Saturday, February 4, 2023


7 handy uses for RV shelf liner you probably haven’t thought of

By Nanci Dixon
Most RVers are familiar with the cushioned shelf liners that protect our dishware when we travel and bump down the road (this stuff). Beyond lining shelves to cushion and grip objects, the leftover pieces can be used for a lot of things around the RV.

Cutting board dangerously slipping? Put a small piece of shelf liner underneath the board. You can chop, dice and slice in peace! The great thing about using the liner in the kitchen is that it is hand and machine washable. 

It can also cushion lids when traveling. Particularly great for the glass lid on an Instant Pot.

While it works great on cabinet shelves, it also works well on raised metal shelves to prevent items shifting.

Add some under the small bins in the bathroom medicine cabinet to keep them from sliding around.

Jars hard to open? Cut a circle from the leftover liner and get a good grip on lids. The small piece takes up virtually no storage room. No more asking for help from your favorite strong arm!

Keep things from sliding on the dash.

Use it as a coaster or protect a surface from scratching. And don’t forget to take time to smell the roses.

You can buy this handy shelf liner here.



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1 year ago

We use this liner for everything in this dissertation – HOWEVER – I used a small circle piece as a drink coaster etc. I kept it on my fold down-up-and-out table cover which has a real cherrywood finish – it attacked the finish and left an imprint of itself. I haven’t been able to refinish to any level of satisfaction. So just a word of caution on wood finished products. (Condensation was not a contributing factor either).

1 year ago

We wrap our wine and liquor bottles with the leftover pieces. My navigator attached little squares of velcro to keep them snug around the bottle.

1 year ago

I discovered that it would hold my throw carpets and mats in place. I use it between my frying pans to keep them from getting scratched by rubbing together!!! Beside many of the uses of earlier commenters.

dale rose
1 year ago

The article says to use the material for the lids on an Instant Pot. They don’t have a glass lid, but they have a metal lid that twists to lock into place.

1 year ago
Reply to  dale rose

They do sell glass lids, as well, for use when not using pressure, such as sautéing and slow cooking, or making yogurt. Also handy for storing food in the fridge.

Last edited 1 year ago by TechiePhil
Judy G
1 year ago

Fold down cover on the stove, add shelf liner, and put potted plants on it when traveling.

Sherrie L Bennett
1 year ago

It makes a great and cheap sink liner too. It will protect your sink from stains and dings. When it gets dirty just toss it and cut a new piece.

1 year ago

Keeps the dog’s water and food dishes from sliding

Lauren Baker
2 years ago

I use to stop the rattle of the stove grate and the rub of the table

Deborah Mason
2 years ago

I first saw it sold as “Scoot Guard”. We keep an all purpose napkin, pen, doodad holder on the dinette table while traveling. The scoot guard keeps it right where I put it. We only take it off the table when someone is going to sleep on the dinette bed. Also for the stuff behind the kitchen sink & stove. Keeps all that stuff handy and in its place as we travel.

2 years ago

Wrap precision tools in it.

2 years ago

Between dishes in the cabinet. Under everything in the pantry, On the shelf to hold our iPads in place during travel. Under our phones at our seats, under whatever we have in the dash tray. Under the bathroom trash cans to prevent them from sliding around. Under my veggie/fruit basket for the same reason. Gonna have to try it in the fridge – hadn’t thought of that one.

2 years ago

We use it to keep the dog’s dish from sliding around on the floor.

Kathryn Schmidt
2 years ago

I use it in my fridge. It does a great job keeping things in place.

Tommy Molnar
2 years ago

The uses for this stuff are almost endless. We keep a roll of it with us all the time.

Last edited 2 years ago by Tommy Molnar
2 years ago

I have a seat under my butt to lift me about 2″ . I use the non slip liner to keep it from sliding around as i enter or exit the drivers seat.

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