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.....................
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)
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.
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!
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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.
<<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?>>
"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.