Friday, August 22, 2008

Space Bags

Where have you been all my life, Space Bags? How do I love thee? Let me save the space. I've been at a loss as to how to pack linens, fabric & yarn stockpiles, and especially the ginormous mattress topper we have for the aero bed to make it guest-worthy.

So, I just crammed all this stuff into a big, crinkly plastic bag, zipped it up, and then grabbed the vacuum. The giant sucking sound is positively thrilling. An entire closet full of linens and such is now in one liiiiittle corner of said closet. I am so in love.

I have a horrible prejudice against exciting products as seen on TV. What else am I missing out on?! Luckily, my friend Danielle turned me on to this one. I'm considering mailing the space bag people to ask if they have a mega sized bag into which I can just toss all of our stuff and shrink it down.

Yay, Space Bags!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have lots more of all sizes--can we send them on?

Love, Mom

SWE said...

oh my yes! We don't really need any more ginormous ones, but could certainly make use of about a half-dozen regular sized ones. Awesome!!! We'll send 'em back all nice after the move. ;)

Anonymous said...

Woo! Glad to hear they work for you -- I'd been contemplating them for OUR move, and am glad to hear it's a good idea.

Sunshine

Niki Naeve said...

Word up is that they need re-vacuuming every few months, FYI. we have them in our gynormous -and wet like the rainforest- basement.

SWE said...

Sunshine, you will LOVE these bags. The friend who recommended them to me used them to bring donations to an orphanage in Nepal. Made the luggage heavy, but given that we're all paying baggage fees these days anyway...

You might really want them for any linens and such that you're shipping. Save you from the musty, dusty smell from the boxes if nothing else.

And Niki-thanks for the heads up! I dunno that we're going to store much in them permanently, but if we do I will be sure to heed your advice lest they explode. :) Hmmm...now I'm thinking sleeping bags and other camping gear could use just such treatment. "Having" to inspect them every few months might be just the thing...

The COG said...

Yer Dad is on this one! Stand by.

Chicago Sarah said...

I love space bags. Really. so much that even though I'm at work and we are an hour behind schedule, I had to tell you that :)