Hannah purchased three cotton rag rugs from Target ($3.99 each) and a skein of red cotton yarn ($4.99). With two lengths of a simple stitch, she turned three rugs into one small area rug.
Homemade carpet powder, also a reader wrote: According to a friend, if you add a cup of borax to this mixture it will kill any bugs that may be in your carpet! (fleas, etc!) Another said:I use nutmeg or clove ground with baking soda, and everyone can't find why my house smells so inviting and homey.