You can use pool noodles all year long; they’re not limited to the pool! They’re great for solving everyday problems. Look at the four ways pool noodles are totally awesome outside the pool!
Trampoline Spring Covers
If you have a trampoline, it might not have protective material on the springs. People can pinch their fingers on the springs or suffer from other injuries. Fortunately, pool noodles are cheap and effective spring covers. Use bright yellow pool noodles to cover the springs. Cut the foam noodle into short sections and slide them over the trampoline springs. This modification can keep everyone safe while jumping!
Car Trunk Bumpers
Sometimes, you need to transport bulky or lengthy items in your car. When they can’t fit, you must leave the trunk open for extra room. Depending on the cargo, oversized items like wood planks can scratch the edge of your trunk. Not only is this visually unappealing, but you’ll have to repair the damage. Luckily, a pool noodle trunk bumper can prevent these issues!
Cut a foam noodle the length of your trunk and create a slit down the middle. Then, secure the pool noodle on your trunk while transporting oversized things. The foam will protect your vehicle’s paint job from scratches.
Making boot shapers is another way pool noodles are totally awesome outside the pool. Boots are stylish yet susceptible to creases when you store them. Fortunately, foam noodles can prevent creases by keeping your boots upright. Cut a noodle the length of your boot and place it inside the shoe after you wear them. Say goodbye to floppy ankles and odd folds—the pool noodles maintain the shoe’s shape.
Clothes Hanger Guards
Although some clothes belong on hangers, the material can crease while in your closet. Keep your pants, skirts, and scarves crease-free with a clothes hanger guard. Cover your clothes hanger with a section of the foam noodle by slicing the foam to the length of the hanger rod. Then, cut a slit the length of the foam so you can slip it on the hanger. This easy storage hack can help you prevent dents from hangers on your clothes.