If you’re taking care of children who are bottle-feeding, then you know how quickly kids can cycle through bottles. As such, households with babies often turn into bottle disaster zones, with empty baby bottles littering the kitchen counters and dining room.
Unfortunately, even brilliant Pinterest-approved storage solutions for this problem often end up taking up even more counter space or shelving space in the pantry — which is why one Texas mom came up with a surprisingly genius solution.
The bottle storage hack? A simple shower caddy, fixed to your pantry wall.
This brilliant solution covers all the bases: it stores bottles and pacifiers without taking up any valuable shelving space our cluttering the countertop. Plus, it makes all of the bottles super visible, so you’re never reaching blindly into your cabinets.
Ive posted about this in my mommy group but figured i should share with all new moms on my page, save your kitchen. It’s a $12 shower caddy. Best “bottle holder” I could ever have. All my bottles in one place on my wall, space I wasn’t utilizing, instead of having a cabinet with bottles overflowing from it.
Since McDaniel’s ingenious suggestion, her Facebook post has garnered almost 4,000 shares.
“I never expected this post to get shared so much,” McDaniel wrote in an edit to her original post. “I’m not a social media blogging mom, just a normal person with a good idea. This post was only ever intended for my friends, I’m glad others are finding it helpful.”
And for anybody who’s skeptical about a parent needing that many bottles for their kids, McDaniels says that you can never have too many.
“I have two children on bottles and not enough time to wash them 6 times a day. This amount ensures my children will have enough to get through 24 hours with ease and besides I’m the type of mother who would rather have too much of something my children need than not enough.”
And if you’re grossed out by pacifiers being exposed, you can KEEP that judgement to yourself, y’all.
“This is my home, those nipple(s) don’t come in contact with anything but the air we breathe,” McDaniels says. “So if you feel you can’t used exposed nipples in your own home you should really be more concerned with your cleaning habits.”
So, the next time you’re trying to keep your childcare items organized, remember: utilize the walls, and don’t spend more than $12.