What Should You Do With an Old Area Rug?

Five Options


old area rug

It’s always a challenge to figure out what to do with larger, hard-to-move items you no longer want in your home. Area rugs are particularly tricky because they shouldn’t be left on the curb. Read on to learn what you can do with an old area rug.

What to Do with an Old Area Rug

1. Try to sell it

If your old area rug is still in good condition, Craigslist.org and Facebook Marketplace are great places to start. Just take pictures, give the proper dimensions, and be honest about any imperfections on it.

2. Find a new room for it

Your area rug might not be great for your living room anymore, but maybe your spare bedroom or basement could use an update. Some people even put it on their garage floor to make the space more accommodating for hanging out.

3. Donate it

Many nonprofits will accept area rugs in relatively good condition. Sometimes they will pick up your donation for free. Your rug goes to good use and you get it out of your home easily! Win-win.

4. Recycle it

When you throw away an old area rug, it ends up in a landfill, adding to waste and leaching toxic substances. Your better option is to take it to a recycling facility where it can be taken apart and used for other products. This can be hard because it’s your responsibility to get it to the right facility. Check for a multi-purpose recycling facility in your area. Sometimes, there is a fee for dropping it off.

5. Call JDog Junk Removal & Hauling to Take Away Your Old Area Rug

The Veterans and Military family members know just what to do with your old area rug. If it’s still in good shape, we’ll find the right place to donate it, and if it’s not suitable for a second life, we’ll bring it to a recycling facility. We do all the work for you. All you have to do is call us! You can expect transparent pricing and on-time, respectful service. Call us today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup.