Every day Life
Comparing SPACE BAGS:
My clothes my clothes are everywhere, do you have room in your closet for me to spare?
Have I mentioned that we are moving? We have found a wonderful new home that has the open kitchen.. to the living room, a large master bedroom with jacuzi bath and a pool. Can’t wait for that puppy we will be getting too!!! So much to look forward to, so much to do before we sign the closing papers.
A large majority of our packing is; clothing (winter, summer, spring, fall), blankets, sheets, towels, pillows, cherished girly baby clothes, etc. …really bulky things that really don’t make sense putting into a card board box. So anything that can help organize, make my shtuff smaller and easier to work with is welcome.
10 years ago, after I had my daughter, I decided to buy those space bags to make my life a little easier and organized. I bought into it. I bought the whole kit…the small ones- the big ones, the extra big ones, and the extra EXTRA big bags. Back then, and even sometimes now, if I see something that looks like it is the answer to my messy house problems, I’m hoping beyond hope that it’s going to work exactly or maybe even better than advertised. Well the “Space bags” didn’t work, they turned out to be nothing more than glorified trash bags. They did end up coming in handy for vacation when I needed to keep my socks, underwear, shoes and toiletries separate and organized, but they didn’t work as promised. The zip like fastener never kept the bag closed for very long, and the vacuum seal ended up not sealing very well to the point where most of the air made its way back into the bag.
Well it’s 10+ years later and Ziploc has gotten into creating space bags themselves. Hoping with all hope, I’m crossing my fingers while attaching my vacuum cleaner to the vacuum valve. The zipper held, the air came out nice and easily, but unfortunately somewhere on the seams the air seeped back into the bag and my sweaters had just as much air around them in the bag an hour later as when I started out.
Please don’t waste your money. Maybe the plastic storage bins are my answer.
It should be noted that even though the air is taken out, if these things actually worked, the weight of your sweaters are the same. So if you’re thinking that since your sweater looks much smaller in the bag after all of the air is taken out, it’s still just as heavy as when you had it in that bulky box that you’re going to use for storage….plus the weight of the bulky box…..images can be deceiving.
LovingPeacefulMama is a mother of a middle schooler. She loves to write about her daily experiences with her family. She also writes stories with her daughter, you can find them on facebook toothfairywisdom page