No matter your age, bubble wraps are fun. I do not know about you, but even now, I still enjoy the sound of popping those bubble wraps when I get my hands on them. It helps me to relieve stress. However, there are many areas in which bubble wraps can be used to help you, and it is not just packing items. For packing purposes, you should look for cardboard box suppliers with a good reputation to buy wrap bubbles. Here are some other ways of using your bubble wrap either in your house or during outdoor activities.
If you are living in a country with a cold climate and you wish to save some money on the heating, you can use bubble wraps to keep away the cold air from passing that tiny space under your windows! You can achieve more warmth by spraying some water onto the window and stick the bubble wrap with the flat surface facing you. Ensure that there is no gap or else the cold air could pass through.
In addition to that, you can use bubble wraps to prevent your fruits from becoming rotten. All you have to do is to wrap them not too tightly with bubble wraps, and it should keep it fresh for a while. However, do not take this hack and think your fruits won’t go rotten at all, just consume them whenever you can. Remember not to waste your food.
The rattling sounds that your tools make when you carry them with you can be quite annoying. An easy and cost efficient way to prevent noises is to use a sheet of bubble wrap and place it below the tools in your toolbox. It will keep the noise to a minimum so you won’t be waking your partner or your roommates if you are planning to work on something while they are asleep.
After long hours of working, your feet are bound to get tired. One of the ways to keep you a bit more comfortable is to place bubble wrap in your shoes. Just draw up the shape of your feet, cut it and put them inside your shoes. This way, it acts as a cushion for your feet and it can last to about a quarter of a day!
Accidentally breaking a bone while doing something indoors is painful and costly if you are broke like me. The good thing is your good friend, Mr Bubble Wrap, can be used. Wrap the area with the broken bone with as much bubble wraps as you can to use it as a cast by cello taping it until you get a real cast. It will ensure that part of your body can’t be moved so it will make the doctors job a bit easier.
For those of you having a pair of green thumbs, you will find this tip very useful for your plants. This section will be a bit longer compared to the rest because there are many ways bubble wraps can help your plants grown throughout the cold weather. If you do not have a greenhouse, don’t worry about your plants. You can keep them ‘warm’ by coating bubble wraps around the pot and your plant. They can still get oxygen if you do not wrap the plant too tightly, as that will reduce their ability to photosynthesize. Perennials usually do need lots of work to survive winter. What you can do is before planting your perennials in the planter, line inside the planter with bubble wraps but not at the bottom. If you line the bottom of the planter, your plant will not get any drainage, and that will be bad for your plant. Another way to help your vegetables thrive during winter is to make a protective covering for them. What you have to do is to cut the bubble wraps and place them on top of the vegetable bed with the bubbles facing downwards and secure those wraps with bricks or stones. Make some holes in those intact bubble wraps so that you can drop a hose or something similar to water your vegetables or to plant some new seeds. Once the season is over you can remove the sheets and keep it for next year if it is still in a good condition.
Campers who are on a tight budget will surely appreciate this easy hack. Sleeping on the rock hard ground is uncomfortable. On top of that, if your sleeping bag is not that ‘good’, you may get back pains the next day. To overcome this problem, you can just bring along a sheet of bubble wrap that covers your height to place it on the ground before you sleep in your sleeping bag. It will make you more comfortable, and hopefully, you will get a good night sleep.
Your pet house will be a bit too cold for your pet during winter. If you already have a nice comfortable mattress for them to sleep on that is great. Alternately, you can use bubble wrap so that it will help retain some heat for your pet and keep your pet warm during those cold nights. I would recommend you placing the bubble wrap first then another mattress on top of it. If you have an old blanket which you are not using, you can cut it and give it to your pet so it has a blanket as well.
Lazy people will find a way to slack off. If you admit you are just like me and hate scraping the snow from your car windshield, I have good news for you – you don’t have to anymore! Before you head to your cosy home, spread a sheet of bubble wrap on your windshield with the bubbles facing the windshield. Use your car wipers to keep the sheet intact throughout the night. If it snowed heavily at night, all you have to do is to pull it off, and the snow will come right off too! Isn’t that wonderful?
These are the applications of the seemingly useless bubble wraps. I hope you enjoy this article, and you are eager to get some bubble wraps to try some of these hacks and see if it works, which I can safely bet that it will.