The Ultimate Packing Material for Moving - Bubble Wrap

Published on Monday, 04 June 2012

The Ultimate Packing Material for Moving - Bubble WrapBubble wrap is often underestimated or even taken for granted during packing processes. Nowadays, bubble wrap is used for multiple reasons and its popularity is so huge it can easily be said that it is the ultimate packing material. Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 in America. The actual reason behind its creation remains rather unclear, but the two engineers who invented it gave the world an everyday item with a variety of applications. Bubble wrap is, in fact, the registered brand, but it has also become a term for the plastic material consisting of small or large bubbles for protection. The material is flexible and transparent, made of plastic, consisting of regularly distributed bubbles. Bubble wrap has various uses, because the protruding bubbles provide shock absorption which reduces the risk of damaging the wrapped items. You can rarely buy electronics nowadays which are not wrapped in one or two layers of bubble wrap. Bubble wrap is used for wrapping and securing all sort of fragile items: vases, glassware, china, sculptures, flat screens, small household items and so on. Bubble wrap prevents scratching or damaging the item during transportation. You can wrap small ornaments, gifts or photo frames for more safety. Larger items such as televisions, computer monitors and mirrors can also be wrapped in bubble wrap. The level of protection against damage depends on the size of the bubbles inside the wrap. It's better to wrap small items in bubble wrap with small bubbles and larger items - in bigger. If the item requires extra safety, wrap it in a few layers of bubble wrap. It is best to secure the bubble wrap with packing tape to keep the item tightly wrapped. These days so many people shop on the internet or sell their items that bubble wrap has become an absolute must for running an online store or just shipping items over short or long distance. Bubble wrap is a clean material, it is cost-effective and easy to use so most sellers prefer using it. Bubble wrap can be found stuck inside bigger envelopes - they are used for shipping fragile items. One of the most famous uses of bubble wrap is also the funniest one. It is used merely for the pleasure of popping the bubbles. It has even been proven that this activity relieves stress and anxiety. Children love playing with bubble wrap, so if you want to keep them busy while you are unpacking after a move, simply give them the rolls of used bubble wrap and you can be sure they won't bother you for a while. Since its invention, bubble wrap has become available for purchasing throughout the world. You can buy it in large rolls, some of which are up to 100m. These rolls are usually used for industrial packing or for packing for relocation. You can also find bubble wrap with varying width - generally it is between 300 and 1500mm. There are ways to reuse bubble wrap. One of them is for cushioning on the bottom of boxes. The other is to keep your tools safe from wear and tear by wrapping them. People use bubble wrap for all sorts of things: covering car's windshield when it's snowing, for placing it under sheets during camping as a mattress, for lining greenhouse's walls and many more. It is great for insulation: it can be used for windows, plants, freezers, dog houses and so on. Bubble wrap is so flexible and easy to use that having a roll at home is always a good idea. Of course, its main purpose is protecting furniture and items during moving and as such it never fails to deliver.