Two Tips Tuesday-Storage~Part 1

Hi ladies! Hope you are enjoying you’re Tuesday. It’s that time of the week. We are going to talk about storage this week and next week.

I’m in the process of getting my craft room completely organized so I can start filming and when I opened the closet I had a pile of pillows staring at me – from Winter!

Since I decorate according to the season (see my Summer decor blog post from last week), I use pillows in my decorating. When Christmas is over but it is still winter, I tend to stick to very muted colors of gray, white, black, and hints of red for accent color. So these had gotten thrown in the closet when Spring rolled around and I forgot to put them away.

Tip #1 – vacuum storage bags. I keep part of my craft room closet for storing pillows. I have pillows that I have collected over the years for all four seasons. Trying to store them was a mission until I discovered vacuum bags. Vacuum bags can be found in Walmart and Target. I have even found them in the grocery store, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx. You could store winter coats, clothes you don’t wear often, blankets, pillows, etc.

Tip #2 – where to store them. Before you go out and buy some of these bags think about your storage space. Where will you store your bags once you have filled them? Maybe in your closet or under a bed. There are many different sizes of bags so it’s important to think about the area you are storing them in. I have a large corner of the closet that I have used to stack them in.

Maybe you have only have enough space to put them under your bed. There are narrow ones that look similar to this one above and can be slid underneath your bed. With this type of bag when you open the zipper the vacuum bag is attached to the inside.

Let me show you how easy it is to use them.

First thing you need to do is open it up, fill it (to the line indicated) and seal it.

Next, you need to attach the end of your vacuum putting to the valve and watch it do its thing. Remember to make sure that it is completely sealed before you start with the vacuum. If you hear a hissing sound, it’s not closed properly. They provide you with a special slider to close it, which really helps you in getting a tight seal.

Once you start, you will see all of the air being sucked out of it. The air around the pillows and the air inside the pillows is being taken out. You will see the bag start the shrivel up.

You will see the bag flattening. It slowly becomes smaller and smaller until you see no more movement. Then you know that there is no longer any air in the bag. You can remove the vacuum and you are finished. Look how tiny this bag is now!

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“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

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