Need a little relaxation? Sinking into a bath sounds great until your neck hits the cold, hard tub. Enter the shipping cushion–those little inflatable bags used in shipping boxes. The little cushy pillow is perfect to rest your head on while relaxing in the tub.
Making a draft guard is another great use for these little bags. Cut them apart between the seams careful not to slice the seam and deflate the bag. Slip the pillows into a spare tube sock. I used an old soccer sock which worked perfectly. Then lay the draft guard in front of the door or along the window sill to prevent cold air from entering.
Another use for these shipping cushions is inside a pot prior to planting. Before adding the soil place one or more if your pot is larger. The cushion will allow for more aeration and better drainage without adding weight.
And it goes without saying but it makes sense to keep a few on hand to use like when shipping an item or storing delicate items in your own home.
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