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Household Essentials 4516 MightyStor Hanging Garment Vacuum Storage Bag : Not a perfect fit

Having used name brand ‘space bags’ in the past, this item was underwhelming. Easy enough to use, large enough to fit many garments. Unfortunately the next morning my bag clearly had air and was no longer sealed like it had been when i put it away the day before. I tried again, made sure the seal was solid and call tightened. Low and behold i had the same issues. Hopefully it will keep our dressy clothes nice and prevent the ‘stale’ smell i am trying to avoid – only time will tell.

Bought these to store blankets and other winter stuff in the closet. I love the shape these make when vacuum sealed, since it’s easy to store on the floor of the closet. I did accidently rip one while storing, so it’s important to be careful, since they’re very easy to poke a hole in, and not very durable. I had to hide the remaining other cube in a suitcase to protect it from being damaged. Had that first bag not ripped as easily, i would probably give this more stars, but the one working bag has been sealed for many months now (in my luggage) without any issues. I would recommend these bags over others because of the shape that it turns into once sealed up. Other bags become long and flat, which is clunky to store, but with those other bags, i haven’t had a problem with them ripping.

Household Essentials 4516 MightyStor Hanging Garment Vacuum Storage Bag for Dresses – X-Large

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  • Vacuum sealed storage bag for storing away dresses and coats right in your closet
  • Save space in your closet by storing up to 10 seasonal garments in this clear vacuum bag
  • Air-tight; water-tight; and reusable!
  • Double sure lock closure protects against mildew, moisture, insects, and dirt
  • 59.1″H x 27.6″W x 1″D

I had trouble keeping the air in these bags at the first 2 tries and thought they were useless. However, on the third try, i was able to keep the air out and bag remains airless. Apparently, i was not closing the seal properly. I will say i like the ziplock jumbo bags better. They fill easier, are cheaper, and one does not have to turn the seal to open and close.

I bought two space saver storage totes because i know how much space they save. I live in a tiny apartment and space is a precious commodity. Having my winter clothes and blankets all stowed away makes life much less stressful. I have been very pleased with this provider and this product. I do use an old sheet as a dust cover in storage, however, because i learned that the outside tote material will deteriorate pretty quickly if left exposed to light and dust.

While they work well the large is not very large and the extra large is to large. I crochet afghans and wanted something to shrink them down when i ship them (queen and king sized). I can not get the ‘zipper’ to close on the large with only one afghan and the extra large i had to fold to get it to vacuum seal correctly. Since i am using it for a specific purpose i am only giving them 4 stars. Now i wish i could find boxes to put them in to wrap, wish sears or jc penney’s still had bathrobe boxes.

Household Essentials 4516 MightyStor Hanging Garment Vacuum Storage Bag for Dresses – X-Large : Your product saved the day during a recent home construction project. It was a messy time in our home; we had floor tile removed throughout our home and ran out of airtight containers. The promised delivery date worked out great with our schedule as well.

I use this without vacuuming the air out just to keep moths away from a wool and linen costume, zip it up and moths can’t get in, just be sure your clothing is free of moths/eggs before you seal it up, zipper is a little stiff and difficult to use – may have to slide back and forth a few times to make sure it is sealed.

I wish i had read more of the reviews before ordering these. Seemed like a great buy but when i received them and tried to get the air out it was very tedious to do. As stated in a previous review, if your vacuum hose is set to use other attachments and not perfectly round, it will be difficult to fit over the hole and get the air out. It took way too much time and effort. I gave up and just kept it with the remaining air. I’ll order a different set later.

Unlike spacebags, these actually hold their seal. I’ve had two in use for a few months now with no-to-negligible leaking. Avoid using drycleaner hangers and opt for plastic to be sure to avoid any unwanted breaks or hole once you vacuum them tight. I worried i overloaded one of the hangers, but these are surprisingly strong. Still, be careful how many garments you hang off the hanger inside. It’s so nice when something works as advertised.

I buy often online but seldom take the time to write a review. I made an exception here because i was so thrilled with these storage cubes. It’s time to put away the patio furniture here in new england. I have six dining chairs for a total of twelve cushions. And a six foot long glider with six cushions. That’s eighteen in all to store. I had bought extra large ziploc bags at walmart but could only get two cushions in a bag. I was able to put all eighteen in four of these cubes.

