Can I keep comic books or coins in FoodSaver® bags?
Yes, but just seal the bags, do not vacuum them. The pressure caused by the vacuum can cause the pages and print transfers to stick together. Coins can be vacuum-packed, but be sure that you place some type of backing, such as cardboard, in the bag against the "waffle" side, and face the coins toward the smooth side of the bag. This will eliminate the possibility of any marks left on the coins after long term storage.
You should also put any printed materials between cardboard or in an archival sleeve before vacuuming. Otherwise the printing may transfer to the bag if you ever remove the material from the bag. We cannot guarantee the preservation of any items you choose to vacuum package.
For the Gardener
Seal leftover seeds with your FoodSaver® vacuum sealer - they'll stay fresh to they can be used again at a later time.
When you need to carry important papers from place to place, either short time (to a meeting) or long term (when moving) you can vacuum package them - keeps your papers in order and completely water and stain free when sealed in a FoodSaver® Bag.
To keep your precious pictures and mementos away from dust, dirt and other elements, seal them in FoodSaver® Bags before you place them in the scrapbook. You can put them in chronological order and place a note in the bag with the event details and dates.
Second Homes and Cabins
If you have a second home or cabin, you can use your FoodSaver® vacuum sealer and accessories to package all your pantry essentials during the off season. They'll be sealed airtight so they're fresh and bug-free when you return.
Sheets and Bedding
If you love the fresh smell of your sheets immediately after laundering, you can use your FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer to keep sheets fresh in your linen cabinet or other storage. After washing sheets, vacuum seal the set with the used dryer sheet. Their compacted size will make them easier to store, and they'll be super fresh and sweet smelling when you open the bag.
To vacuum package silverware, wrap fork tines in soft cushioning material, such as a paper towel, to avoid puncturing bag, then vacuum seal in a FoodSaver® Bag. When you're ready to set the table for a special occasion, you won't have to polish the silverware - just open the FoodSaver® bag and enjoy the sparkling table setting!
Before setting out on a road trip, use your vacuum sealer to prepare a road trip survival kit. Flashlight, batteries, flares, matches, first aid kit, important papers, etc. can be safely vacuum sealed in FoodSaver® Bags which are air and water tight. You can also seal personal hygiene items, portioned out car snacks, games (MadLibs, travel Scrabble, etc.) in FoodSaver® Bags. Because you can see what is in each sealed bag you can always easily find what you're looking for.