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
Nice and clean
Did 2 closets and my wife will have me do every closet in my house. The Container Store gives you everything you need , including a design for your closets. Prices are great and the quality of the product is excellent. If you have any closet that looks like a mess, measure it and go to the container store. Great way to get rid of unwanted items and organize what you are keeping.
April 30, 2014
Great Shelf Product
I purchased these shelf liners to use with my existing pantry shelves and they are fantastic. Pre-cut depths fit most standard shelves. The width wasn't an exact match but I just bought two liners for each shelf and overlapped them - it worked great.
Such an improvement, nice for my smaller boxes and items to sit firmly on the shelf rather than toppling over because of the space between the shelf wire.
April 2, 2014
the Versatile Vinyl Ventilated Shelf Liner
Although I initially bought this shelf liner for the Elfa shelves in my closet, I have since purchased and used them as a boot tray during the winter, as a floor protector under my cat's eating area, and even fashioned a kitty litter enclosure under a small bathroom sink area that would not have accommodated an enclosed kitty litter box.
I have also used it to protect the tops of kitchen cabinets from dust. I find it much easier to work with this semi-structured material rather than soft liner paper. Easier to clean also.
May 3, 2012