I use lots of dish towels in the kitchen, and when they get soiled with food-related messes, I’m never quite sure what to do with them. I can’t leave them on the counter because they are too dirty for people to have to see or touch. I can’t put them in my regular clothes laundry basket because I don’t want those nasty foodstuffs touching my clothes and stinking up my closet. I also can’t just wash each dish towel as it gets dirty, because that would be a tremendous waste of resources.
Finally I came up with a solution. I took an old wastepaper basket and stuck it under my kitchen sink. It now serves as a dedicated dish towel laundry basket. I toss my dirty towels in there and when it’s full, there are enough to do a small load in the washer. I love it!