Bubble wrap! When you get a huge box of it, it’s one of those things you don’t want to throw away. But besides stashing it away for future packages or just throwing it on the floor and getting some satisfying stomping done, what can else you use bubble wrap for? Check out these second uses for bubble wrap for all around your home.
make DIY padded hangers: Simply wrap a sheet around the shoulders of the hanger and tape to secure. They won’t look fancy, but they’ll work just as well as the expensive kind you’d buy at the store.
Necklaces on the Go
Packing for a trip? Keep your necklaces safe and tangle-free by laying them out on bubble wrap, then taping the ends to the bubble wrap with some Scotch or masking tape. Then simply roll the bubble wrap up and pack safely in your suitcase!
DIY Lumbar Cushion
Instead of buying an expensive lumbar cushion, make your own with bubble wrap! Using a roll of bubble wrap, tightly roll up a portion lengthwise until you reach a thickness that will rest comfortably in the small of your back (a few inches thick). Next, thread a length of kitchen twine through the center and tape the roll shut. Fasten to the lumbar region of chair with the twine, and when you sit make sure it supports your lower back, so you improve posture and reduce pain.
Save on Energy Costs
Cut down on heating costs and keep your loved ones warm this winter by insulating your windows with bubble wrap. It’s free, and works even better than the plastic window insulations you can buy at the store. All you’ll need is the bubble wrap, a scissor or utility knife, and a spray bottle filled with water. First, cut the wrap to fit the size of your windows. Spray a layer of water on the windowpane, and press the bubble wrap against it so the bubble-side is against the glass. The wrap will stick to your windows all winter long, just like that! If your bubble wrap needs extra adhesive help, use double-sided tape to keep it in place.
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