23 Amazing Ways to Reuse Bubble Wrap® and Other Cushioning Material Around Your House
We haven’t been able to stop popping Bubble Wrap® since 1957. With Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day January 29, it’s time to celebrate the many uses for Bubble Wrap® and other cushioning material.
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Whack on Bubble Wrap®
To a kid who’s not quite ready to drive nails, nothing feels better than whap, crackle and pop. Supply a kid-size hammer or a rubber mallet. Try out these other extraordinary uses for things you already own.
Add to handles for better grip
For people who have a hard time gripping some objects, Bubble Wrap® can help with that.
Grow strawberry plants
Keep your strawberries off the ground with some Bubble Wrap®. Wrap the Bubble Wrap® around the plant as a collar to keep the berries from falling to the ground. Check out some more great tips to reuse common household items.
In 2012, Sealed Air Corporation (the maker of Bubble Wrap®) conducted a survey and found that just over one minute of popping bubbles provides the stress relief equivalent to a 33-minute massage.
A Bubble Wrap® compost cover can promote decomposition for a compost pile and keep out unwanted items. Here are some more tips to help you get started composting.
Save yourself some time in the morning dealing with a frosty windshield by placing some Bubble Wrap® under your windshield wipers. The Bubble Wrap® will help insulate the windshield. Also, use this clever trick to defrost your windshield in under a minute.
The inventors of Bubble Wrap®, Al Fielding and Marc Chavannes, originally tried to create a textured wallpaper in 1957, and though they originally failed, it has proven an effective protector of walls. Bubble Wrap® can serve as a sweet door stopper and help prevent any holes in the wall from the handle flying through. Find out some more things you didn’t know were invented by accident.