– [Narrator] Pool noodlesare cheap, pliable,
and can solve many everyday problems,
perhaps problems you didn’t even know you had.
So we’ve put together some ofour favorite alternate uses
for pool noodles, starting with this.
If you need to fill up a large
bucket and you’re having trouble getting it under the faucet,
a pool noodle can quicklysolve this problem.
Insert one open enddirectly over the faucet,
and aim the other end into an open bucket on the floor.
Turn on the water, and fillit to your heart’s desire.
Following the same principle,
you can also make a nifty vacuum extension
with a one dollar pool
noodle that will allow you to easily hit corners and other hard to reach places.
Just insert the foam overthe base of your vacuum hose
and fire it up.
Grab all those cobwebs, get that weird dustthat’s been building up above your windows,
or use it in your car to really get under the seats.
It’s simply perfect.
If you’re looking for a quick way to
give your dog a rinse after playing outdoors,
and don’t want to blast it with the hose,
you can easily make a dog-washing hoop.
Grab a pool noodle and cut
off a bit of one end
and stuff it inside the hole to fill it up and block it.
Now wrap some duct tapearound it to hold it there.
And if you want to make sureit’s absolutely plugged,
then put a zip tie around it to hold everything in place.
Form a circle with the pool noodle and
connect the pieces together with a zip tie
or tape at the top.
Make sure you leave the open end
above so a hose can be easily inserted.
Grab a skewer and poke holes around the inner rim of the circle.
Now you can always add more later, and
that will help a bit to get full coverage
when you turn this thing on.
When that’s done, insertthe hose into the open end.
You can tape this off if you like,
or just squeeze it hard with your hand.
Start by turning the hose on very low.
If you put too much pressure in, it might burst the pool noodle.
Once you’ve found a good level of pressure, have
your pooch step into the circle, and give him
or her a nice full body wash,
getting rid of all that dirt and gunk.
It doesn’t take long for a full cleaning,
and it will even keep your pooch nice and cool.
If your dress pants tend to hang up
for a long period of time, they will eventually develop
some horrible crease marks that will prevent you from just throwing them
on real quick and going out the door.
You can avoid this
in the future by slicing a pool noodle at the base of a hanger,
and then cutting a slitright down the center.
Put the foam over the base, and
if needed, you can stuff a piece
of tape inside to hold everything steady.
Now just lay your pants overthe large, rounded hanger
and put them back in yourcloset till you need them.
They’ll be crease-free and ready to rock.
If you enjoy camping butloathe the call of nature,
then this one’s for you.
You can make a portable camp toilet
with a five gallon bucket and a super skinny pool noodle.
Measure out the length you need
to cover about 75 % of the top and cut it to size.
Once you have your proper length,
put a slice down the center
so it will act as a clip
on top of the bucket.
Now this part’s really up to you, but we
highly suggest lining the bucket with a strong garbage bag
and pulling it tight with the straps.
Then just place the pool noodle right over it to form a semi-comfortable seat.
Some simple tape will hold it in place if you find it popping off.
But honestly, sitting on itwill achieve the same thing.
You could also pour kitty litter in here, or just add some water.
Place your camp toiletin a nice secluded area
where no one could everpossibly see you using it.
And then go about your business until your business catches up
with you Sure beats digging a hole.
Ever wanted a floating barfor your pool, or hot tub,
or maybe even bathtub?
Get a cheap cutting boardand measure out a pool noodle
to each side of it.
Cut the foam to leave acouple inches on both ends
and then slice all thepieces down the middle
to form a clip.
Now just attach the noodles to each side
of the cutting board, ensuring that they’re snugly attached.
In most cases, these don’tneed anything further
to hold them in place.
Just make sure that yourcutting board is thick.
Place the floatingcutting board in the pool and enjoy yourself.
When you’re done,
you can even store the pool noodles and bring the board back into the kitchen after rinsing it.
If you have a cluttery messof wires behind your computer
or TV center and want an
easy way to clean things up
and route cables, pool noodles are a cheap
and effective solution.
The basics of this arefairly straightforward.
Take a look at how allyour wires are running,
and try and bunch them together a bit.
Grab your cache of pool noodles,
and start to measure out lengths that will conceal the wiring.
Just cut them to size, and then slice them down the center.
Pop open the pool noodleand tuck your wires inside.
You are going to need many different sizes to conceal everything fully.
But most wire jobs can be handled with just two to three pool noodles.
This is also a much cheaper alternative than spending money on cable tubing.
Cut some smaller pieces totake care of any corners
or splits, and once youhave everything covered up,
you’re left with a muchcleaner wire system.
So you can go from a cableemergency to cable cleanliness
in just a few minutesand a little planning.
What kind of craziness do you get up to with pool noodles?
Share your tips in the comments,and slap that like button
with a pool noodle if you enjoyed this.
We’ll see you next time.