Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Terminology Tuesday - Carpet Remnants

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In one of my last posts, I mentioned the importance of comparison shopping - becoming a more informed and educated buyer.

Lately, I've been dealing with contractors regarding some recent fix-up issues. One of the things I had done recently was replace new carpet in the living room of one of the trailers. The old carpet had some really tough stains - it just didn't all come out with the carpet cleaning crew. As a result, the home didn't show well as flooring, especially when someone first walks into a home, is one of the first things people notice.

Since I was just replacing the carpet in the living room, which is a very small area, my carpet guy suggested looking for a "remnant" (aka "carpet leftovers") for the job. Usually, carpet installers and places that sell carpet will have "remnants" or carpet leftovers, after completing big jobs - these "remnants" or pieces of carpet are too small for regular carpet installation jobs. So, they will sell them (or if you're lucky - give them away) to people just looking for a piece for a smaller carpet job. Usually, they will need to sell the "remnants" quickly as to free up space - this is where you can get a pretty good deal instead of paying for a brand new piece and/or roll of carpet.

Learning where to find and spot these deals will take some time. Though, it will save you money in the end. And, the money saved will quickly add up.

Here's a video on how you can make your own carpets/rugs and where you can find carpet remnants. Check it out!

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