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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.