I purchased this (extra large dress size) in the hopes of reducing the storage space required for my wife’s wedding dress. Her dress previously took up nearly half of a closet. I folded it and placed it in the vacuum seal bag, sucked the air out with my household vacuum, and immediately the dress and bag were less than 2 inches thickthis is a quality product.The main bag is thick and doesn’t seem like it will tear or rip easily. The seals seem great (both the zipper lock side seal which runs he entire length and main vacuum seal). The main vacuum seal has a locking mechanism which is a nice feature. I would purchase these again in a second. I’m already looking at additional sizes for other storage needs.

This fit around my daughter’s infant carrier so we can store up in the garage without having to worry about critters or mold getting into the seat. I’m so happy i found this big enough for what i wanted.

There are some products that i never heard of until recently and wonder how did i live without?. I have blankets stored in these, allowing me to store enough in my closet for the hordes of relatives who visit at holidays. Easy to use – attach your vacuum and in a few seconds the package has shrunk to half or less its original size.

I had a very elaborate wedding dress that took up a lot of room in my closet. This space saving bag worked like magic. The quality is great and it was very easy to use. I would recommend to anyone wanting to store a long item, like a wedding dress.

Just used one of these to pack up my insulated camo bib and parka hunting outer wear. More than enough room for the two items in the one bag, left space between them in the middle that allowed me to fold over for putting on storage shelf. Threw a couple of pieces of aromatic cedar in prior to sealing and all safe and soundused small shop vac to evacuate which went very quickly. Sealing was very easy with plastic slider.

This does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It was easy to use, and the materials seem fairly sturdy. The xl size was perfect for storing multiple bulky winter coats, or several heavy blankets. So far no rips, tears or punctures, and it’s holding its seal well.Only complaint is that sometimes zipping it was a little tricky as the slider liked to come off – but, that’s not that big of a deal for me.

Fold up your thick queen sized comforter in threes. Stuff it in the bag and apply vacuum. Bag is a little over one inch in thickness as a result.

Perfect for packing all your stuff into a suit case. I was a bit skeptical when i saw that it didn’t require a vacuum hose, but the bags really shrink down to size. Removing the air from the bags does take a bit of effort and maneuvering, however isn’t too difficult. I wouldn’t get this for someone who has frail hands or could possibly have a difficult time removing the air from the bag.

I am extremely happy with my purchase of this storage bag. I have used it to store my wedding gown for the past two years and i have had no problems with leaks.

I used one of the large household essentials 4-piece mightystor vacuum storage travel bags, 2 medium/2 large on a camping trip and it saved my life. Ok maybe it didn’t save my life, but it kept my clothes dry through a torrential downpour and compressed them, allowing me to fit more stuff in my pack. (i wasn’t concerned about pack weight for this trip. )i did not receive any discount or perks from the manufacturer/dealer for this review.

I read the reviews and stopped myself from buying these twice, i have ordered 4 boxes now. All i have to say is read the instructions and don’t over stuff the bags and you will also be writing a positive review. I feel the reason why the bags would inflate is because the consumer uses general knowledge and commonsense thinking they know how the bag works, like i did in the begging.

These are great bags for king sized blankets or extra pillows, however- they are not high quality. I’ve ordered 4 so far, 2 have leaked straight from the box and they can only handle being filled 2x’s without the value leaking or getting a seam tear. They are the only ones i’ve found in this size at this price. If you don’t mind replacing them each season, these are a good buy.

Simpli Home Hamilton Large Storage Ottoman Bench – Great quality. I’ve been receiving compliments since I’ve had

Loved the color @ spaciousness. The size was just as review related. I, also have a queen size bed and it fit perfectly at the foot. The only negative was the enormous box in which it was delivered. But i wouldn’t want box to to sssemble it, so the large box was the lesser of the two evils.

This is a gorgeous piece, above and beyond my expectations considering the price. The construction is excellent, very sturdy and the workmanship is well executed. This is a comfy seat and roomy storage. The spring loaded hinges make it feel very high end, as do the nail trim around the base of the bench. I would highly recommend purchasing this item.

Won’t find anything this quality for the price. Everything i find in town is cheap and overpriced. Not to mention it’s beautiful.

  • Absolutely LOVE this. In fact
  • Nice benchHowever
  • Quality Ottoman you’ll love for it’s price

In fact, when i received the first one, i decided to order another one and make them into a little cozy corner in my spa. Perfect color (a little darker than expected, but beautiful) and great storage. Arrived in 2 days, in perfect condition and so so easy to install in your perfect spot.

