Bubble wrap, the versatile packaging material loved by many for its satisfying popping sound, has a fascinating history and a variety of surprising uses. Of course, packing and shipping top the list, but did you know that bubble wrap’s inventors intended it to be wallpaper?
Fascinating Facts About Bubble Wrap
Bubble wrap was created in the late 1950s by a pair of engineers who made Air Cap, a wall covering. A few years later, IBM needed a protective material for shipping its delicate computer components. The success of bubble wrap in this application quickly made it a popular choice for safeguarding fragile items. In the decades since, popping bubble wrap has become a beloved pastime for many, offering a satisfying stress-relieving activity.
Surprising Uses for Bubble Wrap
Its air-filled pockets make bubble wrap an excellent insulator. Attach it to your windows during the winter months to help keep your home warm and save on energy bills. Many gardeners use bubble wrap to protect plants from frost. Camping enthusiasts sometimes choose bubble wrap as a lightweight and compact sleeping pad. Simply lay a large sheet of bubble wrap beneath your sleeping bag for added comfort and insulation from the cold ground.
Of course, at Mail Box & Pack, we want you to use bubble wrap for all your shipping and packing needs. If you’re not sure how much bubble wrap to have on hand for your project, we can advise you on that too. Contact us to find out more about our shipping and moving tools.