Lining cupboards and pantry shelves with contact paper seems to be the norm in many kitchens.
It is in mine.
Keeps things looking cleaner, and it’s certainly easier to wipe down and keep clean.
But when the contact paper starts to get worn, and tears around the edges, then the neat and tidy cupboards turn borderline messy, it’s time to consider another alternative.
Enter today’s Quick Tip Friday.
The other day, when I needed to get some kitchen cleaners from underneath the sink, that area was a mess. The contact paper was coming up and sticking to the bottom of the cleaners, and everything looked in disarray. Same thing for the cupboard housing my grill pans. I needed to fix this problem.
I went on a hunt in our “stuff room” to see if we had any spare contact paper, and I found some extra linoleum tiles that I had used in the pantry.
I don’t know about you guys, but when I use contact paper, I’m not at all graceful about it. I try. It ends up sticking to itself, and wrinkles are everywhere. But I let it go because it’s behind closed doors.
With using linoleum tiles, they are so much easier to work with, and way easier to cut and fit. And certainly more durable and can handle the constant wear and tear of under-the-sink hodge podge, and pots and pans. They have good “sticky” on them so they stay in place perfectly. The list goes on.
If you don’t have extra tiles lying around, home improvement stores always have linoleum tiles on sale, and the sale price is very comparable to contact paper, and might even cost less. Give it a try.
Enjoy today’s Quick Tip Friday!