Unlike a 2 million dollar pool, pool noodles are one of the most inexpensive things you can buy but they can be useful for so many things. Whether it’s using them to prevent your kids from rolling out of bed or preventing creases when hanging your clothes, the amount of uses (a.k.a pool noodle hacks) you can squeeze out of a pool noodle is nearly infinite.
In recent years, you can even buy some that have patterns so when you cut them, they look like a flower and make easy napkin rings. Here are 12+ pool noodle hacks that solved a problem without excessive costs or time.
1) Use pool noodle hacks to make an effective and inexpensive bed rail.
This is a great tip if you’re traveling. Prevent kids from falling out of bed by placing a pool noodle under a fitted sheet.
2) Save your toes and ankles with pool noodle hacks.
I used to do this all the time and hitting or scraping your feet along a bed frame legs is extremely painful. Carefully cut a pool noodle with a knife and wrap it around your bed frame legs for instant prevention from stubbed toes.
3) Fill any bucket with a pool noodle.
Rarely will a bucket fit under a sink tap so make the job easier with a pool noodle! Wrap a pool noodle around your tap and use your noodle to fill your bucket.
4) Prevent your car doors from getting scratches.
If you have a garage, chances are you’re always making sure not to hit the car door against the wall as you get in or out. Enter pool noodle hacks! Protect your car from dings and scratches and follow this tutorial for using a pool noodle to prevent scratches on your car doors.
5) Give your plants some support.
Some plants can get grow extremely tall which makes them more susceptible to getting damaged during strong winds. Prevent tall plants from drooping with pool noodle hacks! Support them by wrapping their stems with a pool noodle that has been sliced lengthwise.
6) Prevent creases when hanging your clothes.
Wire hangers are great but they can easily leave creases in your pants. Cut a pool noodle lengthwise and wrap it around your clothes hangers to prevent creases. The texture from the foam can also prevent clothes from falling off your plastic hangers.
7) Don’t throw pieces away! Use them to allow drainage in your plants.
Instead of using sand or rocks, use pool noodle pieces to allow your plants to drain. It’s a great way to reduce waste when cutting pool noodles and saves money too!
8) Create DIY boot shapers using only pool noodles!
Sure, you could buy boot supports for every pair of boots you have in your closet but pool noodle hacks like this one can do the same thing and for a lot less money.
9) Build a DIY door draft stopper.
Keep your place warm by keeping the cold air out! Watch how to create a DIY door draft stopper using a pool noodle.
10) Build a DIY beverage boat for under $2.
All you need is a pool noodle, a plastic container, and some waterproof nylon rope.
This is perfect for you and your guests when lounging around the pool. Follow this tutorial for creating a floating pool noodle cooler.
11) Create beautiful napkin rings for your next picnic.
Bring some “class” to your next outdoor picnic by making napkin rings using pool noodle hacks.
Make your outdoor barbecue even more fancy with these pretty napkin rings. Here are instructions for creating pool noodle napkin rings for your next summer picnic.
12) Bonus Tip!: Watch 13 more pool noodle hacks and ideas.
The pool noodle hacks in this video are so useful!
I never thought pool noodles were so practical! Please share these 12+ amazing pool noodle hacks and tips with your friends and family.