CompactorÂ® Storage Boxes
Doesn't keep vacuum - lets air in so expands
This product seems awesome at first, but give it a few days and it lets air into the bag so that it's no longer compressed. I could hardly get it back out from under my bed to try to re-seal. I thought maybe I hadn't sealed them right, even though the same thing happened to all 3 that I bought. So, I vacuumed the air out again and very carefully re-sealed all 3, making sure they were completely zipped up tight. Didn't matter - within a couple days the same thing had happened. I don't have the receipt anymore, but would absolutely return them if I could.
In addition, the velcro on the sides to make the lid attach to the sides is awkward, nearly impossible to stick together, and of course comes apart within a day or two.
Definitely do NOT recommend - they're a waste of money.
January 7, 2014
Compactor doesn't work as advertised
I spent the last two hours putting away my summer clothes. I followed the directions exactly, and left plenty of space for the bag to seal. Once I vacuumed out the air, and once the "blinking LED lights" turned off, I thought I was set until I heard air coming out of the bag, and the bag began expanding. I quickly checked the seal and it was closed.
I am more frustrated about the time wasted with all the packing when I now need to unpack and find another storage solution (other than the vacuum storage that doesn't seem to work).
October 1, 2013
I was disappointed in how much these hold. While they definitely do save space in my closet - it's not as much as I'd hoped.
I also wish the box were sturdier and the top secured a bit better. The boxes don't hold their shapes very well, so they don't stack as nicely or neatly as I thought they would.
April 15, 2013
I purchased the Large Compactor Storage Box at the Grand Opening of the Tampa store and I am so happy I did. At first I was a bit concerned about the price, $35, I figured I could buy several traditional storage bags for that but I loved the idea of the built in storage and stackability. I washed my blankets and stored them I was able to fit no less than eight blankets into one chest. I have a number of comforters I need to store as well and will be purchasing more of these outstanding products. My under stair storage is so organized I love it!
March 25, 2013