Yes, in the land of parenting it’s that time of the year when all of the back to school stuff is being procured. Blogs are aplenty on where to keep the school bags & which lunchbox to buy. So if you’re one of my tech followers, this post might not be for you .. unless you have kids or you have drinks bottles for sports etc.
Drink bottles have a great knack of falling over like bowling pins in my cupboard. They also breed, which is the only explanation for why a household of four people has so many. So, drink bottle wrangling is a common thing. Or was.
My fav storage trick now is to lay them down flat! Yes, flat and they can’t fall over!
Here they are nicely nestled in a large, square, old Tupperware container, minus their lids.
At the end of the day, the used drink bottle gets washed in soapy water or hot clean water, dried, then left on the bench the right way up to finish air drying. Lids & straws are also washed and left the same way. For storage, the lids & straws have their own container. This ensures that the bottles don’t go mouldy inside.
And inside the cupboard, they are in the back right corner, but still really easy to grab .. without knocking the others over!
Your drink bottle choice really comes down to personal preference. I love the Aldi bottles with the freezer stick for day trips with the family because of how cold they stay. But I’ve discovered a new favourite for the gym – the Camelbak Podium Chill Insulated.
It has a great watertight spout lock and no straw. The squeeze action delivers a rush of water when you are gasping for it. The insulation means you don’t get any condensation on the outside of the bottle. You can find them at Anaconda (not a sponsored post or an affiliate link): http://www.anaconda.com.au/Product/Bikes-and-Accessories/Bike-Accessories/Podium-Chill-Waterbottle-600ml
So, there you have it – a nice low tech way of keeping your sanity in the plastics cupboard!