3 Ways To Use Carpet Scraps

Installing new carpet can be a great way to give some of the rooms in your home a fresh appearance. If you are thinking of adding new carpet to your home in the near future, it can be helpful to make a plan to help you deal with the carpet scraps that will inevitably be left after your new carpet is installed.

Here are three ideas you can implement to help you use your carpet scraps successfully.

1. Create a scratching post for your feline friend.

If your cat enjoys scratching his or her claws on your furnishings or cabinets, you may want to consider using any scraps left over from your new carpet installation to create a scratching post. You can direct scratching activities to a homemade scratching post in order to save your furniture and cabinets from damage.

All you need to do is create a box from some pieces of pre-cut plywood and wood glue, then glue the carpet scraps to the exterior of the box. Place the finished product in an area your cat frequently scratches, and watch your feline friend enjoy the benefits of scratching without worrying about damage around the house.

2. Muffle the sound of pots and pans in your kitchen cabinets.

Reducing excess noise in your home can be beneficial when it comes to creating a relaxing environment. Though you might not have control over the sounds created by friends and family members, you can easily make your kitchen quieter by placing carpet scraps along the bottom of your cabinet shelves.

Pots and pans can clang loudly when being taken out or put away, but carpet can help to muffle these noises. Measure out some carpet scraps that will fit inside your shelves, and take notice of how quiet your kitchen can become.

3. Prevent weeds from growing in your garden.

If you enjoy gardening, but don't enjoy pulling weeds on a daily basis, you might want to use some carpet scraps to help keep your garden weed-free. Placing some carpet scraps upside down, then covering them with mulch or fill dirt before planting your garden will help you keep weed seeds from receiving the light and moisture they need to germinate.

Carpet scraps provide a simple (and affordable) way to help you reduce the amount of work required to keep your garden maintained throughout the warm summer months.

Finding ways to use the scraps left over after a new carpet installation by a company like Olden Paint & Fresh Look Flooring will help you not only reduce landfill waste, but make your home more convenient in the future.