Good idea about the rug. I find myself getting rid of things like that when I'm clearing up. Even if they are new and even if we can't really afford a replacement. Things that niggle, things that don't look right, things that I realise upset me.
You're doing very well.
I'm building a raised bed with the DB and am just in for a cup of tea. It's going to transform part of the garden (and tidy up a lot of things which have been waiting). It is also exhausting work.