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Pool Noodle Hacks: Part 1

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It is finally summertime in Ohio!  Summer means we are seeing inexpensive pool noodles in all of the stores especially the dollar stores.  Yes, they are a lot of fun to play with in the swimming pool but did you know that there are dozens of uses for these colorful tubes that are simply ingenious?

I have pulled together a list of links to some of the many ideas for using pool noodles around your house.

Uses for Pool Noodles That Might Surprise You: Around the House 

  • Use pool noodles to keep your boots from flopping over…

 BOOT FILLERS    by Practically Functional

 

  • Buckets too large to fit under sink faucet?  Or too heavy to lift out of sink when filled?  Try using a pool noodle…

FILLING A BUCKET   by Lil This n That

 

  • Problem with creases in pants from hanging on hangers?  Do your pants slide off of hangers and end up at the bottom of your closet?  Try this…

HANGER COVER   by   Family Handyman

 

  • Planting a garden?  Use pool noodles as extra support for tall plants…

PLANT SUPPORT   by   Susy1585

 

  • Add extra safety to a backyard trampoline…

TRAMPOLINE SAFETY 1   by  A Thrifty Mom

TRAMPOLINE SAFETY 2   by A Delightful Glow

 

  • Going camping this summer?  Fabulous idea for a portable toilet…

CAMPING TOILET   by  A Thrifty Mom

 

  • Love to fish?  Hate storing fishing rods?  Pool noodles will help with that…

FISHING ROD HOLDER 1  by Robbie Fishing

FISHING ROD HOLDER 2  by  Steve Adventures

 

  • Painting your house?  Make a holder for your brushes…

PAINT BRUSH HOLDER   by   Little Things

 

  • Space under your doors letting in drafts?  Try this idea…

DOOR DRAFT STOPPER      by  Home Guides SF Gate

 

  • Do you have a toddler that has out-grown the crib?  Try this great way of keeping him/her from rolling out of the big boy/girl bed…

TODDLER BED RAIL   by  Pink Oatmeal


Looking for more ideas?  Watch for these library blogs:

Pool Noodle Hacks Part Two: Crafts and Decorations

Pool Noodle Hacks Part Three: Family Fun