The Pool Noodle Furniture Hack You Need For Scuff-Free Floors

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Whether you're fishing for a rogue object or simply re-organizing some furniture, there are few things more unsightly than the ghastly scuffs those pesky legs can leave behind. However, there is a very easy way to prevent this defect using one near-magical item: a pool noodle. Although it may seem like a strange home tool, it turns out that pool noodles work quite well to stop otherwise inevitable scuff marks. All you have to do is place them correctly and watch your furniture buck up its act — no more scritching and scratching! 

Not only is this DIY pool noodle hack pretty effective, but it's also perfect if you're on a budget, too. You can either use one that you already have or just purchase a pool noodle online. If you have one on hand, this makes for a perfect quick fix, too, especially if you plan on re-arranging your bedroom or many furnishings in your home. All it takes is a few simple steps to attach pool noodle sections to furniture legs!

Cut up pool noodles

To replicate this hack for yourself, first arm yourself with a pool noodle, which you'll either already have or can purchase from a big box store like Walmart for $7.99. You should also find a knife or saw and some scotch tape. Now you have everything ready, begin by cutting one round slice for each leg using your chosen tool. It doesn't have to be too thick, but make sure the section isn't so thin that it's at risk of ripping or tearing when you move the furniture. 

Once you have your slices ready, simply pull off some scotch tape and attach your pool noodle sections to each furniture leg. If you find the scotch tape ineffective, you can always try using stronger tape or even glue, but bear in mind that these may be difficult to remove later and could leave marks or residue behind.

Thanks to this nifty pool product, you should now be able to push your furnishings around easily without any marks left in your wake. Of course, remember that this is a preventative measure rather than a fix for any scuff marks you currently have. If you do want to get rid of those marks before trying this hack, grab an eraser to gently treat the area. You should find they fade. 

There are eco-friendlier options

Although pool noodles work well, there are some more eco-friendly options that you could use for this hack, such as these wooden felt protectors from Amazon for $24, or some wool felt on its own. If you don't mind spending a few extra bucks, then this is a great alternative that will last at least as long as a pool noodle section and take much of the work off your hands. It can also help to reduce the amount of polyethylene foam that enters the environment. If you find yourself with no pool noodles and don't want to spend any money, you could use other materials such as a clean sponge, small sections of folded t-shirts, or an old cloth, provided that they're all clean.

Why exactly is this hack effective? The small layer of polyethylene foam adds cushioning, allowing the furniture legs to glide more smoothly. This is why it's important to make sure the pool noodles are clean before you put them in place, as you don't want to leave marks via dirty materials. Likewise, you should also make sure that you're covering the whole leg of your furnishing. By doing so, you can rest assured you'll be getting the best results. Overall, this hack should cost you no more than $12, if you decide to spend anything at all.