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Old July 8th, 2005, 07:37 AM
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Last cruise we used space saver bags and they worked alright. They're certainly not what you would want for wrinkle fee packing but they did free up space.

Ive been eyeing the pack-it folders and they seam kind of cool.

Are they worth the money/better then the space saver bags?
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Old July 8th, 2005, 08:45 AM
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We were going to buy the space saver bags. One night we went into the new Container Store in my town. They were having a packing demonstration and showed both the bags and the pack-it folders. After watching the girl show how both worked, we bought the pack-it folders. The clothes were neater and just seemed to be less wrinkled. I did purchase a very large size space saver bag but will use it for dirty clothes.

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Old July 9th, 2005, 07:05 PM
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I have a friend that SWEARS by the pack it folders. Personally, I use 2 gallon baggies and take along a bottle of Downy Wrinkle Release.

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Old July 12th, 2005, 04:58 PM
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We used the two gallon zip bags on our 15 day cruise. They were cheap and worked like a charm. Pack the items, partially zip,sit on the bag to get the air out, and complete the zipping. No wrinkles because the items in the bag did not move.
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Where to find 2 gallon zip lock bags? I've looked for them at Walmart, Kmart, etc. Are they usually shelved near or with regular zip lock storage bags? another dept.?

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Old July 15th, 2005, 10:35 AM
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haven't tried the pack-it-folders, i do use the ziploc method for underwear, socks and t-shirts.
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Where can you purchase the Pack-it folders?
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We got ours at the Container Store. They have a webiste you can get them at also. Click on luggage, then clothing organizers. You can also try Magellan's Catalog. I'm sure any other luggage store would have them but they would probably be more expensive.



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Old July 15th, 2005, 09:41 PM
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I bought the 2 gallon baggies at the local grocery store and also at the dollar store. They workeed great. I pack one whole outfit (underwear,socks, shirt, and shorts) in on bag partially zipped it squeezed out the air and threw it in the suitcase. If they need to inspect your luggage for any reason thery wont mess up your clothes. They can see what is packed in each baggie. I also brought the downy wrinkle release with too. It worked great. Then I just used one suitcase for a hamper for dirty things.

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I bought about 7 space bags and they really worked well. Does the pack it folders compress your clothes enough to let you save space?
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Target carries the bigger zip-locks. They work very well. TTFN Jennifer
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Pack-it Folders 1 space saver bags 0

Right from the begining when I started to pack a got out a space saver bag and put my socks and stuff in it only to find it had a tear. This baby was used on two trips at most I think.

Folder held basically my whole wardrobe outside shorts and suits. Slacks, t-shirts, and collored shirts all together. I bought the big folder. That left undies, shorts, and socks. Id save my money on the space saver bags and buy the big ziplocks. You can basically buy 2-3 boxes of the them for the price of one space saver bag and they are tougher and will compress stuff long anough to get the bag closed. Who cares it it loses its seal and expands after you close the suitcase.

Pack-it folders is the way to go. Just bite the bullet on the price. Its only money.
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"""" I have a friend that SWEARS by the pack it folders. Personally, I use 2 gallon baggies and take along a bottle of Downy Wrinkle Release.

dorothy""""""

i buy the 2 gallon bags at target and put some of the wrinkle releaser in a smaller spray bottle for my cruises. i save money and still get rid of the wrinkles. and the bags are great for putting my used laundry in and keeping any smells locked in the bag and away from my clean stuff . squeeze all the air out and you have a compact way of packing
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