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BagButton to replace Space Bag, the food saver and garbage compactor, with the economical twist of using your own garbage bags.

BagButton to replace Space Bag, the food saver and garbage compactor, with the economical twist of using your own garbage bags.

With the one BagButton a vacuum and your garbage bags you will save space, vacuum pack food and compact garbage almost free. You can have all the Spacebags you will ever need.

Quote by Kelly Ruhoff, Staff Reporter for Stanwood/Camano News, Washington State.

“BagButton could become as familiar to homeowners, travelers, and hikers as Velcro, bungee cords, and duck tape did in the last quarter-of-a-century”.

Family invents portable airtight vacuum storage device

In 1997, Larry Storey and Heather Kendall-Storey lived in an older model mobile home on eight acres in a very beautiful but very; very wet part of western Washington on Lake Ketchum in Stanwood, Washington. It was so wet they were miserable.

To keep their belongings dry in the moisture-laden abode they kept their clothes and other possessions in plastic garbage bags. But the moisture found its way inside and mildew inevitably began to form everywhere.

They saw ads for The Space Bag, on TV, but they couldn’t afford the cost of the custom manufactured, waterproof, vacuum-sealed bags.

So they experimented with the plastic lid from a used five-gallon water bottle and their vacuum cleaner, and regular plastic bags.

Several modifications later, they came up with an efficient and inexpensive design. It worked so well they applied for and received patents.

The lesson learned: Misery is the mother of invention. The Bag Button was born.

“It’s just amazing how simple this device is and how well it works,” said Larry.

You place something you want to protect in a regular plastic bag, pull the bag through the two-inch diameter rubber ring and hook it up to your vacuum or a hand pump. When the thickness is reduced you tie a knot and slip off the BagButton and o-ring.

You can reduce a pillow to three quarters of an inch. It works well on sleeping bags, clothes, and camping goods, yard debris, things you want to reduce the volume to conserve space when you go traveling. It also protects family heirlooms and works well with food.

The Storey’s received their first batch of Bag Buttons in March 2004 and have been marketing with help from family and friends ever since. Feedback from users is excellent. They have signed a contract with the Home Shopping Channel.

Bag Button protects valuables from water damage, dust, dirt, mildew and insects.

The Bag Button retails for $14.95 and works with regular plastic bags. Bag Button is a totally Made in America product, manufactured in Portland, and packaged by another Oregon company.

The BagButton can be found at QFC/Kroeger, Bartell Drugs, Shurgard Storage, Urban Storage, Fort Lewis WA., Participating True Value Hardware’s, We have been accepted by Winn Dixie and are waiting for air time on Home Shopping Network, added Storey.

The company was formed in 1996, then received there certificate of formation as BagButton LLC. February 09, 2004 in Washington State. From 1996-2004 they went through the patent processes and several mold changes and entered into the market on March 29th 2004. They are into there second year of manufacturing and distribution and coming on strong. Larry Storey is available for interviews at (360) 939-2469.


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