Cup drawers are an ingenious way to be able to access all your cups in one hit – no more squeezing past other cups to find that particular one at the back of a cupboard, then maneuvering it out past the ones in front.
Drawers are a fantastic way of accessing anything quickly (our cutlery/utensil drawer in its current state is not included in this generalisation) in the kitchen.
But of course, new fangled ways of doing things bring about their own new challenges. And a cup drawer’s challenge is the cups and mugs sliding around unchecked in the drawer when it is opened and closed.
Fixing this issue is too simple. All you need is a length of non-slip mat and a pair of scissors.
Empty the Drawer
You’re not going to get much done with the cups still in the drawer.
Lay Out Your Mat
Roll the mat out enough to line your empty drawer.
Cut The Mat
Normal, everyday scissors will do the job just fine.
Put the Cups Back In
Yep. Cup drawers can’t be cup drawers without cups in ’em.
Ta-da! These babies are gonna stay put, now.
This non-slip mat will also provide air circulation for that cup or two that may be put away without being 100% dry. It also offers a bit of softness for the edges of cups – less chance of accidental chipping if a glass isn’t set down gently, and a barrier for the drawer itself. No cup rings here!
We love non-slip mat. Mr Hammer has used some in his tool boxes. We have lined the office drawers with it. Actually, that’s all we’ve used it for, but it’s good stuff, and a roll will see you through many uses.
You could place it under a computer keyboard, or under the xbox to stop them sliding around with use. You could pop it under a table lamp, or the pretty decoration you’ve got going on your dining table. Anything you want to stay put will stay put with a non-slip mat.
How do you make slippy-slide-y stuff stay still? Got any tips or tricks to share?