Using a screw, washer and binder clip I made a really simple, nearly free way to hold on to dish towels next to the sink so that they're always available to dry wet hands and dishes. In my never ending quest to optimize my apartment kitchen into a functional cook space, I've come up with this simple solution for reliably retaining dish towels next to the sink.
Step 1: Problem
At first I simply tucked a bit of the dish towel into a closed drawer. This however only works for so long and eventually the wet dish towel falls to the floor. I wanted something a bit more sturdy and permanent and so it was going to have to be retained in place somehow. I should also add that I don't have an ideal place to hang a dish towel on a rod in my kitchen, so that's why I'm going after a bit more of an unconventional method.
Step 2: Materials and Tools
Enter the solution - binder clip. Grab a few washers, a wood screw, and binder clip and your set to go. You'll need a drill as well to make the pilot hole and screw in the screw that retains the binder clip.
Step 3: Assemble
Put the wood screw through appropriately sized washers and into the hole on one of the ends of the prongs on the binder clip.
Step 4: Screw in Binder Clip
Screw clip into position on the inside face of one of your cabinet drawers.
Step 5: Clip Towel
Clip in your dish towel and you're all done.