After a rainstorm, your doormat can become virtually useless if it soaks up very much water. And if it’s on a wooden porch or landing, the constant moisture will eventually lead to wood rot or termites.
Here’s a quick and easy solution: Create a drying rack for your door mat. Take an old plastic diffuser from a fluorescent light fixture, and cut it to size, slightly smaller than the door mat itself.
A fine-toothed jigsaw is a perfect tool for this job. Then position the diffuser where the door mat will go, and secure it to the porch floor with screws and washers positioned at the corners.
When you put the mat on top of the diffuser, its gridded design will allow water to drain out and air to circulate beneath the mat, so it dries out much faster.