No more squished kippahs when you get to your destination – we have a simple packing tip for you.
Erev Pesach shopping last year was different, to say the least. The clothing wasn’t a high priority for us, but new yarmulkes were needed desperately. The good thing was that our local Judaica store, Judaica Plaza, was offering local home delivery. So, along with some new books for yomtov, I ordered fresh yarmulkes for my boys.
Our package arrived at the door with the books all neatly lined up in the box. On top of the books was a package of yarmulkes. They were stacked on top of a disposable plastic bowl and shrink wrapped to keep them together. I was struck by what a clever trick that was to keep the shape while in transit! Of course, these things always turn into a post…
If you’re traveling this Pesach, just place those kippahs over a plastic bowl and you’re set (you can put them in a bag too if you like). Shrink wrapping isn’t really necessary if you’re packing in a suitcase and can strategically place the pile under some soft clothing. But, of course, if you want to shrink wrap, we have a post for that, too!
Frieda E. says
Any ideas on how to pack suits with the least possible wrinkling?
Victoria Dwek says
Yes! Garment bags! You can use the plastic kind they use at the dry cleaners or any type.
A friend also recommended this yarmulka bowl trick for maintaining shape when the yarmulkas dry after washing in laundry.
I was taught to place them on a wig head if they get washed or wet. Stretch onto the wig head and let it sit.
Every once in a while a yarmulke goes thru the wash by accident. I stretch it out over a sheitle head and pin it so it doesn’t shrink back and it looks great afterwards. If the yarmulke gets really dirty I spot clean but if that’s not enough I put it thru the wash and let it dry like that. Recently I started packing yarmulkes in my sheitle box at the bottom so they don’t get crushed.
On that note is there any recommended way to wash yarmulkas?