It’s very pretty and arrives as is. Nothing to put together, but it’s an enormous box. However, i thought this was a straight linen- but it has some gold tones in it. Making it not match my linen headboard. :(4 stars because the color wasn’t what it looked like online, and it’s too big to return.

Features of Simpli Home Hamilton Large Storage Ottoman Bench

  • Durable tufted diamond design
  • Wood construction with Linen Look fabric upholstery
  • Internal storage with easy lift top lid with child safety hinge
  • Nail Head Trim
  • All efforts have been made to reproduce accurate colors, however variations in color may occur due to different computer monitor types and photography

This product exceeded my expectations. I’ve been receiving compliments since i’ve had it.

Works well in my small studio, provides a place to kick up my feet, use as a drink/dining/appetizer buffet for small gatherings, and of course the storage is awesome for blankets, lines and extra towels and the like. Simple, inexpensive and works as advertised, extremely light ( easy to move ) and the hardware seems study given it’s construction. I added sloth-guard and some febreze to keep it looking and smelling nice.

I love it and it is just what i needed in my bedroom. It looks great at the foot of the bed and provides a little extra storage. The color is much lighter than pictured but it still works great in my room. I will say it is a bit low for those of us a little older and with bad knees, but i ordered a set of 5′ legs that i will use to replace the 2′ ones and that will bring it up. The price of this bench on amazon is also great, don’t miss this deal.

Inexpensive, but looks so rich.

Nice material, sturdy and matches the online photos. Using it at the end of my queen size bed to store blackest and pillows.

I loved this as soon as i opened the box. The only putting together were the legs in the bottom, which weren’t a necessity. It matches my couch perfect and fits many blankets and magazines inside. Even sturdy for plates, as my kids like to eat while watching a movie.

I am loving this new storage bench. Appears to be well made, exactly what i was looking for at a very reasonable price. Love that the lid had a nice soft close. Very functional with a large amount of storage inside, while nicely padded on top for extra seating.

This is a handy piece of furniture. The color is really pretty and i love the extra storage i get. I put it at the end of my bed so that my doggies have an easier time to get up.

The color is rich and saturated, the leather is a nice soft quality. My dogs jump on it all if the time and it doesn’t scratch or puncture. It came fully assembled and is finished on the inside too. I am thinking about another one for the living room.

The hamilton storage ottoman just arrived today and i love it. It’s perfect for hiding toys, and i love that the lid doesn’t slam little fingers.

Very cute, generously sized and well made. Comes in a large box and is already assembled except for the pudgy little black painted wood feet which you screw on.

My 4 year old is rough on this and so far he hasn’t destroyed it in the few months we’ve had it. He’s always jumping on it (not like a monkey jumping on the bed, more like flinging his body onto it from the couch), and trying to do weird things to the lid – like flinging himself onto the open lid so it slams shut (eyes rolling in frustration here). So far the hinges have held up. I did hear a crack when my husband leaned most of his weight on it with one knee so maybe he found a weak point but it doesn’t seem to have affected the bench so far. My son is still beating it up and it still looks pretty good, and is functioning. I like it because it is deep, so there is plenty of storage. I have a couple couch pillows and a couple stacks of board games stored in there, with room to spare.

Product came exactly as i expected and as described. Its perfect size for foot of my queen size bed with a sleigh bed frame – nestles just under the curve of the footboard so that saves some floor space for walkway. Stores several queen size light blankets, 2 sets of sheets, and some throws. I would have preferred that it was maybe 2 inches taller but overall its a great product.

It looks really nice and good quality. I would definitely recommend.

First, shipping was fast, bench in nice looking. However it is not the dementions in the description. Length should be 49′ & it’s only 47 1/2width should be 22′ & it’s only 17’height should be 17. 3′ & it’s only 16′(pics attached) so i was just a little disappointed because i pre measured where i wanted to place it. I may just move it to a different location and purchase another one that is larger.

We needed a new coffee table but wanted to use it as a foot stool also. Since we play board games often with friends we decided the right storage unit might be the best way to go. The room has neutral tones and color could help to liven it up. Well, the color is gorgeous and brightens the entire area. The room is inviting and when it’s just us we put our feet up and relax watching a movie. We would recommend this storage unit for your family.

It came assembled all you have to do is screw in the legs of took me like a minute.

Doesn’t have that weird chemical smell like a lot of pre-fab furniture does. Little feet were easy to screw on and i had it in place within minutes. Fabric is really nice for the price. Will probably scotchgard it….

