You may be wondering why we’re asking you to keep storage bottles. In reality, we’re not asking you to become a hoarder, no. On the contrary, we look at storage bottles from a different perspective. Storage bottles are some of the most underrated and unused items in our household. This is why we have to not only keep storage bottles but know their uses. Here in Malaysia, there is always a need for extra storage, be it for liquids, powders, papers, or others. Let’s look at some of the reasons why you need additional bottle storage and the types of bottles that are most useful around you.
Store your liquids
The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of bottles is liquid. Keeping liquids in bottles is the best and most convenient way to access them. Think about the juices, sauces, liquid soaps, detergent, adhesives, paint, and cake topping we store in bottles.
One thing to keep in mind when storing liquids is whether or not the liquid will have a chemical reaction with the surface of the bottle. Generally, glass bottles do not react with most of our liquids, so they are popular choices. Metal bottles, on the other hand, react to chemicals and may produce harmful byproducts.
Bottles for storing seasoning are as diverse as the types of seasonings we use in our food. Not just salt and pepper, but chilli powder, turmeric, cumin, paprika, sugar, Italian spice, and much more can be stored in bottles that are easy to access. Since most of these storage bottles come in sets of 3 or more, you arrange them to suit your preference and access them all at the same time! For starters, Moonar is a good brand for condiment storage bottles.
Ladies, if a man gives you flowers, you may be wondering where to display them. Not to worry, you can store them in bottles. As most flowers are long and tall, you will need a bottle that can accommodate the flower’s size. If you get a large flower such as a sunflower, then you may have to resort to a vase. But for smaller flowers such as roses, tulips, carnations, marigolds, and hibiscus, you can simply grab a bottle and put them in.
It’s best to use one that has a bottleneck to create emphasis on the flower and not on the bottle. Also, remember to add a little water at to the bottle to prevent the flower from wilting.
Make tea-lights/ambient lights
In the world of photography these days, we see a lot of photographers using ambient lighting for their night shoots. One way to do this is to get fairy lights and put them in storage bottles. This will create an ambient lighting that is perfect for a warm feeling.
You could also use storage bottles together with tea-lights. Tea-lights are the little paraffin candles that can be used as multipurpose décor. You could even add some water into your storage jars and float the tea-lights for a soothing effect.