Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Things to do with Tennis Balls

FLUFF LAUNDRY Put a clean one in the dryer with towels, comforters or down coats to fluff them right up.

CHILDPROOF FURNITURE Cut a tennis ball in half, or cut an X-shaped slit in it, and use it to cover sharp corners.

CREATE SLIDING FURNITURE Cut in half and place under the feet or corners of heavy furniture to move it without scratching the floor.

HIDE THINGS Got a ring or money you need to temporarily hide? Slit a tennis ball and insert the goods. Just make sure no one uses it.

GIVE YOURSELF A MASSAGE For a foot rub, place a ball on the ground and rotate the sole of your foot over it. Or put three tennis balls into a sock, knot it and use it to knead your muscles. Aaahh!

USE IT IN THE GARAGE to help park your car- Cut a hole in the ball and put string in it and hang it from the ceiling so you will know when to stop the car. Especially helpful if you have cluttered garage!

How do you use them (besides play tennis, duh!)? suggestions...?


Greg said...


I'm going to get my tennis ball out today and put it to good use.

Up until now I had only used them to find my car in a crowded parking lot (by placing it on the antenna) and as a guide in the garage to keep me from hitting the wall- hang it from the ceiling and when your windshield touches the ball you've gone as far as you should go.

Thanks for the great post and I appreciate you!

Rob said...

I've been told you can put one or two in the washer with your shower curtain or shower curtain liner and a tablespoon full of vinegar. Supposed to help get rid of any mildew. (Still haven't tried it yet)

fluoxetine said...

I've got to try out that one about furniture. I tend to stub my toe on the corners of a lot of pieces of furniture, and it can get painful if it makes a cut - which happens a lot.

heather allee said...

It's Zoe!!! Mikey was very excited to see her and you on the computer=)