When moving from place to place, packing up clothes is a huge pain. Skip all the folding, boxing and fussing; the "dead body" bundle is a quick and hassle-free way to move your closet from your old home to your new.
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Lifehacker reader theworldisasheep shares a clever and speedy way to move an entire closet from one place to another without all the fussing around with boxing up clothes.
This tip is great if you're moving from one living space to another and you've a lot of hanging clothes. Learned this from a friend, he calls it the "dead body method".
Take a bed sheet, lay it out on your bed or floor, take the clothes (hangers and all) and lay them out on top of each other on the sheet. Pile them in the middle and make sure the clothes are aligned to they're parallel with the length of the sheet.
Fold the sides of the sheet over the clothes (there should be some overlap) and twist the ends. You carry it by the twisted end — with a friend on the other side because this can get deceptively heavy.
Doing it this way is fast (you can get one bundle together in 60 seconds or less), efficient (no buying extra packing material) and your clothes won't get wrinkled.
Plus, you get to freak out the neighbours.
Sounds like a much better method than trying to carry all your clothes down and hang them up in the backseat of a car or packing them all in single-purpose (and pricey) wardrobe boxes. Thanks theworldisasheep!