Frequently Asked Questions


Do towels dry on hooks? 
Do towels dry on hooks?
Towel bars allow towels to dry without being bunched up, so they dry faster than towels might on a hook or ring. ... For especially tight spaces, consider using an over-the-door towel bar.Jul 17, 2018


How do you organize beach towels? 
How do you organize beach towels?
Place with loose edge on the bottom to hold the rolled towel together.
  1. Stack Rolled Towels. We find that stacked rolled towels stay much neater on our shelf than stacked folded towels. ...
  2. Place Beach Towels in Bin. During the busiest time of the summer, we place beach towels in a basket. ...
  3. Place Bin by the Door.
Jun 21, 2017


How do you hang towels on a double towel bar? 
How do you hang towels on a double towel bar?
How to Hang Bathroom Towels on a Double Towel Rack
  1. Spread a bath towel on a flat surface with the tag up. Fold about ¼ of it over lengthwise toward the middle and smooth it down. ...
  2. Hang the folded bath towel on the back dowel of the double towel rack next to the wall. ...
  3. Fold two hand towels the same way as you folded the bath towel.


How do you store towels in a small bathroom? 
How do you store towels in a small bathroom?
Roll towels and place them in a round wicker basket, or fold them neatly and stow them in a square basket under the sink or by the tub. If you're short on floor space, hang the baskets vertically above the toilet or sink and nestle a few rolled towels or hand towels inside.


How far apart should towel hooks be? 
How far apart should towel hooks be?
Robe hooks should be mounted at 70 inches above the floor and if there are two, they should be spaced at least 9 inches apart. Robe hooks are also great for towel storage if a towel bar is not possible due to space limitations.Oct 28, 2011


How far apart should you put coat hooks? 
How far apart should you put coat hooks?
Step 2: Mark the hook spacing using a pencil (space the hooks at least 8 to 12 inches apart to give garments or towels room to breath).May 10, 2012


How do you keep stored blankets from smelling? 
How do you keep stored blankets from smelling?
The scent of the dryer sheets permeates throughout the stored blankets and comforters to keep them smelling fresh. Wrap one to two bars of scented soap in acid-free tissue paper. Place the soap in the storage container, bag or closet to fight musty odors. Cut thin white cotton fabric into a 4-inch square.


How do you organize linens? 
How do you organize linens?
  1. Purge your non-essential linens. ...
  2. Always put things away clean. ...
  3. Sort and organize your linens by category. ...
  4. Use boxes, bins, and baskets to store and separate your linens. ...
  5. Don't forget about fabric bags, zippered plastic pouches, and space-saving bags. ...
  6. Store sets of sheets in corresponding pillowcases. ...
  7. Label your linens.
Sep 13, 2016


How do you organize blankets? 
How do you organize blankets?
From a repurposed drying rack to a DIY ladder, here are several attractive storage solutions for blankets.
  1. Organize with like colors. credit: Dear Lillie. ...
  2. Utilize baskets. credit: Poor Little It Girl. ...
  3. Consider a storage crate. ...
  4. Hide blankets in a storage bench. ...
  5. Repurpose a drying rack or towel rack. ...
  6. Make a blanket ladder.
Feb 21, 2018


Do towels dry on double towel bar? 
Do towels dry on double towel bar?
B. Single bar with two towels - Taking up 24" of wall space, this towel bar still cannot accommodate two towels without folding. Folded towels do not dry evenly and trap in moisture. ... Hanging your towels like this makes it easy for bacteria or fungus to travel from one persons towel to the other.


Where should a towel ring be placed? 
Where should a towel ring be placed?
Thank you for your questions. Generally speaking, the average height of a towel bar should be 48 inches from the floor. This is also true for the hand towel ring. If you are hanging towel bars in a children's bath, you may want to hang the bar lower (36 inches from the floor).


Do heated towel rails use much power? 
Do heated towel rails use much power?
you could be saving a total of $115 every year by simply installing a heated towel rail timer and having it run only 8 hours per day rather than 24 (savings based on a standard sized 80W towel rail, running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at an average electricity cost of 25 cents per kilowatt hour).


