I don't know if this is common when you have kids, or if it's just us, but our kids' closets are taken over by stuffed animals!
Both girls have these huge boxes filled with stuffed animals in each of their closets, and Baby Goats has boxes of clothes that the Big Kid's outgrown in hers, and I really wanted to reclaim some of this space!
We've gone through and gotten rid of all of the stuffed animals that the girls are okay with parting with, and I won't force them to get rid of the ones that they want to keep, so I thought that I could use the vacuum seal bags to store them and have them take up less space.
How awesome is it that they're sold at Dollar Tree..?
I bought four of them to start with, figuring that, if they worked, I'd just buy more!
So I followed the instructions, which said to fill the bag, close by pressing firmly with the blue tab (it's like a ziplock), and suck the air out with a vacuum.
I had to sit on and bend and press the bag to get as much air out as I could, but I ultimately got it as flattened as I think it could've gotten.
And it wasn't much smaller than it was pre-sucking-the-air-out.
I felt deflated.
However, the bag was smaller, so I finished up and filled the rest of the bags that I'd bought. And two weeks later they look like this.
You can't even tell that the air was sucked outta them!
So, back to square one! In an attempt to organize the closets, I have to figure out how to deal with the stuffed animals.
How do you contain the stuffed animals? Have any brilliant storage solutions? Preferably ones where they're out of sight (and out of mind!?)?