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The packing away clothing thread reminded me I am looking for those space bags (is that the name?) has anyone seen where to buy them, the ones you use a vacuum cleaner to suck out the air and compact everything. Does Kmart or anything like that sell them or do you have to go to a specialty shop? Are they expensive? Is this the best way to store. I am running out of room. :laughing:
I love space bags...they keep all your storage nice, neat and organised....I use mine on rotation...ie as soon as winter comes a long I do a swap...I pack most of my summer clothes and bring out the winter space bags and vica versa (separate for hubby and I....he sometimes just *must* have this particular shirt thatís been packed already:laughing: :rolleyes: )
I brought mine from Big W from memory...I can't remember how much they were though??? maybe $15/20each for an extra large one??:o sorry..just a guess!! not much help am i!!! lol
We got ours from Kmart, i think target sells them as well! I think they were around $15-20, but you can get a cheaper version for around ten!
They are less than useless in the medium to long term, but they seemed like such a good idea to start with.
They become brittle with age, and leak, so they expand, or worse, the seams give, and the whole lot falls out of the top of the wardrobe onto the person who opened the door (in our case it was a teenage DD, who really lost her temper).
I have given up on buying them.
Mind you, I am about to have one HUGE cleanout of little girl wear, and some size 000 and 00 boys wear. Production line closed here, no need to store things anymore!!!
has anyone else had the problem of them falling apart? Which are the good ones to buy?
the actual space bag brand ones are apparently the best - they last the longest etc - but if it's short-medium term storage the cheap ones are fine. we used them when moving house and if it wasn't for the fact some of them got ripped apart by sharp things in transit i'd still be using them all! we got them at k-mart pretty cheaply.
hmm, I havenít so far...Iíve had mine for about three years...but Iím not in and out of them all the time..just seasonally and when there not in use they just sit neatly/flat/stacked and horizontal in the top compartment our wardobes (filled to the max)..I brought the 'original' space ones, and have had no problems so far.:confused:
I got my space bag from howards storage world (I love that shop) its a large one and it cost $11. The only problem I've encountered with it was the zipper. It fell off the first time I used it, I got it back on easily enough but you can just clip it closed like a resealable lunch bag.
I used to use these and like someone else said, great idea in the beginning but long term useless waste of money. The zips break, they deflate and they are dust collectors. I know someone who had better luck with the $2 shop cheapies over the "SpaceBag" brand.
In the end, I went and bought some jumbo plastic containers from Kmart and they hold so much for storage .. you just have to have somewhere to put them. Our garage is clean and doesn't get any nasties so I just have them stacked in a corner of the garage.
The only way I have ever used them is for SUPER long term... I pack them right to the tippy top, then stack them in a cheapo plastic storage container with those clips that come up over the end.
That way even if they are punctured or wear out it doesn't matter cause they are well squished down from the lid!
Although double handing, it's great for stuff you don't want taking up wardrobe space. Mine is full of my old baby and school clothes, and a few treasured toys.
Hope this helps :)
I bought some 'space bag' brand ones and some cheaper ones. The cheaper ones are **** and the air leaks back into them. Every time I pull them out to move something around I end up having to hook the vacuum back up. The space bag brand ones are awesome - I'll continue to use them.
mine seem to lose their suction even though they seem to have no visible holes
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