Pool noodles are the ultimate fun summer toy. As kids, you splashed in the pool with them, had epic sword fights, and even stuck the hose in them to create a big sprinkler. But, just because you're a grown-up doesn't mean you can't have fun with noodles again — or at least find helpful ways to use them around the house.
Wondering how this might work? Well, check out the list below and learn how to prop open doors, keep boots upright to kid-proof your home, and never crease pants again!
1. Door stopper
Keep doors open or keep them from slamming by cutting up a noodle and sticking it to the side of the door. It will keep it propped and no more listening to that loud slamming sound!
2. For boots
Keep your tall boots standing tall, even when you're not wearing them. By sticking a pool noodle inside they'll stay nice and upright, keeping the leather nice and unwrinkled. You can even cover them in pretty fabric & gift them!
3. Keep headbands & jewelry organized
Instead of piling your or the kid's headbands on top of one another, make this super simple organizer with a noodle. The crafters at Baubles and Babbles even covered theirs in this nice fabric!
4. Trampoline covers
Cover up those pesky and pinching springs on the side of the trampoline with pool noodles! They'll keep your kids safe, and they're fun and colorful too.
5. Bed stopper
Do your kids tend to fall out of the bed at night? Keep your little ones in place by sticking a pool noodle in the fitted sheet so that they stay in place and get a great nights sleep.
Slit open a pool noodle and use it to cover sharp and hard edges around the house. Think of things like the coffee table, sharp corners, and even cabinets.
7. Garage door stopper
Are you one of those people who always swings the car door open and hits the wall? Leave the days of scratched and dented doors behind by nailing half of a pool noodle to the wall. It'll absorb the shock and prevent any more damage.
8. Floating pool cooler
Keep your drinks cool and always close this summer. By attaching a pool noodle to the sides of a cooler or plastic bin, you can keep your drinks floating in the pool with you all summer long.
9. Paint brush holder
Never let a paint brush slip into the paint ever again! Simply grab a pool noodle, secure it to the side of your paint bucket, then cut slits where the brushes can fit.
10. Never crease pants again
Don't you hate when you hang up a pair of pants, but then they are left with a huge crease? Avoid this by placing part of a pool noodle on the bottom part of the hanger. It will hold the paints securely and never leave a crease!