One of the first things we did when we moved aboard Barefoot Gal was to replace the pillows on the bed. The old ones were horrible!
What to do with the old ones? They sat around for a while — not really trash, but not good enough even to be guest pillows. One went into the car for the dog.
Then as Dave started getting into the deck lockers and working on the engine, he discovered that he was always having to lean against the edges of fiberglass partitions. OUCH!
And so that extra “awful” pillow had a new lease on life as the work pillow. It provides just enough cushioning to make things tolerable (along with Dave’s knee pads) and we don’t care if it gets filthy. Between jobs, we just slip it in a trash bag to keep from transferring the grease onto anything else, then tuck it onto the storage bed.
So if you’ve got an old bed pillow, cockpit cushion or even an old PFD, think twice before throwing it in the trash — would it be a good work pillow?