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Uses for Plastic Cutting Mats

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Plastic Cutting Mats
These mats can be helpful for other things around the home. This guide is about uses for plastic cutting mats.
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March 5, 2010

I use wire shelving in our home. I like the convenience of these shelves. However, when using these shelves for bathroom or kitchen items, some bottles, jars, containers, etc. are too small and tip over easily.

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To solve this problem, I use the plastic-type cutting mats that are sold in the dollar store. I have found three mats in one pack for a $1.00. The larger sizes can be cut to fit a shelf if needed. They are sturdy, durable and easy to remove when cleaning.

I like to have extra mats on hand. They can come in handy for many things in a home besides being used as a cutting board in the kitchen. They store easily.

These mats can be used under an old towel for dirty and wet shoes/boots near a door. I keep one on my computer desk for the computer mouse and tuck any notes or reminders under one. When doing a small messy project, I use one to protect the counters.

Keep some on hand, you will always find a reason to use them around your home.

By mkymlp from NE PA/USA

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November 13, 20062 found this helpful

When cutting meat, use a plastic cutting board instead of a wood one. It is much easier to clean bacteria from a plastic cutting board than it is from wood, which will also need to be reseasoned after cleaning. After using a cutting board for meat, wash it well (or wash it in the dishwasher) before using it again to avoid transfering bacteria to other food items.

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March 7, 2013

I keep the cheap plastic cutting mats on hand all the time. These are 2/$1 at the dollar store. I use them to line storage boxes, put in the bottom of tote bags I sew, and most recently I used one to replace the inner sole that our dog chewed out of a shoe.

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