Pool noodles are strange-looking toys. They are not particularly attractive and they don’t do much, but these floating devices are great for frolicking in the pool during the summer months. They are also good for doing other things around the house when it’s too cold to go outside and play in the pool.
These life hacks will involve cutting your toys, which you can do with any sharp knife. And like with any DIY project, remember to accurately measure before you start cutting so you don’t waste the noodles.
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Help Boots Keep Their Shape
The floating aid works well to preserve the shape of your boots when you are not using them. Simply cut the noodle to the height of your footwear and place it inside.
Make a Soft Railing for Your Bed
If you are a parent and have children under ten years old, you are all too familiar with them rolling off the bed when sleeping. Use this nifty little invention as a barrier. It will prevent them from falling off the edge of the bed. What’s more, you don’t have to cut them down to size, so it will still be usable as an outdoor toy.
Make Safety Lightsabers
Star Wars is always cool, but the hard plastic lightsabers can be dangerous toys. With this foam floater you can create a toy that is soft and harmless. All you need is duct tape to decorate the handle and you’re in for hours of fun.
Use It As A Beverage Float
Using just one noodle, you can make a floating beverage holder. The noodles will still be used for their intended outdoor purpose, and you won’t get dehydrated while swimming laps. It’s a win-win all around.
Use It as a Door Stopper
This is one way to baby proof your home without shelling out for expensive inventions. Using foam as a door stopper will keep your children safe and it will not ruin the paint on your walls.
Will Prevent Your Car from Getting Dents
If you cut a noodle in half and nail it to the wall closest to where you park your car, you won’t have to worry about bumping your car door on the wall and creating dents. Pool noodles are inexpensive, so this preventive measure is bound to save you money in the long run.
These water toys are okay, but there are plenty of uses for them around your house if you want to get creative. So buy a few next time you’re in a store and see what sort of new innovations you can come up with.