Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fabric Drawer Liner

Yesterday was bathroom cleaning day around my house. I hate this chore. Mostly, because I always find something that could need more organization, a more thorough scrub, or just a little something more than a good scrubbing with vinegar.  

Yesterday was no exception-- and what I found was the drawers. 

No matter how often I wipe them out, little bits of hair (from my husband's razor) gets in them. It makes them messy and look quite disgusting.  I was thinking I needed to go to the store to buy some more drawer paper to  change it out, and frustrated by; (1) going to the store, and (2) having to change out the drawer lining again, when a thought struck me...

Why not line the drawers with fabric so that I could remove the fabric occasionally, wash, and replace. 

Much more earth friendly than sticky drawer paper.

Especially when the fabric I upcycled from a shirt in the "donate" pile. 


I measured the drawer and cut a piece of fabric from one of my husband's old shirts to fit inside.


Then, I placed velcro on the bottom of the drawer and on the backside of the fabric.


Voila! The fabric stays down, the drawer stays clean(er), and mama stays sane(er)! 


  1. What a great idea! Plus your not using plastic liner! Good job Green Mama!

  2. What a wonderful idea!!!! I just got some liner for the drawers and had to give my mom some before I was through with it, now I need more....well not any more I don't thanks to you. Washing the fabric is sooo much easier than wiping that rubberier stuff.


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