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11 Clever Uses for Bubble Wrap


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8. Protect Delicate Produce. Peaches, pears, tomatoes and other delicate produce need not go to waste. Line your fruit bowl/crisper with bubble wrap to cushion them.

9. Keep Groceries Cold. Long trip home and don’t want the ice cream to melt? Line your reusable grocery bag with bubble wrap to insulate your food.

10. Keep Your Drink Cold or Warm in the car. Line your car’s cupholder with bubble wrap to keep your drink insulated.

11. Travel with Perishable Foods. Long drive on Thanksgiving dinner, and you’re tasked with making a hot appetizer? A friend asks you to bring a regional favorite back from your vacation, but you don’t want it to thaw or spoil? Just use bubble wrap to keep the food insulated.

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Katie Waldeck

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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