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What to Do With Leftover Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap is a moving essential. It can be tough to guess just how much you will need for your move, and all too often, we buy too much. If you can’t return your surplus of bubble wrap (or do not want to deal with the hassle), you may be wondering what to do with it all. That’s where your Briny Breeze moving company comes in! As your expert movers, we have tons of ways for you to use your leftover bubble wrap.

  • Before you unpack all of your boxes, let your kids have a bit of fun in your new home’s empty hallways. Lay down long strips of bubble wrap and tape it to the floor. Let your kids slide down the hallways like an indoor Slip ‘N Slide (without the water, of course). Just make sure they wear a pair of pajama pants. No one likes bubble wrap burn!
  • You can insulate your windows with bubble wrap to keep the cold air out during winter. Use a spray bottle to moisten your windows so the bubble wrap will stick. Then affix a piece of bubble wrap to the window; it will stick thanks to the water. Best of all, you will still get plenty of light in the room since bubble wrap is clear.
  • Wrap your pipes in bubble wrap during the winter to keep them insulated. There is nothing worse than frozen pipes, so prevent this from happening!
  • If you have to scrape your windshield in the morning to get the ice off, you may end up with a scratch or two. To prevent this from happening, lay down some bubble wrap the night before, and then you can just peel off the wrap in the morning.
  • If you have large totes and handbags that lose their shape in your closet, fill them with bubble wrap and zip the purse shut. This will keep the shape of the purse and give your bubble wrap a great purpose.
  • Sometimes fruit bowls can damage the produce we buy. To combat this, line your bowls with a layer of bubble wrap. This way, your fruit will rest on the soft bubbles and not the hard surface of the bowl.
  • Hang some bubble wrap on your kid’s easel and let them create a bubble wrap masterpiece with some oil paints.
  • Line your car’s cup holders with some bubble wrap to keep them clean and keep your drink cold (or hot).
  • Do not forget bubble wrap’s real intention. If you are keeping things stored in your attic or basement, make sure to save some bubble wrap for these boxes.
  • And, after all is said and done, if you still have some bubble wrap left, check to see if any friends or neighbors can use it. It is always nice to help people save!

While you may not know what to do with a boatload of bubble wrap at first, your Briny Breeze movers have a few great ideas. Being resourceful is just a part of who we are!