Thursday, January 20, 2011

5 Ways to ReUse Bubble Wrap

Posted by Lyndsy Czapla

As much as I don't use bubble wrap anymore, I am always stuck with some after the holidays. Being almost 2,000 miles away from my Grandparents, it is almost inevitable that the annual box of gifts they send for Christmas is full of the pesky plastic stuff! Don't get me wrong, I get so excited to open the boxes they send, but I really don't like the bubble wrap contained in them. For the past few years, I have tried to ReUse the bubble wrap any which way I can. Here are some ideas you could try if you end up with extra bubble wrap:

Fridge Drawer Liner
Just line bubble wrap inside your drawers in your refrigerator to prevent fruits and vegetables from bruising.

Window Insulation
Tape pieces of bubble wrap to the inside of windows and it really helps keep the cold air out. When I had really old windows in my house, I did this and it actually helped. Some people even do this inside their greenhouses, too.

Bath Pillow
If the bubble wrap is not popped yet, you can roll it up and use it in the bath tub to support the back of your head.

Picnic Basket Insulation
Place the bubble wrap around cold items to keep them cold so you won't have to lug around a cooler, too. This also works great with the beverages you bring along on the picnic.

Bubble Wrap Painting
If you are painting and looking for a neat finish, you can place paint on the bubble wrap and press it up against your project. It really creates a cool look!

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