A great idea we heard today was the use of hefty big bags during hotel stays. Rather than bring an entire suitcase into a hotel room, the person we spoke to simply placed their essential items into a Hefty Big Bag, sealed it and then brought it into the hotel room. By keeping the suitcase in the car, exposure to bed bug was greatly reduced.
Like the name suggests, Hefty Big Bags are BIG coming in two sizes 24″ x 20″ and 24″ x 32″ making them large enough to fit a lot of stuff. Best of all is the price, which is about 12 bucks for 4 large reusable 3 mil bags.
Hefty Big Bags can be found normally online or at some specialty hardware stores. The difference between the hefty bags and ordinary Ziploc bags is the way the bag seals. Hefty Big Bags close with a slider, which must be used to open or seal the bag water tight (Ziploc can be easily pulled apart).
We had never seen resealable bags this big until we picked some up and were very impressed by the quality, price and functionality of these new bag.