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Author: Lurker1999 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 37076  
Subject: I need bedroom clothing storage help Date: 7/6/2003 12:11 AM
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Here's the situation. I know I'm moving to Boston in a year. I am not moving my full bedroom set (headboard, night stand, full-sized dresser with mirror, chest) because it's cheap and likely too large for my new place. So I plan on getting rid of it. Ideally I'll sell it to someone in August as people move into town to start school etc. However the set is huge and I'm not sure I'll be able to lift it intact into the service elevator even with help. And I certainly do not have transportation to carry it anywhere. So I may just sacrifice the pieces and toss them in the dumpster out back or offer them for a discount/free if someone will take them away.

That only gets rid of the furniture though. Everything is packed full of clothing. So the first step will be to sort out what I'm not going to wear again. However, then comes the question, where do I store the remainder of the clothing?

What is the most space efficient way of storing clothing in a small space that's also fairly mobile/movable? I'm out of closet space at the moment and those have already been decluttered. I actually need/will need all of the things in the limited closet space that I do have.
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Author: llamalluv Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 6957 of 37076
Subject: Re: I need bedroom clothing storage help Date: 7/6/2003 4:51 AM
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If it's just temporary, how about a couple of cardboard "dressers"?

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Author: lsf100 One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 6958 of 37076
Subject: Re: I need bedroom clothing storage help Date: 7/6/2003 7:54 AM
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Lurker1999,

How about those space saver bags that are advertised on t.v. for your off season clothing. I have seen similar bags at target. I have never used this type of product, but maybe someone else could comment.

You could also try clear storage containers that slide under the bed. I use this for my sons off season clothes.

Hope this helps.

Leesa

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Author: Lurker1999 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 6967 of 37076
Subject: Re: I need bedroom clothing storage help Date: 7/7/2003 12:17 AM
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Any recommendations for something that doesn't look completely tacky? I don't mind cheap but I'm trying to at least pretend I no longer live in a dorm.

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Subject: Re: I need bedroom clothing storage help Date: 7/7/2003 12:19 AM
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I'd have to move the collapsed cardboard boxes out from under the bed (big TV and big monitor boxes). I've thought about the spacesaver bags but I may opt to use that gigantic rolling luggage that's sitting in the hallway closet for the same thing. Currently it's holding the small carry-on rolling luggage I used but it could hold a lot of clothing otherwise.

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Subject: Re: I need bedroom clothing storage help Date: 7/7/2003 10:50 AM
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Well, it's just temporary, and (hopefully) you don't have a revolving door on your bedroom.

The cardboard dressers are less tacky and much more organized than draping stuff over the few items of furniture you DO still have.

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Subject: Re: I need bedroom clothing storage help Date: 7/8/2003 4:48 PM
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You could buy a few of the large plastic storage boxes and stack them in a corner or in the floor of the closet. We use these for sweatshits and sweaters; stuff that takes up too much drawer space.

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Subject: Re: I need bedroom clothing storage help Date: 7/8/2003 5:08 PM
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I don't mind cheap but I'm trying to at least pretend I no longer live in a dorm.

This may be tacky, or a little dorm-room-ish, but you can build very inexpensive clothes-hanging poles out of PVC piping and some caster wheels. Then put the things on wheels and hide them behind a curtain or a folding screen. The most expensive part would be the fabric, which makes sense because that would be the only thing you'd see. It might even be a beautiful accent to your room, if you get creative with it.

To build the clothes racks, use a piece of PVC pipe (which is very easy to cut with a hacksaw) for the top, then elbow joints to connect the top pipe to the side pipes, then a T-joint on the bottom of either side pole with another, short piece of pipe for the bottom. Use more elbows at either end of the bottom poles and attach the caster wheels to them. Voila - you have rolling storage which keep your clothes wrinkle-free and in easy view. Simply pull the curtain aside, roll out the rack that has the clothes you're looking for, and roll it back. You could store a whole lot of clothes this way in a relatively small space.

If you want to make these into permanent clothes racks, you can put them together very securely using PVC glue. Or you could leave them unglued for easy tear-down and storage, in case you want to move them.

If you do this using floor to ceiling curtain with pretty fabric in two layers to hide the racks, one to hang down and one to tie back with fancy ties, this could be quite beautiful. Maybe match the fabric to your bedspread.

Just a thought.

SoftSimp

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