Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Problem Area

     Today I'm linking up with Ann Marie, from White House, Black Shutters for her Help Me Wednesday!  Even an Interior Designer can use some helps sometimes!  CHeck out her blog fro some great tips!
    My Help Me Wednesday goes back to the "Problem Area" in our house!

   One of the biggest problem areas in our house has been the "kids bathroom", we are finally getting it fixed with the help of a great family friend (Ann Marie's Dad).  I have picked out the tile (both floor and shower), picked out the cabinets, counter top, shower head, paint color, etc.  But here comes the problem... Being the 3rd of 9 kids, there are a lot of people that need to use that bathroom to get ready.  It's not too much of a problem, because we are pretty good about taking our turns, but as a result of their being so many of us, we had to get creative with hanging our towels to dry.

        Each kid has their own color towel and a hook with that same color fish and their name.  Not quite sure why they have our names since we always knew which towel was ours... but that was my Mom's doing.  As you can see from the picture though, this method of hanging the towels wasn't the best for them to dry in a timely manner.  In addition to the fact that they often slipped off the hooks and left the bathroom looking messy.

     Any towel bar suggestions for so many towels so that they all dry? 


  1. How about using an old ladder(with lots of rungs of course!) as a towel rack? You can hang it up horizontally on the wall, or stand it up vertically, or even try hanging it on the ceiling! Check out these ladder ideas I found on google!

  2. Oh, that's a hard one! It sounds like you're off to a good start by the coordinating colors. Would it work if each person kept his or her special colored towel in his or her own room? You would have to remember to bring your towel with you to the bathroom, but it would keep them out of your pretty new space! We do this, but we only have 2 kids, so it might not be as effective with 9. Good luck!

  3. I agree w/Ellie and I'd have the kids keep the towels in their rooms. You could just have a hook over the back of the bedroom doors and they would just grab them on the way to the bathroom. As the oldest of six and only having one bathroom growing up, my parents had us do this as opposed to trying to keep all the towels in the bathroom (for drying and clutter).

  4. Maybe try something like this if you have the space..

  5. Thanks for linking up to Help Me Wednesdays, Em!

    Here's what I've got...
    I just found this link with interesting ideas for hook storage:

    I love these hooks from home depot, they have three hooks on one, they're kinda rustic looking, and they were only $2.50ish? I'm planning on making a mudroom in the future with them. I have to find a picture and I'll get back to ya.

    Also, in one of my magazines this month, I heard something about sewing a ribbon loop to the inside edge of a towel (near the middle). Use different color ribbons for different people and this way all your towels can be the same color. They're supposed to be a lot easier to hang too. I was thinking about doing it for our towels!

    Hope that helped, keep us updated! ;)


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