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Mattp January 27th, 2005 12:58 AM

Space Saver Bags
Does anyone use the bags that save space and eliminate the air? Do they work? I know there are ones that DONT need a vacum.....

Anyone have any experiances with these?


jphc318 January 27th, 2005 06:44 AM

Re: Space Saver Bags
they have them at wal mart they work awesome because my wife an dmyself constantly overpack and have always taken way too much luggage but with the bags we at least cut down on the luggage the clothes well.....................

nolou525 January 27th, 2005 06:49 AM

Re: Space Saver Bags
Do the clothes stay wrinkle free or do they need to be ironed after? I have always been tempted to buy these bags but never really heard how good they work.

Cheryl C.

luckyroot January 27th, 2005 07:45 AM

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we used them for our first cruise, and they really do work well. I have to say, we didn't have any noticable wrinkles (but I also took them out immediately and hung them up. We also brought along Downey Wrinkle release and I gave them a spray once they were hung.

A tip someone told me and I want to share.........if you're flying to your destination, just be careful about weight. When you use these bags, you can pack a LOT more! (trust me on the weight part lol)

phillygirl January 27th, 2005 09:44 AM

Re: Space Saver Bags
Just go to your local Target and buy Hefty One Zip bags. Cheaper, no vacuum needed and work just as well.

suefish January 27th, 2005 05:35 PM

Re: Space Saver Bags
i got some on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond. They have 2 different types, one that needs a vac, and ones that you just roll the air out. I have the roll out kind. They do work.

cali-croozer January 27th, 2005 05:42 PM

Re: Space Saver Bags
I use the "roll the air out" type, but just for underwear, socks and towels (yes, we take our own because I don't want to be stuck paying for a lost towel). You can find them on sale every now and then. The zip lock bags work ok, but are not as airtight as the space bags.

LisaK January 28th, 2005 10:07 AM

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we use the ziploc type bags for underwear, t-shirts and socks, really saves space, you fill the bag , squish out all the air, seal it up and just toss it into a corner of your suitcase.

Dorothy January 29th, 2005 12:29 PM

Re: Space Saver Bags
2 gallon freezer bags work just fine if you carefully squeeze out all the air.

Downy Wrinkle Releaser is a must and really does work. Not to mention to smells wonderful!


CruzCrazy January 30th, 2005 06:35 PM

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I have never used the space bags, I can't figure out how thinks don't get wrinkled. I should buy one and try it at home before using it for travelling.

How did we live before Zip Lock Bags? They are the greatest invention.

I also pack all the underies, socks, pantyhose, etc in them. Anything I want to keep together.

Newspaper Bags - I used to use zip locks for those but now I save the plastic bags my newspaper comes in and use them for the shoes. The Sunday ones are great for hubby's shoes and mine use the regular ones.

It's amazing all the little tips you learn.

hydro-terp January 31st, 2005 07:56 AM

Re: Space Saver Bags
We had good luck with ours on our last cruise. We bought ours from Target. You get two large and one medium for like $9.

Dixie Lee January 31st, 2005 02:56 PM

Re: Space Saver Bags
How do you use them if you do not have a vacumn cleaner to suck the air out when packing to come back home? Do the ones that require you to roll out the air really work?
Dixie Lee

hydro-terp January 31st, 2005 03:45 PM

Re: Space Saver Bags
<<How do you use them if you do not have a vacumn cleaner to suck the air out when packing to come back home? >>

You seal them and then roll them. The air passes out the outlet but cant come back in the bag. Its hard to explain how it works in words. You have the ziplock part on one end and on the other is a one way flapper so to speak that takes like two right angles before exiting the bag. You really have to look at one to understand. The plastic collapses on itself and keeps air from coming back into the bag. Imagine having a balloon that has busted and trying to suck air through it. Its pretty damn clever I must say. I had to look closely at it for a few minutes to figure out where the air went and how it worked.

<<Do the ones that require you to roll out the air really work?>>


judiekaren February 19th, 2005 09:50 AM

Re: Space Saver Bags
"Hefty" has come out with some 2-1/2 gallon bags they call "Jumbo Multi-Purpose" bags. They measure 14-3/8" x 16" and come 12 to a box. (I paid $3.15 at my local grocer.) These are the type with a sliding zipper. They are heavy weight like a freezer bag.

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