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Old April 4th, 2007, 02:26 AM
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I beleive i read somewhere that people roll up their clothes to prevent them from wrinkling..Does that work?
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I would thick that if the clothes are wrinkle resistant then you could roll them. I have a hanful of shirts that are just that and they do not wrinkle no matter how tough I am on them. There are hats that you can roll also.
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I had never heard of this practice either....

Read about it in here...

The first weekend after I read it, I was watching the Travel Channel (have it on one tuner most of the time in our house) right off the bat, they had a show with Samantha Brown going on a cruise and it started with her packing in her NYC apartment, and she starts rolling her clothes as she packed. ( she didn't say anything about it, and I wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't just read about it)
Then a few hours later on another show, the guy narrating was packing and started rolling his clothes...
I fell out laughing.

I figure as much as those hosts on the Travel Channel are travelling, they must know what they are doing....
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Did anyone ever hear of or try the Space Saver? It is this big plastic bag and you put your clothes in it and then you take this I guess vaccuum or blow dryer and it sucks the air out of the bag.

If anyone has tried it, please let me know.

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Old April 4th, 2007, 09:57 AM
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I don't know about the wrinkles, but we traveled overseas alot when I was a child. Sometimes we stayed in a country over a year. Each child was allowed one suitcase. That's it...one suitcase. Rolling the clothes tightly allowed you to put more in the suitcase. I would imagine it would be wrinkled when you unpacked. Those Travel Channel people get plenty of perks! Pressing must be one of them!

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Old April 4th, 2007, 10:09 AM
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The rolling is for space saving, you clothes will come out wrinkled. My aunt was in the army and that is how she packed when traveling. Of course she also carried a travel iron if that tells you something. Carla
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We rolled our clothes when we went on the Glory in Feb. It does save space, but most items were wrinkled. Just hung them in the bathroom when we took hot showers. They straightened right out after a good steaming.
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We always roll, you can get more in your luggage. I found that I have less wrinkles than traditional packing.
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I've had mixed results rolling vs folding. Either way most of the winkles went away if you hang the clothes right away.

Someone recommended wrapping the formals in the kind of tissue paper you wrap gifts in, that did keep DWs dresses from winkleing. I've been told dry cleaner bags work too.
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I have always had mixed results with rolling. You can get more in the suitcases for sure but as far a wrinkles I find that shorts and pants do good but shirts seem to depend more on type of material.
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While I am not a fan of rolling the clothes, it does allow you to pack more in the suitcase. However, remember that the bag still cannot weigh over 50 lbs. (checked airline bag) without paying extra. So, yes you can get more in the bag, but why if the weight limit is imposed on checked airline baggage?
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It is a space saver to roll vs. folding. There will be some wrinkles, but fewer of the deep creases that can happen when you fold. To do it correctly, it takes much longer, too. Downey Wrinkle Release! Works wonders!
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I must be a real moron I normally through the crap in a gym bag and go lol. Iam just kidding I pack some things nicely and then for some reason I go through it and it gets all messed up, I have this habbit of not unpacking stuff and just going through it, I did this on my last cruise which we booked the night before we sailed lol..and I didnt pack the right stuff for sure and just never bothered to unpack ..I dunno.
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It is a space saver to roll vs. folding. There will be some wrinkles, but fewer of the deep creases that can happen when you fold. To do it correctly, it takes much longer, too. Downey Wrinkle Release! Works wonders!
We're rollers, not folders! But, Darlene, I have a question for you...do you own Downey stock?! You sure put in plugs for that Wrinkle Release!
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I folded carefully and then put tissue paper between each item. I unpacked everything as soon as possible and hung them on hangers. Nothing was creased, not even my husbands suit.... dry cleaner bags work well too.
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We rolled our clothes when we went on the Glory in Feb. It does save space, but most items were wrinkled. Just hung them in the bathroom when we took hot showers. They straightened right out after a good steaming.
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We rolled our clothes when we went on the Glory in Feb. It does save space, but most items were wrinkled. Just hung them in the bathroom when we took hot showers. They straightened right out after a good steaming.
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It is a space saver to roll vs. folding. There will be some wrinkles, but fewer of the deep creases that can happen when you fold. To do it correctly, it takes much longer, too. Downey Wrinkle Release! Works wonders!
We're rollers, not folders! But, Darlene, I have a question for you...do you own Downey stock?! You sure put in plugs for that Wrinkle Release!
Nope, no stock (wish I had the patent, though ) I just HATE to iron! I had no idea that something could work as well as it does. I mean, it doesn't look like it was starched and ironed, but hey, its good!
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I am going to put my stuff in those XXL Glad bags. That way when my suitcase is searched at least no ones dirty hands will be touching my clothes. And on the way home you can use them for dirty clothes.

