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How much bubble wrap do I need for moving?
Last Updated: 9th May, 2020
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Hereof, which side of bubble wrap goes out?
Lay Bubble Wrap so Bubble Side Faces Up Notes Make sure you lay the protective bubble wrap so the bubble side is facing up. That way, the pockets of air will be able to do their job and protect your fragile items during shipping. If the bubbles are facing out, they're more likely to be popped during shipping.
Subsequently, question is, is bigger or smaller bubble wrap better? Each size performs a different task: Smaller bubbles provide less protection against shock or impact, but greater protection against scrapes and scratches. Larger bubbles are filled with more air, making them ideal for providing additional padding.
Also to know is, what size bubble wrap should I use?
Smaller size bubble wrap – the most common bubble size is 3/8'' (10 mm), but you can find air pockets with a diameter of about 1/8'' (3 mm) as well. Smaller size bubble wrap provides less protection against shock or impact, but better protection against scratches and other superficial damage.
How much packing paper is needed?
As a general rule of thumb, you're going to want about 10 small, 8 medium, and 5 large packing boxes per room. This is just an estimate, however, since rooms can drastically vary in size and contents. Here's a guide for how many boxes each room needs on average: Kitchen: The average American kitchen is 160 square feet.