Keep the mess in the towel then throw the towel in the laundry when you get home from your trip.
I like the idea for doing it for a child starting a new school or going off to college!! Even though it was pinned as a one year wedding gift, I'm thinking of doing it for my daughter as she enters junior high in a couple of weeks. The Paper Gift for 1 year wedding anniversary. Open when you need to know how much I love you, open when you don't feel beautiful, open when you need a laugh, open when you miss me, open when you're mad at me, open when you need a date night, etc.
I love beautiful staircases - my BHG dream home would have a breathtaking entry with a large, winding staircase and a beautiful chandelier that says, "Welcome home!" @Gayle Roberts Merry Homes and Gardens