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I am going to put my stuff in those XXL Glad bags. That way when my suitcase is searched at least no ones dirty hands will be touching my clothes. And on the way home you can use them for dirty clothes.

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I used that method, too. Sure did make it easy to unpack, once on the ship!
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Last cruise I used large (2gallon) zip lock type bag. I got a generic brand in the local foodtown. They were pretty cheap and it worked just as good as a space saver bag from what I could tell. I just sat on them to get the air out.
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Okay, so I bought some of the Downy stuff. I have to say I was pretty impressed. It worked great on my linen pants, not so great on my husband's synthetic material shirt. I might not have used enough. Still experimenting but I will absolutely take if with us.
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Did anyone ever hear of or try the Space Saver? It is this big plastic bag and you put your clothes in it and then you take this I guess vaccuum or blow dryer and it sucks the air out of the bag.

If anyone has tried it, please let me know.

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We have tried the bags twice. Once to store away the summer clothes and once again to store away the winter clothes.
Each time the seal was gone in a day and the bags filled with air.

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Put the bags on shelves in the attic and put boxes of useless crap that you won't throw away on top.

As far as for cruising just send the wrinkles to the service that is provided by the ship.

The wrinkle release stuff worked great to remove wrinkles....but you won't get the crispness from pressing.
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I have a question. With the space saver bags. You pack at home and use the vac to get the air out. Once you get ready to leave the ship, what do you do? "Excuse me sir, would you please suck my bag?"
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I have a question. With the space saver bags. You pack at home and use the vac to get the air out. Once you get ready to leave the ship, what do you do? "Excuse me sir, would you please suck my bag?"
thats funny!

I do know they make the kind that dont need a vacuum. I have some but havent used them. You put your stuff in it and then roll the bags up and push the air out that way.
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I used those space saver bags. My stuff still was pretty wrinkly! I used the iron in the ship's laundry room. I'd probably still use the bags next time, because they did save a lot of space!
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I never tried the space saver bags, that is why I wanted to find out if anyone else ever tried them, and do they really work.

Kelly Ripa told Regis once that she would pack his bags and his wife Joy's bag in one suitcase, using the space saver. So I was just curious if it really works.
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I've used the Space Saver Tavel bags. And while I'm sure Luanne would love to have the housekeeping staff suck her bags it's not necessary. The travel type you just squeeze the air out. they worked pretty well. I only use them for cold weather clothes that are bulky (Alaska and the Baltic). Otherwise, being married to a military man, we roll.

Wrinkles are caused by layers of fabric rubbing against one another, so anything you can do to reduce friction (dry cleaning bags or tissue) will help reduce wrinkling.

The "stacking or nesting" method works well too. To do this take your 5 blouses (for example) and lay them flat on the bed directly on top of one another. The place something - a large piece of cardboard covered with a dry cleaning bag, or tissue (or foam board works great), then fold the blouses as if it were one piece of clothing. The reduces a sharp crease in most of your pieces. This is the theory behind those packing envelopes you see advertised.

Hang and soon as your in the cabin, steam up the bathroom (steaming up your cabin is a whole different topic ) and oh yeh - use that Downy stuff! It works best if you spray it on and then smooth it into the fabric with your hand. It's not ironed, but it ain't bad.
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