While you’re busy downsizing, you’ll probably realize at some point you’ll have to still stow the things you have left into the smallest spaces possible.
One of the oft-overlooked or disregarded issues is your clothing and how much space is wasted by the typical way we fold our clothes.
Check out some of the Youtube videos of WWII-era foot lockers to see how soldiers stored a great deal of items in a very compact space. Alas, there won’t be any vintage videos, but here are a couple of enthusiasts who’ve recreated them for us:
Skip to 3:45 to see the interior.
Honestly, I think the lockers the lads had back in the 40s were nicer than the wall locker and three-drawer units we had in the late 80s.
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