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Hanging clothes in plastic bags - what kind of bags?

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  1. allcreatures

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Mon Apr 21 2014 10:19:49
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    How do you hang up clothes for outdoors in plastic so you don't transport BBs out of the house? Currently I'm just hanging up clothes outside of the known infested area, not sealing them in any way, but I'd rather be more cautious if I can.

    The more details the better! What exact kind of plastic bag do you put them in, where did you get them from, etc.

    Thanks

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Mon Apr 21 2014 10:34:57
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    What do you mean by "clothes for outdoors"?
    Do you mean outerwear, like coats?

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    No, I just mean any clothes that I've worn outside and that I plan to wear again outside, that I want to keep clear of BBs so that I don't give them to other people.

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    That is tricky. There aren't any ways to hang items which are sealed in an airtight manner, in my experience.

    I didn't hang worn items but some clean ones. I tried hanging space bags, but they randomly come open. I also tried a hanging vinyl zipper bag from Container Store.

    It was fully sealed except for the zipper closing. However, if you hung it in the area far from harborages (where you currently hang unprotected items) this would probably be an improvement over nothing.

    The bag I used was something like this:
    http://m.containerstore.com/mt/www.containerstore.com/shop/closet/hangingBags?productId=10000081

    Note, I did not buy it online but in the store so I could verify the top part with the hangers did not have gaps or holes.

    Note also that sealing worn items in plastic can make them smell in ways they wouldn't if exposed to air.

    I hope that helps!


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