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Packing and unpacking has to be one of
the singularly most unpleasant tasks I
face. Please don't share that shallow and
admission with anyone who's homeless
starving or has other REAL problems).
If I had a "dresser" cabinet with relatively
shallow (3-4 inches, say) but standard
(22 inches?) drawers, each with a
tambour style cover that retracts when in
the cabinet but can be closed and locked
when the drawer is removed, I could
simply remove my "underwear" drawer,
remove my "sock" drawer, grab one of
"shirt" drawers, etc. as the length of trip
and intended destination would indicate.
Each of the drawers would then attach to
each other by means of clips, snaps,
stylish logo covered belts or whatever
I'd be packed and ready to go with my
modular luggage. If the trip was short,
one drawer that's maybe 8-9 inches
could be designated as the sole luggage
drawer, and stuff from the other dresser
drawers piled in. Longer trips may
the nesting/attaching of more drawers.
It would probably be wise to make the
drawers lightweight (polycarbonate?) and
have each sport skate wheels at their rear
ends (not unlike a girl I used to date).
Unpacking at home is as simple as
detaching the "drawer modules," slipping
open their tambour tops and replacing
them into the dresser.
(?) Steamer Trunk
Transportable Drawers [csea, Dec 30 2007]
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||Like a steamer trunk [link]?
||Not convinced. The items you use every
day are not necessarily the ones you take
on holiday. For example, I have about 35
socks, but am only likely to take a smaller
number (and an even number, to boot) on
holiday with me. Does this mean I'd have
to have three twelve-sock-capacity
drawers at home? In any event, one's man
should handle the packing, anticipating all
eventualities without uneccessarily
overburdening the chauffer or porters.
||You could consider the dresser your
"home suitcase" and only use it for those
even numbered pairs of socks you pack on
holiday. Besides, good men who can
accurately intuit a gentleman's preferences
and necessities on holiday are becoming
||After being too often on the wrong end
of [MB's} stick, so to speak, I believe the
entire idea of baggage is a redundancy
in his life that he'd profit from
eliminating in this, the new year. As for
his clothes, after being worn the routine
"several" times, can be conveniently
transported by being pressed between
two very heavy books (borrowed from a
reading friend) and the resulting solid
mass of man made fibre wrapped with
twine or aluminum foil. A small
introduction of heat helps to congeal
the package and it can then be
conveniently carried (balanced on the
head in [MB's] case) to the refugee
camp du jour. You know this is a
shameless effort to put my crappy idea
back on the map for the new year as it
has yet to attain bun or bone.
||Happy New Year to you all and my
special appreciation to [MB] for taking
my words in the spirit in which they
||[Arcana] Have a New Year's Bun on me,
and rest assured that my stick has only a
soft and tickly end.
||Contrary to public opinion, "you are the