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Wardrobe space in your caravan


A handy idea for space saving in the wardrobe is with your hangers ,get the zip top lever of your beer cans or soft drink cans and put one lever on the first hanger ,hook it over the hook and then hook your next hanger on the can lever that is on the first hanger and keep going until you have enough,that way they are hanging down on each other, then start another row.

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That sounds like a good idea but I would think the 'bulkiness' of the clothes still fills the wardrobe. We also found we had to buy special hangers for the caravan as the normal sized hangers were too wide and pushed against the door. we found some which were smaller and keep them for the caravan. Now we tend to fold a lot of our clothes as hubby has pinched wardrobe space to build me a pantry.

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It wouldn't work for me because my wardrobe is too short, and I don't use wire hangers.

But still a good idea Lance. smile

 



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Put everything in suitcase, work your way thru.  When suitcase empty was clothes lol.



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Simple but good idea Thanks

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Jack Mac wrote:

Put everything in suitcase, work your way thru.  When suitcase empty was clothes lol.


 I've used that method too Jack. wink



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I try that method - but my husband always runs out of clothes before me necessitating a wash day! LOL

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We put shelves in the hanging space and can fit a lot more clothes in. I fold them carefully but it really doesn't matter if they have a few creases.

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neilnruth wrote:

That sounds like a good idea but I would think the 'bulkiness' of the clothes still fills the wardrobe. We also found we had to buy special hangers for the caravan as the normal sized hangers were too wide and pushed against the door. we found some which were smaller and keep them for the caravan. Now we tend to fold a lot of our clothes as hubby has pinched wardrobe space to build me a pantry.


 I had this problem as well.  Fixed it by buying the stronger plastic covered wire hangers & shortening them by putting a slight bend in them lengthways so that they fit.

 

If you want to stop clothes getting a crease where they hang from the wire, just put a piece of foam over the wire hanger. 



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I like the idea of shelving. Clothes are forever crushed with short wardrobes. I usually hang better things over the window and lay them on the bed when we travel. Pain and would like find how long skirts and dresses can get away without crushing. I did hear spray with lavender and water and never any ironing needs to be done.

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generally we don't have much in the way of good clothes when we travel anywhere - mainly drip dry easy care trousers, shirts or t-shirts and one good outfit!.  For things that do not get creased or crushed I have found over many years of lugging backpacks around,  that "rolling" the item as neatly and tightly as possible not only prevents most of the creasing, but allows me to pack twice as much in my bags (yep - it is then twice as heavy!).  Our clothes don't merit cupboards in the camper, so they live in flexible plastic tubs.

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My wardrobe has shelves one side and hanging space the other - it is a small double door one.



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We bought some plastic coated wire baskets, tied them together with cable ties - and now have five very usable and large drawers/shelves in our wardrobe - fit a lot more in than hanging, and we roll our clothes - a few wrinkles don't matter a bit!!! They fall out after a little while.

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I like all of the above ideas but as we have everything we own with us,(winter stuff too) I am using vac bags and storing them under the bed.When we go south we will swap everything round and vac the summer clothes!



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In my mind I would be the best dressed man on the road, and we never use an iron. Body heat soon gets rid of the wrinkles.

Jay&Dee



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When we had the van before this one we used to put any thing that needed to look like it should of been ironed under the cushions on the seats ,but now we cannot not do this due to have recliners.But that is the only draw back of having the recliners. Could never go back to those uncomfortable club lounges they insist in putting in most vans and motor homes. They are fine to sit on for five mins, but after that they become so uncomfortable.



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I bought a collapsible cloth shoe storage bag that has Velcro at the top, this I attach around the hanging rod in the wardrobe this gives me heaps of shelf space for folded items (T/shirts/shorts etc) and still leaves enough room to hang up to 3 coat hangers at the side. Wardrobe is not long so I fold dress's long pants in half.
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