He Tosses A Tennis Ball Into The Pool And Waits 24 Hours, The Result Is Brilliant
Marilyn Caylor 3/9/2017
Did you know that tennis balls can "serve" up more than just fun and games? Yep - you can turn these cool little balls into amazing tools! They're super useful for everything from removing scuff marks to giving yourself a back massage. Check out the tips below for some great ideas on how you can incorporate tennis balls into your everyday life.
Clean Your Curtain
If you have mildew stains on your shower curtain, there's an easy way to get rid of them for good. Just toss a tennis ball into the washing machine with the shower curtain! The ball will bounce around and scrub away the grime in the process. You can also add a little bit of white vinegar to kill the mildew. Your curtain will look and feel like it took a shower of its own!
If you're at the park or the gym, you might not always feel safe carrying around your valuables. A tennis ball is a great way to hide it in plain site! No one would think twice about taking off with an extra tennis ball. Just cut a small slit in the ball, and when you squeeze it, you can drop some cash or your keys in there. It will pop right back into shape as soon as you let go. How clever!
You may have seen foam rollers at the gym, and they're great for rolling away muscle aches and pains. Well, a tennis ball can work in a similar way! To release muscle tension in your upper back area, lay on the floor and place a ball just past the base of your neck, in-between your shoulder blades. Very slowly do an arm circle, and you'll notice the tension start to go away!
If your pool tends to acquire a yucky film of oil or foam over time, then plop a tennis ball in the water. The fuzzy texture of the tennis ball will soak it up as it floats around. Leave it for at least an hour, and make sure there isn't a playful dog nearby that wants to grab it! This trick works in the hot tub to get rid of foam, too.
Most of us at one time or another have had a problem opening a very stubborn lid on a jar. But, there's an easy fix for that! Cut a tennis ball in half along the seam, and you can use this new contraption as your go-to lid opener from now on. The rubber on the inside will grab the lid and allow you to twist it off with ease.
The kickstand on a bicycle usually won't hold up against soft mud or grass. Prevent your bike from unexpectedly plopping over by using a tennis ball for extra support. All you have to do is cut a small slit along the seam of the tennis ball, and attach it to the end of the kickstand. Brilliant!
A broken light bulb that's still screwed into the socket can be pretty dangerous to remove. If you're ever faced with this daunting situation, then don't forget to use this tennis ball trick! The furry surface on the tennis ball will dig right into the bulb, allowing you to safely unscrew it. Just be sure to apply a bit of pressure when you push the ball down onto the bulb.
Nothing ruins the look of gorgeous hardwood floors more than ugly scuff marks. There's a neat trick for getting rid of it, just rub a tennis ball on the scuff mark! It's like a "magic eraser" sponge, but better.
Let's face it, the garage isn't always just for parking your car. Many folks also use the space to store stuff. But, this might make you nervous that you're going to hit something every time you pull into the garage. The solution? Hang a tennis ball from the ceiling to act as a parking guide - that way you'll know when to stop the car!
Tennis balls are a great alternative to expensive dryer sheets. They can cut the drying time in half and make your clothes soft. The great news is that they're totally re-usable, which saves you money in the long run. Who doesn't love that?
Watch this video to see yet another cool use for old tennis balls!
Unfortunately, the rubber in tennis balls can't be recycled. There are millions of balls produced every year, but that doesn't mean you have to let the old ones go to waste. It's so easy to re-use them in very practical ways. Try one of these tennis ball hacks, and let us know which one is your favorite!