If this topic has been covered, my apologies. We are in the process of purchasing a second home and I am gathering bedding, towels, etc. for the house. Since we won't be living there daily, I would like to be able to store our linens in something airtight while not in use. I see a lot of mixed reviews of storage bags and want to know if anyone has an opinion of them. The reason I am thinking of space saver bags is the closets are very small. Thank you in advance.
I've seen mixed reviews as well. All I can offer is that they have worked very well for me. However, you must ensure that items are completely dry before you put them in the bags or you will get mildew. I lost two pillows to mildew. I thought the were dry, but apparently there was some residual moisture. Also, most manufacturers of down items recommend that you only compress them a certain amount because when you compress them more, you break the feathers and can never get the loft back.
We had a cottage a few years ago. In summer months we were up most weekends, so did nothing except remove used towels and replace with clean ones. When we closed up in the fall, we stored sheets in Br dressers, left the bedspreads on and covered beds with large flat sheets, which caught any dust. We were fortunate to have a linen closet in Bath that held our towels. Large wicker trunks can hold extra lines as well.
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Thank you Mamaspoon. One of my children has severe allergies so things need to be stored somewhere air tight, especially in the winter months when we won't be there. I have a few of the under bed storage boxes but they take up a lot of room and don't hold much. I would like to use a bag that you remove the air with a vacuum attachment to compact it. I would like to find out which brand is the best.
I've used a couple of brands and the result is the same. Sometimes they work just fine and sometimes they gain air after awhile. I still use them, just don't always bother to suck out the air unless I need to store them in a small area for a short time (as travel in the car).
But even if they gain air they are still a very good seal against allergens.
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Susan, how about storing folded linens inside allergy protection mattress covers and place these in dresser drawers? Tho expensive, the mattress protection covers (also come in box spring sizes) are dual purpose tho I'd keep them on your bare beds when you're away too. I'm sure you use these already in your home. We did when our son was young and had asthma.
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