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Water bottles are something we do not give a lot of limelight, but they do exist in a vast number. Once you lose count of how many bottles you have with you, you can assume that lots of them hang around the house.
It is tough to trace or keep counting them. Most of them are aware of this situation and put all these bottles in a cabinet or two. But when you stack them in a cupboard, it starts to rain bottles on you whenever you open the door.
Hence cupboards are the wrong place of storing water bottles. One should find a different location for them. Or think of a creative solution to use them. The thing with bottles is that they cannot stack one on others because of their lightweight.
They cannot stand still and might move around if there is a massive blow of wind. The place you put these bottles must be away from the wind, and we cannot stack these bottles either.
Storing Water bottles
Many solutions instantly pop in your mind when you think about storing water bottles. Storing the bottles you use and fill out every day is not a problem. A full water bottle is not a threat; an empty one is! To store these unused bottles by reusing them and storing them in an ideal place is required. So, there are a few ideas to store water bottles, giving birth to some more ideas.
Cleaning the bottles
But, before we go to storing these used bottles, we need to clean them first. Not all bottles have water in them; you might have used them for protein shakes or to store something else. You do not want these stored things to rot in the closed bottles.
The first thing you do is to check the bottles to see if there is anything inside. Make sure that they are empty and clean. If they have some residue or remnant particles of the previous usage, wash them thoroughly. Make sure all the residue gets washed away. Dry the bottles for a while to remove all the droplets of water.
Once they are dry, you can use them to store them. Cleaning them is important because when you keep them someplace else, you do not know how long you will not open them again. If there were anything inside these bottles, they would rot for a long time inside the bottle.
1. Shoe Organisers
You can find shoe organizers in any departmental store. These shoe organizers have holes in them that can easily fit bottles. You can keep these shoe organizers on any back door or pantry door and store your water bottles in these holes. This way, they are accessible, visible, easy to store, and the lid and bottle do not get separated.
2. Wine Rack
What can be a better solution than a wire rack? A wine rack is an attractive storage solution for wine bottles. Wine bottles are of glass and hence fragile. Wine racks make fair use for them to keep them safe.
So, if fragile wine bottles can be safe in a wire rack, water bottles can easily fit in. Storing water bottles in wine racks is a more accessible solution too. The only problem is that you cannot hold as many as you can to the shoe organizers.
3. Bottle Racks
Seemingly storing bottles in racks is a general idea. Some racks are dedicated only to water bottles. You can purchase these racks in departmental stores or even online. They are stands where you can stack your bottles.
If you stack your bottles directly, they cannot hold, but if you stack them in these racks, the stand holds the bottles in between, giving them support to stay. Bottle racks are undoubtedly one of the best available ideas in storing water bottles.
Refrigerators are the place one usually stores water bottles. Not for storing unused but can make use of more bottles than usual by storing them in a refrigerator. Do not use empty water bottles; it will be purposeless to do so.
After cleaning the bottles, fill them with water, and store them in the fridge. If you have a family of ‘x’ number of people, do store ‘x+1’ or ‘x+2’ number of bottles. This way, you can not only store more bottles but also use them for your advantage.
5. Storage Bins
Bins are always an easy and lazy idea to store almost anything. If you do not know where to place something in large numbers, you need to buy a huge bin and stuff them all in. Bins are plastic containers available in any size. You can store whatever you want to keep in them. From toys, glasses, accessories to bottles and boxes, anything fits in, or you can find a bin that fits them.
You can find many such trays and bins for the kitchen to store sauces, spices, and cooking materials. But you can use this for your advantage and keep water bottles too. The aim is to find a container big and enough to hold bottles.
This container does not need to have specific requirements. The only requirement is the bottles should fit in the bin. You can even bring a box made of metal strings, and it would still help store these bottles. Meshy bins are popular in the kitchen, and using them for bottles is unique and smart.
Baskets, like bins, are universal storage solutions. If anything fits in the baskets, store them! Baskets are also portable and occupy less space because they are not as big as tubs and bins.
You can find multiple baskets or a big basket according to the number of waters bottles you are planning to store. If the number is minimal and you have already placed many numbers of bottles in the fridge, then you can buy a small basket to hold the remaining one or two bottles in a basket.
7. Sweater Organizers
You can find hanging sweater organizers in any store or mostly online. These organizers hang to a pole or support, and they hold sweaters in each shelf. The purpose of these shelves is to keep sweaters but using the space to store something is up to you.
This freedom of using space helps you store some water bottles on the shelves. You can hang this organizer in your kitchen. Hanging it in the kitchen also makes the bottles accessible and handy.
The Need to Store them Separately
Most of you might still not find the reason to keep these bottles separately. But it is much needed, and when you have many bottles lying around, only then will you understand its significance. Many users online have requested many sites to give some solutions for this water bottle problem.
The water bottle problem is simple; if the bottle is empty, it is lightweight. And lightweight bottles float around the house unless kept in some closed area. Closed areas available in a home are cupboards and refrigerators.
Refrigerators are fine, but when you place the empty bottles in cabinets that you use every day, it causes an avalanche problem. Just like how snow slides along the mountains, whenever you open the closet doors, they knock your head sliding down.
This predominant problem can only end by looking at alternative and straightforward solutions to reuse and store them without getting knocked out. All the above ideas are brainstormed and thought over for a couple of minutes. If you spend enough time to brainstorm according to your house, you might even get creative ideas.