Space Madness… Using those “Space Bags”
So what does our family do on a cold and wintry Saturday morning? Well today we decided to test out our Space Bag that I purchased last night at the Mall I had seen these several times on the commercials, and thought, “Wow, what a great way to transport clothes and blankets when you are traveling and moving.” Then, it hit me, like a bolt out of the blue- we could use these for our upcoming move! I was so excited that I went out yesterday shopping with my Mom and picked up one to take on a test drive.
So this morning, the family gathered around in the living room, deciding what we would attempt to put in this jumbo sized Space Bag. We sent the kids to their bedrooms to find any and all blankets they could add to the bag, while we grabbed our bed blankets and the living room ones as well. One by one, we folded them as small as possible and stacked them inside the bag.
We learned that as you add the items to the bag, you want to press them down as much as possible. Now, we packed the bag on its own, but you can stabilize the bag by sitting it in a bin or box that you want to store it in. It will conform to it as you take the air out, where as we just did the bag on its own for its initial test run.
Printed on the top of the bag is the word “STOP” so you know where to fill your items too. We had everything stacked, then hubby grabbed the nozzle off the vacuum cleaner. At first, he couldn’t get the nozzle to attach to the opening of the Space Bag- until he turned it on. Once the suction started, it all worked out beautifully.
We had a good giggle that we were so excited to see air sucked out of a bag… but it was cool to see it really work. We all have been there where we watch those commercials and think “Sure, I bet that’s a scam.” Well, we can tell you it worked!
11 total pieces we added to the bag… 1 Queen Size Comforter, 3 Twin Size Comforters, and 7 blankets. Honestly, we probably could have fit a couple more, we just ran out of blankets! My mom has used the hanging Space Bag for winter coats and clothes, and she said it works amazing! Since we have a small U-Haul Trailer and a Mini-Van being the only moving space we have…. every bit will help.
The plan is to buy a Space Bag every pay check until the move. The Jumbo I purchased was $13.99- they also had travel ones (GREAT for those WDW Vacations!!) , hanging Space bags, and different other sizes. If you don’t want to purchase them online or off the TV, I got lucky and found our Mall recently got the store “TV Frenzies” which carries items only seen on TV. I am sure places like Wal-mart may have them, along with the Kohl’s Franchise. But, after checking out their site, (CLICK HERE), they have a great deal where if you buy one set, you can get two free. I think we will invest in this special as well, wherever we can save money!
We just unzipped the bag to let the air out, and it just puffed back up to it’s original size. Again, it’s funny what a kick we got out of this. We really enjoyed this experience, and since our goal is to help others on relocating, packing is a huge part of that. Any space you can save is a God send, so we encourage you to invest in these for you next vacation or move. Enjoy!