DIY Friday: Sandbox with a bench and cover

Many many parents think kids spend way too much time inside playing on digital devices instead of outside with their imaginations and neighborhood friends. What can get your kids outside for hours at a time? How about a sandbox. DIY Friday Tips from ReBath of Albany - Build a Sandbox

Some people object to sandboxes in their yard because stray animals tend to use the boxes for things other than play. We found a great video that shows you how to build a sandpit with a top that folds up into a bench. It’s a great place for the kids to play and with the foldout bench, you may even want to join them. Then when they are all done, just close the top and the kids can play on it like a stage.

The only difficult thing about this video is understanding the man’s accent, since he sounds Australian. You may have to watch it an extra time to catch everything he says.

In the video, he recommends you paint all of your pieces before assembling. this will save you a little time later on, working with different brush sizes. Ask the kids what colors they would like to see on the cover and go from there.

Since he doesn’t tell you what size sandbox he made, one of the people who followed his video posted that he made: “6′ x 6′ x 10.5″. I had a bunch of scrap 2x4s to built the base and sidewalls (3 per wall). Then 1x4s for the tops — 18 of those (3 per segment). 1x2s hold the tarp in place across the top.”

Watch the video and give it a try for yourself!


Archaeologists Excavate Colonial Battleground near Lake George

Colonial Battleground Dig - Lake George - ReBth of Albany

Student Doug Schmid of Albany, N.Y., takes dirt from a plot during an archaeological field school dig at Lake George Battlefield Park on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Lake George, N.Y. The summer project is focusing on a site that saw heavy military activity during the 18th century, with American, British, French and American Indian forces battling for control of the region’s waterways. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Archaeologists excavate New York Colonial battleground

Archaeologists are excavating an 18th-century battleground, near Lake George, the site of a desperate stand by Colonial American troops. It was the flashpoint of a massacre and the location of the era’s largest smallpox hospital.

The site’s multilayered history poses unique challenges for the dig, which is being conducted in a state-owned park that has served as a natural time capsule amid the summertime bustle in this popular southern Adirondack tourist destination.

“It’s a confusing and complicated site,” said David Starbuck, the archaeologist who’s leading the project during the State University of New York at Adirondack’s annual six-week archaeology field school.

Starbuck and his team of two dozen students and volunteers began excavations two weeks ago in a section of Lake George Battlefield Park, located on rising ground overlooking the southern end of the 32-mile lake. New York state has owned the park since the late 1890s, a fact that Starbuck credits with protecting the site from commercial development and intrusion by treasure hunters.

“This really is an incredibly well-preserved site,” said Starbuck, a professor of anthropology at New Hampshire’s Plymouth State University. He has conducted digs at 18th-century military sites in eastern New York for more than 25 years.

The village of Lake George has yielded troves of artifacts over the decades. Starting with the French and Indian War (1755-63) and continuing through the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, tens of thousands of American, British, French and Indians encamped here during various military campaigns aimed at controlling the waterways connecting the upper Hudson River and Canada. Battles were fought and forts were destroyed or abandoned; the material traces of all that activity are still being uncovered.

Many of the discoveries have been made at the battlefield park, one of the most significant 18th-century military sites in the region. It was the site of the Battle of Lake George, fought on Sept. 8, 1755, between British Colonial troops and their Mohawk allies and a force of French and Indians. After an ambush that killed scores of New England militiamen, the Colonials — their backs to the lake and only a single British officer among their leaders — successfully fought off the ensuing enemy attack.

Two years later, the same site was home to a large encampment of British and Colonial troops during the French siege of nearby Fort William Henry. After the British surrendered the fort to the French, they began the 15-mile retreat to Fort Edward from the encampment, only to be attacked by the Indians allied to France. About 200 are believed to have been killed in what became known as the massacre of Fort William Henry, though historians believe most of the atrocities occurred just outside the encampment.