Iron Gate Handspun Jute Area Rug 8 – Slightly smaller

I bought 2 of these rugs for my open concept home. One for the living room and one for the dining room. They are exactly what i wanted and although they aren’t very soft, they are rugged and great for the rustic modern look i’m going for. I have 2 big dogs and a husband that is hard on floors and rugs. I looked for similiar rugs and did not find any at this price point that could hold a candle to these.

We bought the 8’6” x 12’ jute rug. It goes under our king bed and i have a bench coming to put at the end of the bed. It is hand made so not perfectly straight edges but the rug is somewhat pliable where it can be stretched into a straighter line. I’ve included a picture with the the overhead light on and ambient lighting for anyone trying to judge color. We did practically break our back’s to get it under the bed only to realize the pretty side was down and the not so pretty side was up so after some bickering with the husband we flipped the right side up and it’s perfect. So be sure you have it laid out properly if you’re trying to slide it under a bed without moving the bed.

The rug smells moldy when you get it. I read that it goes away after a couple days however. Within 15 minutes of unrolling the rug, my nose began to tingle like it never has before and my eyes felt a burn. Do not think of purchasing this rug if you have hay fever. I had to take claritin to get rid of the symptoms. When i rolled it back up to put in its original package (obviously i’m returning it), it left an unbelievable amount of dust and dirt. The photo shows what the rug dropped after laying on my floor for just an hour. I didn’t give it 1 star because it is a beautiful, richly textured, cost-efficient rug that brought the piano area together nicely. If i wasn’t allergic to it, i would keep it.

  • ♦️♦️ WOW! Fabulous rugs!! ♦️♦️
  • Looks fantastic and quality seems excellent for this price.
  • In LOVE with this rug!

I’ve had this about a month and it’s seen serious action. It sits in the entry of our sliding glass door to the back yard. It hides mud and dirt while still looking pretty. My dogs love to sleep on it and one of them sheds like mad – it also hides the dog hair. My roomba goes right over it with no problems and takes care of daily cleaning. On muddy days, i let it dry a little and then broomed it off. I love the way it looks, it durability so far, and how easy it is to take care of.

I purchased it for under my diningroom table. Wouldn’t purchase for livingroom to lay around on due to the firmness, but great for under diningroom tables or beds. It adds great texture and really brings the room together. The delivery was right on time and the price was so reasonable for such a well made product.

Features of Iron Gate Handspun Jute Area Rug 8.6×12 Hand woven by Skilled Artisans, 100% Natural eco-friendly Jute yarns, Thick ribbed construction, Reversible for double the wear, Rug pad recommended

  • Handspun Jute Area Rug – Natural. Size 8 feet 6 inches x 12 feet
  • Handmade from Natural Jute by Skilled Artisans
  • Crafted with sustainably harvested jute, a fast-growing, renewable and biodegradable natural fiber.
  • Both sides of the rug are useable giving you twice the wear. Use of a rug pad is recommended
  • The Natural and Neutral tones of this rug fit into virtually every color scheme or any style type – formal or casual.

I paid $100 after a great discount at fred meyer for a 5×7 rug. It was softer than this one but more loosely woven so it didn’t hold its shape very well. I only paid $23 more for this one and not only is it larger but it is much better quality. I admit to not liking to walk on it without shoes (kinda hurts my feet) but it’s exactly what i was expecting. I have it over carpet and haven’t noticed the dust that was mentioned in other reviews.

It is natural, meaning it is not lush and soft and fuzzy under feet. That being said, it is still very tolerable and soft for being a natural rug. It is not scratchy or like walking on sticks. I have had guests comment that it felt good under their feet which i found strange. I can see where it can be like that. Like going barefoot outside. Anyhow, it is true to color, has maintained its shape, vacuums with or without beater bars with my shark just fine. I have lifted this rug as it sits on a grippy pad and have not found it to be filled with dust or dirt.

I can’t say enough about how much we love this rug. We have hardwood floors and aren’t fans of bacteria-grabbing carpet, so if we do get any floor covering, it’s always made of jute. And not all jute rugs are created equal. But this one is soft and well made, perfect for my husband’s office. Looking to order a 2nd one for the kids room, too.

Product arrived promptly, great quality, and beautiful. It does have a strong ‘dirt’ smell. I’m hoping that will fade with time. This rug is perfect for layering a smaller rug on top.

8 not 6×9 as advertisedi only realized this when it didn’t provide the coverage i expectedlittle stiff but good chunky weave. Hopefully it will get softer with usesecond pic shows 4. 5′ short of being 9′ longthose few inches do make a difference.

