Where do you store your extra paper goods, like the extra rolls of paper towel that you have? Do you have a dedicated area in your pantry for this, or do you store them in a cabinet, or where?
I store all of that stuff in the garage -- it takes up too much valuable interior space (which I am slightly limited). We have some cabinets & shelves to additional usage where I place that stuff.
No paper towels to store since we use cloth. If you're interested in converting, next time you shop for paper rolls, pick up one less roll and a good quality cloth towel - it helps too if you love the colors in the weave!
How do you store your messy papers? I must (!) solve this.
Where do you keep your paper towel holder?
Where do you store clean kitchen towels?
How do you store your extra pillows at night?
On a shelf in the basement along with the canning equipment & supplies.
I have a pantry off my entry where I keep everything....extra rolls of paper towels, gift wrap box, pots and pictures and decorative stuff I don't presently use....boxes of to-go cups, plastic party glasses, paper plates and plastic flatware...cookbooks, decor magazines and old lighting fixtures. Sometimes it looks pretty neat with the shelves all put together, sometimes it looks like someone opened the double doors and tossed stuff in.
I keep one or two rolls under the sink for easy access and any extra rolls on a shelf in the garage.
Spare roll under the sink, but I try to keep it there for emergencies (DH not around to run downstairs to the pantry closet to get another roll for me, and I need one NOW!). The rest of the "stash" is stored in that downstairs pantry closet.
I have an antique baker's cabinet w/ a large divided possum-belly drawer that the larger side fits paper towels great and the other my plastic trash bags. It holds 5-6 rolls. Since I usually try and buy in bulk when I find a good sale, the rest are stored in the garage.
I keep a couple of rolls in the kitchen cabinet, the rest goes on a shelf in the laundry room.
One roll on a counter holder by the sink, the rest in my downstairs pantry "under the stairs". I rarely use them, just DH does- in fact I was wanting to 'try out' the new paper holder's feature of being able to tear off a sheet with one hand, but I never seem to have a need of a paper towel!
remodel, what do use to microwave bacon/greasy things (maybe you don't MW those?)- Can't thing of anything better than paper towels for those... :>)
We use cloth too raehelen and we don't microwave much. I will admit that the one place I occasionally miss paper towels is for bacon. DH cooks it on a stoneware pan in the oven or on the grill which cooks it nicely but I still sometimes want to blot it off.
For most purposes, cloth is wonderful and you never run out, just wash!
We just rehung our old kitchen cabinets in the garage and store all of our paper goods and extra non-food items out there. Inside I usually keep 2 rolls of paper towels under the sink though, and replace them from the garage when I've used my stash.
I keep four rolls in the corners of my lazy susan corner cabinet. The part that spins is circular and the corners are open space. I can fit two stacked on each other in each of the corners. The rest are in my pantry.
We keep our extra rolls in the cabinet above the fridge
mo_sgal, I'm going to go home and try that tonight!
I keep them on the top shelf of our 36" wide pantry--I can't reach the shelf without a stool so it's handy for storing light bulky items.