Sunday, June 24, 2007

How much can you fit in a Ziploc bag?

A whole boatload!!

We are so lucky to have the opportunity to send a care package for Eli with another family from our adoption agency traveling to Guatemala for either a visit or to pick up their child. How that works is we send our package to the family and they take it to Guatemala in their luggage. Once they get to Guatemala, they give the package to our agency's in-country coordinator. The coordinator then delivers the package to Eli's foster family the next time she visits. We sent our first care package to Eli a week after we received "the call." It was so fun to get it all together. We are limited in how much we can send with a traveling family so everything we send must fit within a gallon size Ziploc bag. So, the question still much can you fit in a Ziploc bag? Well, my friends, you will be shocked and amazed at how much stuff we crammed into that bag. Here's the list:
  • 6 onesies
  • 3 sleepers
  • 1 pair of soft shoes
  • 1 hat
  • 4 washcloths
  • 2 disposable cameras
  • 1 blanket
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 1 rattle
  • 2 bottles of Bath & Body Works lotion for our foster mom
  • card for foster mom

What is our secret, you ask? Foodsaver. Yes, it works! We stuffed all the clothes and the blanket in Foodsaver bags and vacuum sealed them. Works wonders!! Granted, we could not get the zip lock bag zipped so we had to wrap it in packing tape! I think we busted 4 or 5 Ziploc bags before getting it right! Hopefully, the package arrived in one piece!


Anonymous said...

I can just see you guys cramming and stuffing and squeezing! Sounds like it was a fun time!

Gretchen said...

Wow! I had no idea so much can be fit into a ziploc bag!

Gretchen (FTIA)

Nicole said...

I'm packing mine tonight. I had no idea you could fit that much! I still have room for more shopping!!