Liners for wire shelving

Does anyone have any tips on what to use other than expensive plastic liners for closet wire shelving. Thanks.
  12 answers
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Nov 20, 2016
    Cut up some heavy duty cardboard/foam board to size and cover with a fabric or contact paper.

  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on Nov 20, 2016
    Hone Depot carries thin precut hobby boards. I bought several of those (not the expensive oak ones...the cheapest) and just laid them on the wire shelves. They worked great! I left them natural so I could use them at a later time but you could paint them or cover with contact paper if you wanted to.

  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on Nov 20, 2016
    Home Depot...not Hone Depot!

  • PainterNoni PainterNoni on Nov 20, 2016
    get a piece of vinyl flooring......thru Craig's list or end cuts from home depot.......trim to fit

  • William William on Nov 20, 2016
    Home Depot, Menards, and Lowes have Handy Panels of 1/8", 1/4" thick hardboard, lauan plywood in 2'X4' sheets. They can even cut the to the size you want.

  • Mzlyns Mzlyns on Nov 22, 2016
    I use wallpaper. It is thick but pliable. Got some at a garage sale for a quarter. It had a plastic type coating that I could wipe down when needed. I used sticky tack on the corners to put it on the shelves. When your tired of it, take it out of shelves, throw away and put something new in. You may even be able to use the sticky tack again.

  • Dee Dee on Dec 12, 2016
    I have used both wallpaper and peel and stick tiles, without taking the backing off. Both work great. But what I liked the best and cheapest was foam board from Hobby Lobby. It cuts to shape has a coating and lasts forever. I did my shelves 4 years ago and it still looks good. Best of all it is cleanable and lightweight.

  • Laura Pelt Laura Pelt on Dec 15, 2016
    Stop by your favorite gas station and ask the manager for any extra or leftover "pump toppers". Those are the signs on top of the pumps with ads on them. They're plastic (so easily washable) and usually blank on the other side. I have tons of them I use to line drawers, cabinets, shelves, top of the fridge, etc. They cut easily with scissors and are FREE. You can use packing tape to make them longer or wider to fit your space. It's also eco-friendly. Most convenience stores/gas stations use them and will happily give them to you when they are changed. Our area stores change monthly but each store is different-just ask when they change and be sure to pick them up the next day.

  • Wanda Stone Wanda Stone on Dec 15, 2016
    That is interesting, will have to check out the pump toppers. Thank You

  • Jerseygal Jerseygal on Dec 24, 2016
    How about using those CHEAP plastic cutting boards..They come in a few colors, icluding white..DollarTree, Dollar Store, Big lots? They might come in packages of 2 or 3 with difference sizes?

  • Katherine Henry Katherine Henry on Dec 24, 2016
    I have used some left over vinyl tiles to "temporarily" line a wire shelf... Temporarily going on three years.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 29, 2016
    I used dollar store foam-core