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Quick Organizing Tips, Towels

Updated on November 26, 2013


Do it yourself projects are a great way to save money and be creative. Beyond this it also gives you an opportunity to go green.

Yes green, because instead of using paper towels you can use wash cloths for guests like they do in spas.

Starting small always inspires us to accomplish bigger tasks once we have achieved success. One of the great things about organizing small spaces is that the task can still be fun at the end of it.

You can be an organized D.I.V.A., at the end of any project, but for me if it doesn't bring order as well as beauty to my life i want very little to do with it. I believe the best investment you can make in any home is to make sure you have a lot of space that will organize your living.

Your linen closet is a good place to start.


  • bath towels
  • hand towels
  • wash cloths
  • bedding
  • shower curtains
  • bathing supplies
  • etc

Where to start

How you fold your towels is very important to how you achieve an organized, neat environment. Yet folding and setting things on shelves doesn't have to be the only means of neatness and utility.

Why not add in some decor and design to jazz up the functionality of your boring everyday organized bathroom linens.

Container placement.

Where you place your container can make or break a room especially a bathroom that needs to be organized. You never want to block anything, doors, tub, shower, cupboards, etc, so placement is vital.

Believe me there is always a bare spot for something interesting.

What to keep in mind when purchasing containers.

  • Size, length and width
  • Color
  • Style
  • Placement

Measuring the space you are thinking about putting your items. Knowing how big or small a container needs to be is paramount in organizing an area, so having a tape measure handy is always good, especially when you have to go and purchase the item for storage.

Looking for things to organize your towels and bathroom things in unusual places.

Another thing to remember is you are not just limited to the floor, adding stuff to doors and walls is another great way to go green and save space.

Woven basket
Woven basket | Source

Creative containers

  • Wine racks
  • Magazine racks
  • Crates
  • Gift boxes
  • Baskets
  • Firewood rack
  • garden urn or pot
  • free standing coat rack

If and when you fold or roll your towels all depends on your choice of containers, sometimes flat can take up less space than rolled, yet roll tends to be a bit prettier.

Kitchen items

  • punch bowl
  • platter

What decorative style do you prefer?

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What is your preferred method of space saving?

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Fold vs Roll

Knowing when to fold and when to roll your towels is key to helping with saving space and creating an attractive organized bathroom and linen closet.


I always suggest a 3 way fold when you are putting stuff in your linen closet. But it is whatever works and is compact enough to do the trick when you have to stack them on top of each other without consuming too much space.

  • hotel
  • spa


I suggest rolling when placing towels in a basket or container. This always depends on what kind of container you choose to use, for instance a wine rack or an open basket looks great with rolled towels.

Stacking principle

  • size
  • shape
  • color
  • vertical space
  • open shelves

Boxes | Source
Open basket, lined with wheels
Open basket, lined with wheels | Source
Firewood rack
Firewood rack | Source

Organizing options

magazine rack
with lid
wine rack
real ladder
gift boxes
picnic basket
hat box
vintage chair
A ladder is great for storage and drying a towel quickly.
Trunk | Source

Quick tips

  1. Buy what you can afford.
  2. Think outside of conventional towel storage.
  3. Stick to one light color for most of your open storage displays.
  4. Show a variety of items in a storage area.
  5. Confine only what's necessary in the bathroom.
  6. Use up the wall space.
  7. Measure everything then coordinate the decor style.

Limited space

We all think we have limited space, square inches and shelves, especially if we have been in a house for any length of time.

Tricks to gain more space always begins with organizing what you have and then purging.


  • color
  • size
  • age
  • set
  • single

If something is starting to look worn, frayed and tired it is time to use it in another task, like rags. Rip or cut up large or hand towels to be used for cleaning chores.

Sets in the same color help with identifying whose using what, but more often than not it is suggested that we buy one light color and stick with that, like white. Great idea, if that is what you think works, but i prefer an off white shade because white tends to become dingy, yellowed and noticeably stained for my taste.


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