The Pool Is Just the Beginning
We may float with a pool noodle in the water occasionally, but kids are far more creative — they use them to squirt each other, build shapes, and stage mock sword fights. If we can take a cue, these long, hollow tubes of polystyrene foam can have a life beyond the pool. Stock up when the price is right (figure on $3 a pop, and even less during summer closeout sales) and put a pool noodle or two to work around the house, even if you don’t have a pool. Do you have more uses for them? Tell us in the comments.
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