Guest AngPhil

To vacuum-pack or not to vacuum-pack...mildrew????

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    Guest AngPhil

    I thought I was being really clever and bought loads of big vacuum pack bags from ebay for all our towels, clothes etc to go in the container.

     

    I have started to vacuum-pack some bits and pieces, but 1 of the movers spotted them and told my husband not to bother as mildew would form in the vacuum-packed items.

     

    I just wanted to know if anyone else had vacuum-packed anything and if they had any problems with it.

     

    Thanks

     

    Ang

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    I've read some have, some haven't.

     

    Containers spend months at sea so conditions are good for mould/damp.

     

    Some people use these silica bags. Tbh the packers should be able to fit it in as it is if you have a container.

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    We used silica gel in ours along with a bounce tumble dryer sheet thing and everything smelt fine with no mould anywhere.

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    Guest AngPhil

    Thanks will try that - I'm washing all our sleeping bags getting them ready to pack up :)

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    Guest AngPhil

    Just spoken to a really helpful guy at Bluestar Packaging Supplies Ltd (01617850854) who says that you need 5g of silica per cubic foot. He told me to pack the boxes/bags tightly and put the silica bags in different places in the pack. I am going to go overboard with them and put in the bounce.

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    Guest Cornish Pasties

    Thanks for the heads up Ang as we have bought same for our container leaving later this year....will make sure I adhere to above

    cheers

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    Guest Paula H

    Oh cr*p... Wish I knew that before I vac packed some stuff

     

    However Ange, don't vac PAC in the bigger ones as when they came on wed he unpacked it all as the large ones wouldn't fit in their boxes x

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    All depends on the level of suck of your vacuum appliance and the degree of airtightness (if that's a word) of the bag you use.

     

    As to silica gel, easiest thing to do is just pack a disposable el-cheapo Tesco nappy in each bag.

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