My oldest loves magic tricks. He has a whole box that's overflowing with just about every imaginable kind of trick. Trying to copy his big brother, the little brother also does “tricks” and then of course I step on the various things and while it's not as painful as a Lego, some of it can come close. Magicians seem to use a lot of pointy objects. That's not the point of this post though! The point is, that Disney Magic Mommy can now do a trick too! And so you can! (Don't I sound all infomercial?!)
Have you ever used Space Bags? They work pretty well. I have a slew of them in the closet that I used to keep the oldest's outgrown clothes in for the youngest. As the youngest needed those, I got lazy and resorted to bins. A bin I can mostly lift onto a shelf in the garage, a space bag containing the equivalent of 2 ½ bins, not so much. So I've been lazy, and they've been in the closet.
For our upcoming trip, I was in a wee bit of a panic. Even after my awesome unpacking , rolling, stuffing and packing without overpacking the overnight bag was getting pretty full, and I wasn't so sure Mr. Disney Magic was going to be able to get his stuff in. His clothes ARE bigger after all. So I tried the ziploc bag thing, and that didn't really help. So I turned to Amazon. Don't you just LOVE Amazon? If there's a problem in your life, someone on Amazon is going to be selling an answer. It might not work perfectly, but it's a good place to start.
Anyway, I remembered the Space Bags, and remembered they made travel versions. Well, that was waaay back in the day, and now there's a lot more to choose from. The only thing that hasn't changed is that if you need a quick and easy way to get into, and then put back your clothes, you need something quality.
So I bought these.... and I'm going to let a picture, as they say, worth a thousand words, tell the rest of the story, then you can tell me if you think they are any good!!
It was just a few simple steps.
Absolutely crazy! It's magic! You can even see the boys vacation backpacks in the after photo, where in the one above, you really can't.
It seriously took less than 2 minutes a bag. Probably could have done it in one, but I was admiring it afterwards, right and proper! It's a pretty good sized pack, so I threw a few empties into the suitcase, because hey...if it all gets even flatter, that's more room to bring home the Mickey goodness! And once back home? These are going to be great to store all kinds of things in!