Starbuck said he hopes to uncover evidence of the 1755 battle and the so-called entrenched camp that played a role in the siege and massacre that inspired James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Last of the Mohicans.” The field school last dug at the park site in 2001-02, uncovering a bayonet, musket barrel and military compass, among numerous other artifacts.

So far, the dig has mostly yielded pieces of wine bottles dating to the 18th century, Starbuck said.
Read the rest of this story at: The Marietta Daily Journal – Archaeologists excavate New York Colonial battleground


Bridge in Troy Renamed to Honor Local Veteran

The Spring Avenue Bridge, in Troy, which has been closed to vehicle traffic since an emergency closure last November, is expected to re-open by Memorial Day 2015, city officials announced Thursday.

The bridge, specifically a resolution to rename the nearly 120-year old structure in honor of PFC Robert C. Felter, was among the items the Troy City Council discussed during its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening.

Felter, a Marine who lived in Troy on Spring Avenue, died Dec. 11, 1965, during the second day of a two-day battle with North Vietnam. Nineteen Marines died during that battle, said Pat Russo, who is spearheading the effort with Felter’s family to memorialize the local soldier.

Both Felter’s younger brother and sister were in attendance at Thursday’s meeting, during which the council’s members unanimously approved the resolution.

“I think it’s great,” said Ken Felter.

“Our mother will be very proud,” said his sister Sandy Gwinn of their 96-year-old mother.

At the meeting, Russo read the Pulse of the People letter that Felter, a Marine for about four years, wrote to the Times Record just days before he died in South Vietnam. It read: “I’ve been getting The Times Record over here quite regularly and I’ve seen where every once in a while everybody is voicing an opinion on these college pranksters who are protesting our being over here. I wonder if they have ever been scared. I have been scared and still am scared, whether it’s a sweep and clear operation or just a patrol. But I know it has got to be done and I do it.”

Spring Avenue Bridge in Troy - ReBath of Albany

The Spring Avenue Bridge, in Troy, will reopen in 2015 with a new name, honoring a local veteran.

Russo said they would be forming a committee to raise funds for a memorial plaque which would be installed on the new bridge and unveiled during a special ceremony next year when it opens.

Demolition of the existing bridge is expected to begin in the next couple of weeks and the structure should be completely razed by the end of August, said city spokesman Michael Morris.

“The City has been working diligently with Greenman-Pedersen and NYSDOT to make sure the project continues to move forward. Recently, all of the easements and right-of-ways were secured so we can now move ahead with the bridge replacement,” said Morris. “There are two main parts to the bridge replacement – the demolition and the reconstruction. As of now, the City has begun advertising for the Reconstruction Contract and has already selected a Demo Contractor.”

In August, the city plans on ordering steel which could take about six months for delivery, Morris explained.

“In September and through the fall, the reconstruction phase is expected to begin with the reconstruction contractor doing excavation, piles, foundations, substructure concrete, masonry wall repairs and backfill so that the project is ready to set steel. Due to the winter months, it is likely that there is a winter shutdown period in January and February. In March, the plan is to set the superstructure steel, water main and gas line. In late April, it is anticipated that the steel deck will be placed. And the goal is to have the bridge open by Memorial Day,” he added.

The existing bridge was first constructed in 1895 and its last rehabilitation was in 1984. City data indicates that about 4,700 vehicles pass over the bridge daily, with projections showing that number could rise to 5,520 vehicles daily in about 30 years.

The new bridge is expected to be in service for a minimum of 75 years. Its final cost has not yet been determined since the work still has to go out to bid. Although the city council bonded $4.5 million for the project in April, 95 percent of the project will be covered by grant money from the Federal Highway Administration and the New York State Department of Transportation. Prior estimates for the city’s 5 percent share have ranged from $150,000 in 2013 to the most recent estimate of $227,500, given by Morris on Thursday.

Renovations to the bridge were originally scheduled to be completed this past April, but then-city engineer Russ Reeves said in November 2013 the city would have to bump that date up due to the status of the bridge. At that time, he said the city looked to complete the work in 2014.

