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.
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.