Do you ever get annoyed when small scatter rugs around your house don’t stay in place? It drives me nuts. Currently we only have two scatter rugs and the one in front of the sink is heavy enough to stay put. The one in front of the washing machine though, it doesn’t. It was a cheapie, I think $2.50, and it serves its purpose well, just doesn’t stay in place.
I started thinking about my options and I really didn’t want to go out and buy one of those rubbery rug pads when I only needed a very small amount of it. So instead I turned to my hot glue gun. That’s right, I threw a little glue on it. Not as in I glued it to the floor, but more like I glued the rug, let it dry and flipped it over.
I flipped the rug over, where you’ll be misled by a rubbery backing.
I then glued lines on it. First I went vertically and then horizontally to make a grid like design.
I let it dry for a while, longer than needed, probably about 20 minutes.
After it dried, I flipped it over and put it back in place in front of the washer.
Voila! It doesn’t slide around at all anymore. Super easy, inexpensive, quick fix. I used two and a half glue sticks on it so I’d say it was probably my cheapest option! This worked well for this scatter rug, but it’s incredibly light. It might not work as well on a heavier, thicker scatter rug. But, for this purpose, it worked perfectly!