Shawna Bailey
Shawna Bailey
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  • West Orange, NJ

Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Hack

3 Materials
1 Minute

If you're like me and come from a small town with old houses, you can remember insulating your windows for the winter. My dad would take plastic sheeting and double sided tape and seal up all the windows we didn't absolutely need to open. Well, now we live in a house with much better windows, but that doesn't mean there isn't an advantage to adding insulation. We’re still losing heat through our windows, just a smaller amount.  Extra insulation not only helps you save the environment  (by using less electricity) but can save you anywhere from $100 to $500 dollars over the course of the winter (depending on how large your house is and how many money saving tips you implement).
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
bubble wrap window insulation hack
The only things I used for this winter hack were bubble wrap and a spray bottle filled with water.
bubble wrap window insulation hack
Here I am freezing next to my window. It's the beginning of December, and it's freezing outside.
Step 2: Spray the Window
bubble wrap window insulation hack
I couldn't believe that water is the only thing holding this on the the window, but it really works. So I sprayed the water evenly all over the window.
Step 3 : Press On the Bubble Wrap
bubble wrap window insulation hack
I precut my bubble wrap to size, so I started at one corner and spread my bubble wrap over the window. It sticks very well. I can also remove it easily by pulling and then wiping the window with a cloth.
bubble wrap window insulation hack
I could not believe how much of a difference this made! Plus I still had sunlight shining through. I could still open and shut this sliding window, it didn't block any light from coming in, and only obscured my view a tiny bit.

Suggested materials:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Water in a spray bottle
  • Scissors

Have a question about this project?

3 of 27 questions
  • Marsha
    on Oct 19, 2018

    Where do you get sheets of bubble wrap

    • Marsha
      on Jan 31, 2019

      i got mine at the dollar tree. it was only a buck. i used 3 rolls. depends on windows but it works and is cheap

  • Patricia Cirino
    on Oct 20, 2018

    Do u put it only on the glass?i remember putting the plastic even over the outer window trim

  • April Barrese
    on Dec 1, 2018

    I assume the bubbles are toward the room and not against the window. Correct?

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  • George Knapp
    on Oct 19, 2018

    I'm going to try a modification of the project to winterize my screen room with bubble wrap and clear plastic sheeting. Thanks for the idea!😀

  • Connie Kilgore
    on Oct 24, 2018

    Yes I'm going to do this today I hear it w ok rks very well

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