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11 Clever Uses for Bubble Wrap

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11 Clever Uses for Bubble Wrap


Unpacking? Receiving a lot of packages? Whatever the reason you’ve got plenty of bubble wrap around, don’t just toss it. Resist the urge to pop the bubbles, because there are plenty of clever ways to put bubble wrap to use. Click through to check out some ideas.

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Around the House.

1. Insulate Drafty Windows. Here’s any easy fix for keeping your home warm and your energy bill down this winter: use bubble wrap! Spray some water onto the window and stick the bubble wrap, flat side facing you, on it. It’s an especially good trick for windows where you love the natural light, but also want your privacy.

2. Protect Walls. Do you have a door that hits a wall when it’s opened? Protect the wall from damage by putting a little bubble wrap where the handle hits it.

3. Protect Your Car Windshield in the Winter. When the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, the last thing you want to do in the morning is get all that snow and frost off your windshield. With a little bubble wrap in place before a winter storm, though, you won’t have to worry — not only will it insulate the windshield and prevent frost from forming, but it’ll also make snow removal a cinch.

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Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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11:55AM PDT on Apr 14, 2015

All great ideas but popping it is just so addictive it's hard to resist. The good news is that even after it's popped it's still quite useful for many of these purposes listed.

3:52AM PST on Dec 18, 2014

Thank you!

1:48AM PST on Nov 8, 2013

Some great ideas on here.

11:47PM PDT on Oct 19, 2013

love the window idea!!

8:48PM PDT on Oct 15, 2013

good to suggest using as insulation (for potlucks and feasts)

4:44AM PDT on Oct 11, 2013

Thank you

4:14PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Interesting ideas. Thanks.

2:04PM PDT on Oct 4, 2013


5:29PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

I take mine to work with me. We ship a lot of items to other stores and I hate waste.

6:04AM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

great article. ty

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