Storing clothes in vacuum bags is one of the best solutions when it comes to saving space and maintaining order at home. Apartments are not particularly spacious nowadays and any practical and simple trick is welcome, especially if it makes life as easy as this one.
With the change of season comes the terrible change of clothes: summer clothes make room for winter clothes in your closet and vice versa. Of course, winter clothes take up much more space than summer clothes (those warm wool sweaters, scarves and knee-length coats can turn into a nightmare). There are also duvets, flannel sheets… a whole range of textiles that will make you cramped for room.
The solution is storing them packed in vacuum. If it doesn’t ring a bell or you don’t know how to do it, don’t worry because we’ll explain it in detail.
How to store clothes in vacuum bags
To start with, let’s prepare everything that’s needed for properly storing seasonal clothes until next year.
– Vacuum storage bags
– Vacuum cleaner
And that’s all. Shall we get started?
First, let’s arrange all the clothes. You’ll need to sort the clothes as they will be arranged in a way or another according to the type or the fabric of the clothes.
Get the clothes clean and ready for storing. Folding the clothes with care is preferable as storing clothes long-term in vacuum bags may cause visible wrinkles.
When it comes to clothes such as jackets or delicate dresses, whenever it’s possible, use a vacuum bag that is big enough to store the clothes without folding them. In order to save space (that’s what it’s all about after all), you can store as many similar clothes in a vacuum bag as you can fit without folding them.
The rest of clothes are folded and placed into a vacuum bag, carefully arranged. The better you pack the clothes in the vacuum bag, the more advantage you can take of the space available and the fewer wrinkles will form later in the process and when stored long term.
Next, close the bag and use a vacuum cleaner to seal it by placing the vacuum hose into the valve of the bag and turning on the vacuum.
Make sure you close the bag tightly after turning off the vacuum to prevent the bag from filling up again. Once you have repeated the same process with all the vacuum storage bags, you can stack them on shelves or in to boxes to preserve them better.
As you can see, packing clothes in vacuum is much easier than it seems and it’s also very practical. Another advantage is that the bags allow you to see their content so it will be much easier to quickly locate what’s in each one. When it comes to storing blankets and sheets in vacuum, using the space under the bed is especially useful; everything will be at hand but taking up much less space. Quilts, duvets and sheets will all fit in one place. Looking forward to using vacuum bags for storing your clothes?