If you often play tennis, you know that once a tennis ball loses its bounce, it's either ditch it or give it to the dog to play fetch with. One way to upcycle a deflated tennis ball is to simply cut it in half (poke it with the sharp point of a scissor or knife and snip away). Then use the half ball around the house. A stuck jar lid? Use the rubbery inside of the ball to grip the lid and twist away. Even whole tennis balls can help you save money; toss a few into the dryer when you're drying towels. The balls will fluff the towels, so they'll dry faster.
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