Give Your Fingers Some Much-Needed Relief From Heavy Lifting With This Pool Noodle Hack

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Give Your Fingers Some Much-Needed Relief From Heavy Lifting With This Pool Noodle Hack

Give Your Fingers Some Much-Needed Relief From Heavy Lifting With This Pool Noodle Hack

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Does this sound familiar? As you prepare for a project at work or around the house, you quickly find that carrying a bucket with supplies places uncomfortable stress on your fingers. And the heavier your bucket is, the more wear and tear it is on your hands. But you can easily overcome this by slipping a pool noodle over the handle, providing your fingers with some much-needed relief.

There are a variety of finger-related injuries that can occur when undue strain is placed on your hands. And if you’re tackling a DIY project such as painting, you may find yourself carrying heavy buckets to and from the car and around your house. This can quickly cause your hands pain, making it harder for you to complete whatever home repairs you’re looking to accomplish. If you suffer from any type of hand condition, you may find that a heavy bucket can exacerbate a finger-related condition. You can purchase a hollow pool noodle on Amazon for less than $4, giving your fingers a break when working — here’s how.

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In a genius TikTok hack shared by @jmg8tor, you only need to cut a 4-inch piece of material from a pool noodle. The piece of foam should be just long enough to fit comfortably over your bucket’s handle (and in the palm of your hand). Remember to use a hollow pool noodle; if you don’t, you won’t be able to slip it over the handle. And since you’re only removing a small piece of material from your pool toy, you can use the rest of it for other pool noodle DIY favorites.

The great thing about this hack is that you can use it in multiple scenarios. Buckets are used when painting, carrying tools, feeding farm animals, and so much more, making this trick incredibly versatile. You may find that your pool noodle pops off from time to time, especially if your handle is completely curved without a flat spot for carrying. If this is the case, you may need to reinforce your pool noodle. You could glue it closed or wrap tape around it, preventing it from sliding off.

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