Don’t you love when a humdrum household object surprises you? Take, for example, the ever-so-utilitarian towel bar. While recently perusing a few of our favorite DIY blogs, we were delighted to discover it has not one but ten ingenious alternative uses beyond keeping our terry cloth mildew-free.
10 Clever New Ways to Use a Towel Bar
Dog Walking Station
Craft an über-organized puppy station in your mudroom (for easy-grab leashes, treats, doggie bags, etc.), with a towel bar, woven baskets and drapery rings to affix.
Running low on cabinet space? Pull your favorite mugs out of the cupboard and hang ’em from a towel bar on your backsplash.
Hanging Fruit Bowl
You want a bowl of fruit on display for easy-access, healthy snacking, but sadly you’ve got zero countertop space to spare. Solution: Suspend a basket from a towel bar alongside your island.
Wrapping Paper Station
Rejoice: Door-mounted towel bars coupled with curtain clips are the gift-wrapping storage solution you never knew you needed.
Hanging Craft Station
Keep art supplies at the ready by installing a series of towel bars on the wall next to your desk, and attaching cute bins and buckets to organize by category.
For a shabby chic fix in the laundry room, tack a towel bar to a plank of reclaimed wood for an impromptu drying rack to hang your delicates.
If you don’t have room for an accent table or oversize pot, hang a towel bar in the bathroom and suspend a few pretty greens beneath. Instant pick-me-up.
Cleaning Product Storage
Free up space under the sink with an over-the-door towel bar. Simply hook your cleaners from the rod, shut the door and call it a day.