When it comes to using vacuum storage bags, you'll want to make sure that no air is able to enter them again, otherwise they will lose their effectiveness.
One of the real benefits of using vacuum storage bags, is that by removing all the air, you are able to ensure that your clothes remain mould free and in the best possible condition.
Doing this over a long period of time will ensure that they remain in the best possible condition, ready for the next season.
So with this in mind, how do you ensure that your bags don't let any air in, and that they remain airtight?
Well my first bit of advice is to make sure you purchase the highest possible quality bags that you can find. When it comes to vacuum storage bags, you usually get what you pay for. This means that while it might be tempting to look around for the cheapest bargain you can find, you will usually pay the price later down the line as the bags fail due to poor quality. The reason is that all sorts of corners are cut to reduce the overall cost of the bags, and when this happens, the first thing to suffer is usually quality.
So once you've made sure that you have a set of high quality bags and you can be sure they won't fail due to poor quality, the next thing is to follow the instructions on the box carefully.
These will clearly outline how to use the bags, and the real key is to make sure that you ensure that the cap is tightly sealed once you have extracted all the air from the bags. You can do this by simply screwing the lid on tightly, and then listening to make sure that no air is coming out of the sealed area.
By doing this with a high quality set of bags, you should be good to and make sure that your bags will remain sealed for as long as possible.
Our last tip is to avoid moving the bags around unnecessarily as this may often cause the seal to break slightly. Of course you can move the bags, but when you do it is always best to double check that no air is escaping, and if it is then make sure you reseal the bags from the start again.
So there you have it - be sure to focus on quality bags, and then follow the instructions carefully. If you move the bags and notice any air escaping then make sure you reseal the bag again.
With Winter fast approaching here in the UK, now is the perfect time to put your vacuum storage bags to good use, and store away your Summer clothing.
This is a great way to clear out space in your closet for your Winter clothing. Let's be honest, there's a pretty good chance you aren't going to wear those shorts and Summer shirts for another 7-8 months so why not clear them away.
This is a great way to clear out the clutter that makes living in the UK so tricky. With limited storage space for most of us, vacuum storage bags are the perfect way to magically save yourself a ton of space and make living easy once again.
So as the season's change, my family and I make a point of clearing out the clothes that we won't be wearing any time soon, and packing them away for the long-term.
At the same time of course, we then unpack the clothing we'll be needing for the upcoming season, so of course we don't actually "gain"any space in our closets and wardrobes as such, but we sure do prevent them from becoming full of unnecessary items that we won't use.
This makes vacuum storage bags a big winner in our house, particularly with my husband who I am convinced has a phobia of clutter - he avoids it at all costs and seems to spend his life going to the local dump to get rid of unwanted items round the home.
So if you're keen to make the most of the changing seasons and want to prevent a build-up of clothing you won't be wearing in your wardrobe, then make sure you're using the wonder of vacuum storage bags to get your home looking and feeling as neat and clutter free as possible.