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Is Bubble Wrap Necessary When You’re Moving?


Are you getting ready to move to a new home or office in Colorado? If so, you’ve probably noticed that packing materials have gotten a lot more expensive, especially popular items like bubble wrap. If you don’t feel like breaking the bank by buying bubble wrap for your move, there are other options. The moving experts at Cowboy Moving & Storage put together this list of other packing materials you can use besides bubble wrap.


You can use cost-saving items you already have around the house to protect your belongings, instead of investing in bubble wrap. Plus, bubble wrap is not environmentally friendly, because it’s made of plastic sheets and isn’t biodegradable. Yes, there are some “green” bubble wrap options you can buy, but they are even more expensive than traditional bubble wrap.


First, ask your family, friends and neighbors if they have any leftover rolls of bubble wrap they can share with you. You can also look at listings on Facebook Marketplace, NextDoor and craigslist for people giving away or selling bubble wrap.


Use Alternative Packing Materials Instead Of Bubble Wrap


There are lots of alternative packing materials you can use instead of bubble wrap, and you probably have a lot of them around your home!


Blankets: Old blankets or thick furniture blankets are ideal for wrapping items you’re going to move. Blankets can be bulky, however, so you shouldn’t use them to wrap smaller items.


Packing Paper: White packing paper is very popular to use to protect items during your move. It’s much less expensive than bubble wrap and more environmentally-friendly. However, you’ll use more paper than you would bubble wrap. Again, look on craigslist, NextDoor and Facebook Marketplace to see if neighbors have extra packing paper they are giving away or selling.


• Clothing & Bedsheets: Bed sheets and old clothes can be used to wrap your delicate and fragile belongings without having to spend money on bubble wrap. They can also fill gaps inside your moving boxes.


• Towels: Towels are another great replacement for expensive bubble wrap. Just remember—towels are heavier than bubble wrap so make sure you don’t pack boxes with too much weight to carry.


• Socks: You can put your stemware, kitchen glasses and utensils inside clean socks before placing them into pre-padded boxes.


• Newspapers: Newspapers are great space fillers for inside your boxes. They are not ideal protective layers for your expensive or fragile items, especially since the ink on newspapers can transfer to items. Be cautious when using newspapers so you don’t ruin delicate items.


Choose The Best Mover In Denver


If you are moving to a new home in Denver or anywhere in Colorado, talk to the moving experts at Cowboy Moving & Storage. We can provide professional packing and loading services, plus deliver your belongings to your new place safely and affordably. We’ve been helping families and businesses with all their moving needs since 1968 and would love to help you. Call 303-789-2200 for your free estimate today.

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