I can’t believe it took me so long to solve this dilemma. We had a problem in the children’s bathroom – there was a very real chance that we were about to be buried alive under a mountain of towels. With every new child to join the household, we had to find a new place to hang their towel.
When Lucy arrived on the scene, our towel hanging system consisted of one towel on the towel rail, one towel on each side of the shower screen, and then Lucy’s towel had to be flung over her bedroom door. We also had to manage 4 face washers and a hand towel. It was driving me nuts but I couldn’t think of a better way.
Until, that is, I saw Sonia’s post on Life Love and Hiccups. With three boys, Sonia had to come up with a system to “encourage” her children to hang their wet towels after showers. And while her system sounded fantastic (assigning one towel colour per user), I was most excited to see the answer to my towel prayers in her pictures – hooks!!! Of COURSE!!!!
Off to IKEA we went to buy some hooks – I wanted ones that wouldn’t be too sharp or nasty if heads happened to collide with the hooks, and they needed to be easy enough for a 3 year old to use.
After testing a few different sorts, we finally settled on the BAREN Hangers – $4.99 for a 2-pack.
Back home, Daddy Smiles set to work. He had to remove the existing towel rail, but instead of just getting rid of it totally, he shortened it so we could still hang our funky little hand towels on to it (and it was one less set of drill holes to fill).
The children chose their towels from IKEA (FRAJEN towels $11.99) because they have the loop already sewn in, but it really wouldn’t be hard to add a loop to your existing towels if you are domestically inclined.
To avoid teething issues, we marked above each hook with the initial of the hook owner – there could be no arguments now about who owned which towel and where it had to hang (the pen will just rub off when we are ready).
We also use the Boon Frog Pod for extra storage for face washers, toys, soap and shampoo.
So a huge thank you to Sonia for inspiring us to restore order in the kids’ bathroom!