25 Clever Cleaning & Organizing Hacks Using Shelf Liners

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These 25 clever cleaning and organizing tips will have you using shelf liners in surprising ways all over your home (and car, too!) From travel hacks to adding a finishing touch to your DIY project, shelf liners can be used for so much more than just lining shelves. Here’s our favorite cleaning and organizing ideas & hacks using shelf liners!

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25 Cleaning and Organizing Tips and Ideas using Shelf Liners

Hello, friends! You know how much I love organization hacks, and today I’m bringing you the MOTHERLOAD of tips for making cleaning and organizing a breeze using one of my favorite tools– shelf liners.  Once I started using them, I couldn’t stop– they’re all over my home, in several patterns and textures– and make cleaning and organizing a breeze. They’re like little problem solving helpers in a roll, and you’d be surprised at the many ways you can use them! I’ve even used them to solve a problem below… did you figure out how? Keep reading to see my secret hack! 😉

Clever tips to clean and organizing using shelf liners!

The patterns and textures have come a long way, baby. These don’t look much like shelf liners, do they? But they are!

Clever tips to clean and organizing using shelf liners!

I’ve partnered with Duck Brand EasyLiners at Walmart for this post to show off how many clever ways you can use them in your home. EasyLiners come in tons of textures and patterns so you’re sure to find a favorite style. I’m a sucker for marble, so I went a bit crazy with this one. #sorrynotsorry

Clever tips to clean and organizing using shelf liners!

They’re so easy to cut and use, too. For example, when I lined drawers I simply used the side of the drawer as a straight edge and drew my scissors downwards to mark where to cut for a perfect fit.

Clever tips to clean and organizing using shelf liners!

From solid grip to select grip to adhesive and more, here’s how I used EasyLiner brand shelf liners to protect shelves and cabinets from scratches and dents and make cleanup a breeze in hard to reach areas, and SO MUCH MORE.

25 Clever Cleaning and Organizing Hacks Using Shelf Liners

1. Keep dishware from chipping. Place EasyLiner select grip liners that have been cut to size between dishware and china to keep it in tip-top shape.

(and other clever cleaning and organizing hacks!)

2. Use on outdoor couches and chairs to keep cushions from slipping. Our cushions always slid whenever someone sat down and it was uncomfortable. Placing EasyLiner Select Grip liners on top of the couch and under the cushion easily solved that problem!

BEFORE:

how to keep outdoor couch cushions from sliding (and other clever cleaning and organizing hacks!)

ADD THE SHELF LINER:

how to keep outdoor couch cushions from sliding (and other clever cleaning and organizing hacks!)

AFTER!

how to keep outdoor couch cushions from sliding (and other clever cleaning and organizing hacks!)

3. Line a bathroom or dresser drawer with Smooth Top liner to keep jewelry in place and stored beautifully and neatly.

how to organize jewelry and other clever cleaning and organizing hacks!

how to organize jewelry and other clever cleaning and organizing hacks!

4. Line utensil drawers with Select Grip liner to avoid nicks and scratches and keep tools from sliding.

organized kitchen drawer with shelf liner

5. Place on shelves inside glass-fronted cabinets to make everything look extra neat and organized inside. You can also line the cabinet backing (the ‘wall’ behind the shelves) with an adhesive liner for a custom look!

6. Cut a square from the Select Grip liner and use to open stubborn jars.

use a shelf liner to open a stuck jar (and other clever cleaning and organizing tips using shelf liners!)

7. Put shelf liner in a pretty pattern (such as this Smooth Top liner in marble) under pet food and water to keep floors clean and dry and make any spills a cinch to clean.

shelf liner under pet feeding station to keep floor clean

8. In the laundry room, put Solid Grip liner under laundry detergent to protect shelves or machines from detergent drips and spills.

9. Line kitchen drawers with Solid Grip liner to protect from scratches and to keep utensils and cutting boards in place. If you have a cutting board that slides while cutting, a piece of Grip Liner underneath should solve that problem, too.

organized kitchen with shelf liners

10. Protect items from rust by placing Clear Classic shelf liner under rust-prone objects.

protect outdoor areas from rust using shelf liners

protect outdoor areas from rust using shelf liners

11. Make your own placemats by finding shelf liner in your favorite pattern (I used Smooth Top liner in marble) and cut to size. Easy to clean and inexpensive, too!

DIY placemats using shelf liners

DIY placemats using shelf liners

12. Use Clear Classic liner on shelves under glassware to keep glasses from chipping and also allow air to circulate underneath in case they aren’t 100% dry when putting them away.

13. Protect cup holders with DIY cup holder coasters. I cut Solid Grip shelf liner to size and now if I spill a bit of chai latte in my car I simply remove the liner, rinse in the sink and dry, and put back in the cupholder.

clever cleaning and organizing tips using shelf liners

14. Line the area under your sink to make cleaning easy and protect the area from drips and rust stains. I used Solid Grip liner in this space and it blends right in!

organize under your kitchen sink (and other clever cleaning and organizing tips using shelf liners)

organize under your kitchen sink (and other clever cleaning and organizing tips using shelf liners)

15. Renters: protect your security deposit by keeping shelves and drawers looking new by lining with shelf liners before you move in. This is also a great way to personalize and update a space that you’re renting without painting!

16. Keep your earrings tangle free while traveling by pushing posts through Select Grip liner.

clever travel, cleaning and organization tips using shelf liners

17. Line metal shelves with Solid Grip liners to keep items from dropping through or protect folded clothing and linens from unsightly bumps.

18. Cover your pantry shelves with shelf liner to protect the shelf from scratches and make cleaning easier; bonus points because you won’t need to repaint the shelves every few years!

how to organize any size pantry for maximum food and household storage!

19. Give a few rolls of shelf liner as a housewarming gift to new home owners! They’ll appreciate having it on hand when they move in to keep shelves and cabinets looking like new.

20. Line the bottom of wire baskets to keep their contents from falling through the holes.

how to organize any size pantry for maximum food and household storage!

21. Place shelf liner under litter boxes to catch litter from kitty’s paws before it travels around the house.

22. Attach Select Grip liner to plastic hangers to make them slip-free.

23. Cut to size and line fridge shelves to make cleaning a breeze! I love the Clear Classic liner for this purpose.

cleaning tips using shelf liner

24. Use adhesive shelf liners to beautify just about anything with a flat surface; I’ve used it to cover folders, magazine holders, and even as a faux marble top on a side table.

25. And, oh yeah, you can also use them to line shelves. 😉

Having a stash of shelf liners in various textures in my organizing tool box has been super helpful. Even the kids have been using them when they see a need or get an idea. They’re sorta the unsung hero of the organization world– label makers may get all the glory, but shelf liners are the true workhorses!

clever cleaning and organizing tips using shelf liners

Do you use shelf liners around your home? Any clever cleaning hacks & ideas to share?

Disclosure: Many thanks to Duck Brand Easy Liners for sponsoring this post. As always, opinions are 100% my own.

25 Cleaning and Organizing Tips and Ideas using Shelf Liners

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