During the process to determine the bridge’s fate, the city initially considered rehabilitation, but ultimately decided on replacement.

Recognizing the impact that the closure of the Spring Avenue Bridge has had on the safety and economic well-being of county motorists, the Rensselaer County Legislative Office of the Minority filed legislation calling for support of Senator Charles Schumer’s proposed amendment to the Federal Transportation Bill. This amendment would increase New York State’s annual funding for off-system bridge repairs by $50 million, allowing for needed repairs to the area’s aging infrastructure. Rensselaer County has 56 off-system bridges which have either become obsolete or are in need of major repairs, according to a statement from the minority office.

This story came from The Record.

DIY Friday: Floating Shelves

A popular trend in home decor these days are floating shelves or shelves that appear to sit on the wall with no visible support. DIY Friday Tips from ReBath of Albany - Floating Shelves

These shelves are great for displaying pictures, nick nacks, books, awards and more, but you do need to make sure they are installed properly. You wouldn’t want a shelf falling down on someone or dropping all of your photos on the floor.

You can customize these shelves to match your own home decor. Paint them different colors to make them stand out or stain them to match the other woodwork in your house. Either way they are a beautiful addition to any room.

These shelves are basically flat, hollow boxes that hang on the wall.The material you need for this project will depend on the size and space you have available to you. You should try to keep the shelves shallow, since the materials suggested in this video are a little bit thin.

This is not a project you want to take on if you don’t have good table saw, since you will need it for most of the project.

Watch this video to see just how they created beautiful floating shelves.


Tang Teaching Museum Announces Free Kids Programs

Tang Teaching Museum's summer activity schedule - ReBath of Albany Blog

A prototype of the kind of artwork students will be making inspired by Erika Verzutti’s “Mineral.” (Courtesy the Tang Teaching Museum)

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has announced their summer program of educational art activities for school-age children at libraries around the Capital Region, and on Saturdays at the Tang.

The Tang Teaching Museum’s traveling program to libraries will feature a hands-on art project in keeping with the libraries’ science theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Working with the principles of balance and center of gravity, and inspired by a recently exhibited work of art called “Study for a Monument,” by Gayle Wells Mandle (Skidmore College Class of 1963) and her daughter, Julia Mandle, library-goers age 5 and older will make free-standing sculptures out of craft sticks, covered wire, wax sticks, and more.

A full schedule of the free library programs is below. Materials will be provided. Please contact the individual libraries for more information or to make reservations.

The Tang also offers children ages 5 and older a chance to express their creativity in the museum through its Family Saturdays programs. These free programs use current exhibitions as a starting point to give children (and their adult companions) the opportunity to express their creativity in fun and inspiring ways. Family Saturdays run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. over seven Saturdays this summer (on July 12, 19, 26, and Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23). Each program includes a brief tour followed by a hands-on art activity, with all materials provided. Space is limited. Reservations can be made starting one week before the program by calling the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.

“I love all the programs we offer in the summer,” says Ginger Ertz, the Tang Teaching Museum’s Educator. “The joy in the faces of the hundreds of children we work with — as they look at images of art, gush with ideas while talking about the artwork and, finally, create their own works — is just infectious. Engaged from beginning to end, the children have fun and learn at the same time!”

Tang Teaching Museum’s Library Program for 2014

Museum educators from the Tang Teaching Museum will lead an art program at the following locations for children age 5 and older. All programs are free and art-making materials will be provided. Please contact the library for more information and to make reservations.

