Space Bags, the Final Frontier

30 Jun

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.

Behold the power of Space!

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?

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