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Old 03-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Packing clothes in ziplock bags

I was just wondering if the adult clothes come out wrinkled. I used this method for my kiddos years ago, now my youngest is 15. Has anyone done this for adult clothes? Any info is appreciated.
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I pack the adult clothes in the 2 gallon ziplocks and never had problem with wrinkles.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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Great! Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:38 AM   #4
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We also use the 2 gallon bags and it works great. They might be a little wrinkled but not bad and with the humidity down there as soon as you walk outside the wrinkles went away.
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Dollar tree now carries packing bags. they are basically big bags you put clothes in and then roll to get air out. plenty of room for 1 or 2 outfits in each bag
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
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We used them for all our clothes last trip. We just folded our clothes like normal, and then rolled them up before putting them in the bags. No wrinkles for us!
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:02 PM   #7
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I usually just use 1 gallon bags, but we have had no issues with wrinkles. I love it. I pack for 7 people, and it makes my life so much easier and organized!
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I understand doing this for children, as they may need multiple changes in the day, and only wear things once...but as an adult I often wear pants and/or things like cardigans twice. I also unpack everything once I get to wear we are staying. We are DVC and almost always stay in 1 or 2BR depending on if the kids are traveling with us or not.

What is the benefit for adults to pack in ziplocks? (I'm always looking for new ways to be organized...so this is truly about understanding the benefit!) Thanks!
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I don't pack adult clothing in bags as I didn't see what purpose it served. I do, however, pack small stuff like socks and underwear in bags to make unpacking and organizing easier.
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I also like to pack in the 2 gallon ziplocks. The benefit that I've found is just that it saves me a lot of space! I can pack for an 8 day trip in a carry-on suitcase that way. I know others who have different "packing methods" and probably able to fit in just as much without baggies, but I can't do it!
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I like to pack the likes with the likes in zip locks. Wrinkle free, but also sorted out, socks all in one, undies in another ect.. Also, when flying, if your bags are searched, it keeps everything neat as the TSA goes through your bag. I kind of like the fact that my personal articles of clothing are not handled personally if you know what I mean.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #12
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I also take an extra outfit to the parks. You never know what messes can happen 😳 even to grown ups!
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:37 PM   #13
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I don't pack my clothes in ziplocks, however I do pack small items like undergarments, socks, tank tops, swim suits, etc in ziplocks. It works well and those items don't wrinkle. I also use ziplocs or cloth bags for assorted small items that tend to get lost in the melee that is my suitcase (cords, snacks, extra rain ponchos, etc).

Pants/tops just get packed normal.

I am intriqued by the "thought" of packing cubes but in the end I prefer the ziplocks, and they are much cheaper. I've reused my ziplocks a number of times and they hold up fine. Heck I even use generics.

I like that it's easier to pack and keep track of the small stuff (I rarely use drawers for clothes and the suitcase becomes my staging area for small items so the ziplock keeps them organized). I hang my actual clothes so I just don't see the need to bag up large items.

Also the ziplocks are see through. Packit cubes are not. You can smoosh air out of the ziplocs. Ziplocks are fairly water tights. I've had a suitcase left on the tarmac in a rainstorm. NOT pretty.
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Makes a little more sense...I imagined all these adults pulling out a ziploc bag marked Tuesday!

I used to use a couple of packing cubes, but now I have an ebags suitcase. There are so many compartments, cubes aren't necessary.
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I don't pack my clothes in ziplocks, however I do pack small items like undergarments, socks, tank tops, swim suits, etc in ziplocks. It works well and those items don't wrinkle. I also use ziplocs or cloth bags for assorted small items that tend to get lost in the melee that is my suitcase (cords, snacks, extra rain ponchos, etc).

Pants/tops just get packed normal.

I am intriqued by the "thought" of packing cubes but in the end I prefer the ziplocks, and they are much cheaper. I've reused my ziplocks a number of times and they hold up fine. Heck I even use generics.

I like that it's easier to pack and keep track of the small stuff (I rarely use drawers for clothes and the suitcase becomes my staging area for small items so the ziplock keeps them organized). I hang my actual clothes so I just don't see the need to bag up large items.

Also the ziplocks are see through. Packit cubes are not. You can smoosh air out of the ziplocs. Ziplocks are fairly water tights. I've had a suitcase left on the tarmac in a rainstorm. NOT pretty.
Ugh to the suitcase in the rainstorm.

I researched packing cubes two years ago when people were talking about them on a thread. They were so darn expensive. Well, it probably wouldn't be too bad for just my husband and I, but for my family of 7, well...you get the point.

I purchased some 2.5 gallon bags yesterday just for kicks and giggles b/c I have never used them. I pulled them out today and packed some outfits in them. They are so nice! I am still using the gallon ones as well for certain things, but I could fit 2 outfits in each one, and they lay so nice and flat! I also put our beach towels in two separate bags so we can take them to the water parks and have a bag to put our wet items in so they don't soak through the bag.

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Makes a little more sense...I imagined all these adults pulling out a ziploc bag marked Tuesday!

I used to use a couple of packing cubes, but now I have an ebags suitcase. There are so many compartments, cubes aren't necessary.
I think some parents of small children do that. I have read about it, but I am not someone who knows what they are going to feel like wearing on any given day. We match a lot, so I will just shout out to our extended family group of 12 what the next day's shirt will be. "Tomorrow is Mickey Head tie dye!"

My kids usually have everything thrown all over the place in their room every trip, so it will be very strange for me to pack up for just hubby and I this time. I swear, if I labeled the bags for each individual day I would be losing my mind by the second day. They would have it all mixed up. So, for the most part I will put one pair of shorts with about 3 shirts in a bag that match that pair of shorts so I can have some freedom with my choices.

Last trip I found one pair of shorts to be really comfy, so I ended up wearing them for most of the trip. Several of my pants were falling off by the end of the 11th day as I had lost so much weight! Had I picked out my outfits by day while packing, I would have been really bugged and OCD about it.

Sounds like you found an awesome suitcase. I just found a hard shell suitcase at Target that runs anywhere from $100-$180 I think and I paid $29.99!!! I am so excited!

Sorry if this was a bit strange, but it is waaaaaaay past when I needed to go to bed.
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