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DIY – TOWEL TABS – MY LATEST HANG-UP!

PROBLEM

A while back, I was going from room to room, picking up damp towels, thrown over chairs, on beds, on the floor…anywhere but placed on the hooks which I have provided

…..IN ABUNDANCE!!.

TOWELS NEATLY IN A DRAWER!
ONCE THE TOWELS WERE FOLDED….NEATLY IN A DRAWER! BUT THAT WAS IN THE MOVIES!

I know – “tell THEM to pick up their OWN towels!!”..

…but I ran out of “nagging” gas a while back, the towels get mildewed and quite frankly it is just easier – with Teens anyway – to pick them up , better yet, to find a solution rather than to nag about things like socks and towels….when more pressing and life threatening issues present – things like finishing college essays and applications , driving while texting and making curfew.

Basically – I pick my battles….

SOLUTION

I NOTICE THAT MY KIDS ARE ACTUALLY VERY GOOD ABOUT HANGING UP THEIR COATS AND JACKETS THAT HAVE TABS SEWN INTO THE BACK COLLAR….

SO I INVENTED…..

TOWELTABS

(SHARK TANK HERE I COME!)

TUTORIAL:

  1. GATHER SUPPLIES – TOWELS, 3/4 ” COTTON TWILL TAPE OR 1/2′ DOUBLE FOLD BIAS TAPE  OR HEAVY RIBBON, THREAD, SCISSORS, SEWING MACHINE. (YOU COULD DO THIS BY HAND IF NEEDED)

    DOUBLE FOLD BIAS TAPE
    DOUBLE FOLD BIAS TAPE
I STITCHED THE BIAS TAPE CLOSED ON ONE SIDE AND CUT TO 5" STRIPS
I STITCHED THE BIAS TAPE CLOSED ON ONE SIDE AND CUT TO 5″ STRIPS

2. CUT YOUR RIBBON OR TAPE INTO 4 – 5″ STRIPS

3. LAY YOUR 5″ STRIP ALONG THE CENTER INSIDE EDGE OF THE TOWEL AND STITCH DOWN ON BOTH ENDS

 

 .TOWELS2

TOWELS 5

TOWELS 4

FIND A HOOK AND HANG UP YOUR TOWELS!!!!

TOWELS ALL WHERE THEY NEED TO BE!!!
TOWELS ALL WHERE THEY NEED TO BE!!!

THE TOWEL TABLS HAVE really helped…especially because the towels which get HUNG UP

STAY HUNG UP ……and don’t slowly slide to the floor!!!!

NOW IF I CAN ONLY GET THEM TO PUT THE CAP ON THE TOOTHPASTE!!!!

ONE DAY AT A TIME!!!!!TOWELTABS

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8 thoughts on “DIY – TOWEL TABS – MY LATEST HANG-UP!

  1. hahah! I actually did that a couple of months ago, my boys couldn’t get the towels to stay on the hooks in their rooms. Patent that!

  2. That’s why I started buying my towels at Ikea…….they have that on their bath,hand and wash clothes. I guess the person who thought of that for Ikea must of had teens! : )

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