18 SEPTEMBER 2019 FAMILYHANDYMAN.COM
Fishing Rod Saver
When I go on fishing trips, I’m notorious for being careless with my rods, just tossing them into the truck bed. But
lately I‘ve started covering my rods with pool noodles to avoid breakage. I cut a slot down the length of the
noodle and slip it over the rod. No more damaged or broken rods, thanks to a $2 pool noodle.
If you have an old pair of
eyeglasses or cheaters with
scratched lenses, here’s how
to give them new life. Put a
drop of metal polish on a
100 percent cotton cloth,
the softer the better. Apply
the product to the lenses, let
it dry completely and then
polish out the scratches.
After remodeling my kitchen, I had a shoe-
box full of sanding sponges of various grits
and no idea what was what. Now, before I
toss the packaging, I write the grit number
on the end of the sponge with a permanent
marker. Also, you can reuse sanding sponges
that have lost their grit by simply wrapping
them with sandpaper.