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Space Saver Storage Bags

Updated on November 29, 2012

The space in your home can be quickly cluttered by items that need to be stored away over long periods of time. When it comes to storing seasonal items such as winter clothing, blankets, etc., you can lessen the amount of storage space needed for these items by using the space storage bags.

Minimizing Storage Space

Minimizing the storage space in your home is easy to do with the space saver storage bags. These bags allow you to place items such as blankets or clothing inside and then vacuum out the air while reducing the size of the items inside of the bag.

The space saver bags are relatively easy to use. They have a double Ziploc enclosure that creates a tight seal on the bag. The bags have an area for the vacuum hose to remove all of the air from inside of the bag while shrinking the items inside to under half of the original size. By shrinking the items within the bag it allows you to use less of the space in your home to store those seasonal items that are only used certain times of the year.

Double Ziploc Air Tight Seal
Double Ziploc Air Tight Seal | Source
Space Saver Bag before air is vacuumed out.
Space Saver Bag before air is vacuumed out. | Source
Vacuum easily removes air from the bag.
Vacuum easily removes air from the bag. | Source
Space Saver Bag after air is vacuumed out.
Space Saver Bag after air is vacuumed out. | Source

Advantages of the Space Saver Storage Bags

The space saver storage bags have many advantages because they are able to safely store your items when not in use. The bags are waterproof and they also prevent the items inside from becoming soiled while they are in storage.

The bags also allow you to shrink the size of the items so you can easily store them in a smaller area. The bags can allow you to easily store blankets under the bed unlike other storage options such as plastic container that do not easily fit into smaller areas.

You can also open and reuse the bags as often as you wish. We like to regularly use on in our living room during the winter months for our throw blankets because it helps to keep our pets from shedding on our blankets when we are not using them.

I also like to use them for camping trips because I can easily back more items such as; bed linens, towels, and clothing when they are shrunk down in size.

Disadvantages of Space Saver Storage Bags

There are some disadvantages of the space saver storage bags. The number one problem I have is that if I do not immediately put the bags into storage my cats tend to puncture them. Once the cats puncture the bags they no longer have an airtight seal and they no longer keep the items inside vacuumed to a smaller size.

The other disadvantage is that they do not vacuum down to a certain shape so storage can become a bit tricky when each bag is a different shape and size.

Overall Review of the Space Saver Storage Bags

Even though my cats can sometimes puncture my space saver bags I am still 100% satisfied with how well they work. I use them all the time for storage and camping trips. Even without the use of a vacuum you can still remove most of the air by simply rolling the bag up and then sealing it closed or you can have your children sit on the bag while you seal it closed to remove the extra air as well. This is a product that I would definitely recommend to anyone that wants to minimize the amount of storage space they are currently using in their home!


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      Russ Moran - The Write Stuff 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      This is a very useful hub for all but cat lovers. I have used these bags and I agree that they are an excellent storage solution for all. It's amazing how little space a bag takes up once the air is out of it.

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      Leah Lefler 5 years ago from Western New York

      Those bags are EXCELLENT for storing out-of-season clothes. We stuff our sweaters and snow pants into them and store them in the basement in the summer. The bags are waterproof, so no worries about extra moisture in the basement!