Organizing Towels

Organizing your towels can improve the storage capacity of your linen closet and kitchen drawers. This is a guide about organizing towels.
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July 8, 2008 Flag

In my airing/linen cupboard I like to roll up my towels into little sausages! Fold them in half and then again, then roll them up and stack on top of each other. This makes finding a towel very easy and your cupboard tends to stay neat. Also, I keep my spare bars of soap in between them. Dry soap lasts longer, keeps moths away, and smells nice!
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Source: The towels was an idea in a magazine. The soap was mine.

By Monique from Somerset, UK

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July 9, 20080 found this helpful

I use this same idea for the clothing in my drawers and when packing for a trip, it is the best way to store a bunch of clothes into a small space!

-Aeowyn

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June 9, 2014 Flag

After having all the towels end up in the same bathroom, leaving other bathrooms in the house with no towels, I came up with this solution. We have 4 bathrooms in the house, and 1 in the RV. All get regular use in this large family.

Each bathroom has its own color scheme. Towels match the bathroom. One bath has a yellow shower curtain and gets the yellow towels and washcloths. Our master bath is sage green, so all our towels, wash clothes and bathroom rugs and shower mat are sage green. The older girl's bathroom uses zebra print towels, the downstairs bath is light purple. The bathroom in the RV gets all other colors (left over from before we used this system) and white. I went with white as sometimes the camper is at the lake and the towels get dirtier in the camper. With white they can be bleached.

This saves arguments from the kids fighting over who took all the towels, and makes putting the laundry away go a lot faster.
In shared bathrooms, one gets the light yellow towels, while her sister gets the darker yellow towels. And, downstairs we do the same thing with light purple and darker purple towels.

No fights and with this system towels can still be washed together, kept in the same bathroom, but are easy to identify as to what household member they go to, as we use our towels more than once before washing them.

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March 28, 2005 Flag

I bought extra large safety pins and pinned the hand towels on the towel bar. This way when younger ones dry their hands the towel doesn't end up in the floor! It also works pinning my decorative towels to their towel bars, so no one grabs them off to use after a bath.

By Casey

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October 14, 20130 found this helpful

I buy and use crochet top kitchen towels in the bathroom for kids to dry their hands on. By hooking the towel onto the bathroom towel bar the little ones can dry their hands easily and the towel does not end up on the floor. They are very washable/dryable. Also when the towels need to be "retired", they either go into my fishing stuff or into my bowling bag. The hanging strap attaches to a belt or belt loop for easy use during either activity.

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July 1, 2010 Flag

For general cleaning, I use worn out kitchen towels. They are great for dusting, getting into corners, and behind the faucets in kitchen and bathroom. They can be washed and reused several times.

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July 29, 2005 Flag

Tips for organizing towels. Post your ideas.

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July 29, 20050 found this helpful

If you have an over-abundance of towels and not enough room for them on your bathroom shelves, try rolling them instead of folding them and putting them away. Takes up way less room!

By Robin

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July 30, 20050 found this helpful

How can a towel take up less room folded one way or another?

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August 7, 20050 found this helpful

I read somewhere that you can use one of those wine racks to display towels in your bathroom. (You have to roll them up). I see small wineracks all the time at thrift shops.

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