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Post by kicat on Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:05 pm

So I have to take the train with all my gear, and I noticed sponges are bulky... Then I came up with this while I was putting some chicken away from the grocery =D

It's a mini decompression pumpy thing for food storage, and it costs about $5. You place the pump over the circle on the bag and manually pump the air out. The sponges should pop right back to the way they were.

I don't remember how many sponges are in there, atleast 25 full sponges cut in half.
It's a little tricky to close all the way, and you kind of have to lean on the sponges to get all their air out while you use the pump... but imo, it's a huge space saver. The bags are also reuseable!



**EDIT
I just repacked, and managed to fit 50 full sponges cut in half in one bag, hehe.
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Re: Sponge Bag Space Saver

Post by debranewmanart on Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:29 pm

Well, aren't you smart! Smile

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Re: Sponge Bag Space Saver

Post by Sparklyone on Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:57 pm

Very cool! Do they pop but up into normal shape afterward? What a brilliant idea! Very Happy

Btw, I initially thought your title said, "Sponge BOB space saver"....I was wondering what on earth that could be, lol. I guess maybe not too far from this! Very Happy

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Re: Sponge Bag Space Saver

Post by kicat on Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:18 pm

Lol! Same difference...

And, yes, so far they have popped back up. I left them over night to make sure. I'm not sure about wet sponges, though...
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Re: Sponge Bag Space Saver

Post by Guest on Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:17 pm

I've been doing that for years... but don't need equipment. Just sit on the bag and zip it closed.

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Re: Sponge Bag Space Saver

Post by nancy! on Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:20 am

Wil they fit on your way home? When they are used and wet? I'm curious about that?
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Re: Sponge Bag Space Saver

Post by Fun2Play on Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:32 am

kicat wrote:So I have to take the train with all my gear, and I noticed sponges are bulky... Then I came up with this while I was putting some chicken away from the grocery =D





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Re: Sponge Bag Space Saver

Post by kicat on Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:43 am

I'll be staying at someone's house, so carting to and from the event won't be a huge deal, then I can wash and repack. But I imagine if i had to, I could use the sucky thing even when they're wet, or use Shannon's trick, lol.
I mostly just wanted to save space in my suitcase for traveling Smile
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Re: Sponge Bag Space Saver

Post by Jody Rife on Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:53 am

Shannon Fennell wrote:I've been doing that for years... but don't need equipment. Just sit on the bag and zip it closed.

That's what I do, too. Works just as well. Smile
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Re: Sponge Bag Space Saver

Post by MelodyFPL on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:57 am

Susan just sits on her bag and seals it. Makes it super flat!
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Re: Sponge Bag Space Saver

Post by MelodyFPL on Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:58 am

Oh oops, sorry Susan, i didnt see you already posted that .
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