Easy Idea for Managing Kid TowelsPosted by MeckMom on Mar 14, 2009 in Popular Posts: Organizing, Popular Posts: Parenting Hacks | 10 comments
I am convinced that the person who invented towel rods did not have children. Not only are they tough for little hands to reach, but they’re only designed to hold one or two towels. When you’ve got four kids sharing the same bathroom you need a better way to keep soggy towels off the floor.
Last year, the magazine Real Simple suggested adding a loop of colored twill tape to your towels to help guests know which towel is theirs. I’ve never had that problem, but I thought the idea would work well in my kids’ bathroom.
I bought each child their own brightly-colored towel in the linens section of WalMart and found the twill tape in the craft area (next to the rick rack and zippers). To attach the tape to the towel, I simply made a loop, folded the ends under, and then stitched it to the midpoint of the towel several times with my sewing machine. The sturdy loops launder really well and are much easier for my kids to manage. I didn’t have room to install four hooks in my kids’ bathroom, so I have them hang their towels right on the shower curtain hooks
The kids are only allowed to use their own color of towel – that way I can tell who is responsible for any wet towels I find on the ground. In fact, I actually removed all the other towels from the linen closet so they don’t have the option to grab a new one if they neglected to take care of their own. It’s a simple solution that makes a big difference at our house. Just thought I’d pass it on.