Thursday, July 10, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Diver Library, 136 Main St., Schaghticoke, NY 12154, 518-753-4344

Thursday, July 10, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Mechanicville Library, 190 N. Main St. Mechanicville, NY 12118, 518-664-4646

Wednesday, July 16, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Grafton Community Library, 2455 New York 2, Grafton, NY 12082, 518-279-0580

Wednesday, July 16, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12210, 518-427-4310

Wednesday, July 16, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Watervliet Public Library, 1501 Broadway Watervliet, NY 12189,518-274-4471

Thursday, July 17, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church Street Amsterdam, NY 12010, 518-842-1080

Thursday, July 17, (tentative time) 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Town of Ballston Community Library, 2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills, NY 12027, 518-399-8174 ext. 8

Tuesday, July 22, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Pine Hills Br, Alb. Public Library, 517 Western Ave. Albany, NY 12203, 518-482-7911

Wednesday, July 23, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., E. Greenbush Library, 10 Community Way East Greenbush, NY 12061, 518-477-7476 ext. 106

Thursday, July 24, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., Hadley Luzerne Library, 19 Main St, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846, 518-696-3423

Thursday, July 24, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Nassau Free Library, 18 Church St, Nassau, NY 12123, 518-766-2715

Tuesday, July 29, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Greenwich Library, 148 Main Street Greenwich, NY 12834, 518-692-7157

Tuesday, July 29, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Crandall Library, Glens Falls, 251 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518-792-6508

Wednesday, July 30, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Girl Scout Camp/Galway

Wednesday, July 30, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Galway Public Library, 5264 Sacandaga Rd. Galway, N.Y. 12074, 518-882-6385

Thursday, July 31, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054, 518-439-9314 Ext. 3033

Thursday, July 31, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Clifton Park/Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065, (518)371-8622

Thursday, July 31, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Howe br, Albany public, 105 Schuyler St, Albany, NY 12202, 518-472-9485

Friday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Poestenkill Library, 9 Plank Rd, Poestenkill, NY 12140, 518-283-3721

Friday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Scotia branch, Sch’dy library, 14 Mohawk Ave, Scotia, NY 12302, 518-386-2247

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., Brunswick Community Library, 4118 New York 2, Troy, NY 12180, 518-279-4023

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Altamont Free Library, 177-181 Main St, Altamont, NY 12009, 518-861-7239

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Queensbury parks & rec , Gurney park, outdoor, 518-761-8214

Thursday, Aug. 7, 3:30 p.m. – 4: 30 p.m., Albany public, Delaware Branch, 331 Delaware Avenue Albany, NY 12209, 518-463-0254

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Stony Creek Library, 37 Harrisburg Rd, Stony Creek NY, 518-696-5911

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Ballston Spa Public Library, 21 Milton Avenue Ballston Spa, NY, 12020, 518-885-5022

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., Rotterdam branch, Sch’dy library, 1100 N. Westcott Road Schenectady, NY 12306, 518-356-3440

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Duane Branch, Sch’dy library, 1331 State Street Schenectady, NY 12304, 518-386-2242

Thursday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Schuylerville Library, 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville NY 12871, 518-695-6641

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., North Creek Library, 219 Main St., North Creek, NY 518-251-4343

Tang Teaching Museum’s Family Saturday Programs for Summer 2014

The Tang’s series of seven Family Saturday programs accompany work in our exhibitions this summer. The free programs run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the Saturdays below, and are for children 5 and older, with an adult companion. Reservations are encouraged and can be made starting one week in advance by calling the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.

July 12 — Glittering Geodes
We will look at and discuss Erika Verzutti’s geode-like sculptures in her solo exhibition Mineral, then make our own geodes out of Model Magic clay, beads and more, inspired by her work.

July 19 — Graphic Alphabets
We will look at Kay Rosen’s huge painting Wanderful! painted directly on the wall in I was a double, then create whimsical graphic art using alphabet stamps and stencils for imagery. Note: This is a drop-in event, 1-4 p.m. as part of the daylong Frances Day, a celebration of the Tang museums namesake with music, art-making and artists talks from noon to 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception. No reservations required.

July 26 — Geometry with Pizzazz
Inspired by Stanley Whitney’s irregular grid paintings (Untitled), and Regina Bogat’s diamond-shaped paintings (Fusaro) in I was a double, we will create geometric collages out of a variety of bright and sparkling materials.

Aug. 2 — Abstract Sculpture
After discussing Beverly Semmes’s ceramic sculptures such as Cake in her solo exhibition Beverly Semmes: FRP, we will create abstract sculptures out of pipe-cleaners (chenille stems), using the shapes of hers as inspiration.

