Organization Ally: 11 Ideas for Using Paper Towel Holders To Cleverly (& Neatly) Organize Things

Organization Ally: 11 Ideas for Using Paper Towel Holders To Cleverly (& Neatly) Organize Things

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Adrienne Breaux
Aug 28, 2015
(Image credit: Martha Stewart)

Paper towel holders don't just have to stay in the kitchen or stick to the task of holding rolls of paper towels. Helpful as that is, thanks to the variety they come in — hanging from the wall, freestanding — they can help cleverly and neatly organize a handful of items around the rooms of your home.

1. Scarves and other fashion accessories

Above: Take side hanging paper towel holders into your closet to organize all sorts of fashion accessories smartly. The idea spotted on Martha Stewart.

(Image credit: Perpetually Chic)

2. Belts

And for belts, use the paper towel stands like Lauren of Perpetually Chic.

3. Rolls of tape

Use a standing paper towel holder to keep your rolls of painters tape, duct tape, washi tape and more stacked and organized! This idea spotted on Rappsody in Rooms.

(Image credit: Better Homes and Gardens)

4. Necklaces

For necklaces, use the side hanging kind of towel holder. As seen on Better Homes and Gardens.

5. Hangers in the laundry room

If you don't have room for a full-size closet rod in your laundry room, use an under-cabinet paper towel holder. We spotted this idea on The Family Handyman.

(Image credit: Martha Stewart )

6. Rolls of garbage bags

Never fumble to tear a bag off a roll in a box again. This clever idea comes from Martha Stewart.

7. Hats

Along with bracelets, scarves and necklaces, also consider a dolled up paper towel holder for a pretty neat hat stand for a tabletop. Idea spotted on turquoise imagination.

8. Sheets of stickers

Club Creating Keepsakes has a neat idea for organizing all those sheets of stickers.

(Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens)

9. Cookie cutters

Better Homes & Gardens has an idea for using paper towel holders for all those cookie cutters that usually take up a lot of room in kitchen drawers.

10. Twine

Roll out just the right amount of twine that you need for the project on hand when you store them on a paper towel holder. Seen on Oh My! Handmade Goodness.

11. Rolls of ribbon

Yes if you can organize rolls of tape, you can make ribbon — the sometimes-mess-maker of many folk's craft storage — behave better when you store them on paper towel holders. Seen on Real Simple.

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