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    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 18th Jun 17, 6:43 PM
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    Lining for new kitchen drawers and cupboards
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    • 18th Jun 17, 6:43 PM
    Lining for new kitchen drawers and cupboards 18th Jun 17 at 6:43 PM
    My new kitchen cupboards and drawers are in. I'm still waiting for the worktop which has to be templated, and the electrician and plumber still have things to finish off, so the cupboards are still empty.

    Before I begin putting my stuff into them, does anyone have suggestions as to materials I could use as liners, to keep them looking good for longer, and to soak up any spills?
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    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 18th Jun 17, 6:44 PM
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    Ikea do rolls of bobbly plastic that keeps the shelves scuff free but not much good for mopping up spills.
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 18th Jun 17, 7:01 PM
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    Something which will soak up spills, won't stop liquids soaking through ; so you'll need 2 layers. Tesco disposable tablecloths, and old sheets or lining wallpaper maybe.

    The impossible conflict, is that anything which can be thrown away cheaply, won't look good ; so your good-looking cupboards, will be hidden.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 18th Jun 17, 7:26 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 7:26 PM
    On reflection, there may not be that many spills (except washing up liquid under the sink, and I could use something different in that cupboard).
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 18th Jun 17, 7:47 PM
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    My cupboards are lined with offcuts from the vinyl floor. It doesn't soak up anything, but it does keep the cupboards clean and undamaged.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 18th Jun 17, 7:49 PM
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    You can get double layers of foil with kitchen paper in the middle intended for absorbing fat in grills etc.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 18th Jun 17, 8:16 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 8:16 PM
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    Unless you're anticipating massive spills like a whole bottle of drink or something, why would a liner you either have to throw away and replace or remove (after emptying the cupboard), wash and then replace be easier than just wiping up the spill on the cupboard shelf? They're made to be wipeable, after all.
    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 18th Jun 17, 8:45 PM
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    A friend was considering a titanium sprocket set for a bike, but considering the cost, was going to get a cover to protect them ; then realised that the extra cost, was because they were lighter.

    Put on the covers as suggested, then when you are settled with it, take them off so it looks nice. Some Japanese car buyers leave the plastic delivery covers on the seats.
    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 18th Jun 17, 9:05 PM
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    • 18th Jun 17, 9:05 PM
    A friend was considering a titanium sprocket set for a bike, but considering the cost, was going to get a cover to protect them ; then realised that the extra cost, was because they were lighter.

    Put on the covers as suggested, then when you are settled with it, take them off so it looks nice. Some Japanese car buyers leave the plastic delivery covers on the seats.
    Originally posted by Geoff1963

    Is this what's meant by 'thinking outside the box'?
    So I should buy a bike for my new kitchen cupboards and drawers?
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 19th Jun 17, 10:03 AM
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    I use kitchen roll. Works perfectly, is cheap, quick to replace and looks fine, after all the insides of cupboards and drawers are hardly 'on display'. My under sink cupboard came with a manufacturer supplied custom sized aluminium tray as standard.
    • SuzieSue
    • By SuzieSue 19th Jun 17, 1:28 PM
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    I spent ages looking for something when I got my new kitchen but couldn't find anything reasonably priced. So I just got some large sheets of art and craft paper and cut them to size and kept them in place with blue tack.
    • Jonesya
    • By Jonesya 19th Jun 17, 7:37 PM
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    Google 'oilcloth'

    It's patterned fabric with a water proof, wipe clean coating on the top, sometimes used as table cloth.

    It won't soak up spills but it's quite tough so would protect the surface.
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