Do you have area rugs or mats that are a tripping hazard? Are they worn out or drab looking? If the binding on the rug is fraying and it keeps getting caught in the vacuum, consider cutting off the offender if it won’t further damage the rug.
Consider if you really need the rug in that spot or if the rug was put in that location for a specific reason that no longer exists. (We put a runner in front of the kitchen door to catch snow and mud – by mid-spring, though, it no longer serves its purpose and gets rolled away until next year.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.