A few years ago, my step daughter found two rolls of like new carpet by the curb.
June 5, 2016 8:56am CST
The carpet was rolled up nicely and my step daughter said I should pick it up and put it in the trunk of the car and take it home because she wanted to lay the carpet down in our house. I didn't mind so much but the carpet was pretty heavy. Well, the carpet would not fit inside the trunk, lol. Instead, we had to roll down the back windows and place the carpet inside on one end to the floor board and let the other end stick out the opposite window a few extra feet, driving slowly and hoping not to be pulled over. It was low pile blue office type carpet which once placed in the two rooms of our house seemed to almost fit perfectly except one edge was cut out and we had to cut a second piece to fill in the gap. After she tacked it all down, as she had some experience with this type thing, my wife and I used Carpet foam and a vacuum cleaner and by the time we finished it was almost as good as new. I would have just drove by those rolls on the side of the street but my step daughter is more creative and industrious than I am.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
Your daughter sounds a lot like me. If I were to find such a freebie I would pull over and load it up. My husband would think it tacky though. I was raised to never look a gift horse in the mouth. So if I see something I need and it is free, I am doing the happy dance.
• Dallas, Texas
5 Jun 16
I did it because I did not want to discourage her. After it was laid down on the bare wood flooring and shampooed it actually looked okay. Besides, she wanted a soft floor because she was staying with us at the time and my wife and I got a new carpet for the bedroom to replace an ugly pink one that did in fact have stains on it in places. The color of the carpet was sky blue and I do in fact like sky blue.