Should you store towels in the bathroom? 
Should you store towels in the bathroom?
IT turns out the bathroom isn't the best place to keep your towels. ... Obviously, you need to towel down after your bath or shower – but try and bring in clean towels from an airing cupboard or another room before you go for your wash.


How do you maximize space in a small bathroom? 
How do you maximize space in a small bathroom?
6 Ways to Maximize Space in the Bathroom
  1. Use Glass. Get rid of the shower curtain or frosted-glass shower doors and replace them with clear glass. ...
  2. Open Up Floor Space. If you have alternative storage or a linen closet, replace the vanity cabinet with a pedestal or wall-mount sink. ...
  3. Indirect Lighting. ...
  4. Natural Light. ...
  5. Embellish.


How do I organize my bath towels? 
How do I organize my bath towels?
9 Easy Tips to Organize the Bathroom
  1. Declutter First. ...
  2. Keep the Counters Clutter-Free. ...
  3. Use the Inside of Cabinet Doors for Storage. ...
  4. Use drawer dividers. ...
  5. Have a Caddy for Each Member of the Family. ...
  6. Add a laundry bin. ...
  7. Hang towels from hooks instead of towel bars. ...
  8. Use clear acrylic containers.


How high should towel rings be hung? 
How high should towel rings be hung?
The towel ring must be installed between 50 inches and 52 inches height, measured from the finish floor. If you measure it from the vanity, then it shall be hung 20 inches to 22 inches above it.Dec 13, 2018


What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on? 
What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on?
Put it on the left side. The other guy's suggestion is on point with most people being right handed, but righties are going to want to have a full reach to their left side with right hand. The dispenser also being on the right side will probably actually present more of an uncomfortable reach.Jul 2, 2011


How high should a towel hook be hung? 
How high should a towel hook be hung?
Just one tip: While it's generally recommended that hooks be mounted about 5 feet above the floor, keep in mind your own height, the reach of your little ones, and the length of your linens before making final placement decisions.


Is there a standard height for coat hooks? 
Is there a standard height for coat hooks?
Choosing the Height. A free-standing coat rack averages around 6 feet tall, with hooks mounted within 12 to 18 inches beneath the top. ... This height, adjusted slightly up or down as needed allows plenty of hanging space beneath the coats as well, to ensure that even a long coat does not touch the floor.


How do you install wall hooks? 
How do you install wall hooks?
How to Mount a Coat Hook Into Drywall
  1. Place the coat hook over the desired location and insert the pencil into the screw hole to mark the wall.
  2. Use the drill and the Phillips tip to screw the drywall anchor into the wall where the pencil mark is.


How is equal spacing measured? 
How is equal spacing measured?
How to Calculate Even Spacing
  1. Measure the width of your picket, baluster or board material. ...
  2. Multiply the individual picket width by the number of pickets to find the total area that will be occupied by the pickets. ...
  3. Measure the total width of the installation area. ...
  4. Subtract the total area occupied by pickets from the total installation width.
Sep 25, 2017


Why do sheets smell after being stored? 
Why do sheets smell after being stored?
So even though your sheets are perfectly dry when they are placed on the shelf, they absorb the humidity in the air providing a great environment for bacteria and mildew. The organisms' waste is the source of the musty smell.Feb 2, 2011


How do you get the sour smell out of blankets? 
How do you get the sour smell out of blankets?
Separate your laundry into smaller loads by fabric type.
  1. Launder the sour-smelling clothes in small loads. ...
  2. Set the washing machine to the hottest water that's safe for the fabric. ...
  3. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your regular laundry detergent. ...
  4. Wash the clothes again using just your regular laundry detergent.


