Creative Ways to Use Excess Bubble Wrap

It's essential for cushioning breakables in transit (and relieving stress in a literal pinch). But this post office darling can do so much more. Here, it helps out with three practical household hacks.

1

Bubble Wrap as Purse Shaper

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Help your favorite handbags keep their form (and prevent leather creasing) by filling them with bubble wrap when not in use.


2

Bubble Wrap as Blister Protection

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Spring-cleaning? Cushion hands while sweeping by attaching a piece of bubble wrap to the top of a broom handle. Secure with a hair tie or rubber band. (It works great on shovels, too.)


3

Bubble Wrap as Flower Floater

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For easy table decor, cut a small square of bubble wrap and poke a hole in the center. Place a flower stem through the hole and float in a water-filled fishbowl or hurricane candleholder.