Nothing lasts forever. Even well-made items eventually come to the end of their useful life.
But that doesn’t mean they’re not useful…in a different way.
Rugs get hard use in our house—there’s an awful lot of traffic in a small space. Add a dose of wool moths and high UV radiation, and it’s no wonder our rugs eventually start falling apart.
But tatty wool rugs don’t need to end up in the landfill. They can serve as excellent weed-blocking mulch in the garden. They last for years and eventually simply rot away. So much nicer than the plastic weed-block that eventually breaks up and stops working, but still needs to be removed and disposed of.
And as an added bonus, out here where there is no rubbish collection, it means we don’t need to haul the old carpet to the tip.
2 thoughts on “New Life for an Old Rug”
Bought in 1969 in Detroit. It’s well traveled and definitely well used. Still!
I was a little worried you’d be upset to see your old rug in our garden…I was sad to lose it, but it was unravelling and threadbare.