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What to do with bubble wrap after your move

Moving to a new house is not a piece of cake and packing your boxes is one of the most tiresome tasks that you need to take care of. However, unpacking can be just as stressful and complicated. Not only is it time-consuming to unpack all the boxes, but you also need to decide what to do with all the packing material you used to protect all your belongings. For instance, you’re probably wondering: What am I supposed to do with all the bubble wrap after I’m done unpacking? You’re not the only one – many people ask themselves the same question, which is why we’ve decided to help you all and give you some ideas on how to use bubble wrap before you just throw it away.

 Give it to a UPS store

Many UPS stores are a part of the Eco Responsible Packaging Program, so there is no doubt they’ll be happy to take all the bubble wrap you don’t need anymore. And it’s not just the bubble wrap – you can also give them foam packing peanuts if you don’t know what to do with them, either.

Give it away

Another solution to your problem with leftover packing materials is to give it away to someone who is about to move and is in dire need of moving supplies before the hectic process of packing begins. Use an online marketplace such as Craigslist or Freecycle to connect with people who could use your bubble wrap or other packing material you’re willing to give away.

Use it to protect produce

If you want to keep your bubble wrap, one of the great ways of making use of it is to layer your fridge drawers so as to protect your fruit and vegetables. Try it out, and you’ll see that bubble wrap can keep your produce fresh and in good condition.

Protect plants with it

Not only is bubble wrap excellent for protecting food, but it can also be used to keep your plants safe during cold winter months – you just need to line sides of the pot with bubble wrap before planting your soil and flowers, which will protect them from freezing. When doing this, just don’t forget to leave a hole at the bottom.

 Store it

Before you decide to get rid of the bubble wrap or use it for something else, think about storing it, at least for some time. Even if you don’t think you’ll move again anytime soon, you never know what can come up and change your plans. You might need the bubble wrap again in not so distant future, which is why you might want to consider storing it in the garage, attic, or basement if there’s room for it.

 Pop it

Finally, you the most fun way to use your leftover bubble wrap is to pop it. Some studies have shown that popping bubble wrap can help you relieve stress, so why not use it for this purpose?
 Give it to a UPS store
Many UPS stores are a part of the Eco Responsible Packaging Program, so there is no doubt they’ll be happy to take all the bubble wrap you don’t need anymore. And it’s not just the bubble wrap – you can also give them foam packing peanuts if you don’t know what to do with them, either.
Give it away
Another solution to your problem with leftover packing materials is to give it away to someone who is about to move and is in dire need of moving supplies before the hectic process of packing begins. Use an online marketplace such as Craigslist or Freecycle to connect with people who could use your bubble wrap or other packing material you’re willing to give away.
Use it to protect produce
If you want to keep your bubble wrap, one of the great ways of making use of it is to layer your fridge drawers so as to protect your fruit and vegetables. Try it out, and you’ll see that bubble wrap can keep your produce fresh and in good condition.
Protect plants with it
Not only is bubble wrap excellent for protecting food, but it can also be used to keep your plants safe during cold winter months – you just need to line sides of the pot with bubble wrap before planting your soil and flowers, which will protect them from freezing. When doing this, just don’t forget to leave a hole at the bottom.
Store it
Before you decide to get rid of the bubble wrap or use it for something else, think about storing it, at least for some time. Even if you don’t think you’ll move again anytime soon, you never know what can come up and change your plans. You might need the bubble wrap again in not so distant future, which is why you might want to consider storing it in the garage, attic, or basement if there’s room for it.
 Pop it
Finally, you the most fun way to use your leftover bubble wrap is to pop it. Some studies have shown that popping bubble wrap can help you relieve stress, so why not use it for this purpose?

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