Seal the Deal: How To Save Space With A Vacuum

With winter well behind us in most parts, it is once again time to stow away all those bulky blankets. Here is a dead simple tip on how to save loads of space with nothing but a vacuum, a garbage bag, and a rubber band!

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What You Need

Bulky blankets, pillows, linens, clothing, you name it!
Vacuum with a hose
Garbage bag
Rubber band


1.Fold the blanket, winter coat or whathaveyou. Stack several on top of each other if desired.

2.Place the folded material into the garbage bag.

3.Insert the vacuum hose into the bag, making sure it doesn't touch the plastic.

4.Form a seal around the hose with with one hand and turn on the vacuum.

5.Watch as the vacuum suctions the air from the bag and shrinks everything down. At this point you can employ a helper to squish the bag and speed up the process—just be sure not to puncture it!

6.Once the bag has shrunk as much as possible, remove the hose as tie of the end with the rubber band.


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(Image: MaryAnne Petrella)