The bathroom off the hallway is what I call the mudroom. It’s where I wash dogs, me, and any assorted beasts that come in for a short time. It’s also the smallest bathroom in our home which means there isn’t a lot of room for extras. There’s one wall cabinet to hold all my towels and essentials, and that’s it.
To say the least I go through a lot of towels when I wash dogs, or when wet dogs come in after a hard rain. I needed more towel space without taking up any more of my valuable cabinet space.
One day I spied this at a garage sale for a dollar. It’s a heavy metal wine rack, compact and sturdy. That’s when I got the idea for my new towel caddy.
This sits near the base of my pedestal sink, away from traffic but still easily accessible before wet dogs can make a beeline to my nice, soft cloth couch.
The towels are neatly rolled up so you can’t tell by looking at them that they’re just cheap rags I keep just for mud duty. Plus it’s much easier to pull one out of the ‘wine rack’ than snatching it from the cabinet. For some reason when they’re neatly folded in the cabinet, I can’t grab one without it grabbing all the towels beneath it.
What do you think? Would it work for you? Have you ever used something for something other than it’s original use?