I don't know if you're like me, but one of the things I cannot live without is a good, sturdy, fluffy, white kitchen towel. These multitasking towels are a must in a busy kitchen like mine. From wiping up spills to drying dishes, a good 100% cotton towel will help make your life a bit easier and keep things clean. Look for them in packs to save yourself some money & buy several to have on hand at all times. I like all white towels because it makes laundering them a cinch.
This is the type of towel I prefer for the kitchen. 100% absorbent cotton.
For storage, I fold my towel in half lengthwise.
I then simply roll them up.
My storage container is a repurposed wine crate. This was a lovely French Hermitage.
All of the towels are neatly rolled and stacked. This box sits upright, underneath my prep area. Flour sack towels fit snugly right behind--those are used for drying delicate glassware.
Dedicate an area for your kitchen towels and keep them handy. One thing that I try to do these days is use less & less paper towels. If you have many washable kitchen towels like me, I guarantee you'll be reaching for these time and time again.