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    Considering buying those storage bags that you vaccum the air out of to flatten. Have heard the items inside come out with incredible wrinkles. I want to put polar fleece yardage inside to store...desperately need the room in closet. Any experiences or suggestions appreciated before I spend the $'s on these.

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    My grands have mangled their polar fleece blankets into all sorts of places... and the wrinkles come out of them right away... I would think a tumble in the dryer on no/low heat would take the wrinkles right out.

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    I have fleece stored in them and I have never had wrinkles.

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    Great...I think I will go back and get at least one pkg. Appreciate the input.

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    I received a Space Bag sample to use. The vacuum didn't hold for me. It held for a while, but then seemed to lose it.

    Just my 2 cents worth...YMMV.

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    I had also heard that and that was one of the reasons I didn't get them. On line they are $20.00 plus s/h
    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I received a Space Bag sample to use. The vacuum didn't hold for me. It held for a while, but then seemed to lose it.

    Just my 2 cents worth...YMMV.

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    Have them. Love them. Can't live without them.

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    I love 'Space Bags'. Some hold and some don't. I buy mine at Wal-Mart, if they don't hold, I take them back. I usually store sweaters and stuff like that so I don't have problems with wrinkles.

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    The seal didn't hold for me either. And when they get all big again, they are realllly tight in the shelf so they're really hard to get out.

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    You can also get the same affect with a trash bag. I am probably going to get in trouble saying that but I would just use a trash bag :) put your material in it and then tighten it up around the sucker portion to your vacuum. Then be sure to tie it tight and quickly before the air gets in. It works better if the bag isn't totally full.

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    Love it! I think I will try the heavier contractors bag. As the cheapest/most frugal person around,(Great Depression mentality/child) this one appeals to me. Give this a try first before spending dwindling $. The internet ad also shows people just rolling one closed.

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    I paid ?$20.? for those bags too. They didn't hold. Then I remembered I had tried them some years ago and they didn't hold then either. It could be me not doing it right but I will not make another contribution to the manufacturer.

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    Those space bags haven't worked for me either. I have even had them get cracked in the corners. Don't waste your money. Trash bags squeezed free of air work just as well.

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    See...that's why I belong to groups like this....you ladies have just saved me $20.00...that I can spend and justify buying some more fabric and needed notions at J's this Tuesday and use my multiple 40% off cupons. Hubby goes through the line with some and then I follow after him. The Joanne's I go to is pretty flexible on the cupons. ! Besides it satisfies my need/drive to be more and more practical. Thanks again. fmd36 in NH

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    They work great! I have to switch between my summer and winter clothes every year. Not enough closet space. My fleece vests come out just fine. They may have a few wrinkles in them at first but they fall out quickly. As far as sealing-you have to use the slider to seal the bag. If you don't get a good seal it will fill back up with air and expand. Also small holes will allow the air to come back in. I use a piece of scotch tape and it works great. I highly recommend them. Definitely a space saver. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I didn't have good luck with them. I packaged linens in them to make everything fit into the linen cabinet. After a few weeks everything "blew up" in the linen cabinet. Somehow air leaks in. :cry:

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    Keep in mind girls and guys, that fabric stored in plastic tends to deteriorate faster as it needs to breathe. I always store fabric of any kind in cloth bags (pillow cases). Polar fleece may be the one exception, don't know. Just my thoughts!

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    Never got space bags to hold. Fabric does need to breath.

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    Has anyone used those 2 gallon ziplock bags?

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    Yes, they work well, you can squeeze quite a lot of air out, and they seem to stay zipped for me. I don't like to store fabric in plastic for very long though.

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    I tried those bags once...stored them under the bed. They were great..for a day or so. We have cats with claws ...needless to say the bags didn't stay vacuumed tight for long...lol. Haven't bothered again with them..lol

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    They did not hold for me.

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    I tried them and they weren't great but I do like the trash bag idea. I'd use the heavy ones, maybe lawn bags. They're quite large but if you suck the air out of them it'd bring them down to the size you want/need.
    ~Deb~

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    We've tried them 2 times....7 bags the first time (in a pkg) and I think 3 in the other. NONE of them held their vacuum!!!! Never had a chance to see if they wrinkled the clothes. Good luck!

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    I also LOVE space bags! last christmas wanted to send an afghan i'd crocheted to my dil; it was huge...puffy...i stuffed it into a space bag, vacuumed it and made it fit into a flat rate box...she about died laughing when she opened it up...they were amazed i managed to stuff such a large item into such a small bag. i have not had problems with them not holding. bought them at bed, bath & beyond for about $12 for a box of 5 different sizes.
    i have some bedding that never gets used stuffed into a large one in the linen closet that has been there over a year, still flat and solid, no air leaks.

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