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That’s a Wrap!: What to Do With Bubble Wrap After Your Move

The truck is gone, the boxes are unpacked and everyone’s exhausted. Looks like it’s time for cleanup!

While those cardboard boxes may come in handy later for future moves or shipments, you may find yourself at a loss for what to do with your used plastic bubble wrap – besides popping it, of course. Believe it or not, though, there are plenty of ways to repurpose those funny-sounding sheets. Get creative with your bubble wrap and don’t miss out on the opportunity to save yourself and others a little money in the process!

Share the Love

You never know who could use a little packing material. Maybe the new neighbors are shipping some gifts cross-country, or perhaps your coworkers or family members are also packing for a move. Either way, sharing your excess packing materials, especially bubble wrap, is a great way to reuse your old products and potentially make friends with the new neighbors along the way. Ask around to see if anyone wants boxes, packing peanuts, wrapping paper or packing tape, too, while you’re at it.

Store Items Safely

Bubble wrap is an all-purpose protective packing material. Don’t throw it away if you could use it for other items after the move! Your garage, storage closets and attic are likely filled with knick-knacks and heirlooms that will only emerge a few times each year. Make sure these trinkets remain intact in storage by wrapping them in your used bubble wrap. This is especially useful for fine china, statuettes, pottery or holiday décor.


If your bubble wrap is truly unneeded, get it out of your house while still doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint. Some cities offer recycling for bubble wrap when they come around for curbside pick-up. However, if your location doesn’t offer this service, you can take any un-popped wrap to your local post office or shipment couriers and donate it.
No hope for reuse outside your home? Make the most of your bubble wrap by finding unique uses for it around your house. Outdoor plants can be insulated from the chill with a bubble wrap blanket, or you can use bubble wrap for cute arts and crafts patterns.

Leave the Heavy Lifting to Arrow Moving & Storage Co.

Moving is stressful, no matter the distance. Coordinating your packing schedule, moving day and unpacking tasks can be a nightmare without the right help. That’s why thousands of people have chosen to leave the hard work to a moving service like Arrow Moving & Storage. Our experienced, courteous moving professionals undergo extensive training and background checks to provide you with the highest quality moving services in San Antonio, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City and Cheyenne with service to anywhere in the United States.

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