I have a paper towel holder that hangs inside the cabinet door under my kitchen sink. I like it well enough because it keeps the paper towels off the counter and out of sight, and that compels me to reach for my kitchen linens more often to clean up. It’s a win-win situation: less waste, more space. What I don’t like about it is that it hangs over the top of the cabinet door and, with use, it tends to slide along the top edge. I worry that it will eventually chip the paint.
This hack, which we featured in Remodelista: The Organized Home, solves that issue. Instead of hanging a paper towel holder over the door or screwing one into your cabinetry, simply use a tension rod (the kind made for window curtains) for the job. It is so easy (no tools required) and so inexpensive (less than $10) that there’s really no reason not to give it a try.