When it comes to keeping the warm air in, and the cold air out, insulation is key. All the cracks and crevices, or drafty areas that you notice, need to be found and insulated. The most common and draftiest areas of our houses where the majority of heat tends to escape is doorways and windows. Stores sell a variety of products that are meant to be used to keep these areas insulated, such as “draft stoppers” that fit under or around the bottoms of doors. For windows, there are all different types of kits and sealants, but you can easily create your own window draft-blocker without spending any money at all.
This quick and easy method to insulate a window is brought to you by YouTube user AlaskaGranny. She shows how to insulate a window with bubble wrap, so if you have any on hand be sure to save it! Other than bubble wrap, you’ll also need a pair of scissors and a spray bottle with water.
This takes less than a minute to do and it can be done on any type of window. To do it yourself, start by taking a piece of bubble wrap and cut it so that it fits the window that you want covered. Next, grab the spray bottle and spritz some water onto the glass window and on the bubbly side of the plastic bubble wrap. Place that side, the wet and bubbly one, against the window so that the smooth side faces towards you. Gently press it into place and you’re done!
The bubble wrap will add extra insulation to the window and it stays in place naturally all winter long. When you want to remove it, simply peel it off. It won’t leave behind any marks and all you may have to do is clean the glass, but it’s nothing that a little Windex can’t fix. Try it this winter and save yourself a lot of money, you’ll be extra toasty and won’t have to spend a dime. Be sure to pass this tip along and share it with friends, family and loved ones!
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