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Storing Clothing

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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Rather than spend extra money on vacuum storage bags for clothes (which can run from $20 a set and up), I take tall, plastic garbage bags, suck the air out with my vacuum, and tape it sealed, preserving the vacuum. Then I label the bags with what clothes are in them ("Winter sweaters" for example). If you prefer storage bins, dollar stores carry them. When the need arises for those clothes, the tape easily comes off and the bags can be used for the trashcan or used again for clothing storage. Just be careful that there are no holes (which can be taped by the way).


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periwinkle163
by on May. 21, 2011 at 9:37 PM

 Good idea, I just use boxes.

ilovemyboys84
by Gold Member on May. 21, 2011 at 9:38 PM

thanks for sharing great idea!!!!

karischub
by on May. 22, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Thanks for sharing a great idea. I usually use totes and erasable labels...

KaroGreenly
by on May. 22, 2011 at 2:31 PM

We use totes. I never thought of vacuuming the air out of trash bags. 

chiquis
by on May. 22, 2011 at 2:33 PM
Wow. Perfect timing I almost bought space bags haha.
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Kainalu55
by on May. 23, 2011 at 4:24 AM

another great tip...thanks!

Tashia07
by on May. 23, 2011 at 10:42 AM

I use the under bed storage containers... The vacuum bags work well for me. I use those on seasonal clothing because they only work if you seal them and leave them for a while!

crystal626rose
by on May. 23, 2011 at 10:45 AM

I wish I would have thought about this before I bought those bags LOL .

Luvmybooskies
by on May. 23, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Neat idea, I just use bins, but I am running out of room fast lol!

starbeck96
by on May. 23, 2011 at 1:50 PM

I use a storage box. 

Like right now I am packing all of our winter/fall clothes up.  I usually get rid of anything that I know my kids won't be able to wear again.

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