We don’t have a spare mattress, let alone a guest bedroom. But we have two sets of bedding as a result of merging our possessions when the Man and I moved in together. They were good quality and fairly new, so we didn’t want to get rid of them. Storing a spare set of sheets is no problem, but the queen-size doona and pillow-top mattress took up a lot of room, an entire shelf of our tiny linen closet to be exact:

space bags before

Garbage bags: classy, right?

I headed to Tarjay and picked up some Space Bags and it now looks like this:

space bags after

I’ll probably move that shelf up to create more space on lower shelves where we need it.

By now you might be thinking, ‘That was easy’. Well I am here to tell you that Space Bags are in fact, VERY complicated and I would be remiss if I didn’t share this crucial safety warning with you:

space bag warning

Today’s lesson is: Space Bags are good for storing your doona, not good for storing your baby.


9 Responses

  • errr, thanks for the warning. 😉

  • I have to tell you, I have had these and they just don’t seem to work for me. There is never enough air sucked out and the package never shrinks down.

    • I think it probably has a lot to do with what’s in them. I was storing super fluffy doonas so there was a lot of air to be sucked out. But for something like jumpers it probably wouldn’t make much difference so I wouldn’t bother.

  • The Man

    You sure it’s not to signify that babies are just not allowed full stop?

  • Karin

    Be careful stacking space bags; they are very slide-y! I stacked three on the top shelf of my closet; two slide and fell off. One folded and popped! The other sustained puncture wounds. Poor space bags.

    • I told you they were complicated creatures 😉

      Thanks for the warning, I’ll make sure I either don’t stack them too high or store them vertically.

  • Ha! That last line of your post made me laugh.

  • Karen Taylor

    It is really sad when our society has so many people that don’t have/use common sense and manufacturers have to put warnings like that on items so they don’t get sued!

    • Couldn’t agree more, Karen!

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