Thursday, June 1, 2023


How to fold hoodies: Practical small space, bulky clothing tip for RVers

By Cheri Sicard
If you ever wondered how to fold hoodies in order to make the best use of the small space in an RV, wonder no more. Robin Barrett of Creativity RV (one of our reader’s favorite YouTube channels) is here to help with a tip that I have personally used for years on bulky clothing. I’ve even used this tip on some clothes that are not so space-hogging.

That’s right, the same technique Robin uses for folding hoodies can actually be applied to other items of clothing as well, but it is especially useful for hoodies.

Not only does Robin’s “hoodie ball” technique compact your hooded clothing into a small package, but it also keeps things from unfolding and turning into a mess while you move.

I could describe how to fold it, but really it is just easier to watch the video. Robin demonstrates the technique on hoodies, on a big furry hooded sweatshirt, on a parka, and on hooded shirts.

The technique is easy and takes just seconds to do. But when it comes time to pack, you’ll be amazed at how much space you save!



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Janet Sullivan
1 month ago

I also have the 16 foot bambi airstream, haven’t been on a long trip in it yet but I’m planning on it. I would like to see more of your ideas on how to pack for a long trip. Thanks Janet

1 month ago

hey that’s my motto too. “A place for everything & everything in it’s place” ~ You rock.

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

Hey, this is a great idea. I recently bought my first hoodie. A 5.11 hoodie from a real live 5.11 store. I will fold it up like this as soon as I’m done reading this issue.

Karen Graybill
1 month ago

What a great idea! I think I’ll lay my long-sleeved tees on top of each hoodie, then I’ve solved 2 storage issues!

Cheri Sicard
1 month ago
Reply to  Karen Graybill

You can fold all kinds of clothes this way even without the hood, just roll and then use the neckline to turn it in on itself. I used to do t-shirts this way, but now I have a place where they fit better simply rolled.

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