Aug. 9 — Puppets with Wild Hair
After looking at and discussing Jeff Sonhouse’s surprising portraits in his solo exhibition Jeff Sonhouse: Slow Motion, we will be inspired by his use of color, pattern and unexpected materials in creating our puppets. Hint: Curly chenille will be plentiful!

Aug. 16 — Make a Mini Sofa
Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson have created a new seating installation of custom couches for our exhibition I was a double. We will make whimsical mini-sofas and chairs inspired by their work.

Aug. 23 — Form and Color
Ruth Vollmer’s colorful and translucent Plexiglas sculpture Intersecting Ovals in I was a double will be the inspiration for our sculptural work of intersecting shapes.

Information for this post came from The Saratogian.

Albany Hockey Players Drafted in NHL

Two young hockey players who were born and raised in the Albany area were drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 2014 NHL draft. The draft took place in Philadelphia this past weekend.

Anthony Angello, a native of Albany, was taken in the 5th round of the draft by the Penguins. Angello, a kid scouted as having “good size and good skill” is committed to playing college hockey at Cornell. He recently finished his senior year at Fayetteville-Manlius High School in Onondaga County.

Anthony Angello, of Albany, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL draft.

Anthony Angello, of Albany, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL draft.

Jeff Taylor, from Clifton Park, was also chosen to join the Penguins organization. Taylor was chosen in the 7th round of the draft. A former player at Albany Prep Academy, Taylor just finished his freshman year at Union College. Pittsburgh scouts describe him as a smaller defenseman, but one with great puck moving ability.

Taylor becomes the seventh NHL Draft pick in Union College’s history.

Albany area native drafted in NHL draft

Jeff Taylor, from Clifton Park, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2014 NHL draft.

Pittsburgh’s staff is very happy to invite both of these young players into the organization and looks forward to watching their growth.

DIY Friday: Installing Self Stick Tile

Hi DIY Friday fans. Sorry we missed last week. The showroom and office were very busy and we just didn’t have time to post this video. DIY Friday Tips from ReBath of Albany - Self Stick Tile for Bathroom

This week our DIY find focuses on laying self stick tile in your bathroom. Of course, here at ReBath of Albany, we can install ceramic tile, vinyl tile or a vinyl sheet floor, but self stick tiles can be a great way to give your bathroom a new look at a low cost.

You might be thinking “self stick tiles are awful, why would you want those?” You are a right, many years ago self stick tiles were made with cheap materials and didn’t last very long. The self stick tiles that are available today are made with better materials that will last longer. Many of the brand come with warranties.

To begin this project, you will need the tiles that you chose maybe some acetone to clean off any glue or caulking around the outside of the current floor. You will need to remove the current floor to make sure the tiles stick properly and do not buckle or peel up.


Hope you enjoyed this week’s DIY Friday find. Let us know how your DIY project turns out, by posting in the comment section!

New Acrylic Wall Color Installed in Grafton

One of the new acrylic walls colors was installed on a job in Grafton last week.

The homeowners visited our showroom in Clifton Park and spoke with Lyndia about freshening up the look of their bathroom. They eventually want to remodel the whole thing, but Lyndia suggested that they start with the tub and shower area.

Acrylic walls and liner installed in Grafton - ReBath of Albany

ReBath of Albany’s new White Carrera Marble was installed in this Grafton home last week.

After looking through all the colors, they decided to go with White Carrera Marble and chrome fixtures. This was a big difference from the pink tub they currently had.

Since the tub was cast iron, George the estimator told the couple that we could install a liner over the top. This kept the cost down a little bit and they were able to keep the shape of their old tub.

Three weeks after their showroom visit, the installers arrived at their home to transform their bathroom. They took down all the wall material, exposing the studs and the plumbing. Since the home was older, they redid some of the plumbing to make sure it would hold up for years to come. Next they installed new mold resistant board and sealed up the area to prevent mold.

