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Vacuum Bags for Moving

The use of vacuum bags for moving is a little-known secret that everyone should be aware of. If you don’t know what one is, allow us to explain. These specially designed storage bags contain a gasket-sealed port, which will enable you to place a vacuum tool into the bag to suck out the air. When you do this, you compress the items you’ve stored in the bag — reducing space significantly. Below are three great ways to use these innovative storage bags:

  • Packing Clothing: When packed in moving boxes or luggage, each clothing piece traps layers of air in between. This air creates excess bulk and makes it hard to be efficient when trying to save space. When you vacuum pack your clothes, you reduce what would typically be five or six boxes into one bag — that’s an impressive amount of space savings!
  • Packing Bed Sheets and Comforters: Vacuum bagging bulky bed sheets and comforters will save you a significant amount of space. You’d be amazed at how much a down comforter shrinks down when you take the excess air out of it.
  • Make perishable food last longer: While not necessarily a space-saving tip, you can extend the life of perishable foods by sealing them in an air-tight environment.
    Using a vacuum bag is easy. All you need is the bag and a vacuum with a hose/tool extension. First, fold and pack your items as neatly as possible inside the bag, taking care to do some initial compression of your items. Second, seal the bag. Finally, place your vacuum tool in the specially designed port and flip the switch. In a few seconds, you’ll be rewarded with a neatly compressed bag which is ready to be stored in a moving box.

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