There’s nothing like the feeling of new carpeting under your feet. Which also typically means it’s time to cut up, roll and place your old carpeting by the curb. Well not so fast. Old carpeting has many alternative purposes, and we’re going to discuss a few of those.
Get rid of noisy machines
Do you have a washing or drying machine that loves to rock, rattle and roll on your hard surface flooring. Cut a small patch of old carpeting the size of your machine and place it underneath to absorb the rattling while eliminating any noise.
Make your pets happy
Do you have a cathouse or doghouse for your furry companion? Cut an old piece of carpeting to fit your pet’s home, and they’ll never be happier. Also, keeping in the spirit of making your pets happy, you can also create a scratching post for cats. Simply staple some old carpeting to a wooden post and you’ve got yourself a homemade scratch post.
Save your knees and back
Whether it’s working in the yard, scrubbing floors or even working under the car, your back and knees endure through a lot. A great way to add some extra padding beneath your back or knees and the hard surface is by using an old section of carpeting.
Don’t get stuck in the snow
Us Michiganders know all about getting stuck in the snow and when our tires simply spin. Keep a small patch of old carpeting in your trunk for this occasion. Simply place the old carpeting bottom facing up under your tire to add some traction to get out of those slippery situations.
As you can see, not all of your old carpet has to go straight to the curb. Think outside the box a little and you’ll have plenty of uses for that old carpeting.