3 Unexpected Ways to Use a Vacuum Sealer Outside of the Kitchen
We all love food. What’s not to love?
Whether you’re a master chef or a typical foodie, you consume a decent amount of food within a day. But how much of that food goes to waste?
On average, Americans waste 150,000 tons of food every day. That’s equal to a pound a person. To help stop the waste of food, more and more people have turned to vacuum sealers.
These vacuums seal food to help keep them from expiring for longer periods of time by vacuuming all the oxygen out of a plastic bag. This ensures long-term storage for leftovers, raw food, and anything else.
As it turns out, you can use vacuum sealers for more than just food. Check out these 3 unexpected vacuum sealer uses below!
1. Protect Important Docs
Just as anyone has a junk drawer in their home, we all have an “important documents” drawer, too. Instead of stuffing these docs in a drawer where they can get damaged or even stolen, why not vacuum them into a plastic bag?
This not only ensures they stay safe from damage but that all your documents are in one place. Have more than just documents you want to keep safe? You can put anything from old photographs to diplomas in the bag and seal it shut.
Some items we suggest putting in a vacuum sealed bag are:
- Insurance documents
- Share and bond certificates
- Family photographs
- Birth certificates
- Marriage certificates
- Social Security Cards
- Educational diplomas
- Personal will
While you may want to seal certain docs separately, you can rest easy knowing they are safe from water damage and normal wear and tear.
2. Create a Weatherproof First Aid Kit
It’s always good to have a first aid kit on hand, but what good is it if it’s damaged during a flood or other natural disaster? This is the time you’ll likely need it most, which is why you can use your vacuum sealer to keep it clean and ready-to-use.
Make sure you put items such as medications and bandages in – these can degrade over time if left unsealed. Other items to consider adding are matches, gauze, and sutures.
Vacuuming sealing these items will keep them waterproof and ready to go in a time of need.
3. Seal, Pack, and Go
Lastly, vacuum sealers are perfect for packing clothes tightly. This is a great idea if you’re going hiking, camping, or even making a big move across state lines.
It’ll help compact your clothes while keeping them weatherproof. The same idea goes for your linens!.
Once your friends see how smart and efficiently you’ve packed, they’ll be dying to know how you did it. You’ll surprise them by saying, “I recommend vacuum sealers!”
Final Thoughts on Vacuum Sealer Uses
There are tons of ways to implement vacuum sealer uses. This not only gives you bang for your buck but helps you store important items and be ready at a moments notice.
If you thought these vacuum seal uses were weird, make sure you check out our weird news section for more!
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