Storing towels in linen closet

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We have a nice-sized linen closet with white coated wire shelves. The problem is that the stacks sometimes fall over and fall on the floor/out of the closet, and when a kid takes a towel it messes up the towels on top of the chosen towels. What would be more economical- bins/baskets for each stack of towels, or shelf dividers from the big box stores, that go with the shelves( same company)?
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  • Kathy Kathy on Mar 13, 2016
    I found that towels that are rolled instead of folded didn't get all jumbled up. Put the end of the rolled towel towards the front of the shelf. This way a kid or a grownup can see all the towels at a glance and can pull out the favored one and leave the rest behind.

  • Darla Darla on Mar 13, 2016
    I use cardboard boxes that are the right size from Costco, and cut down the front and part of the side to make open-front bins. It's free, and if you don't like them, just take them out to the recycle bin. You can't actually see the box/bins when they have towels in them.

  • Rena Noele Rena Noele on Mar 13, 2016
    I learned from a smart woman, that each child should have six of their assigned color of towels. That way, no one can use anyone else's towels. No one pulls out towels from the bottom.

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    • Rena Noele Rena Noele on Mar 14, 2016
      @Polly Zieper Yes, color coding worked for plastic "milk crate" toy bins and even plastic hangers. You mothers of multiples are super organized!!!

  • Mary fuxa Mary fuxa on Mar 13, 2016
    Roll them up, and sometimes u just have to many..

  • Peppi Peppi on Mar 13, 2016
    i agree with rene noele but, i would make each child put theirs away.

    • Rena Noele Rena Noele on Mar 14, 2016
      @Peppi Yes, my mentor and I expected the kids to launder their own towels. Six is the maximum for a washer to hold.

  • Cfuentez1 Cfuentez1 on Mar 13, 2016
    Put cardboard or foam board spacers between stacks

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Mar 14, 2016
    I'll roll the towels instead of folding and stacking them.

  • LindaK LindaK on Mar 14, 2016
    If you have the space, rolled and stored in a bin would be easy on laundry day.