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11 Clever Uses for Bubble Wrap

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4. Hold the Shape of Handbags and Purses If you’re not using a bag regularly, its shape can begin to sag. Keep it upright by lining the inside with bubble wrap.

5. Use as Sleeping Bag Padding. I love camping, until it comes time to actually sleep — the hard ground is no match for a comfy bed. No need to run out and by pricy pads — just save up some bubble wrap to place under your sleeping bag the next time you’re out in nature.

6. Protect Plants. Winter’s coming, and some of your outdoor container plants probably need some protection from the frost. Easily accomplish that by wrapping the container with bubble wrap and using string or tape to hold it in place. The soil will be warm all winter long!

7. Take on Shopping Trips and Vacations. Flea market maven? Thrift store junkie? If you love collecting delicate, breakable objects, bringing bubble wrap with you is a great way to securely bring your treasures home. You can’t be certain a seller will have any, after all. Bringing it along on vacation is a great idea, too, because nobody wants a snow globe to break in their luggage!

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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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