Fridge Coasters are a very cool idea. They are disposable liners for your fridge shelves that soak up spills and save you the work of wiping up errant messes or congealed slop that you couldn’t see behind that giant bottle of lemon juice. Not that it’s ever happened to me…
However, a recent “hack” of these Fridge Coasters has started flying over the blogosphere: turning inexpensive plastic placemats into your own fridge liners. The liners can be easily removed, wiped down, and then replaced without having to awkwardly manage a fridge shelf that most likely doesn’t fit into the kitchen sink.
Like I’ve alluded to before, I am not exactly the best Fridge Maintenance Woman. There may have been a “situation” in our fridge.
Okay, now stop looking at that picture. It’s not good.
I purchased some placemats at Superstore for $2 a piece. It’s a great time to be buying plastic placemats, as they are often a part of outdoor collections. Also, this means that they are available in fantastic colours.
“Installing” the shelf liners is too simple. You can go the super-duper easy way and just layer the placemats one on top of the other. Or you can cut them to size with kitchen scissors.
I often get little spills and gloopy-gloops from condiments. I decided to chop up a placemat and use it to line the doors on the shelf.
I love how they turned out. I roughly eyeballed the dimensions, though a particular person could use a ruler/tape measure.
With the food replaced in the refrigerator, doesn’t it look so much better?
There. You can eat at my house again. It’s all better.
And if one of these bottles gets a bit wild and decides to have a food fight, then we’re covered. I won’t be scrubbing out corners with baking soda and vinegar while wiping sweat and regret off of my brow.
I highly recommend this very easy solution for crud and goo on fridge shelves. If you’re strolling down the aisles of the grocery/big box store and see some cheap plastic placemats, remember my colourful fridge! I used six placemats, but if you want to line your produce bins, you may want to get a few more.
*No eggs were hurt in the making of this post*