By Noreen Doll.
I like to cover clothes hanging in my closet that I don’t wear very often, or that are seasonal.
It keeps dust off them and helps them stay clean until I wear them again.
You can create an easy garment cover with a kitchen trash bag.
It’s long enough to cover well, and wide enough to accommodate the hanger with clothing on it.
New Kitchen Trash Bag
How to Make a Garment Cover.
1. Open the bag so it lies flat.
2. Fold the bag in half longwise. The fold will be the center of the bag.
3. Cut off a very small piece from the top of the center fold.
Start with a small piece, because when the bag is folded like this it’s easy to cut off too much and make too large a hole.
You want the hole just large enough to allow the hanger to fit through.
4. Open up the bag and slip it over the hanger.
Leave the bag open at the bottom to allow for air circulation.
You can also use the large plastic bag from the store that your clothes travel home in.
An old pillow case works well for this, too, if you prefer to have a cloth cover. Just fold the same way and cut a tiny hole in the middle of the top.