Vacuum storage bags can be hugely helpful if you’re short on space or you want to pack more into your suitcase for traveling. Below, you’ll find the best vacuum storage bags for clothes to choose if you’re packing your travel bag or organizing your closet.
Why you might want to vacuum pack your clothes
First, why might you want to use vacuum bags? Here are some good reasons to give them a try.
they’re great for saving space
Most vacuum bags will reduce a bag of clothes to at least 50% of its original size, so they’re particularly useful if you are short on storage space.
organize your winter and summer closet
If you like to organize your closet by winter and summer clothes, you can pack away the season you aren’t currently wearing.
fit more into your suitcase
Vacuum bags aren’t just for your closet. You can use them when you’re travelling to fit more outfits into your suitcase.
What’s the difference between vacuum and compression bags?
You can choose between different storage options.
You could opt for vacuum bags where you use a vacuum to suck the air out of the bag to create more space. Or you can choose a compression bag where you push the air out yourself manually.
Best vacuum storage bags
Now, let’s take a look at some of the most recommended storage options.
1. Storage bags for your clothes
spacesaver storage bags
The Spacesaver bags (below) promise to reduce the original volume of your contents by a whopping 80% so you should easily be able to store away everything you need to. They have 40,000+ largely positive reviews with users saying they are good for storing bulky items.
Suob storage bag
The Suob bags (below) come in different sizes depending on what you want to pack. Reviewers say these are good quality bags and they stay sealed.
If you don’t want to use a vacuum you could always choose the Airbaker storage bags (below) which come with a free handpump. One reviewer said she used the larger bag option to store four winter coats, five jackets and sweaters.
You can choose a bag of BoxLegend bags all the same size or in a variety of sizes to suit what you want to store. Reviewers say they are thick, compress well and are good for fitting under the bed.
The Amazon Basics bags (below) come with a handpump so you don’t necessarily need a vacuum to compress them. One reviewer says she used them to compress outfits for a 2+ week trip to Europe into a single suitcase.
Color co-ordinated by size, you should easily be able to find the Rainbow bag size you need. One reviewer said she used them to store seasonal clothes as well as bed sheets.
The MagicBags (below) should help you to free up storage space. There are a range of size options, with one reviewer saying these are the best vacuum bags she has tried so far.
Gongshi’s vacuum bags also promise to reduce original volume by 80%. Reviewers say these are a must-have for small closets.
2. for your closet
You don’t have to think about laying your storage bags flat. If you can’t fit all of your clothes into your closet, you could opt for hanging space saving bags like the Ziploc bags (below). Reviewers say these are good for storing bulky coats and jackets.
Another hanging option for you, the Taili bags (below) can be used for hanging your jackets or dresses to save space. Users say they create lots of extra closet space.
The Leverloc bags (below) come in a blue color rather than the usual clear. Reviewers say they are good value and easy to use.
3. Travel STORAGE bags
Space saving bags are useful not just for saving space while you’re at home, but also for travelling. Given that you are unlikely to have a vacuum on your travels, you may want to choose a bag you can roll by hand like the Chestnut Store bags (below).
Gonex compression packing cubes
You may also want to think about choosing packing cubes like the Gonex cubes (below) that compress so you can easily organize your suitcase.
The Acrodo compression bags (below) are especially designed to save space in your suitcase. You roll the bags rather than needing a vacuum, making them easier to use while travelling.
Travel bags with electric pump
The VMSTR travel bags (below) come with an electric pump that you can pack to take with you on your travels.
Tips for packing your vacuum bag
- Choose the right size bag for your clothes and your storage space.
- Make sure your clothes are completely dry otherwise you run the risk of mildew or mould.
- Fold them neatly and place them in the bag – but don’t overfill.
- Then, you’re ready to fasten your bag and attach your vacuum attachment to the valve.
- Turn the vacuum on and you’ll see the bag start to shrink.
- When it stops getting smaller, turn the vacuum off and replace the valve.
- Then, you’re ready to pop your bag into your suitcase, your closet, under your bed, or whatever storage space you have.
Is there anything you shouldn’t store in a vacuum bag?
Don’t store leather in your vacuum bag, and it will be best not to store wool in a vacuum bag for more than six months. Plus don’t use vacuum bags for anything with sharp edges as they may damage the plastic.
Do you already use vacuum storage bags for your closet organization and travel? I’d love to hear your own recommendations.
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