Space Saver

 In Household Tips, Mama's Tips

I like to play safe in life and when I had my first baby and second baby it was not uncommon for me to spend an hour to pack before I could take my kids with me for a road trip with peace of mind. However, the challenge became increasingly tougher having to find more space with the same luggage after the arrival of my 3rd child. The checklist grows longer and I have more to pack but the luggage stays the same. I maintained my sanity 🙂 by adopting a simple space saver idea I was taught since I was a teenager. Here is the piece of space saver advice I got which I find really helpful.

Before packing, (1) get a plastic bag, (2) roll your clothes, and (3) group them inside the bag.

This simple idea can be perfected by using a large “Ziploc” bag and by repeating the same act. Once you have filled up the “Ziploc” bag, secure the zipper, leaving half an inch opening, squeeze the “Ziploc” bag to get rid of the air (vacuum effect) in the bag. Now this airtight “Ziploc” bag can be placed in the luggage and you will be amazed by how many more items you can add in the same luggage.

Karen Loke – Founder and Practitioner, Restoring Mums我喜歡玩得安全。當我有了頭兩個寶寶時,我總是用上一個小時去收拾我的行李,之後才可以安心地帶著我的小朋友外出。不過,當有了第三個寶寶後,我愈來愈煩惱怎樣可以一樣的行李箱,但有更多的空間供使用。我的行李清單變得很長,我要收拾更多東西,但我的行李箱大小是不變的。我用了一個我在十幾歲時學到的簡單慳位方法,它令我很醒目 🙂 以下是那個慳位方法,我覺得很有用。

收拾行李前,(一)取出一個膠袋,(二)將妳的衣物捲起來,再(三)把它們分類放入膠袋。

這個簡單的方法如果用一個大的真空收納袋,效果會更好。當妳裝滿了真空收納袋,拉上拉鍊,只留下半英寸的開口,擠壓收納袋令空氣排出(真空效應)。現在妳可以將這個密封的的真空收納袋放入行李箱。妳會很驚訝竟然可以用同一個行李箱放更多的東西。

Restoring Mums創辦人和治療師Karen Loke

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