Our bathroom is a poky little room; and for 8 years, we have lived with towels draped over various doors, radiators and chairs around the house - and often bedroom floors, if I'm being honest - for want of somehere sensible to hang them.
Last week I removed an ugly mirror from the landing, and freed up a small length of wall space that I realised would be just perfect for some hooks.
I love it when a small change makes such a big impact. One hook for each person's towel, just outside of the bathroom door. No more smelly towels.
And whilst we are on the subject, how many towels does one family need?
In our case, our newly minimalist linen cupboard (shelf!) allows one bath towel per person, a couple of super absorbent hair wraps for the ladies of the house, and two spares in the cupboard for emergencies. In addition, we have two woven cotton tea towels for hand towels - they dry quickly and are slim enough to hang on the tiny bathroom radiator.
One day I would like to replace all of our bulky towels with thinner ones, or even some beautiful lightweight Turkish towels, so that everything fits in one wash instead of two - but around these parts, we are all about the thrift and the 5 R's, and these old things have some life in them yet.