Towel storage ideas

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Towel storage ideas
Fold towels neatly and compactly to give you more space. (towels image by Ruta Saulyte from

The bathroom is often the smallest room in the house, offering very little space for storage. Figuring out where to put your towels can turn into a challenge. In addition to linen closets and bathroom cabinets, you can create extra storage with bins, hampers and by hanging towels. Creative use of space can help maximise limited storage options.

Linen Closets

Most homes have at least one linen closet to store towels. Putting in additional shelves and utilising the floor can add space in a linen closet that is full. Fold towels tightly, and stack them neatly to compact them as much as possible. Depending on the type of door on your linen closet, you can put up a towel bar and hang some towels inside of the closet too.

Bathroom Cabinets

Towels hanging within reach in the bathroom is convenient. A natural storage place for your towels is in a bathroom cabinet, such as one found under the sink or a cabinet situated over the toilet. If the bathroom is large enough, floor-to-ceiling cabinets are available, or, if you are handy, you can build one yourself. Deep drawers in the cabinets are another place to put towels.

Storage Bins

Inexpensive large-size storage bins offer extra space when linen closets or bathroom cabinets are not enough or are not available. Some storage bins are low profile and can be stored under beds or in other tight spaces. You can convert a hamper normally meant for dirty clothes into a storage unit for towels. Many hampers are tall, but one with a slender design will hold many towels that are tightly folded and stacked. For a creative flair, take a wicker hamper and paint a pretty design on it to turn it into more than just a hamper.

Extra Space

Create extra space on walls or doors by installing towel bars or hooks. Mount a towel bar directly on the bathroom wall or up high in the shower or bathtub. Don't limit yourself to bathroom walls or doors though. You can install towel bars in the kitchen and hooks on bedroom doors. Hanging up wet towels and reusing the same towel for a few days or a week can help cut down on the amount of towels you need. Also, if you have a pool, you can buy a towel rack or large pool supply cabinet to leave larger-size or beach towels outside.

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