Being far away from the hometown is not easy; especially at the beginning. Giving up the lifestyle, not seeing close friends and families; moreover, the new environment makes you feel unsecured. At the first three years, since I had just moved to Munich, I felt lost. The unfamiliar language, different culture, and the harsh weather. Besides, I became unemployed; from an interior designer to a housewife who even did not know how to cook. I threw myself into a black hole, feeling depressed and hopeless. Later, I could re-understand myself through photography and writing; further, to plan my new life in this foreign country.
That time, packages that sent from Taiwan encouraged me a lot; Chinese books or magazines and hometown snacks, the boxes brought the warmest regards from my family. All packages comforted me. Slowly, every unknown thing in the new life was not hard anymore.
If you are also a wanderer like me, you must know well about the package thing; some books from your favorite authors; a few packs of snacks that you have always been greedy in your dreams; the best supply ever for us. However, You must also have the same experience that your packages were damaged from transportation, broken books, damaged magazine covers. Do we have a better way to protect the content of our packages?
Since I received the WACÙ, I try to find out how this tiny machine can help us in the daily life; although, it is specially designed to pack our luggage for traveling. WACÙ is perfect to help us with housekeeping. Packing fabric and sheets with WACÙ not only to save the storage space but also to keep them fresh and to against the tide. In this issue that I planned for several weeks, I would like to share with you how to pack your packages with WACÙ and protect them in the best way. You can pack books, magazines, favorite snacks or other stuff that you want to ship with WACÙ vacuum bags. There are two ways; let us go ahead and read about it.
Related article : WACÙ / Make your living space bigger
幾個月前收到WACÙ打包機的時候，除了品牌的設計初衷是拿來打包行李之外（延伸閱讀：WACÙ），我同時覺得用來整理家務、收納家飾織品等也非常方便（延伸閱讀：Make your living space bigger），大大地解決了收納空間與保持簡潔的問題。此外，我也一直計劃著要把打包包裹的想法與大家分享；這時候，WACÙ的真空袋可就完全派上用場。利用真空打包帶可以密封，加上可以抽至真空、或是留下空氣的特點分別保護包裹內的內容物。以前打包書籍海運的時候，都會特別請家人包裹上兩層垃圾袋防潮，不過垃圾帶過薄，不管怎麼以膠帶封箱總會出紕漏；包裹抵達的時候，內裝書籍總是有幾本撞得破損。如果是零食泡麵，有因為撞擊擠壓而碎得成了小屑屑（餅乾都得用湯匙吃）。那麼，一起往下看看，這次在打包包裹上有什麼好用的小技巧吧。
For example, the vacuum bag in size S fits the DHL package size in L. Moreover, make sure you don’t ship contraband stuff in any way.
Take shipping books as an example, I pack books or magazines with vacuum bag in size S and take out 80% of the air. It protects books not get damaged by rough transportation. Moreover, it is the protection against the tide. One point that I appreciate, the vacuum bag is thick and strong enough to protect book and prints from transportation; however, it does not gain any weight to let you pay for it. These books and magazines that I sent to my girlfriends that she asked; I am sure that the package and the books will arrive safely.
Apart from shipping books, I sometimes also send particular made-in-Germany products back to my family or friends, for example, snacks or beauty products. In this situation, I pack goods with the vacuum bag in size S. I only close the zipper and don’t take out the air; so that the bag itself will become an airbag to protect the goods. At the same time, the vacuum has the protection against the tide. The good quality vacuum bags can be reused for many times and occasions. It is convenient when both sides who ship packages have a WACÙ machine.
For the Black Friday and Cyber Monday (which are on 24th and 27th of Nov.), WACÙ will offer a special price to be involved; make sure to follow their Facebook or Instagram account for the newest update.
No matter you are a traveler or a businessman/woman, a housewife, or just like me, a wanderer who left the hometown and needs comfort from the family, WACÙ is a proper tool to help you for any need. The project with WACÙ temporarily comes to an end; however, I will never stop traveling. The project gives me an opportunity to review my lifestyle and find out a way to deal with it. In the next months, we will go together/separated to Taiwan, Rothenburg, Prag and then Hong Kong. The next? Who knows. The destination has never been a point but the partners who travel with you.
This is a cooperation project with WACÙ.
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Fanning Tseng is the editor of Yes! Please Enjoy which was founded in 2012. Having lived in different cities and experienced different cultures, Fanning focuses on the connection between Europe and Asia. She is now working as a professional photographer and a full-time blogger. Moreover, Fanning is a regular feature columnist in several Chinese online magazines such as Vogue Taiwan, WOMANY and 10/10 HOPE. Get better informed by subscribing the Newsletter; moreover, let’s stay connected on Instagram and Facebook.