Pick up these crates at Michaels for about $4. Stain or paint. Add a pair of shelve racks from Home Depot and Wa La...you have an attractive storage unit for towels or anything else that requires easy access. (note: Reinforce the crate by securing with screws through the wood into the wall.)
My daughter who has 3 children ages 3 mo, 1 yr old and a 2.5 yr old, bought 3 metal flower boxes and put them in the laundry room. They are the right height for the toddlers to put put their shoes away as soon as they enter thru the garage. They also remove their shoes at any door and pick them up to put away:) This little DIY idea makes it easier for them.