But a packing folder is heavy compared to cubes and was wondering if there was a way to pack the shirts in cubes without them getting wrinkled. I was especially eager to use the newer ultralightweight cubes but they were so pliable there was no wrinkle protection.
Then I remembered when I used to get my dress shirts cleaned professionally and sometimes get them boxed. Each shirt had a cardboard inside to help prevent wrinkling.
Why couldn’t the same thing work now.
First, I had to find the cardboard. I must have tried at least ten stores with no luck. Finally, I went to a local dry cleaners and asked if I could buy a few. They looked at me as if I was somewhat strange, since they admittedly never had anyone ask that before, but sold me six for 25 cents each. They measured 12″ x 8″.
I folded the shirts using the cardboard as my folding board, kept the cardboard inside and placed them in an ultralightweight cube.
It worked. While still not as good as a folder, they seemed to be okay.
I might still go back to a folder, but if anyone out there doesn’t already own a packing folder and wants a lightweight, inexpensive way to pack dress shirts, this may be a solution for you.