Translucent elfa Ventilated Shelf Liners
Inexpensive and very useful
I bought these on the recommendation of a Container Store rep -- he said they'd keep my towels from getting lines -- and I have since bought many more as I continue to find new uses for them.
I have found that they not only keep my towels from getting lines, they make it much easier to slide items in so tallish stacks don't bunch up as I put them away.
Using them in conjunction with Elfa baskets has made it very easy to get hairbrushes, etc put away. Just throw them into their spot in the closet, no care necessary.
My newest favorite use for them is in the kitchen -- for cake layers! They are invaluable for stacking layers and preventing breakage as you move from pan to cooling rack, and particularly if you torte cakes (cut the layers into multiple thinner layers). I cut them into squares first.
Two tips: If you have Elfa basket dividers, you must cut the liners around the dividers. The dividers can't just go on top. This makes it a bit more cumbersome if you're frequently moving dividers, but they're still completely worth it.
I've found it's easy to cut a perfectly perpendicular line by placing the sheet of liner on my kitchen counter next to my stove. The groove between the stove and counter is an easy guide for scissors and if you line up the front edge with your counter you're guaranteed a very neat cut.
April 16, 2013
I have another brand of wire shelving in my pantry I was about to have my husband replace. I was tired of everything falling over and thru. This liner is the perfect solution. It is much thicker than most shelf liners, and items slide well on it.
March 19, 2013
Pantry so much more efficient
Finally something to fix the wire shelving in my pantry.
March 18, 2013
Shelf Liners - Great for the little things
I love these shelf liners; they are great to keep all the little things from slipping through the ventilated shelves. Get them for each shelf!
March 18, 2013