Everyone loves a DIY (do it yourself) project once in a while. In this case, we want to share with you some tips on efficient paper towel storage – because no matter how organized you are, paper towels seem to always find their way into your space, and they rarely look pretty.
Carrie Aulenbacher, secretary for Lake Erie Logistics and Benco Leasing in Erie, PA., says she always has to have paper towels at the ready and buys them in bulk. She manages five divisions of her company so that means lots and lots of paper towel orders.
“Bulk paper towels is a must here. Depending on the building, I keep track of and supply regular kitchen roll towels, hard wound roll towels for bathroom dispensers and tri-fold towels. All of these are ordered by the case, which can contain anywhere from 8 to 32 rolls per case,” says Aulenbacher.
In her case, she chooses to store them in the back room (in the cases) and only take them out when needed. This keeps them free of dust or damage.
“It’s nothing crafty or unique, but it sure gets the job done for us!” says Aulenbacher.
I did some research and found 3 cool ways to store paper towels if you don’t have the shelf space, or just want to make thing looks a bit more trendy.
Three Great Ways to Store Paper Towels
The Hanging Shoe Rack Method
A simple way to keep your paper towels organized and put away is to get a hanging shoe rack and instead of filling the spaces with shoes, put a roll of paper towels inside. Because it’s a vertical device, you will save a ton of space and be able to hang it anywhere you see fit.
Put Those Baskets to Work
If you are able to purchase a few large rectangular baskets, you can use them to stack the paper towels (a few at a time) and place the basket inside a closet, pantry or even out in the open. The basket will look nice no matter what you have inside and this will provide easy access to the next roll when you need it.
Hybrid Drawer and Paper Towel Holder
If you’re willing to do a bit more work, I found a great idea on the DIY Network where you can incorporate a paper towel roll into a drawer and store new rolls behind it. You can find more information on how to do this on their site.
With so many new trends for home organization and storage, we recommend you get creative and try something new. If you don’t like it, you can always start fresh.