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Moving Hacks: Vacuum Seal to Save Space

Packing your clothes for a move is a hassle. It doesn't involve large items, so many of us are tempted to leave the job till last, only then realizing just how much space all those items of clothing can take up. From closets to drawers to racks and those hooks by the door, there's often a mountain of clothes to deal with.

Vacuum sealing your clothes can save you a lot of space, and you don't need that expensive equipment they sell on TV either. Fabrics, and of course therefore clothing, are bulked up by air and space between the fibres. When you take all that air away, what's left is greatly reduced in mass and volume. That's the concept in a nutshell.

Here's a practical tip: Vacuum seal your out of season clothes and pack the in season clothing as you would normally in a suitcase or bag. That way, you'll save time when you get to your new home. You can unpack the in season items only and just leave the out of season items vacuum packed, easy to store and forget about till you need them.

What you'll need:

  • Several bags (you can use the over-sized resealable freezer bags, kitchen or large garbage bags);

  • A vacuum with a hose attachment.

The Steps:

  • Fold up your clothing items.

  • Place them in a bag, leaving the bag open.

  • If you are using smaller freezer bags, then place the full bag inside a second bag.

  • Put the vacuum hose inside the bag(s).

  • Seal the vacuum hose as best you can inside the (outside) bag – tying a piece of twine around it (one that you will be able to untie or cut later) should work if you don't think you can hold the bag around the hose.

  • Turn on the vacuum till it takes the air out of the bag (or both bags if your doubling).

  • Untie the twine and seal or tie the bag shut.

Now, instead of a mountain, you've got a bunch of light, thin parcels you can stack easily in the backseat of a car without worrying about getting anything dirty.

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