I have now bought five of them in various sizes. I bought four for my home, and one for the relaxation room that i designed for my employer. The look and feel is fantastic.They lay flat without bunching up (even with 5 dogs) and, in my opinion, feel amazing when barefoot. My kids even said it feels like a little foot massage when they walk on it.

Beautiful and softer than expected. I only wish that i could get the 9×12 size but sadly they won’t ship it to hawaii. It’s a natural fiber rug, so there are some fibers and stuff that fall out but it’s no big deal if you clean your floors regularly. I read a lot of negative comments about dirt in this rug, but it’s a large knobby weave, so i really believe it’s probably just dirt falling off of people’s shoes through the cracks in the rug. Your average carpet just hides all that crap way down in the tufts (gross). I don’t believe it needs a rug pad.

I have purchased several jute rugs for our home, but never from amazon. This one arrived in perfect condition, and looks great. It does have an earthy smell, but this has happened with all of the jute rugs i’ve purchased, and usually goes away in a couple weeks. The rug does shed a bit, but this happened with my knee rugs at first as well, and unlike the other jute rugs i’ve purchased this one wasn’t filled with sand, which was a plus.

Purchased a 6×9 jute rug to go under my rustic/barnwood dining table. Was packaged nicely but did have a slight smell to it as some reviewers mentioned. Unrolled and left in the garage overnight, not due to smell but because the pad i ordered to go underneath it didn’t arrive until today. I am very pleased with the look and quality of the rug, although both ends had what appeared to be a seam or a dark line in it, as shown in one of the photos. Had that not been present, i’d have given 5 stars. Overall, very happy with purchase and would buy again. Even my dog is happy with it.

It’s worth mentioning that the rug may not be the exact size it’s sold as. Ours is about 3 inches shy of 3×5. Other than that we absolutely love the rug. It goes perfectly with the decor in our home.

Long 6 inch fringe on the ends. The rug itself seems fine, but it is not as pictured/described because of the odd fringe. Deciding wether to return it now or see if it grows on me. The seagrass rope fringe is just long and odd.

All i have to say is that it’s only 40 frigging dollars. No, you probably won’t be cuddling up on this in front of the fire but it looks good, fits the space and for normal use you would never know that it’s plant fiber/jute. Bout about 6 months ago and it seems to get better with age and regular vacuuming.

Best thing about these jute rugs is that the dirt sifts through them. I use this for a large door mat inside the door to my garden. Every week i pick it up and vacuum underneath, and it’s amazing how much dirt it traps.

Stop looking and buy this rug. Very similar to what you’d find at pottery barn for 10 times more. The perfect blend of colors make it very versatile as it will enhance any decor/color scheme and will instantly add warmth and depth to complete the look of a room. With the wide range of sizes offered at very reasonable prices, i was able to buy one for our guest bathroom (3×5) and another (8×10) for our master bedroom. They are excellent quality, very thick and sturdy, reversible for double wear, not too rough under foot, and the best part is the rich color. Exactly the look i was going for. The bonus is they were both packaged well and arrived very fast as promised with prime 2-day shipping (even in the midst of the holiday rush) i will *definitely* buy more rugs manufactured by iron gate.

Looked nice online, but in reality it seems to ‘catch’ anything and pull the loops out. We ordered this one and the same in a different size. Returned both as it did not work for us, but may work for others. Just understand this think is thick and you might catch yourself tripping over it. Will definitely need floor grippers on a slick floor.

Love the look of this rug against my dark wood floors. This rug is really well made. However i did read the reviews so opened the package outside and left it out there for 2 days (it needed every minute). The smell is no longer there. And there is no dirt and debris from the rug itself as some others mentioned. I actually purchased this for under the dining table but i figured since i was still looking for a living room rug to try this rug in there. . Aaaaaaand i’m loving the look. Not only is the look super cute it’s actually comfortable to walk on without shoes. All around this was a great buy.Do yourself a favor and just buy it.

Wonderful natural color and very well made. Holds its shape well and has some some nice detail around the edges. I actually think it looks better in person than in the photo. Note that you absolutely have to install a non slip mat under this if you are putting it down on a hard surface otherwise it will slip around. It would also harm hardwood floors if placed directly onto them as the natural material is somewhat abrasive.

Cheaper than a lot of seagrass/jute rugs i saw but yet it’s thick (to me) and it hasn’t come apart/shred yet after 2. Got a lot of compliments and it goes very well with my cream couch. I didn’t use a liner underneath since my heavy coffee table is able to hold it in place.