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how to keep dress sheets ON the blanket rack?

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  • how to keep dress sheets ON the blanket rack?

    I am having a problem keeping dress sheets/coolers on the blanket rack while hauling. Every time I open up the dressing room there they are, piled on the floor beneath the blanket rack. Rack I'm using is the type with the chrome/ss bars that hang from chains. I was thinking of wrapping the bars with the tape they use to keep rugs from slipping but am afraid it might get sticky and end up on the fabric. I need suggestions on how to keep clothes on the existing rack or some recommendations for a rack that is "no slip".

    ETA: should have put this in "off course" I guess.....
    Last edited by theoldgreymare; Sep. 21, 2011, 11:15 AM. Reason: general stupidity
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  • #2
    I have never actually done this but my first thought to try would be to put a small towel over the blanket to protect it and then clip it with a large one of those office binder clips.
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    • Original Poster

      Hmmm...wonder if I can get clips big enough to go over the wool ones? Should definitely work on the fleece ones though. Good thought, thanks!
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      • #4
        bungee cords


        • #5
          Carpenter's clamps. Come in various sizes and clamp strengths. Think of 'em as giant clothes pins
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          • #6
            Yes, I was thinking of the Carpenter's clamps as well. Visit your local Home Depot or Lowes. We use those sometimes when our coolers are missing the front ties, or we need something more to keep it on. So just put your sheet on the blanket bar, get the clamp (they come in a plastic form now, too) and clamp just under the bar. Should work!
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            • #7
              why not just use blanket clamps ?? or is everyone so modern they don't remember them?


              • #8
                Wrapping a piece of vet wrap (in a neutral color) every foot or so might help cut down on the sliding factor without leaving residue on the sheets


                • Original Poster

                  Originally posted by MIKES MCS View Post
                  why not just use blanket clamps ?? or is everyone so modern they don't remember them?
                  Definitely NOT modern here....I remember using those on the square coolers a million years ago (or so it seems).

                  Grace....I have been looking at vetwrap more than I'd like to lately (abscess) and can't believe it never occured to me! Going to test it out tomorrow on one rung when we haul to trainer's and will try clamps on another and see which works best. Thanks all!
                  Ridge Farm Inc.-full care retirement


                  • #10
                    What if you just used that grippy stuff that people line their drawers with? I think you can get rolls of that at a Bed, Bath & Beyond or other stores like that. If you wrapped the bars in that, it would act as a grip for you.


                    • #11
                      Hmmm. How are you folding them to hang them up?

                      I fold mine in half lengthwise, then fold over the bar to hang. They hang down pretty far on either side of the bar that way, and while they do shift a bit "in flight," I've never had one end up on the floor...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by who22 View Post
                        What if you just used that grippy stuff that people line their drawers with? I think you can get rolls of that at a Bed, Bath & Beyond or other stores like that. If you wrapped the bars in that, it would act as a grip for you.
                        They also have it at the Dollar stores around here. You could probably lay it over the bar then drape your blankets over it.
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                        • Original Poster

                          I think the problem is that I am doing like a 1/4 fold and hanging instead of folding lengthwise and hanging. Thanks Lucassb for pointing that out. I did try the vetwrap and it worked like a charm!
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