Smart ways to store
things at home
This article sponsored by Space Bag. Space
Bag is the maker of the next generation
of vacuum-seal compressible bags, the
Space Bag® Cube. These newly designed,
vacuum-seal storage bags feature a
squared bottom to store 25 percent more
in each bag. Simply pack your bulkiest
items (comforters, pillows and seasonal
clothing) into the Space Bag Cube, seal
the airtight zipper and vacuum out the air!
Your items will compress into a stackable
storage cube and be fully protected from
bugs, dirt, mildew and odors.
AS YOU ORGANIZE all the things in your house, it’s clear that items such
as blankets, toys, seasonal products and so on take up lots of room. A very
clever storage solution is the vacuum-seal storage bag. These bags have airtight and watertight zippers and a one-way air valve so that, using an ordinary
vacuum, you can suck out all the air in the bag. The result is a smaller package
to store, saving space and keeping the items clean and safe.
There are dozens of smart applications for these vacuum-seal storage
bags. Here are a few.
In the closet
When it comes to our wardrobes, most of us wear 20 percent of our clothes
80 percent of the time. That leaves a lot of clothes just hanging around the
closet. And if you’re working with a small closet, those garments are taking
up some prime real estate!
The first step to any closet overhaul is remove everything. Then, separate
everything by season, or winter and summer wear.
Store all your winter items, such as sweaters, ski coats, pants and bulky
comforters, in vacuum-seal bags. Once the seasons change, your winter clothing comes out fresh and clean. Do the same for your summer wardrobe when
the time comes.
Infant and toddler gear expands exponentially. You can store a child’s precious
baby clothes safely and securely; compress
and protect extra bedding, pillows and blankets; and provide a dirt- and allergen-free
storage place for the stuffed animal overflow.
Around the house
For belongings you want by your front
door, use a bag in the nearest closet. It’s a
handy way to store mittens, scarves, hats
and the like. The front-door closet is also
a great place for storing winter coats and
For the dining room, seal your good silver in airtight and watertight vacuum-seal
bags to put the brakes on the tarnishing
process. Silver will tarnish when exposed
to air and moisture.
In your attic, take advantage of empty
suitcases by compressing seasonal clothing
or bedding in bags, then place them inside
the luggage. Stored items will be safe from
moisture, pests, mildew, dirt and odors, and
take up zero additional space. A
Conforms to the shape of
your moving boxes.
Adds extra capacity to
your storage bins.
TYPES STANDARD NUMBER
SIZES OF CUBES
Plastic bin 40 qt. ( 38 L) 1 extra-large
Plastic bin 30 gal. 1 jumbo +
( 11. 4 L) 1 large
Medium 18" x 18" x 16" 2 large +
moving box 1 extra-large
Large 18" x 18" x 24" 1 jumbo +
moving box 1 extra-large