posted on Jan, 13 2007 @ 01:51 PM
Space Bags - Home Shopping Club. Those babies are awesome!
It's too funny that you mentioned it actually as I just ordered another big set of small , medium and large bags. They're really handy. Providing
you have a vacuum and electricity
For light emergencies where you have to grab and go but get to head back home after an all clear they are absolutely great. Sleeping bags, down
comforters (my two down comforters get deflated in spring and they squash down to virtually NOTHING...too cool).
One thing to note - make sure the items you're storing longer than a few months are freshly washed and BONE DRY and don't use dryer sheets or fabric
softeners. The chemicals in the dryer sheets and fabric softeners will make the items wreak of chemicals...especially dryer sheets which use a
synthetic oil. It will also likely leave residue stains on the fabric being compacted...the chemical oils leech out.
Also available on Home Shopping - dryer balls. no static, and no chemical scents or residues...much gentler on the fabrics...and they really work.
there are different makes and models of vacuum sealers as well. Some are ridiculously expensive others, like the Space Bags (or similar knock offs)
are better priced.
You can make your own as Angry Am. suggested and it's a fabulous idea!
Duct tape is great for nearly everything ain't it?? it is fibrous though and may not last over time. I'd experiment with electrical tape, teflon
tape or carpet tape. They are also water proof and super sticky...good with heat or cold.
I like the idea of making them... cheap and cheerful. Especially if they do the job!