How do you store unused blankets? 
How do you store unused blankets?
If possible, don't use cardboard boxes to store your blankets; they won't protect against the dust, moisture and temperature fluctuations like plastic tubs can.
...
For storing blankets, you will need:
  1. Clear plastic tubs with clip-on lids.
  2. A permanent marker.
  3. Breathable plastic wrap.
  4. Cedar balls.
Feb 1, 2018


How do you organize sheets and towels? 
How do you organize sheets and towels?
Put Items in Their Proper Place
  1. Towels: To get the most storage space for bulky towels, it's best to fold them in thirds lengthwise, then into a rectangle. ...
  2. Sheets: A clever way to corral multiple sets of sheets is by storing them neatly in a matching pillowcase.


How do you organize a towel cupboard? 
How do you organize a towel cupboard?
Step 2: Organise and store
  1. Keep different items separated on relevent shelves. Sheet sets together, beach towels, bathroom stuff etc. ...
  2. Consider putting things in wire baskets to make them easier to pull out.
  3. Don't put too much in the cupboard. The fuller it is the harder it is to keep organised.
Jan 25, 2015


How do I organize my cleaning supplies? 
How do I organize my cleaning supplies?
Use inexpensive baskets to hold sponges, cloths, dusters and other things that you wipe down surfaces with. Attach hooks to the back of your utility closet for hanging cleaning rags, the dust pan, etc. Or hang those items on a decorated pegboard.Apr 22, 2016


How many sheet sets do you need? 
How many sheet sets do you need?
Sheets: Unless you have kids who wet the bed and need to have their bed linens changed nightly, you don't really need more than two or three sets of sheets for each bed (Two, if you're good about doing laundry, three if you're a slacker). Concentrate, instead, on quality — linen sheets, maybe, or mix and match.Jun 6, 2012


What is the best way to store a duvet? 
What is the best way to store a duvet?
Storing duvets and pillows
  1. Store the duvet in a bag where it can breathe – i.e. not in a plastic bag.
  2. Wash the duvet before packing it so that it is fresh and beautiful when you need to use it again.
  3. Keep in mind that the duvet has to be 100 % dry.
  4. Never vacuum-pack duvets and pillows.


Do vacuum storage bags ruin pillows? 
Do vacuum storage bags ruin pillows?
Most polyester filled pillows can be safely compressed in a vacuum storage bag, but consult the manufacturer if you have any doubts. Other synthetics, like latex and memory foam pillows, will not compress well as there is less air to be removed inside the pillow, and should not be stored in vacuum bags.


Do towels dry better on hooks or bars? 
Do towels dry better on hooks or bars?
Towel bars are a good option if you have a lot of wall space near the tub or shower. Towel bars allow towels to dry without being bunched up, so they dry faster than towels might on a hook or ring. ... For especially tight spaces, consider using an over-the-door towel bar.Jul 17, 2018


How do you hang towels on a double towel bar? 
How do you hang towels on a double towel bar?
How to Hang Bathroom Towels on a Double Towel Rack
  1. Spread a bath towel on a flat surface with the tag up. Fold about ¼ of it over lengthwise toward the middle and smooth it down. ...
  2. Hang the folded bath towel on the back dowel of the double towel rack next to the wall. ...
  3. Fold two hand towels the same way as you folded the bath towel.


How do you hang towels on a towel bar? 
How do you hang towels on a towel bar?
Steps
  1. Spread the bath towel out on a flat surface. Any flat surface you have handy will work. ...
  2. Fold the towel into thirds and drape it over the towel bar. First, lay the towel flat. ...
  3. Hang the towel over the bar. Adjust the hanging ends so that they're both even. ...
  4. Hang a hand towel over a bath towel.
Mar 28, 2019


How long is a bath towel? 
How long is a bath towel?
Bath towels range from about 27 inches by 52 inches in size all the way up to 30 inches by 58 inches for the largest towel. The smallest bath sheets, in comparison, are much larger, generally around 35 inches by 60 inches. That extra square footage makes wrapping up in a bath sheet a more luxurious experience.


