Line Your Cabinets With Aluminum Foil To Make Finding Tools A Breeze

A well-organized kitchen can make cooking much easier, giving you a space to easily find all of your cooking tools, utensils, and ingredients. Yet even someone with a perfectly organized kitchen can struggle finding pots and pans in a dark kitchen cabinet where there's little to no light. You don't need to worry about adding a bunch of lights under your cabinet for better visibility, however, because aluminum foil's wonderful reflective nature will help illuminate the space so you can get exactly what you need. As light shines on the foil, it creates a mirror effect, giving you more light in the small space.

Aluminum foil is an essential item for baking, cooking, and you can even use this shiny hero in a variety of ways to clean your house. One use you may not realize aluminum foil offers is as a shelf liner or cabinets and drawers, and once you learn how, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it! Affordable, reflective, and easy to use, this kitchen staple is easy to DIY into a great shelf liner.

How to line your cabinets with foil

Wondering which side of the aluminum foil to use? It's up to you. A study in Biotechnology Reports reports both the dull (matte) and shiny sides feature nearly the same reflectivity, with the matte side offering just 2% more reflective power. What's more, the foil features the same material on both sides. It just comes down to personal preference and what aesthetically looks better to you as a shelf liner for the kitchen.

First, remove all of the items in your drawers and cabinets. If there are any crumbs, dirt, or debris, vacuum it up or gently remove with a soft cloth so the foil can lay more flat. You can also give a very light pass of a wet cloth with a bit of dish soap to dislodge any gunk, but be careful to not get your drawers or cabinets too wet. Once everything is clean and ready for the liner, pull out your aluminum foil, then cut the pieces to fit neatly. Place the foil where desired, then replace all of the removed items. If the liner gets dirty or torn, simply repeat the process.