Works for Me Wednesday: The Dishtowel Tote

January 10, 2007 @ 3:08 pm | Filed under:

UPDATED to add: Ha! I’m a nitwit! After I posted this, I realized this week’s WFMW has a recipe theme! Doh! I deleted my link and will put it in next week’s collection** instead. But I may as well leave this post up. So here you go.

**Except! I forgot to do that until this week. So here it is, properly linked at last. Bump!

I’m still working on part two of the narration post I promised yesterday, but I just remembered it’s Wednesday and I’ve had a Works for Me Wednesday post in the drafts folder for weeks. So here! This works for me!

Under my kitchen sink I keep an old plastic beach tote in which I toss the seventeen dishtowels we manage to go through in a day around here.* I got tired of trotting to the washing machine all the time (especially since in our old house, the washer was upstairs), so I just fill up this basket and then I can take all the kitchen laundry to the washer at once. Voila.


*Today’s towel tally so far: three, which is how many it took to clean up the mess caused by escapees from our sourdough crock!


(Note to self: next time you see it like this, TAKE CARE OF IT BEFORE RUSHING OUT THE DOOR, no matter how late you are. Especially do not stop to take a picture of it for the bread blog and THEN rush out the door without cleaning it up.)

(By the time we came back, the rebels had oozed their way all down the side and along the counter. I think they were plotting a takeover of the flour canisters.)

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  1. Hooly says:

    Oh my! I’m glad you foiled their devious plot!

  2. Jennifer says:

    That is a great idea. I have dish towel issues that I have not yet solved. This might just work for me too. I love the photo of your crock – it certainly looks active!

  3. Cici says:

    Hmnn…I’m not sure which I’m more impressed with. 1) the WFMW idea of the plastic beach tote, or 2) the unbelievably clean/otherwise empty state of affairs under your kitchen sink.

  4. Amy says:

    Great idea! I have been wondering what to do with all the dish cloths/dishtowels lately. We do have a laundry chute, but throwing them down the chute wet, to mingle with all the clothes just seemed “ewww” to me, lol. šŸ™‚ Thanks for the idea!

  5. Nicole says:

    Now why didn’t I think of that?!

  6. Amy says:

    Good idea! I used to have a small laundry basket under my sink, but it took up too much room. Your tote is much better… I may have to swipe this idea! Thanks!

  7. Amy says:

    We recently did this too! I just have a small basket underneath for the cloth napkins, dish towels, and rags to go into. It has greatly simplified my life! Thanks for the tip! Hope you can swing by my blog too šŸ™‚

  8. Kara says:

    Good idea! I always have dirty dishtowels all over the kitchen cuz I don’t want to run them upstairs to the hamper or down to the laundry room.