How long is a hand towel? 
How long is a hand towel?
You will find some slight variations in the sizes of hand towels. On the small end, hand towels measure about 15 inches wide by 25 inches long. On the larger end of the scale, you can find hand towels measuring 18 inches wide by 30 inches long.Aug 16, 2016


Can you replace a radiator with a heated towel rail? 
Can you replace a radiator with a heated towel rail?
The easiest way to fit your new towel radiator is to replace a radiator of the same width. ... Simply turn off your heating, then isolate your old radiator by shutting off the valves on either side before removing it from the wall. Your new towel radiator will be connected to the existing pipework.


Should heated towel rails be left on? 
Should heated towel rails be left on?
Yes, heated towel rails are completely safe for use in the bathroom. ... The reality is that turning heated towel rails on and off before and after showering is not an effective solution as towels can take several hours to warm and dry either side of your shower.


Do heated towel rails heat the bathroom? 
Do heated towel rails heat the bathroom?
Most heated towel rails will provide enough heat to warm the bathroom and also keep your towels fluffy and warm – ready for when you step out of the bath or shower. A larger bathroom, however, may require another source of heating to sufficiently warm the room.


Are towel rails expensive to run? 
Are towel rails expensive to run?
Using the heated towel rails is very affordable. The electrically heated towel rail is an affordable bathroom heating solution. ... Using this formula, it would be safe to estimate the average cost to run an average towel rail heater for 24 hours at a cost to you of £ 0.23 per 24 hour day.


How do you store towels in a small bathroom? 
How do you store towels in a small bathroom?
17 neat towel storage ideas
  1. Save space by adding a towel rack that's also a chair. ...
  2. Small room? ...
  3. Keep towels handy on a cute towel ring. ...
  4. Stack towels up on a stool for a laid back look. ...
  5. Choose multi-rail towel storage to save wall space. ...
  6. Get a hotel style bathroom with a towel rack. ...
  7. Store them in an under basin drawer for a clutter-free look.


How do you store extra bath towels? 
How do you store extra bath towels?
Use the top shelves for stacking towels and toiletries. Stow seldom used items in baskets on top of the cabinets. Baskets in the open lower shelf are ideal for extra toilet paper and towels. Hang hooks between the cabinets to keep towels off the floor.Jan 4, 2019


Is it bad to keep your makeup in the bathroom? 
Is it bad to keep your makeup in the bathroom?
If left long enough in warm and humid conditions they quickly deteriorate, this is why it is not recommended to store makeup in the bathroom. ... If you like hot showers then keep your makeup well away from the bathroom. Steam from the shower can cause makeup to age.


How can I get the most out of my small bathroom? 
How can I get the most out of my small bathroom?
12 Design Tips To Make A Small Bathroom Better
  1. Install a corner sink. Sometimes even a pedestal sink can disrupt the only available traffic lane in a bathroom. ...
  2. Use a shower curtain. ...
  3. Float the vanity. ...
  4. Round the vanity. ...
  5. Extend the counter over the toilet. ...
  6. Use a large-scale pattern. ...
  7. Skip the shower door. ...
  8. Expand the mirror.
May 8, 2015


How can I increase my bathroom space? 
How can I increase my bathroom space?
TEN EASY WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR BATHROOM STORAGE SPACE
  1. Install a corner cabinet: Use corner cabinets for storing toiletries and linens. ...
  2. Use ready-made storage units: Bathroom storage units are available in many shapes, sizes, and materials. ...
  3. Build cubbyhole shelves: You can use the empty space between wall studs as a cubbyhole for shelves.


How small can you make a half bathroom? 
How small can you make a half bathroom?
A half bath needn't be large. You will have enough space if you can find a spot in your house that's about 3 to 4 feet wide and 6 to 8 feet long. If it's any smaller, it will be uncomfortable for people to access.


