Derp! Organizing realization: wine rack for towels #Cleaning#bathrooms#great-ideas April 12 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel In keeping with what we often call "Basket Moments," I present to you this concept: Source: bhg.com via Ariel on Pinterest Of course because this idea is from the folks at Better Homes & Gardens, it's presented in a very pastel, in-offensive, gently-colored context … I'm loving the idea of how this would look in a boldly-colored bathroom — in our bathroom, we've got bright orange and pink towels, with green walls. BONUS: wine racks are a dime a dozen at your local second-hand shop. When I was at the Goodwill last week, there was literally an entire shelf of $1 wine racks. Time to go grab one! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Homemade cheddar rosemary crackers are better than the storebought alternatives NEXT Europe on $5 a day Toggle comments [ 14 ] I don't think I'll ever have that many towels but I just realized from this post that wine racks could serve effectively as drying racks as well for clothes. Whoa. 1 agrees Reply You could fill in those gaps with shampoo bottles. Or, really, anything — a vase on its side, with a single flower; wine for your long baths :-); tubes with cotton balls in them. 3 agree Reply First, get a Butt Bench. Then, get a wine rack. Then, get bottle of wine, fluffy towel, and place them in wine rack. Then, submerge yourself in bubbly bath awesome and drink the wine. Repeat as necessary. 4 agree Reply I'm pretty sure that doing this in a guest bathroom or just a bathroom your guest is going to use (plus a wine glass) would make you host of the year. 1 agrees Reply DUH!!!! Oh, Baskets…. Reply I have a Pinterest pin of this with a wall-mounted vertical rack! Great for a smaller bathroom with less/no counter space, and people with fewer towels. 1 agrees Reply lovely (though where i live goodwill doesn't tend to carry wine racks =) i think my towels are too floofy for this; but i once saw something similar with a fireplace log holder. Reply This is awesome. My biggest bathroom furnishing challenge is that shelving designed to go in the bathroom is tall, really tall, taller than the second floor of my 1889 house. Wine racks are short. awesome. Reply Oh that's lovely!!! But I just bought a cube style bookshelf for my towels :O of course that was another baskets moment Reply Fucking. Baskets. I love wine racks, but I tend to buy wine one bottle at a time. And it, like me, is usually cheap. 1 agrees Reply HOLY CRAP! brilliant! So much better than shoving toweled into a cramped cupboard where all of the folding techniques in the world won't be able to keep them organized. This is why I love your sites Ariel, CONSTANTLY fabulous and useful at the same time! Oh, and we have the same taste in shoes. Reply Wine racks for towels! Sheer brilliance! I hope this doesn't count as "drama," but I did want to point out something that's been bothering me, especially since this is your second post titled "Derp! …." The term "derp" has some seriously ableist connotations (and, debatably, origins); it's a way of mocking the stereotypical appearance and speech of people with certain mental and physical disabilities, like Down Syndrome. I'm aware that your use of the term is completely innocent in intent, but it still reads as offensive, particularly to people with disabilities. Would it be possible to use another name (like "Basket Moments," which I love!) for these posts? 3 agree Reply http://offbeatempire.com/derp Reply Amazing! I'm a bit of a scarf/shawl hoarder and as soon as I saw this, my mind went right there.. I just passed up a great Goodwill wine rack yesterday b/c I couldn't convince myself that we needed it! going back today… Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.