Monday, August 8, 2011

Save space

We have very little (I can't emphasize this enough) storage space in our house. Sure, there's a basement, and I'm very thankful for that; however, there are certain things that are easier to have handy than always lugging them downstairs.

One such item would be blankets. Our house is very drafty, and you just can't have too many blankets in the winter. ...maybe. Well, it's August, and I'm tired of moving them back and forth all the time to get them out of my way while we're not using them.

Enter the quick and space saving solution: Plastic garbage bags, vacuum and storage bins.

Take a couple blankets and carefully put them in a bag with plenty of room to tie off the top.
Pull together the opening and twist around a vacuum hose.

Turn on the vacuum, pound the items into the shape you need to fit your storage containers, twist off, and wrap with a rubber band.
Voila! Since Friday when I did this, they have taken a tiny bit of air back in, but it's still SO much better than it was. I was able to get all my blankets into storage bins that never would have fit before. It's perfect!


  1. That's great! I'm in the same shape - only I live in an apartment without basement, just a little storage room out back, but that vacuum packaging is wonderful. I will have to give it a try!

  2. It is hard when there isn't enough storage in a house, it seems to just look messy all the time. Our house is an old one without built in storage and I'm always on the lookout for more useful ideas!

  3. So smart! Those space saver bags are nice but can be pricey. What a great idea. I'm going to have to try this with my million blankets.

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  5. I need to do this more then you know. Seriously don't want anyone in my linnen closset. lol
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