Ice Skates Protector
Blades of the ice skates need to be protected from scratches when not in use. Normally blade protectors come along with the ice skates. You can simply use two of the old garden hoses to make blade protectors. Just slit the hoses from the centre after cutting them to the length of the blades and slide them over the blades.
Grips of Garden Tools
You can made grips out of old garden hoses for many garden tools with handles, such as hose, trowels, rakes and other tools. You can cut small pieces of hose and slip them over the handles after slitting them. You can make grips for bucket handles as well and it will become more convenient to lift heavier loads.
If you have earwigs thriving in or around your house, you can simply cut short pieces of garden hose and place them in the affected area. The earwigs will prefer to make their habitat in dark and narrow spaces of the hose. Once you get them trapped inside, dunk the hose pieces in a bucket full of water and exterminate earwigs.
You can make a cheap soaker hose out of the worn out garden hose easily. Block one end of the garden hose with an end cap and carve small holes along the shaft. You can now attach this piece to your new hose and let the water sprinkle over the flowers in your garden.
Swing Set Protector
It has been observed that children often get their fingers snagged in the chains of the swing set, causing them injuries. You can prevent any such unfortunate event by cutting the old garden hose into small pieces and wrapping them over the chains to serve as a protector.