Mar 20, 2011 Uncategorized
Sounds like some sort of oxymoron, right? Yet there are times when you do something for one reason that turn out to be great for a preparedness reason. Vacuum bags for packing clothes is one of those things!
When my sweetie headed down to our Nova Scotia home with about 1/4 of the stuff from our household, she packed all her clothes and linens in these vacuum packing bags that she bought at Dollarama. I’m sure other dollar stores have them as well. She got the large size for $1.25 each, filled them, sealed them and they happened to fit perfectly into a 5 cubic foot moving box. Honestly, this wasn’t planned! It just worked that well.
She towed her things behind the truck on a 20 foot car hauler with side rails and everything tarped. But that wasn’t enough for the rain she would encounter on the last two days of their trek. When they got to the house, everything was soaked! All the cardboard, furniture, everything! Well, everything except her clothes and linens!
If you’ve ever been in that ‘everything soaked’ situation, you know what a morale booster having clean, dry clothes can be. That’s the bonus lesson of using these vacuum bags. She did it to save space, and it saved some of her peace of mind.
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