The list of uses for pool noodles goes far beyond just the pool during the hot summer months. Here’s what to do with those foamy toys once the pool season passes:
Uses for pool noodles
Keep your boots in shape
The foam in a pool noodle is sturdy enough to keep your favourite pair of boots upright. This is one of the best alternative uses for pool noodles. Just cut two lengths of pool noodle as tall as your boots and stick one in each shoe to help retain their shape.
Make a doorstop
Using a knife or scissor, cut off 10cm or so from a pool noodle and then cut a triangular slit from top to bottom, going from the outside edge to the hole in the centre. What you’re left with is a tube that can clasp around your door, so it won’t slam shut.
Keep your car door protected
If you keep hitting your car door against a certain area of your garage wall, this is one of the best uses for pool noodles for your needs. Just cut off a section of a pool noodle and cut it in half, length-wise, to create a semicircle. Stick it to the area in your garage that keeps dinging your car door when passengers open the doors.
Make a bed bumper
This one works well for the first few nights in a new bed. To keep your toddler from rolling out of bed, insert a pool noodle between the edge of the mattress and the fitted sheet. This bump is just big enough to stop your kiddo from rolling out of bed in the middle of the night.
Create your own mood lights
You can easily create a serene setting for your next pool party by using some old pool noodles. Saw off a piece of tube, about 5cm long, to create the holder. Now, wrap the bottom of a battery-powered tea light with plastic wrap to protect the wiring. Squeeze your light into the pool noodle, stretching the foam open slightly if need be. Turn your light on and drop it in the water and enjoy the beautiful, soft glow.
Protect your trampoline
This one is more for the protection of your kids than your trampoline. Cut off pieces of pool noodle, long enough to cover each trampoline sprig and then cut slits in the sides so you can slide the foam tube over the top. This will help keep your kids protected against rusty trampoline springs.