For many years, I have been in the habit of laying out a clean tea towel each night, so that I am greeted in the morning by a crisp, fresh tea towel for my kitchen duties. I believe that this is a great habit, as by doing this, I know that when I wipe my hands or kitchen utensils with a tea towel, that they are going to be dried clean, and not having germs or bacteria passed onto them. When I have a baking day, I obviously use more than one tea towel, but the general rule in my house is 'A Tea Towel A Day'.
As you all know, I heart matching things! That is why I have a few piles of tea towels that I rotate throughout the month, which are sorted according to their colour...
I have these red and white tea towels:
And these brown and white tea towels:
I have assorted brown, pink, cream and white ones (these are mostly the ones with pretty motifs embroidered on - generally gifts from my lovely friends or family):
And I have Flylady's 'Day of the Week' tea towels (you can see more about them here):
This way, I never get bored with my tea towels and I change the colour scheme every week or two. (I also like it that most of them match my decor, it might seem a little over the top to some, but it hurts my head when things don't match!!)
I store my tea towels in my linen cupboard like this:
But I also store the current week's supply under the sink:
That way, they are nice and handy! I have NO excuse not to change them daily when they are within reach :) So, there you have it - another basic organisation tip of mine, with my quirky twist on it!