I’m kidding. The photo is a joke, I’m not here to suggest you store your kid’s sippy cups by wedging them between two tree trunks. That seems like a solution that only works for this one specific sippy cup, and surely you’ve got more than one. In fact, you probably have multiple, as well as plastic water bottles of different shapes and sizes. You’ve got the cups you use at home and the ones you take with you in the car; you’ve got the expensive cups you splurged on and the cheap-o’s the kids prefer. Which is why this is actually the best way to store all those cups and their lids:
That is the suggestion of one of our Offspring Facebook Group members, Julia, who realised that over-the-door shoe organisers don’t have to be used just for shoes. They can also be used as a way to tame the ridiculous assortment of plastic cups, water bottles, snack cups, and lids that parents of little kids accumulate over the years.
As an added bonus, the cups in the bottom slots are within reach of little hands, so kids can grab their own cup as needed.
Of course, you can also use shoe organisers like these to organise actual shoes — in fact, they are particularly good for little kids’ shoes because you can fit a full pair (rather than just one adult-sized shoe) into each slot. Julia does that, too:
But if you’ve got a bunch of plastic cups and bowls junking up your kitchen cabinets, throw one of these organisers over the back of your pantry door and enjoy some newfound space.