Those frequently advertised space-saving storage bags that seem to "shrink" items and expand your storage capacity are attracting a good deal of attention. They are inexpensive and easy to use. Simply enclose soft items such as garments, blankets and/or pillows in an airtight bag, attach your vacuum cleaner hose with an adaptor connection, and then remove most of the air from the bag.
The bags work well for long-term storage of bulky fabric items, as long as the seal remains intact, However, make sure your items are completely dry before packing, as any moisture can result in mold, mildew and/or musty odors. Also, don't expect clothes to be ready-to-wear when you remove them...some fabrics can get very wrinkled.