Does your bottle station take up your entire kitchen counter? Here are some tips for organizing bottles and breast pump parts that will help you save space and be more organized!
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When I was exclusively pumping, my counter was a disaster. I didn’t have enough drying space for everything I had, didn’t really have a system, and couldn’t always find what I needed.
If you’re in the same boat, here are five tips for organizing baby feeding gear:
1. Multi-Level Cooling Rack
This three level cooling rack can work as a multi-level drying rack, reducing the amount of counter space you need by a third:
All you need is the cooling rack and something to put underneath it to catch the water. You can use a dish drying mat or a small cutting board with paper towels on top.
Obviously, bottles will fit best on the top level, and then you can put pump parts, nipples, and bottle caps on the lower two.
2. Shower Shelf Attached to Cabinets
Another way to maximize space to put a shower shelf or two on your cabinets:
This way you have a spot for your pumping gear to dry without taking up any counter space at all. Just make sure you have a pad underneath the shelf (or put it over the sink so that it drips into that).
3. Use an Embroidery Spool Organizer for Drying Bottles
Another way to use wall space is to hang a drying rack on the wall!
This embroidery thread organizer can be used to dry bottles and pump parts! Hang it on the wall, and put your bottles, bottle parts, and pump parts on there to dry. You can customize where the sticks go!
You might want to put a mat or towel of some kind on the floor under the drying rack.
4. Cosmetic Organizer
Do you have a lot of tiny pieces for your bottles (i.e., Dr. Brown’s)? One mom used a cosmetic organizer to sort all of hers:
I was always digging under a mountain of pump parts and bottle stuff trying to find one cap, so this would be super helpful!
5. Cabinet Organizer
Another great idea is to use this cabinet organizer to make a multi-level bottle and pump part bottle station.
I like that this one has a drawers, with room for larger items on top and on the bottom shelf.
6. Drying Rack on Top of Organized Tupperware
Once everything is dry, it’s a good idea to store it in a container. (The CDC recommends it.) Here is a way to keep everything organized in drawers, while still saving space with the drying rack:
You could have one drawer for bottles, one for pump parts, and one with an organizer for the little things (as shown above).
I hope these tips for organizing bottles and breast pump parts are helpful! Let us know if you have any others in the comments!
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