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By: Joseph Galvez P
Allow me to guess! Food storage was the main purpose you had in mind when you first purchased your vacuum sealer, right? Of course, probably 9 out 10 buyers would confirm that owning an effective food packaging solution was their primary reason to buying this appliance. However, did you know that the same vacuum sealing device can be used for other uses? If you didn’t, don’t worry. We have you covered. With the following examples, we hope to trigger some mental exercises that steer your imagination in the right direction to grow your possibilities.

Media Devices and CDs
If you are older enough to have experienced and played vinyl records, you surely will attest that air, humidity and dust are the prime suspects to cause severe harm to our media. Keeping your blue-ray discs and DVDs in their cases may protect them from falls but they do nothing against our three prime suspects. When you vacuum seal the cases and LP records in customized pouches, you in fact finish up safeguarding and preserving your media entirely for the future.

Important Documents
As the old saying states, one can never be too careful. What would be the difference between lamination and vacuum sealing? While both systems have demonstrated to be a helpful means to protect valuable documents, possibly vacuum sealing might have less vulnerabilities than lamination. If and when lamination gets damaged, most likely your document will as well get damaged because the hard layer that protected the document would have been trespassed. In addition to this, when a document goes through lamination it normally is applied to one single sample. In the case of vacuum sealing, the user can put a number of valuable documents into one bag and vacuum seal them altogether.

Magazines and Books
Like any other wood product, paper products face oxidation problems when they are left “in the air” for too long. Books & magazines, even if you store them in cardboard boxes, they will still “suffer” when in contact with moisture and air, and this will cause effects like mold growth, yellowing, and outbreaks.

Again, vacuum packaging these items will without doubt prevent these effects from growing and you will keep the quality and readability of your books and magazines. Throw some silica gel or a few packets of rock salt in addition to the process of vacuum sealing and this will help even more to reduce moisture exposure.

Emergency and Travel Kits
We all know about the nuances of travelling. Medicine bottles, cosmetics, toiletries and similar products pose a challenge as the liquid inside them can effortlessly spill out. If one vacuum seals these products practically this trouble goes away and not only that, it is less cumbersome to pack the bag!
Being prepared for extreme –disastrous- situations it is all about having the right material and kits all set for its prompt and helpful use. That is, the reader can vacuum seal gauze tapes, gloves, surgical material, and band aids into one or several bags and have them fit nicely and neatly into your first aid bag.

Using your imagination and trying to meet the immediate and other applications of your vacuum sealer can give the reader a competitive advantage when facing common and emergency situations.

Knowing that you can plan ahead for any emergency or extreme condition is half battle won. Joseph Galvez found out the convenient benefits of universal sealing bags and their unusual uses. Visit

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