I moved into a new apartment a few months back, and since I have some delicate items, my life was filled with bubblewrap. This was amazing, and the cheapest kind of stress relief. However, for those of you with a creative side who also get cold in the winter, this useful padding can help you keep your house from losing all of its precious heat.
Here’s what you need:
- A spray bottle filled with water
- Bubblewrap (large bubbles are best, but any will do) cut to the size of your window.
- A window, preferably clean.
Here’s what you do:
- Spray window lightly with water.
- Smooth bubblewrap (flat side to glass) on window. If it peels, respray and restick the edges.
This is best done with smaller windows that are out of the way, particularly those that already have curtains. The bubblewrap can keep your windows (which are the source of most of your household heat loss in the winter, aside from an open door) much better insulated, as well as providing a blurred privacy screen. However, it’s not quite as pretty from the inside, so using this on your large prominent windows might not have the same aesthetic appeal.
What are your favorite low-budget household tricks?