Looking for a cheap way to stop cold air from creeping in at your windows? Try covering them with bubble wrap. You know the stuff that is intended to pad breakables for shipment.
Yes the stuff that you usually squeeze the bubbles to make them pop. I know some folks that are compulsive bubble poppers. With them destroying bubble wrap is almost an addiction.
If you have been doing your fair share of online shopping you may already have a supply in those old packing boxes in your garage. For bigger windows, you may have to buy some from a packaging supply store or at your favorite discount store.
Just tape it to your window frames either inside or out. I seal the edges of the bubble wrap with clear packaging tape before I put it up. Then I use double-sided Scotch Brand tape from 3M to hold it to the window frame. The Scotch Brand tape will come off in the spring with no damage to the window frame. Leave the bottom two corners loose from the window frame to allow moisture to escape.
Bubble wrap lets light in but insulates the window rather well.
Yes it has an exciting modern art appearance that I do not want to revel to just anyone. I use it on the inside of my basement windows so only very special invited guests get to see it.
You folks who are more daring or who live in an artsy community may want to bubble wrap the outside of all your windows. Just tell your neighbors that it is a visual protest against the big petroleum abusing plastic making corporations or that you are demonstrating your commitment to recycle as much as possible. They will be green with envy.
I must admit that I borrowed this idea from my new friends at the Frugal Village Forum.
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