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      Winter is coming and every winter we have to find a way to make our single pane windows “winter-proof”. Here’s one tip we tried last year with decent success.

      You’ll need bubble wrap (we just saved ours from various packages over the course of the year, but they sell rolls of it at walmart or on amazon too.)

      And a Spray bottle filled with plain old water and add a drop or two of dawn dish soap or whatever kind you happen to have.

      Cut the bubble wrap to fit the window size and spray the glass with water. Then place the bubble wrap over the window and it will cling to the glass. It peels off easily in the springtime and works great for keeping the window insulated all winter long.

      You could also use a window shrink film kit. The only reason why I don’t like these is that single pane windows tend to frost up and then in the spring if they aren’t taken down quickly enough mold and mildew grow between the window and the plastic, which can be hard to remove and dangerous to breathe.

      Also, you can call local stores and ask them to save the bubble wrap that comes in the packing boxes and many of them will do that for you.

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Budget101 Discussion List Archives Home Improvement / Decor Super Cheap Window Insulation