To save money and time when drying your clothes, instead of using dryer sheets or dryer balls, put three tennis balls in the dryer with your load. This saves you money by not having to buy dryer sheets and cuts drying time in half. The tennis balls can be used over and over. They also make your clothes softer. I do this every time.
For a do-it-yourself back massage that works every time, try this: Place two tennis balls into the toe of a man's long tube sock. Hold the sock by the top and lower the toe of the sock (with the balls inside) over your shoulder and onto your back. Place the balls where your back aches and lean up against a wall. Now bend your legs and move your body up and down and back and forth. The balls will roll over your ache and relieve your pain. I love it and use it often.
Cut a tennis ball in half, cut a hole in the bottom, and slide up your paint brush to catch drips. You can use the other half in the kitchen to open tight jars, just put the tennis ball over the top and it will make it easier to grip. It opens jars easily.
A good gardening friend of mine uses tennis balls to make a gardening frame and found that the tennis balls are useful for bluetits too, Take a look at the photo of the bird using the tennis ball on this website:
I am always searching through my purse for my loose change, so I decided to cut a slit into a tennis ball. I put all my change into it, now I can find my change without having to search for 10 minutes.
You can also use a tennis ball to protect a padlock. Cut a slit in the ball and slip it over an outdoor lock to prevent it from freezing.
You can make a small slit in a tennis ball and put them on the tips of walkers. Often, walkers can catch on carpeting, especially in offices or homes that the users aren't familiar with. Tennis balls tend to slide/glide across the carpeting, and insulate the walker from static cling in the process. On smooth surfaces, they keep the tip from marking the floors and accidentally slipping out from under the user.
Make lively curtain rods with tennis balls. For my living room curtains, I bought a wooden dowel and mounted it above the window. Then I took two tennis balls, cut a circle (or just a slit) the size of the dowel in each one, covered the balls with fabric, and popped them on each end of the dowel for a perfect decoration. Nobody knows the curtain rod is made with tennis balls!
Share Your Feedback: Once you try any of the above solutions, be sure to come back and give a "thumbs up" to the solution that worked the best for you. Do you have a better solution? Click "Share a Solution" above!
Here are questions related to Uses for Tennis Balls.