How should I organize my bathroom products? 
How should I organize my bathroom products?
9 Easy Tips to Organize the Bathroom
  1. Declutter First. ...
  2. Keep the Counters Clutter-Free. ...
  3. Use the Inside of Cabinet Doors for Storage. ...
  4. Use drawer dividers. ...
  5. Have a Caddy for Each Member of the Family. ...
  6. Add a laundry bin. ...
  7. Hang towels from hooks instead of towel bars. ...
  8. Use clear acrylic containers.


How do I organize my deep closet shelves? 
How do I organize my deep closet shelves?
Steps
  1. Take everything out of the closet before reorganizing. Unpack the closet contents onto nearby counters or a section of the floor. ...
  2. Re-organize seasonally to put less-used items farther back in the closet. A large, deep closet probably contains items used in each season. ...
  3. Store boxes of photographs on their own shelf.


How should I organize my beauty products in the bathroom? 
How should I organize my beauty products in the bathroom?
7 Efficient Ways to Organize Your Bathroom If You're a Beauty Enthusiast
  1. Get rid of expired makeup. ...
  2. Organize products by type. ...
  3. Keep your everyday products together in a single area. ...
  4. Place your duplicates in a designated space. ...
  5. Use the back of the doors of your medicine cabinet.
Sep 22, 2018


How far apart should towel hooks be? 
How far apart should towel hooks be?
For functionality, towel rings are commonly installed on a shorter wall close to the sink. Aim for installing a towel ring anywhere from 50 inches to 52 inches off the ground. Towels should hang freely and not brush against the top of your vanity.Mar 13, 2017


How high should a toilet paper holder be hung? 
How high should a toilet paper holder be hung?
Height Placement. According to the NKBA, a wall-mounted toilet paper holder works best if installed 26 inches above the floor, on center. "On center" means that the center of the holder, as opposed to the bottom or top of it, is 26 inches above the floor.Dec 15, 2018


What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on? 
What side of the toilet should the toilet paper holder be on?
Put it on the left side. The other guy's suggestion is on point with most people being right handed, but righties are going to want to have a full reach to their left side with right hand. The dispenser also being on the right side will probably actually present more of an uncomfortable reach.Jul 2, 2011


Where should a towel ring be placed? 
Where should a towel ring be placed?
Generally speaking, the average height of a towel bar should be 48 inches from the floor. This is also true for the hand towel ring. If you are hanging towel bars in a children's bath, you may want to hang the bar lower (36 inches from the floor).


How do you install a toilet paper holder on the wall? 
How do you install a toilet paper holder on the wall?
Take the plunge and drill holes using a ¼” drill bit on the marks. Insert anchors and nails into the holes to mount the paper holder. Slide the mounting parts, and secure by pushing flush with the wall and down into the mountingbracket, then slide the toilet paper roll on.Nov 29, 2017


What height should grab bars be installed? 
What height should grab bars be installed?
In toilets and showers, the tops of horizontal grab bars need to be 33 to 36 inches from the floor. In a transfer shower, the bottom of the vertical bar must be 3 to 6 inches above the horizontal bar on that wall. The problem is that installers often aim for one edge of the range, and end up a bit high or low.


What is the proper height for a towel bar? 
What is the proper height for a towel bar?
Standard Towel Bar Height. Common towel bar placement falls between 42 and 48 inches as measured from the bathroom floor, but they can range anywhere from 30 to 52 inches. A height of 48 inches is a common option. It gives you plenty of room for hanging towels while keeping everything accessible.Sep 5, 2018


What is robe hook? 
What is robe hook?
Bath Robe Hooks. ... Just one tip: While it's generally recommended that hooks be mounted about 5 feet above the floor, keep in mind your own height, the reach of your little ones, and the length of your linens before making final placement decisions.
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What height should a toilet paper holder be? 
What height should a toilet paper holder be?
Height: When it comes time to consider the distance between the floor and your toilet paper, 26 inches is the ideal number. The National Kitchen and Bath Association suggests installing a wall-mounted holder 26 inches from the floor. They also suggest that the 26 inches is “on-center.”Nov 15, 2016


