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Creative Uses For Bubble Wrap

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Have you just finished unpacking after moving house and find yourself with leftover bubble wrap?

Don’t pop it, no matter how hard it is to resist!

Bubble wrap is an extremely versatile product which can be put to many clever uses around the house and in the garden – it’s not just great for protecting your valuables in transit or relieving some stress by popping it!

Check out the ideas below for a list of creative uses for bubble wrap from Big Brown Box:

  1. Insulate your windows. During the winter months, bubble wrap is a great way to insulate drafty windows. Applying the bubble wrap to the window couldn’t be easier either. All you need to do is cut the bubble wrap to the correct size to fit your window, spray the window with water and press the smooth side of the bubble wrap onto the glass. The bubble wrap will stick straight away and will not leave any residue on the windows when you remove it.
  2. Protect your car windscreen. Bubble wrap also makes a great frost guard for your car windscreen. Simply put a layer of bubble wrap over the windscreen at night which will prevent frost from building up overnight so you do not need the scrape the windscreen in the morning.
  3. Keep your pets warm. Bubble wrap can also be used to insulate your cat’s favourite cardboard box or your dog’s outdoor kennel. A bubble wrap lining provides a valuable layer of insulation to keep your pet warm in the winter months.
  4. Insulate your drinks. Use bubble wrap to insulate your cup holder in your car so you can keep your drinks hot or cold when out on the road.
  5. Protect your plants in winter. If you have a lot of outdoor plants in pots you should use bubble wrap to wrap the pots, keeping the soil warm and frost-free.
  6. Get a better night’s sleep! If you love a camping trip but can struggle to get to sleep lying on the hard ground, lay down a layer of bubble wrap before pitching your tent. This will provide an additional layer of protection from any moisture in the ground as well as acting like an air mattress under your sleeping bag for a comfier sleep.

If you like the tips above, you can purchase your bubble wrap from our range of AirCap® Bubble Wrap

Clever uses for bubble wrap

Make a great cardboard Halloween costume this year

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Got spare cardboard boxes after moving house?

Use the boxes to make yourself a great homemade cardboard Halloween costume!

If you’ve just finished moving house, it’s likely that what you’re going to dress up as for Halloween probably hasn’t been at the forefront of your mind. Don’t fret, however, you’ve still got a week to go and a full weekend to come up with a great cardboard Halloween costume!

Why not reuse some of your cardboard packing boxes to make a great homemade costume?

Cardboard boxes are great for homemade costumes. If you’re not the most creative person, you can make a simple box-shaped costume with a little paint. For the more creative, cardboard boxes can be the base of a more elaborate costume.

Here at Big Brown Box, we can supply with you all the cardboard boxes you need to make a killer Halloween costume, you just need to come up with the idea! To help you, we’ve found a list of 33 easy (but fun!) costumes to make using cardboard boxes.

Check out the list here.

Halloween costumes made from boxes


Looking for the best place to buy moving boxes in Glasgow?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Are you looking for moving boxes for your next house move?

We are the packaging company that won’t let you down. Our quality boxes are perfect if you are moving home or office. Each of our cardboard boxes offers the support you will need during storage and transit. We stock a range of packing boxes including:

  • Light Moving Boxes
  • Heavy Duty Moving House
  • Packing Boxes
  • Television Packing Boxes
  • Cardboard Wardrobe Cartons
  • Archive Boxes

Our packing boxes can be used for moving house, storage or shipping. As our boxes are made from double wall corrugated cardboard, every single one of our boxes is built to protect the contents inside. Our boxes are also stackable which means you can make full use of the space that is available to you in either removal van or in a storage unit. Storage Vault provide storage units in Glasgow.

Removal Boxes Glasgow

Big Brown Box also supply a range of Cardboard Wardrobe Boxes that are excellent for storing your clothes during your move. Cardboard Wardrobe boxes offer complete protection to your clothes during your house move.

Each box comes with hanging bars. This means that you can leave your clothes hung during the removal process. Each wardrobe offers space at the bottom for accessories such as shoes, handbags, belts etc.

We also stock heavy duty plasma television boxes that are made from durable, double walled corrugated cardboard. These boxes are built to supply maximum protection to your belongings during the moving process.

Home Removal Kits and Equipment

We supply a range of boxes and packaging accessories that can be bought separately. Order online or contact a member of our team. Big Brown Box are packaging specialists and can help you with everything you need for a successful move!

Our stock is refilled almost every day, therefore, we have a range of cardboard packing boxes and packaging accessories that can be sent to you by next day delivery. A well as heavy-duty boxes, we also stock packing supplies such as bubble wrap, paper packaging, packing tapes & more.

Whether you are planning on moving house, flat or office in Glasgow or the surrounding areas, we can supply you with quality moving boxes and packing accessories from Big Brown Box. All of the boxes we use are sustainable and long lasting.

Big Brown Box are based in East Kilbride, just 15 minutes from Glasgow city centre. We deliver to locations across Glasgow and Scotland. We also offer an efficient next working day delivery service! This service can be applied to all orders placed Monday-Friday before 3 pm. Orders over £35 receive free delivery.

What is Inside our Home Removal Kits?

Our packaging kits are a great value and we have unique packages for customers who are moving house or office. Whether your home is large or small we have suitable packages for every size. Each packaging kit includes:

  • moving boxes
  • bubble wrap
  • packing tapes
  • marker pens

Our packing boxes and kits are also available to collect. Order your moving boxes today and pick them up Monday-Friday between 10 am and 4 pm at our East Kilbride depot. Contact a member of our team today for information on any of our packing kits.

