Keep the mess in the towel then throw the towel in the laundry when you get home from your trip.
One of these for my basement would be sooo nice to have. Seems pretty simple to make, add a coat of spray paint (remember to get the kind made for plastics) organize all the wet stuff you don't want making it's way back upstairs.
1. Spray paint with a color. Let dry. 2. Wrap in rubber bands. 3 Spray paint again with a second color. 4. Let dry and remove bands!
Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!
Genius! A Baby Bath Apron Towel!
A paper towel holder with page protectors attached by binder rings. Classroom reference for a substitute? How about an easy access dictionary for a writing center (Add reference tabs for each letter of the alphabet)? What about a place to display student work?