Home & Garden drawer and shelf liners - passe?

sdkitty

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We're moving in a new to us home with lots of kitchen cabinets. In the past when I lived in rentals I used to get that sticky shelf liner. I get the feeling that's not used so much anymore. They do sell it at walmart and you can also get that tan stuff that comes on a roll and you just lay down. To tell the truth with so many cabinets I'm feeling it will be a chore to do the sticky stuff and expensive to do the rolls. If the house was new and had never been lived in, I'd just skip it.

Maybe I could do the cabs that will have our dishes and jar goods and leave the ones for pots/pans, canned goods alone.

Is the drawer lining thing a throwback?
 

shiba

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I use the stuff that lays down, kind of soft like foam, in my dish and glass cabinets. I find it prevents glassware from chipping. Also in my cutlery drawers to keep stuff from sliding around.
 
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stephc005

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I plan to use liners only in the messy cabinets like under the sink or junk drawers. I don't see a point in lining ones that hold plates and glasses.
 

Manchoo78

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I also use the soft foam like stuff that lays down in my cabinets. I want to keep dishes from chipping and I don't want to get discoloration from foods especially spices.
 
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