When you’ve bought your lovely new rugs, what then for your old one? There are a surprising number of options:
- If your rug is in good condition, you could offer it to your local, reputable charity shop, or on your local Freecycle – it may suit someone else, and certainly with the latter they’re likely to collect.
- For rugs in not-so-good condition – perhaps a local animal shelter, kennels or cattery could make use of it.
- How about cutting a piece for foot mats in your car or to line the boot?
- Campers and caravanners – would the rug be useful for you – cut to suit your tent/caravan?
- Rugs can be useful in the garden – as a mulch to suppress weeds, between rows of plants too, and on top of a compost heap a rug can help to maintain balanced moisture levels. If you cannot use your old rug in this way, perhaps your local allotment group could.
- Use your old rug in the loft as additional heat insulation, and in this way it will continue to provide warmth and comfort in your home.
- If you are building a garden pond area, then an old rug is absolutely ideal as an underlay for your pond liner and may prevent sharp objects from piercing the liner.
Taking a rug or carpet to your local recycling centre is not likely to be welcomed; being made of a variety of fibres makes it difficult to separate for recycling.
Hopefully the above offers you some options for your old rug, once your new rugs have been delivered.