26 January 2010

Baby sock on the end of a hobby horse dulls noise and avoids floor scratches

Hobby horses with socks

Christy's hack is as useful as it is amusing:

We have a few stick horses that our kids love, and I finally realized that putting a baby sock (or two) on the bottom dampens the noise and saves our 80 year-old wood floors a bit. It especially works well with the model that was felted, but the felt has worn off. The traditional broomstick version required a rubberband, but the noise reduction alone was worth it.

Related: Safety pin keeps baby socks together in the dryer and the drawer
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What a great idea! My granddaughter has a stick horse that we keep at my house and the noise drives me crazy sometimes. I haven't noticed any damage to my hardwood yet but she's still very young. I'm right on the sock remedy before things get out of hand!

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