10 Uses for Carpet Scraps
Don't toss those pieces of old carpet. You'll reach for them again and again for projects at hom
Don't toss those pieces of old carpet. You'll reach for them again and again for projects at home.
Slide pieces of carpet pile-side down under-neath the legs of a bureau, bed, or dresser, then push it across the floor—much easier than lifting.
Does your riding mower get mired in the spring mud? No problem. Wedge scraps of carpet under the front edge of the trapped wheel, which will provide traction to dislodge it.
Roll up a scrap of carpet and kneel on it when spreading mulch, planting flowers, or weeding.
Line a dog house with old carpet to make it cozy, or make a scratching post for your cat by gluing scrap carpet to a 4x4 post.
When it's cold outside, place a large scrap of carpet over your compost pile to keep heat and moisture in, which will speed decomposition.
Attach strips of carpet to the wall of your garage so that you don't ding your door when you open it.
Dip a clean piece of carpet into warm, sudsy water, and rub the pile side onto screens to get rid of gunk, dust, and buildup.
Scrapers and putty knives quickly gum up with residue as you remove paint with a chemical stripper. Wipe yours on a carpet scrap from time to time to keep the working edge clean and sharp.
Place scraps of carpet underneath the feet of laundry machines to dampen thumping noises.
Place a piece of carpet pile-side up in the basin when working on the faucet so that your tools don't damage the bowl.