How high should towel hooks be? 
How high should towel hooks be?
Robe hooks should be mounted at 70 inches above the floor and if there are two, they should be spaced at least 9 inches apart. Robe hooks are also great for towel storage if a towel bar is not possible due to space limitations.Oct 28, 2011


How far apart should you put coat hooks? 
How far apart should you put coat hooks?
Step 2: Mark the hook spacing using a pencil (space the hooks at least 8 to 12 inches apart to give garments or towels room to breath).May 10, 2012


How high do you hang coat hooks? 
How high do you hang coat hooks?
5 feet
The coat rack should be low enough that it is convenient to everyone who will use it regularly to reach but high enough that coats, even long ones, do not touch the ground when hanging. For many people, the optimal hanging height is around 5 feet.


How do you install wall hooks? 
How do you install wall hooks?
How to Mount a Coat Hook Into Drywall
  1. Place the coat hook over the desired location and insert the pencil into the screw hole to mark the wall.
  2. Use the drill and the Phillips tip to screw the drywall anchor into the wall where the pencil mark is.


How do you stick things onto walls without leaving marks? 
How do you stick things onto walls without leaving marks?
We have a few ideas that can help you decorate to your heart's content without putting your deposit at risk.
  1. Use hooks with special adhesive. ...
  2. Fine some unique decorative tape. ...
  3. Hang your art on clothespins. ...
  4. Use putty to hang up your favorite works of art. ...
  5. Use a wire display. ...
  6. Use decals as decorations. ...
  7. Use magnetic paint.
Aug 4, 2016


How do you attach screw hooks by hand? 
How do you attach screw hooks by hand?
To power drive screw hooks:
  1. Drill a pilot hole a bit smaller in diameter than the screw hook shank.
  2. Start the screw hook in the hole.
  3. Chuck a screw eye in a variable speed drill.
  4. Slide the eye over the screw hook.
  5. Use the drill on low speed to drive the screw hook.
Apr 14, 2014


How is equal spacing measured? 
How is equal spacing measured?
How to Calculate Even Spacing
  1. Measure the width of your picket, baluster or board material. ...
  2. Multiply the individual picket width by the number of pickets to find the total area that will be occupied by the pickets. ...
  3. Measure the total width of the installation area. ...
  4. Subtract the total area occupied by pickets from the total installation width.
Sep 25, 2017


How do you calculate spacing for balusters? 
How do you calculate spacing for balusters?
Luckily, there is a simple solution to this puzzle.
  1. Measure the width of the gap between the inner surfaces of the two support posts.
  2. Measure the width of a single spindle.
  3. Add the two figures together. ...
  4. Count the number of spindles to be used and add one. ...
  5. Divide the sum of the width by the sum of the number of spindles.
Dec 14, 2018


How do you calculate spacing for pickets? 
How do you calculate spacing for pickets?
Calculate the total area occupied by pickets by multiplying the number of pickets by the picket width: 17 times 3.5 equals 59.5 (inches). Subtract the picket area from the post spacing to find the total area remaining for spaces: 92.5 minus 59.5 equals 33.


Why do sheets smell after being stored? 
Why do sheets smell after being stored?
So even though your sheets are perfectly dry when they are placed on the shelf, they absorb the humidity in the air providing a great environment for bacteria and mildew. The organisms' waste is the source of the musty smell.Feb 2, 2011


How do I keep my bedding smelling fresh? 
How do I keep my bedding smelling fresh?
The scent of the dryer sheets permeates throughout the stored blankets and comforters to keep them smelling fresh. Wrap one to two bars of scented soap in acid-free tissue paper. Place the soap in the storage container, bag or closet to fight musty odors. Cut thin white cotton fabric into a 4-inch square.


How do you keep towels and sheets smelling fresh? 
How do you keep towels and sheets smelling fresh?
Just a small amount of moisture can bloom into a musty mess in the dark space in a closet. To prevent mildew smell, thoroughly dry towels and sheets. If you prefer to line dry your linens, give them a quick pop in the dryer before storing them away to ensure they're completely dry.