11 alternative uses for a garden hose

Garden hose
Garden hose

There comes a day when a garden hose has been mended so often it is ready to retire. But rather than chuck it into the trash, why not put it to other uses? Here are 11 suggestions for using that tubing in creative ways.

1. Make a snake decoy to discourage birds from congregating where you don't want them.

2. Catch earwigs that are living in the moist corners of your house. Cut several, foot-long lengths of dry hose and leave them in earwig areas; they'll find these a perfect resting place and be waiting inside the hose for you the next morning.