By mid afternoon, the installers were ready to clean up their work area and head back to the shop. The homeowners are very happy with the new color and will be calling ReBath of Albany to remodel the rest of the bathroom later this year.

Great job team!


South Colonie Student Raises Money for Tornado-damaged Firehouse

Colonie Central High School recently made headlines by raising money during Raiderfest for the American Cancer Society, but the altruistic spirit starts even younger at South Colonie, with an 8-year-old student at Forest Park who has done some fundraising of his own.

Second-grader Logan Trembley was recently invited to attend the Duanesburg Volunteer Rescue Squad meeting to tell the squad about his efforts to raise $570 to help fix damage the building sustained during a tornado.

South Colonie Student raises money for damaged firehouse - ReBath of Albany

Forest Park second-grader Logan Trembley, shown here with his mom, Lauren Trembley, raised $570 to give to the Duanesburg Rescue Squad to help repair their tornado-damaged building. Photo by Billy DeLap.

To raise the money, Trembley held a bake sale at Raiderfest and also had a hat day at his school, where people paid a dollar or more and were allowed to wear a hat for the day. He also donated the $10.43 he had when he emptied his piggy bank.

In late May, a severe weather system moved through the western part of the Capital District damaging homes, knocking down trees and power lines, and also ripping a wall off the volunteer firehouse in Duanesburg. Trembley saw it on the news.

“I felt bad for them, and I wanted to help,” said Trembley, who added that he wants to be a fireman when he grows up because they are heroes.

“He saw it on the news … the day after it happened, and that’s when he told me he wanted to do something,” said Lauren Trembley, Logan’s mother.

Lauren, who heads up the Special Education PTA, played an important role in putting Raiderfest together. She was in charge of the vendors, and when Logan mentioned he wanted to have a bake sale, she had to make sure none of the vendors were selling similar items.

“He wanted to sell something at Raiderfest, and I was in charge of the vendors, so I couldn’t let him sell something the vendors were going to have. He was adamant he was going to sell something, so that’s what we came up with,” said Lauren.

The food was donated by people in the community that responded to a Facebook post Lauren made at the request of her son.

“He asked me to post on Facebook. He said, ‘Can you post Facebook, Mom, and ask people to donate stuff for my bake sale.’ People we didn’t even know ended up donating food. … It was pretty amazing,” said Lauren.

Logan’s original goal was to raise a $1,000. His father, Scott, and his 11-year-old sister, Abigail, helped sell the baked goods, which raised $380.

Logan went to the rescue squad meeting to donate the money and wanted to see the building in person.

“I wanted to see it in real life. They didn’t show the back of it in the first place,” he said.

Lauren said that visit had a real impact on her son.

“I think it was very powerful for him to see it in person and to hear from them that the money would help to fix the building and that they were still working on taking donations,” said Lauren.

The hat day raised $180 with help and participation of the Forest Hill students and staff. Logan said other people could continue to help the fire department by donating money directly.

This story was originally published on Colonie Spotlight and can be read here.

DIY Friday: Suitcase packing for a trip

DIY Friday: Suitcase packing tips - ReBath of AlbanyFor many families, summer vacation is here or just around the corner. Many of you may be planning a trip to Disney world, Europe or another exciting place. With the price of flights jumping higher and extras getting tacked on constantly, we bet you will be trying your best to fit as much as you can into as few suitcases as possible.DIY Friday Tips from ReBath of Albany

We found a great video that shows you how to pack all your clothes into one small suitcase or carry-on. The video does go a little fast so here are the highlights of his method:

  • pack shoes separately, toward the bottom of the suitcase
  • you can put things in your shoes to save space
  • don’t roll your socks, pack them around the outside of the suitcase
  • pack underwear the same way as the socks
  • pack the rest of your clothing flat, you will fold it all together

Make sure you watch the video to better understand our brief descriptions of the steps.


Hope you find these tips from the staff at ReBath of Albany helpful. Enjoy your family vacation!