I see a lot of carpet remnants here in my complex – I always want to grab a few leftovers and use them, so here are a few ideas.

1. Cut down on noise - Put under a typewriter, kitchen appliance or baby bed on hardwood floor to limit excess noise

2. Lay on under the car - Carpet scraps slide pretty easy on concrete floors and they can keep you a bit warmer in a cold garage while you fix stuff on the car.

3. Catch Oil leaks – Cardboard is good, but carpet is heavier and won’t tear up as easily when driven over

4. Exercise Mat – Shag carpeting is a great exercise mat. As you stretch yourself to brink of exhaustion you have something to grab onto when you cry in agony after it’s over. {smile}

5. Shoe insert - Great for slippers and keeping your feet warm, decent for keeping your feet dry as well. May be a good idea to air out regularly as well.

6. Move heavy items - If you can tip a heavy object onto some carpet, it may be easier to move it to the location you need it.

7. DIY Cat scratch post - Why pay when you probably have all the supplies at home already. How to make a scratch post yourself.

8. Remnants in the workroom - Staple carpet to the tops of your sawhorse or ladder rungs to reduce slippage.

9. Reduce mud tracks – Place carpeting on the outside and inside of each of your doorways

10. Puzzle Pieces - Collect as many same size remnants as possible and lay them down in a room, wall to wall

11. Small pieces - place them under potted plants to catch water run off (downside: This could stink over time if not cleaned)

12. Sound-proof room - Kids play their music too loud? Have them put up carpet remnants on their walls; a side benefit, if they have an urge to bang their head against a wall, this will cut down on medical expenses. {wink}

13. Car Mats - Cut to size for the floors of your car and clean at the car wash with a high pressure hose

14. Knee Pad - Place down on the ground when you do garden weeding or clean the floor

15. Cut down on Clanking – Lay carpet down on the shelves in your kitchen to cut down on noise.

16. Traction control - Have a couple tossed in the trunk of your car for tire traction when you are stuck in the snow

17. Pet Comfort - Line a pet bed or an outdoor dog house for added cushion and comfort

18. Outdoor slip protection - Place on outdoor steps to help with footing during bad weather (downside: May not be easy to shovel)

19. Repair work - Hang onto some carpeting pieces for repairing spots

20. Covering - Use carpet leftovers to cover any cold concrete floors or muddy walk ways

Can you think of any other uses for Carpet Remnants?

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Dawn C. is site owner of Frugalforlife.com where this is a repost from: Carpet Remnant Leftovers. Dawn is residing in Colorado with her spouse, Teri, of 11 years.

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