This $2 DIY Towel Organizer Will Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Hotel

published Nov 27, 2023
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Sometimes you scroll past a DIY project on your feed and think, there’s just no way people really put in all that effort. Other times, you scroll past an idea and can’t add the supplies to your cart fast enough. And this brilliant DIY towel organizer definitely falls into the latter category. If you’re hoping to make your bathroom feel a little more hotel-like without breaking the bank, this one’s for you. 

The best small space storage ideas are ones that only cost a few bucks but look professionally done. Home decor DIY influencer Home Goodiys’ simple towel rack only requires a few things, all of which you can snag from your local dollar store: two wire cabinet shelves, zip ties, and clear self-adhesive hooks. And the best part? It takes less than five minutes to make. 

Once you’ve got all of your supplies, get ready for the easiest project ever. First, flip your shelf racks over and line them up so the legs are evenly spaced out (about five or six inches between each of the legs for the towels to sit), then add four zip ties to secure the two racks and cut off the extra plastic. Bend the legs upwards up to 45 degrees so the towels don’t fall out, and voila! Hang your new rack on your wall with the hooks, and your towel storage just got so much chicer. (In the video, they pull the rubber nubs off of the bottoms of the racks, but you don’t have to.)

What’s great about this project is that it’s totally customizable — you can make it larger or smaller, in case you want to use it for blankets or kitchen towels in your living room, laundry room, or kitchen — and you can even paint it to better match your decor. The TikToker also did a similar wooden DIY for hand towel storage, in case that’s more up your alley.

Whether you have guests staying with you for the holidays or you’re just looking for a spa-inspired way to make your bathroom a little cozier, this easy project is a fraction of the price of any other towel organizer you’ll find. And there’s just something special about knowing you made it yourself! For more towel organizing ideas, here’s how to roll your towels to fit perfectly into the rack, and how to fold them like they do at the spa.

If you don’t live near a dollar store or would rather shop online, Amazon has this great wire shelf rack, zip ties, and clear Command hooks. It comes in a two-pack and six-pack, which totals about $6 apiece when you purchase the six, and two colors: white and black.