The Pool Noodle Hack for Wrinkle-Free Laundry

This simple pool noodle hack is the easy way to keep pants, curtains, tablecloths and more wrinkle-free! 

Picture of a pool noodle lying on a floor with a white overlay with text

Whether you enjoy hanging laundry on a clothesline or you want to just keep your clothes wrinkle-free in the closet, this is the easiest hack (trick) you can imagine and all you need is a plain old pool noodle.

orange pool noodle lying on floor

I bought a regular pool noodle at the Dollar Tree a few months ago just to give this a shot and it worked perfectly.

Clothesline hanging on large oak tree with orange pool noodle and lace curtain

This works great when you hang laundry out to dry on a clothesline, OR if you have clothes hanging in your closet that you don't want to wrinkle.


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Wrinkle-Free Laundry - The Pool Noodle Hack

pool noodle on floor with box cutter razor next to it

Place the pool noodle on a flat surface. Ideally, place the pool noodle on a cement floor or cut it outside, just in case the box cutter slips; you don't want to ruin your floor, table or another surface.

pool noodle sliced down long side lying on floor

Using the box cutter, slice the pool noodle horizontally from end to end.

pool noodle sliced in half being held

Gently separate the noodle.....

Orange pool noodle on clothesline used to hang laundry and keep it from getting wrinkled

And slide it over a clothesline.

Lace window curtain hanging to dry on pool noodle on clothesline

Next, hang your laundry over the pool noodle and allow it to dry.

No more wrinkles or creases from the clothesline.

Wire hanger on orange background

For the hanger option, either before or after you cut the pool noodle down the center, cut it lengthwise to fit the hanger and slide it over the hanger bottom.

The hanger option works great for pants. You don't need to have special pants hangers and your pants will stay nice and smooth.

This will use up a lot of space in your closet, so it's not the most practical option, BUT, if you're getting an outfit ready for a special occasion and launder it yourself or bring it home from the dry cleaners, this is a great option for keeping everything fresh and ready.

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  1. Well isn't that just so clever! How do you think up these GREAT ideas? I'd better run to DT before the pool noodles are all gone for the season! Thanks so much, Mary Beth for this terrific tip!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You're welcome, Diane! I'm so glad you found it helpful. 🙂 I know I posted it late. It was one of those things that I was doing, had the pics, but forgot to share.