Editor’s Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Vacuum Sealer Bags here.
The Household Essentials MightyStor Cube Vacuum Storage Bags give you plenty of room to pack an entire seasonal wardrobe or household accessories away safely until you need them again. When it comes to vacuum packing seasonal items in a configuration that is easy to stack, these Household Essentials MightyStor Cube Vacuum Storage Bags are a good option. The cube shape fits easily onto a shelf in your closet, or you can stack multiple vacuum- packed cubes in a storeroom to maximize space. You can also place the sealed bag into a separate bin for additional protection. The sides of these storage cubes are transparent to give you visual access to the contents, so you can tell what is inside each cube when you have many different items packed away in storage.
These bags have gusseted sides, so you can stand them up to fill them, which makes it easier to vacuum packing less awkward. The one-way air valve ensures that no air can enter the sealed bag and break the seal, and the bags work with most vacuum cleaners, although some vacuums with hose attachments that are not perfectly round might not fit on the nozzle. A double zipper closure ensures a tight seal on the end where you insert the clothing or household goods, and the finger grip along the closure gives you a guide when you’re sliding the zipper closed. The valve is located on the top of the bag to make access easy, so you don’t need to flip or tilt the entire cube before starting to vacuum out the air.
Because these are large-capacity vacuum sealer cubes, you can use them to store up to two comforters, two pillows and 12 sweaters per cube. Once compressed, soft items take up about one-third of their former volume. The bags are watertight to keep everything your soft goods safe from splashes and leaks, so these bags work well for attic or basement storage. However, any small puncture or scratch can destroy the seal and let air in, rendering the bag useless for future vacuum packaging. The plastic used for these cubes can also deteriorate over time when exposed to harsh sunlight or abrasive surfaces, so you might want to cover the sealed bags with a light dust cover or tarp if left in exposed conditions.
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These Household Essentials MightyStor Cube Vacuum Storage Bags are best for someone who needs to store bulky household items or clothing for long periods of time. The large size isn’t suitable for travel or for storing smaller batches of clothing and accessories though.