubbermade bins handy and Im wondering if maybe since I have just enough stuff to fill it if i could maybe sort it out and then layer it in there with some thin cardboard or something in between keeping the stuff I have a use for up towards the top.
I LOVE the idea of the vaccume bags, but my cat is obsessed like you wouldnt believe with plastic bags and it would get punctured withing mins Im afraid Sad

thank you guys SO much for the replies, I appreciate it and you've given me some inspirations!
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010 08:12:26 PM »

I keep mine in giant rubbermaid totes, sorted by type. Small stuff (tees/tanks/mini-skirts) gets folded and put in a bag with like objects, larger stuff (like jeans) just gets folded. Heavy stuff at the bottom, bags of light stuff at the top. That's how I *TRY* to keep my fabrics organized, as well.

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