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Make time to reinvigorate your home and your mind.

When you combine innovative storage solutions, a clever use of space and a cathartic declutter you’ll transform your home into a spacious haven that benefits you in more ways than one. Why should you make room? Decluttering the home can help to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and stress while bringing natural light and a sense of freedom to your home. How can I make space? You don’t have to completely gut your home to feel the positive effects of having a clear out. Some simple storage solutions are just as useful to help reduce the amount of space that your belongings take up. Our vacuum storage bags can help you to tidily stow bedding, clothes and other soft items by...

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Alison's blog - Just in case… store and save space

I received some wonderful news last week, my best friend is having a baby! I never thought I’d see the day… she enjoys her social life far too much. It’s all exciting preparing for a new arrival, but there is also a lot to buy. That’s why I saved all my baby clothes from my kids, just in case someone else might need them one day. The flat vacuum bags from PackMate were perfect to pack away and store the baby clothes, keeping them clean and fresh, and not taking up that precious drawer space. I use the flat vacuum bags for all sorts of clothing, accessories and even cuddly toys and they’re easy to store in your drawers or...

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Alison's Blog - The need to spring clean

I don’t know about you but I’ve been captured by the need to spring clean! It was a hive of activity at our house over Easter weekend; a couple of trips to the tip to throw away the dodgy lawn mowers that don’t work and making space to store away my winter wardrobe and duvets. Well I need to make space for my ‘secret’ shopping trip next week. It’s this time of year you can struggle to find storage space for your bulky items. However, the Packmate High Volume Vacuum Storage bags to the rescue, once again! Add the plastic storage boxes or totes and you can store away your items safely and neatly until next winter. Store the boxes...

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Alison's Blog - Creating Space In Your Wardrobe

Creating space in your wardrobe with PackMate hanging bags We’re all guilty of stuffing our wardrobes so full that it’s hard to close them…don’t try to deny it. Well, you never know when you might wear that dress or suit again, and the selection of coats will come in handy next winter… right? So I had to find a solution that meant I could keep it all, guilt free! As ever, trusty PackMate has come to the rescue with their Hanging vacuum bags. Complete with an attractive cover, the hanging bags protect and store hanging garments in a fraction of the space. Holding up to five items (120cm x 70cm), the PackMate hanging vacuum bags can reduce the volume by...

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Alison's Blog - Ski wear storage secrets

So I’ve just experienced my first winter holiday, normally I’d opt for sun, sand and sea, but this year my husband convinced me to try hitting the slopes, and it was…well…different. Although I did come back with tan lines, but they were goggle shaped, and on my face. Jokes aside – I did have fun and I learnt some lessons along the way... the main one being the chair lifts. Did you know you have to take your skis off the foot rest to enable you to get off the lift at the right time….and not find yourself on the way back down? (Yes, I got stuck). I looked the part in my big ski coat and salopettes, but there...

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