Sunday, 9 September 2012

Lakeland Vacuum Tote Review

I am so impressed with this, I knew these handy storage options existed and then using a vacuum cleaner you could get rid of all the air and compress everything but I had never got round to actually getting one.  I thought it might be like owning lots of Tupperware and admitting to the world I am getting older… no longer am I excited by shoes, cocktails and visits abroad, the excitement in my life revolves around the household supplies at Lakeland!

But having given the biggest bedroom to our eldest son, we are slightly squished in our room, we had lots of blankets, bedding and a duvet chucked under the bed as we have so little storage of our own now.  Well hooray for Lakeland and this vacuum tote, its amazing how much its reduced by.  The capacity is approximately 195 litres so if you’re the same struggling for space, it be a real lifesaver.  Our room looks much tidier now!

Sadly winter is upon us (unless we have a very late summer!) so for some with big wardrobes (sadly mine is a capsule one sob cry!) it’s a chance to put away your summer clothing till next year, keeping them protected against moisture, dust and mildew.  I actually quite fancy these for holidays, sometimes its quite a struggle fitting everything into a suitcase, but you could compress it in this and fit it in our tiny car boot no problem.  Freeing up room for my poor cramped feet, which are usually surrounded by all manner of bags, plus hubbie’s driving supplies…

We had a moment of panic when we realised our vacuum hose was not a tight fit on the valve but just holding it in place did the job just as well fortunately!  When the air is almost out the hose goes quite taut so watch out as hubbie complained the vacuum fell on him (he is very dramatic!!!).  These are very easy to use and bring welcome order to household chaos!  The viewing window is useful, if your like me and fairly ditsy least you can keep tabs with what is stored where before you release everything from their air tight prison!!!

Children mean toys, magazines, books, art supplies in droves, so least this way you can rely on your bedding being tucked tidy out of sight!  As for everything else I have yet to come to a suitable solution, aside from not having children in the first place!!!

The Lakeland Underbed Vacuum Tote we were sent costs £18.99 but you can also buy standard and jumbo variants to meet all your storage needs!  Plus its fairly exciting watching the air get sucked out and the clothes being reduced in size… the boys would be quite happy just watching the magic of that again and again!

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