Pool noodles can be found for as little as $1, and I’m sharing some super easy pool noodle hacks you wish you knew sooner.
Pool noodles aren’t just water noodles for pool time anymore, check out some of these amazing pool noodle hacks and fun ideas.
Pool Noodle Hack Materials
Pool Noodle Hacks instructions
1. Fill a Bucket Easily
Sometimes it’s really hard to lift a bucket after you have filled it, and sometimes depending on the size of your bucket, it won’t fit into your sink. You’ll love this hack as it won’t break your back.
I started by placing one end of a pool noodle on my faucet.
I placed the other end of the pool noodle into the bucket. I turned the water on and watched the water flow easily into the bucket to fill it up. This bucket happens to be on wheels which I love so it’s super easy to move around.
This bucket happens to be on wheels which I love so it’s super easy to move around.
You could add duct tape to make the extension longer, just be careful so it doesn’t leak.
I wheeled the bucket out and was ready to mop my floor with ease.
2. Hang your cleaning supplies
I started with a leftover piece of pool noodle I had from other projects I created. You can easily cut this to the size of the space you’re wanting to put it.
Although I have a closet in my mudroom, I cannot keep all of my cleaning supplies in it as it is filled with coats. Here in Colorado, we need coats for every season. I needed another solution for my broom, mop, etc. I spaced out the cleaning supplies I wanted to hang and marked the pool noodle with a marker.
I used a serrated knife to cut about 1/2 way into the noodle. You could use other items to cut into your pool noodle like a razor, craft knife, etc.
I placed picture hanging strips on the back of the pool noodle and made sure to put them behind where I had cut the noodle so it would reinforce where the weight would be.
Following the instructions on the strips, I made sure to press firmly on the noodle. Next, I cleaned the wall surface and let it dry completely. Lastly, I pressed the strips onto the wall and pressed them firmly again.
I waited the amount of time the instructions said before hanging anything into the noodle. I pressed the handles of each of the cleaning items into the cut pool noodle.
I was able to hang my broom, scrub pad, and swifter mop onto the pool noodle.
These hang in my laundry room on a wall that wasn’t being used. Think of all you could do with this simple idea! Even in the garage with tools, and especially great for rental properties.
Don’t want a bright color, you can use pipe insulation that is just like black pool noodles.
3. Door Draft Stopper
Do you have cold or hot air leaking into your house? Make a simple door draft stopper. I started by measuring a pool noodle against a door to make the perfect fit.
I marked the pool noodle length I needed and then used a serrated knife to cut the pool noodle.
You can just use the noodle as is, or you can cover it which is what I did. I grabbed a pillowcase, placed the pool noodle inside, and then rolled up the pool noodle and pillow case up. You can cut the pillowcase if you would prefer.
I hot glued the pillowcase so that it wouldn’t unroll.
I tucked the loose end into the pool noodle.
I attached picture strips to the pillowcase.
I stuck the strips to the door.
Because it’s lightweight, I can still open and close the door with ease.
What I love about this is that you can change up the pillowcase per season if you like.
Pool Noodle Hacks Video
Other incredible ways to use pool noodles
- Stop front doors from slamming by putting a pool noodle on the edge of the door for an easy solution.
- Use the side of the pool noodle in the garage as a bumper on the garage wall to protect your car door
- Tuck the noodle under a fitted sheet on bunk beds and beds as bumpers and bed rail
- PVC pipe fits perfectly into the center of the noodles
- Place pool noodles in your winter boots to keep them straight
- Place on the corners of tables as child safety protectors.
Other fun ways to use foam noodles for frugal fun
Next time you are out and about at the dollar store or Dollar Tree be sure to grab a simple pool noodle for these great ideas:
- Make fun DIY fishing rods or fishing poles for kids
- Create a few DIY games for the family
- Make pool noodle sprinklers with a small piece of a pool noodle
- Create pool noodle ponies
- Make pool noodle luminaries by cutting small pieces of the pool noodle and placing a battery-operated tealight in the center.
Do you have some favorite pool noodle hacks? Let me know in the comments below.
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