Shrink Hacks: Shrink Wrap Life Hacks

When most people think of shrink wrap, they think of an easy and efficient way to keep things packaged neatly, or in the case of food, keeping items preserved and unspoiled. It is one of the most used materials on the planet, and considering its effectiveness at its job, there’s no wonder why!

But the image of shrink wrap we have in our head is a traditional one; one that never changes as we continue to think and use shrink wrap the way we have always done. After today however, we hope that will change as we at Dennisons, the shrink wrap experts, want to share with you some alternative uses for shrink wrap.




Luckily for us here in the UK, we don’t seem to suffer earthquakes very often, and even when they do, they’re incredibly weedy, making about as much commotion as an ant. But for places with more impactful earthquakes, they’ll know that it’s not only the damage they cause that’s a problem, but the amount of hazardous materials that can make their way with them is quite worrying.

Enter shrink wrap, which can act as a quarantine for your house, protecting it against the hazardous materials which seek to inflict more trouble on an already ‘woe some’ time.


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Speaking of the house, we’re sure you probably worked out that shrink wrap can do wonders in terms of keeping your books/magazines safe from the cruel outdoor world when they’re in storage. What you might not know however, is that shrink wrap is one of the best ways to store your seasonal clothes.

Winter items such as boots, scarves and coats can be put away, secured safely away from all those harmful things such as humidity and dust.


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If you’re lucky enough to own a boat, or you know someone who does, we would recommend using shrink wrap when it comes to moving it about from point A to point B. The shrink wrap will not only cover your boat, but will also serve to weatherproof it, making the process of moving the boat a heck of a lot easier, while ultimately saving you a ton of cash!



Did you know that shrink wrap can be used to seal objects such as electrical wires? It insulates them and prevents them from splicing, which in turn prevents more accidents in the future.


And finally


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Did you know that shrink wrap is recyclable? Well it is! Due to the composition of the material, shrink wrap is just a recyclable now as it ever was!  Of course, you need to check if your specific recycling plant recycles shrink wrap, but the material itself is very much recyclable.


Here at Dennisons, we deal in the best shrink wrap, but we also offer a range of wrapping solutions just in case shrink wrap doesn’t quite do it for you. We personally create the wrap based on your specification and needs. So, for the ultimate wrapping solution, contact us on 0161 242 1275 and speak to one of our friendly team members today!