Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rug Pad Corner. Rug Pad Corner sent me a rug pad to review in exchange for a blog post. I was only compensated with the free rug pad. As always, all opinions are my own.
I’m on a “things that people don’t tell you” kick lately. You know, like how your older child will stop sleeping great once you bring a new baby into the house?
Here’s another one… even brand new houses become money pits and you will need things you never realized you needed to make your home livable.
In our first house, spending money was expected. While it was move-in ready when we bought it, there were still a lot of things we needed to do to make it livable. We finally got to the point where it just wasn’t worth it anymore and decided to move.
We decided to build our next house because we didn’t want to have to sink all that money into fixing up “someone else’s” mistakes. Ha! Yeah, if you would take a tour of our brand new, 3-month old house, you’d notice a lot of things that we need to spend money on. Like light fixtures. Yeah, a $500 allowance doesn’t get you very much with that – and we went over that budget too.
You would also notice that we have very few decorations in our house currently. With a mantle to decorate and completely blank walls, I’ve still be deciding exactly what I wanted to do with our new home. However, there was one thing I decided before even picking out our new home and that was the color scheme. I loved navy blue in our old house and wanted to carry that over to the new house. Shortly after signing our contract, zulily had a deal on rugs and I fell in love with this navy blue chevron rug. So, of course I bought it!
What I didn’t realize was that it was going to slip all over our brand new laminate floors. Something I didn’t have to worry about so much at the old house. Thankfully, the people at Rug Pad Corner reached out to me soon after we had moved in and offered to send me one of their eco-friendly, non-slip rug pads to review.
Rug Pad Corner sent one of their Super Hold natural rubber pads that perfectly fit our brand new rug. Of course, with a brand new house, you have to worry about your brand new floors. We already had a major mishap the first week we moved in with our refrigerator leaking and completely ruining our laminate floors around it (thankfully, it’s in an area of our kitchen where you can’t really tell the floor is ruined – and we have some extra flooring in our basement to replace the water soaked floors). From previous experience, I knew that the rug pads you can buy at Target and Walmart stick to the floor and can essentially ruin your floors. However, the pads at Rug Pad Corner are different. They are completely natural, organic, and made from rubber, instead of plastic like you typically find at stores. They will not stick to the floor and won’t ruin the floors or carpet.
After 3 months of using our rug pad, I am happy to report that our rug doesn’t slip one bit, nor does the pad stick to the floor! It has made our kitchen much more functional and livable now that we don’t have to worry about the rug slip-sliding all over the place. And as a couple who bought the house solely for the kitchen (a nice big open kitchen with an open floor plan where I can stand in the kitchen and see the rest of the house), it just makes life easier. I plan on getting a few more once we get some more rugs in our house. But, first I need to buy some light fixtures…
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