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Smart Packing Tips: How To Use Bubble Wrap Inside Or Outside

Smart Packing Tips: How To Use Bubble Wrap Inside Or Outside

When it comes to moving house, finding the right packaging can be a nightmare. Understanding which types of boxes, which sizes, how many boxes and which other types of protective packaging you will need can be a minefield. One thing that is for sure is that you will need some kinds of bubble wrap for moving.

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What are the different types of bubble wrap and what are their uses?

  • Small bubble wrap is made up of regular sized bubbles. This is perfect for everyday items while moving house, as this bubble wrap is great value for money, easily purchased, and the small bubbles enable you to wrap it around almost any object. You can use several layers for larger and heavier objects, so we always recommend this type.

  • Large bubble wrap does what it says on the tin. It is made up of larger sized air bubbles, which provide more cushioning from knocks and bumps to ensure that the biggest and heaviest of objects do not get damaged. The main benefit of large bubble wrap is that it will protect really big and heavy objects, so this is the only time you would need it, as it does cost a premium to buy.

  • You are going to need bubble wrap for packing to protect items from your kitchen that are delicate, such as plates, glasses, mugs etc. as well as for other delicate items from your home which include ornaments, pictures, mirrors etc.

  • Bubble wrap is cheaper when you buy larger quantities; the price per metre is cheaper on larger rolls. As you are going to need quite a lot for an entire house move anyway, it is best to buy a one hundred metre roll. It should only cost in the region of £26.50 and you will be surprised as to how much you actually use. If you end up with any spare, you can always re use it for other purposes such as storage or shipping too and at the very least you can recycle bubble wrap at your local recycling centre.

How do you use bubble wrap efficiently while packing?

  • You should always wrap up the objects inside of your box, do not put bubble wrap outside of the box.

  • There are two main methods of using moving bubble wrap; you can wrap up each item individually before placing them into a cardboard box, or you can wrap up all the items in a cardboard box collectively.

  • If you wrap things up individually this is the safest option and will provide the most protection from damage, as the objects won’t be able to hit against each other inside the box. However, this is also the most time consuming option. Realistically with very delicate objects such as glasses from the kitchen, you really have to wrap them up individually to be safe.

  • If you wrap things up collectively this is the fastest option and can be used if you are in a huge rush and have left things until the last minute, but you must be careful as this isn’t the safest option.

  • You should always write on the outside of boxes to say that the items inside of them are fragile and need protecting. This is especially important if you are using a removal company to assist with your move, as they won’t know which boxes to take care of.

  • You can use packing tissue paper to further protect delicate objects such as glasses, as you can stuff it inside the glasses to give more strength to the glass, followed by bubble wrap on the outside of the glass.

What is the quickest way to wrap objects in bubble wrap?

  • Lay out some bubble packing on a flat surface; the floor or a large table

  • Place an object on the end of the bubble wrap that you have laid out. You can roll up the object in bubbles with a few layers and then cut the piece of bubble wrap off. You can then secure it with some tape.

  • This is the quickest way to do things, but you can also wrap up objects like a Christmas present too but this can take longer to do, but can mean that you save on wastage and use less bubble wrap overall.

  • A benefit of bubble wrap is that it is see-through. This ensures that when it comes to unpacking your belongings in your new home, that you know what you are unpacking and where it goes without having to remove the bubble wrap first. This makes life a little bit easier.

  • Bubble wrap UK will also protect from water damage if it rains, so you could use it as a rain shield for objects that need certain levels of protection from water.

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