Alternative to bubble wrap for packing?

What can I use instead of bubble wrap for packing my moving boxes? I can't face using rolls and rolls of plastic.

Asked by Michael on 22nd Apr 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi you can use paper bubble wrap Instead
Hope this helps regards
Type In paper bubble wrap online to see where you can get it"
Answered on 22nd Apr 2023 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
Just use all your sheets, duvets, blankets, towels, old clothes, cushions, anything soft"
Answered on 22nd Apr 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"I use quilt covers and towels they are just as good and when you unpack you can find your towels and bedding"
Answered on 23rd Apr 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"have you considered the recycled cardboard wrapping?"
Answered on 18th May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"There are many different packaging protections, I’d recommend Kraft paper. Kraft paper is super strong brown paper with multiple uses, including packaging, general DIY, and even protective floor covering. Instead of bubble wrap, you can cover individual items in kraft paper for shock absorption or line boxes with Kraft paper as a void fill."
Answered on 17th Jan 2024 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"There are eco alternatives for packing available now, or old blankets, and newspapers depending on the item and the fragility etc."
Answered on 26th May 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
You can use shrink wrap but it will not protect it as good as bubble wrap protects.
Ultimately a removal van should come with blankets but take in consideration depending on the company/van will come with between 10-30 blankets.
Kind regards,
Alex Baron"
Answered on 6th Dec 2023 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"you can use news papper or blankets to help pace loades down to make it safer to transport"
Answered on 18th Jun 2023 - Member since Jun 2023 - report
"There are several eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives to bubble wrap for packing your moving boxes. Here are some options:

Packing Paper: You can use plain packing paper or newspaper to wrap fragile items. It provides cushioning and protection without using plastic.

Towels and Blankets: Old towels, blankets, or other soft textiles can be used to wrap delicate items. They are reusable and can also help fill gaps in the boxes to prevent items from shifting during the move.

Packing Peanuts: Biodegradable packing peanuts made from starch or other natural materials are available. They are a lightweight option for cushioning fragile items.

Air Pillows: Instead of plastic bubble wrap, you can opt for biodegradable or recyclable air pillows. These can provide cushioning and protection while being more environmentally friendly.

Foam Sheets: Foam sheets or foam pouches are a reusable option for protecting delicate items. They can be used multiple times and are less wasteful than bubble wrap.

Egg Cartons: Egg cartons, especially the cardboard kind, can be cut up and used to cushion small fragile items.

Cardboard Dividers: Cardboard dividers or partitions can be used to separate and protect glassware or other delicate items within boxes.

Reusable Packing Materials: There are companies that offer reusable and sustainable packing materials for rent or purchase, such as plastic-free packing crates or containers.

Biodegradable Packing Tape: If you do need to use tape for securing items, consider using biodegradable or paper-based packing tape instead of traditional plastic tape.

Creative Repurposing: Get creative and repurpose items you already have around the house, such as shoeboxes, old magazines, or even clothing to pad and protect your belongings.

Remember to pack items tightly in boxes to minimize movement, and label fragile boxes clearly to ensure careful handling. By using these alternatives, you can reduce your environmental impact while still safely packing your belongings for a move."
Answered on 18th Dec 2023 - Member since Dec 2023 - report
"I would suggest that you use Shrink Wrap to protect your furniture."
Answered on 22nd Apr 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
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