Packing Boxes to Move To Student Accommodation?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Are you packing boxes to go to university or college for the first time?

The summer is drawing to a close and terms are about to begin at universities and colleges across the UK. This is an exciting time for many people who are about to embark on student life for the first time. Before the real fun begins though, you will need to pack up your room at home to move to your student accommodation/flat.

As this is probably the first time you’ve moved out on your own and may not be familiar with the packing process, we have tried to make it much easier for you with our top tips below.

Packing is stressful – make a plan!
Make a list of everything you’re planning to take so you can work out roughly how many boxes and packaging you are likely to need. Order your packing boxes well in advance so you can start packing at least a week before you are due to move. Check out our complete Student Moving Kit for your boxes and packaging.

Clearout the stuff you’re not taking
You’ve probably got a lot of stuff in your room that you aren’t taking with you and you will be able to live without when you’re home for holidays. Use this as the perfect opportunity to declutter and clearout your room. Selling the stuff you don’t want anymore on websites such as eBay or Gumtree can also help you raise some much needed cash for freshers’ week!

Pack an essentials bag
Keep your everyday essentials like toiletries, phone chargers, tea bags and a mug in a separate box/bag so that you can access them easily when you get to your new accommodation. You’ll probably want to just dump the majority of your things in your room and worry about unpacking the day after so it is useful to have essentials packed separately.

For more advice on packing boxes for moving, check out our Moving Tips >>>

packing boxes for college

Use Corrugated Paper For All Your Packing

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Corrugated paper is great for use when packing boxes to move house.

Corrugated paper is a lightweight packaging material that is made with raised corrugated  flutes on one side and smooth kraft paper on the other. The raised corrugated flutes provide excellent padded protection against scratching and marring.

Made from 80% recycled material, corrugated paper is an environmentally friendly alternative to bubble wrap as can be reused or recycled when you’re finished moving.

The corrugated paper roll is extremely flexible and can be used for packing the vast majority of household items. When packing large items such as wooden furniture, corrugated paper can be used as a cushioning layer of the surfaces. The paper roll can also mould around awkward shapes such as tables legs to ensure the entire surface area is well protected.

If you are packing items such as CDs or small picture frames and wish to wrap the items individually, corrugated paper rolls can be used to wrap around the entire product and will protect against damage when packing in boxes.

Another way to use corrugated paper is to interleave between items to provide a cushioning layer. This is a great way to pack fragile or delicate items which are prone to breakage including crockery and items made of glass.

When you are finished packing your items into boxes, you can ‘scrunch up’ the corrugated paper to fill any spaces in your boxes. This prevents the items from moving within the boxes when in transit to increase the level of protection given to your items.

Big Brown Box supply corrugated paper comes in a 75 metre roll.

Corrugated paper rolls

Looking for moving boxes in Edinburgh?

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Do you need to buy moving boxes in Edinburgh?

If you’re moving house or flat in Edinburgh, Lothian and struggling to find quality removal boxes and packaging accessories then look no further…Big Brown Box are here to help!

Whether you’re a moving from a flat in Fountainbridge or a mansion in Morningside, we have a home moving kit containing all the boxes and packaging you need.

Big Brown Box’s great value home moving kits contain a range of strong, heavy duty packing boxes along with packaging accessories including bubble wrap, packing tape, furniture covers and marker pens.

If you need to additional packaging accessories including cardboard wardrobe boxes, foam wrap or paper packaging, these can also be delivered to any address in Edinburgh or the Lothians

What if I need the boxes quickly?
We always recommend ordering your packing boxes 2-4 weeks before your move.
However, we understand this isn’t always possible.
Don’t worry if you have left ordering your packing boxes until the last minute – we despatch orders placed before 3pm Monday – Friday the same day and will have them delivered direct to your door anywhere in Edinburgh and the Lothians on a next working day delivery service.

To buy packing boxes in Edinburgh, click the link below:

Moving Boxes In Edinburgh

Packing boxes in Edinburgh

Use bubble wrap to relieve exam stress

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Are you stressed about end of term exams?

Get yourself some bubble wrap from Big Brown Box to pop away your anxieties.

The University of Leicester students’ union have announced plans to introduce anxiety relieving activities including popping bubble wrap for students who are stressed about upcoming exams.

Michael Rubin, president elect of the students’ union, said ‘we know how stressful exams can be, and supporting students when it comes to mental wellbeing is a top priority for the students’ union’. Therefore, the union is planning ‘bubble wrap stations’ where students can relax and pop their stresses away.

The university students claim that popping bubble wrap is a better form of relaxation than traditional relaxants such as meditation or yoga.

It’s not just students in Leicester that can relieve their anxieties by popping bubble wrap. If you’re a stressed-out student elsewhere in the UK, don’t fret, Big Brown Box can help you!

We stock a range of bubble wrap that comes in lengths of 10 metres (only £3.25!) or we have 100 metre rolls available for those of you who need serious relaxation! You can even choose whether you’d prefer to pop small bubbles or large bubbles!

With our next day delivery service in the UK, you won’t have to wait long for your stress busting bubble wrap!

So go on, get yourself some bubble wrap today!

Use bubble wrap to relieve exam stress