I have been wanting to try those space saver bags that you seal with a vacuum, because I really hate putting my clothes in garbage bags to move them. I did a shout out on Facebook to ask what other people thought and for the most part, the reviews were good.
It took a little while to get all the stuff together that I wanted to pack. I got rid of a lot of stuff, but as you can see, I am not a clothes person. This pile includes my tshirt collection, extra pajamas, 2 denim jackets, pants, sweatpants and shirts. I discovered that I own A LOT of tie dye and A LOT of velvet shirts. Why that came as a surprise to me, I don't know, but seeing it all piled together made me laugh.
I bought the set of 3 different sized bags. I was pleased at how roomie they were. All along I figured I'd have to get another box of them but as it turns out, the 3 I got will be more than enough. Here is 80% of the pile on the bed.
And here it is with the air sucked out. I knew that it wouldn't shrink down flat because of how much is in it, but it's definitely more compact and easier to handle. I have the tshirts in the smallest bag, and the super large bag has a lot of room in it for pillows & the denim jackets.