We’re in the process of selling our home, which means a lot of cleaning and de-cluttering so it looks nice for showings and open houses. Part of the de-clutter effort involves placing quilts, blankets, and comforters into Space Bags to mask our lack of closet space.
What is a Space Bag? Essentially, it is a giant Ziploc baggie that you fill with stuff and seal. Then, you put the vacuum hose up to a little valve on the side and enjoy the show. The vacuum sucks out all of the air out of the bag, compressing things down to a fraction of their original size. This is oddly mesmerizing, and is a great source of amusement for children and easily entertained adults*.
*Especially if the vacuum hose isn’t perfectly centered and the valve makes a loud “pbbbbbt” fart noise. We are easily entertained in the Feit Can Write household.
Juvenile fun aside, Space Bags make me ponder deep metaphysical questions. For example:
What would happen in you put a Space Bag inside a Space Bag? I want to try this, but I’m afraid of doing irreversible damage to the space/time continuum.
If I could find a Space Bag big enough for my sedan, could I shrink it down to a compact?
Do they make wearable Space Bags? I’ve got a pair of pants that will not fit without vacu-shrinking assistance.
If I switch my vacuum from suck to blow*, could I make objects in a Space Bag bigger?
*grow up, this is a family site.
If I put a lump of coal in a Space Bag, could I make a diamond?