I just got back from a whirlwind trip to the capitol of the south, Atlanta, where I attended a conference for DIY/home decor bloggers. Yes, that’s a thing. It’s called Haven and it’s in its 5th year, with over 300 attendees. I was able to meet a lot of other bloggers just like me and learned SOO much about improving everything I do from photos to home decor and social media.
Before I left on my trip, I knocked one quick fix off my list I should have done 10 months ago! I added pool noodles to the studs in my garage…
Our garage is pretty narrow and a tight fit for my large Honda Pilot. I can park in there, but then I only have access to one side of doors, the driver’s side.
I couldn’t stand the thought of not parking in the garage once Mary Helen was born. Normally the infant seat would be installed on the passenger side since they’re so large and a tight fit behind the driver’s seat. But I decided I preferred the slight discomfort of an upright seat to having to lug baby and all our stuff to a car parked in the street, especially on rainy days!
Since our garage has open studs, I was constantly having to watch and make sure the door didn’t swing open and hit the studs and scratch the car.
So as soon as summer pool noodles hit the store shelves, I picked one up. In my favorite color, obviously!
It’s so easy to cut it with a serrated bread knife. I only needed 2 studs to be covered, so I cut my noodle in half.
Then I sliced it lengthwise like a hot dog bun.
Without any nails or screws, the noodle slides onto the stud easily and stays put!
If you have one of those fancy garages with drywall, you need to see this quick video on how you can use a pool noodle too!
What tricks do you have for protecting your car in the garage? Does anyone have a tennis ball hanging down to stop you from pulling in too far? Comment below to let me know about your garage situation!
Thanks for Checking In! ~Chelsea