10 Ways to Recycle Carpet You no Longer Need
Here are 10 ways you can reuse and upcycle old carpet!
1. COSY UP A KENNEL
Carpet is one of the cosiest and warmest materials out there, so why not treat your four-legged friend this winter by lining their outdoor kennel with leftover scraps? Stapling small pieces of carpet to inside walls adds insulation and warmth during the colder months.
2. MAKE A SCRATCHING POST
Turn your cat’s attention away from your couch by making their own designated scratching post with leftover carpet pieces. Choose to glue a sheet of carpet around a wooden post or pin to a wooden crate!
Keep your kitty entertained by creating a scratching post from old carpet.
3. CUSHION YOUR KNEES WHEN GARDENING
Whether you’re weeding or tending to the tomatoes, roll up a piece of leftover carpet and place it under your knees. Not only does this offer comfort, it also prevents dirty clothes!
4. MUFFLE THE CLANG OF CROCKERY
Line the bottom of kitchen shelves with a layer of carpet to avoid loud noises when stacking plates and crockery.
5. CREATE DRINK COASTERS
Whether you have traditional or neutral carpet leftovers, why not try your hand at making matching drink coasters? Not only will these small circles catch drips and protect furniture, but they’ll also help tie your decor scheme together!
Match your coasters with your carpet using leftover scraps.
6. REDUCE THE RISK OF SLIPS
Attach a layer of carpet to the bottom rung of a ladder and secure well. Here, you can wipe off shoes before climbing to reduce the risk of slips!
7. PREVENT SCRATCHED FLOORS
Sick of scratched floors from furniture feet? Stop the problem in its tracks by attaching small pieces of carpet to the sole of chair and table legs.
Stop slips and scratches in their tracks with carpet.
8. CANCEL OUT APPLIANCE NOISE
Does your washer, dryer or dishwasher rattle when in use? Place a small section of carpet beneath each corner to muffle any unwanted noise.
9. PROTECT CAR DOORS
Don’t run the risk of dinging or denting car doors when opening them in your garage. Secure a thin strip of leftover carpet to the wall where you park to avoid costly repairs!
10. KEEP TOOLS INTACT
When tinkering with tools in the garage or shed, don’t run the risk of damage to your equipment or floor if they’re accidentally dropped. A layer of carpet can cushion the blow!
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