Cover the walls of a room with carpet scraps for sound- proofing and
2. Clatter killer. Cut
pieces of carpet to fit under typewriters and sewing machines, on
cabinet shelves, and in toolboxes.
3. Bed bumper. Pad the
corners of a sharp bed frame to prevent scraping or gouging the
4. Foot warmers. Trace
your feet on a piece of paper and use as a
pattern to fit thin carpeting inside your
boots, rubbers, or work shoes.
5. Dolly. Set a heavy tern atop a
piece of carpet and pull it by one of the corners.
6. Drop cloth. When
doing messy repairs, protect the
floor with old carpeting; if you’re
using a stepladder, make sure the
piece is wide enough so that all four legs rest securely on
7. Exercise mat. Cut a
piece of old carpet 3 feet wide and as long as you are tall. Roll it
up when not in use.
8. Knee pad. Cut two
pieces of carpeting 10 inches square; cut two slits or holes in
each. Run old neckties or scarves through
the slits to tie the pads to your knees.
9. Buffer. Glue an old
piece of carpet to a block of wood; use it
to clean window screens, buff shoes, or