1 of 9Photos: Erica McCartney; Styling: Linden Elstran
Tennis Ball as Neck Massager
Give yourself a tension-relieving rubdown. Place two balls in a sock and lie on the floor so that the balls are under the base of your neck. Gently nod your head up and down.
2 of 9Photos: Erica McCartney; Styling: Linden Elstran
Tennis Ball as Homemade Weights
Lift weights in the comfort (and privacy) of your living room. Make a small slice in the ball and fill with pennies.
3 of 9 Aimee Herring
Ankle Weight as Stroller Counterbalance
Ground the wheels of a stroller that has a jam-packed diaper bag hanging on the handles by attaching the weights just above the front wheels. You'll no longer be saying “Whoopsie daisy!” when you lift your child out of the seat.
4 of 9Antonis Achilleos
Wristwatch as Earring Holder
Keep track of your earrings while you hit the gym (or the spa). Place the studs through the holes on the watch strap and then attach their backs.
5 of 9James Wojick
Wristband as Coffee Sleeve
Protect your hands from an extra-hot latte by stretching a wristband around the coffee cup so your fingertips don't get burned. (Your tongue is another matter, so sip with care, for goodness' sake.)
6 of 9James Wojcik
Bleach Bottle as Dumbbell
Outfit a home gym by filling two empty bottles with sand and using them as dumbbells.
7 of 9James Wojcik
Dryer Sheet as Gym Bag Deodorizer
A sheet at the bottom of a gym bag will help keep odor down.
8 of 9James Wojcik
Electrical Tape as Racket Cushion
Add extra oomph to your backhand by making your racket more comfortable to grip. Simply wrap the handle with electrical tape for additional (colorful) cushioning.
9 of 9James Wojcik
Toothpaste as Goggle Defogger
Prevent goggles from fogging. Before hitting the pool, smear some paste onto the lenses, then wipe off.