Hopefully these terrific storage solutions don't come as surprise to anybody out there. But just in case we thought that we would take a look at the Vacuum Storage Bag
What we love
We have to admit that the price point for these storage bags can be quite compelling. Check out the Japan HOME Center for some inexpensive options.
- Size Options
When the Vacuum Storage bag came out over 10 years ago - size options were not available. Now though its a different story. You can get small, medium, large and hanging solutions. You can even get travel solutions. (Check out our travel packing tip this month)
Fantastic! Stick stuff in a bag. Grab a vacuum cleaner and suck all the air out. SO simple. You can reduce bulky blankets to 1/4 their size.
What we hate
While there are some great quality products on the market (like the original Space Bag ). There are a number of 'johnny come lately' that are cashing in on the concept with really low quality. Our advice to you - only buy reputable brands.
- Hong Kong Selection
It surprises me that there is a not a bigger selection / choice of products and bag types available to the HK consumer. When I visit Australia, I find that there are a number of sizes, combinations and reputable brands available at Target, Big W, and smaller retailers.
While the concept is pretty easy to understand, it still amazes me how many people overfill the bags - ending up with an exploding or ripped bag. I would love to see a more graphic instruction set showing exploding bags - plus it would be so much more interesting for the consumer.
With the use of a few vacuum bags you can easily double the available space in your wardrobes, and find some extra space under the bed. And the price point makes it a smart option for the average space challenged consumer.