ON THE ROAD
Vacuum-seal bags can be very handy on the
road. In larger suitcases, they can be used to
compress and organize the contents. Fill and
compress one with just underwear, another
with socks and scarves. Another can hold soft
items such as T-shirts and nightclothes.
If you’re traveling with kids, these bags can
hold complete outfits so that the kids can find
their own items and dress themselves.
Take along extra bags to hold dirty laundry
and keep the rest of the contents in the suitcase fresh and clean. Also, use a bag to hold
film, extra batteries and other items you want
to keep waterproof and easy to find.
TIPS & TRICKS
IN THE RV
Here are four road-tested ways to improve
your RV experience with vacuum-seal bags.
• Store clean towels, linens and extra pillows
for protection against dirt, bugs, moisture
and odors, while freeing up vital space.
• Protect maps, road atlases and other important documents such as vehicle registrations,
extended-service agreements, manuals and
• Trade your onboard laundry hamper for a
large bag to keep the interior of your RV
odor-free and dry.
• Be prepared with foul-weather gear, but
keep it compressed in a storage bag and
stowed out of the way.
ON THE BOAT
Every boater shares two common challenges:
how to stow the most items in limited space
and how to protect them from the ravages of
moisture, mildew and water. Use vacuum-seal
bags to keep clothing, charts, matches, flares
and other important items clean, dry and ready
to use. These bags can shrink the volume of
clothing, bedding and blankets in half, making
room for more stowage in tight spaces.
CARING FOR CASHMERE
CASHMERE SWEATERS are the ultimate
luxury. They are soft, lightweight and can be
worn throughout the seasons. Sweaters made
with two-ply cashmere yarns are dense and
will not excessively stretch or pill, even with
To keep cashmere sweaters looking their
best year after year, just handle them with
a little TLC.
• Let garments rest for at least 24 hours
between wearings; any wrinkles will vanish.
• Store sweaters folded, with a sachet or
cedar block tucked inside. Never hang a
cashmere sweater or store it in plastic.
• Treat stains as quickly as possible. Rinse
immediately with cold water; hot water
may set the stain. If garments get wet,
allow to dry away from direct heat.
• Dry cleaning is recommended because
it will help maintain the shape of the garment. Knits can be carefully hand-washed
in cold water, using a fine-washables soap,
then rolled in a bath towel to remove excess
water and dried flat.
• Moths are attracted to stains and soil left
on the garment, not to the material itself.
At season’s end, clean and store cashmere
garments in a chest or drawer. A