Woohoo! Today is a VERY special day! It’s Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day! Who doesn’t just LOVE bubble wrap?!
Oh yes, our friend bubble wrap! Soothing, therapeutic, nothing but senseless fun.
How do you plan to celebrate this special day? Myself, I’m thinking of heading over to the Dollar Tree to pick up a couple packs of bubble wrap to bring home and enjoy with Neeko (who, by the way, has a “plastic fetish” and loves to chew on anything plastic).
Popping bubble wrap makes everyone happy, elevates bad moods, brings smiles to faces, young and old. Just something about walking on bubble wrap just to hear it popping. Useful is so many ways: popping, cushioning fragile items, heck, even insulation.
Wait?! Insulation?! Yep. You can insulate your windows against the cold and heat with bubble wrap! We “installed” bubble wrap on our windows (a great task that entailed $5 worth of bubble wrap from Dollar Tree, packing tape, scissors and some liberal cursing) and by doing so, it helps our little apartment stay noticeably cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. A nice side benefit is that we have more privacy (you can’t see through bubble wrap), without cutting out any of the precious sunlight (I like to keep plants in the windows). A great win/win situation.
So, however you choose to celebrate today, let’s all tip our hats in appreciation to the inventors of this cheap, sometimes even free, distraction. And for those of you wondering about bubble wraps invention, did you know – they were trying to invent plastic wallpaper! What a kick!