Towel/rag storage revamp

The thing about us/me is that we basically use a few towels and wash them often. As far as rags, I use them often and sometimes many on one day. I wash my towels 1-2 times a week, all together – bath towels, hand towels, kitchen towels, place mats, rags, cloth napkins…

I kept our rags and kitchen towels in a laundry basket on top of the dryer for a long time.

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But as you can see, it was a big laundry basket taking up a lot of horizontal space, when it wasn’t even full! (Not to mention, it got pretty disorganized.)

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We have a few categories. Rags (the green and white, as well as two old t-shirts), and microfiber towels (right)

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I use different towels for drying clean dishes (L) than for drying potentially dirty hands (R) in the kitchen. I just keep them separate so I know what to put out. Kind of an OCD thing… O-well!

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Also, placemats and cloth napkins (a collection I plan to expand)

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Now, I also had a big rubbermaid tub filled with sheets. I wash sheets once a week and put them back on before bedtime. It’s rare that I actually use a different set of sheets. And we only have two sets. I found a few sheets in here from my old twin bed which I no longer even have!

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I kept all the showering towels and rag towels in the bathroom, practically on display, for lack of somewhere else to put them. I wash the towels so fast that we really only use a body towel for each of us and switch out between two hand towels. Yet… all the towels.

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Also had some washcloths and extra hand towels in a basket with my hair dryer, etc. ?Image

THE REVAMP!

I moved the thing with the towels on it to the laundry room, between the washer and dryer.

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Top rack is kitchen towels (for hands and drying dishes!) and placemats, which we use often.

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Middle shelf includes the rags and microfiber cloths, which I also use pretty frequently – especially the rags.

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Bottom shelf is 4 rag towels. We use these for emergencies, like when our washing machine was leaking water.

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I’m going to do something different with the washcloths and spare hand towels, but for now they are in the blue basket…

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And all those extra towels that we rarely use? In the Rubbermaid container for guests or us, should we need them.

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Leave a comment if you have done something similar… or need to! 🙂

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