Good Questions: Water Bottle Storage

Good Questions: Water Bottle Storage

Gregory Han
Jun 5, 2007
Meghan isn't too fond of our city's tap water and asks: Since the water in LA isn't my thing, I've been having water delivered in 5 gallon bottles. Problem is, I live in a tiny one bedroom and don't have the storage place to hide them away. Short of stacking old milk crates, which is a little too craft service for me, is there any storage system available? They are way too heavy and bulky for anything I've found so far.

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Hi Meghan, storing five gallons water bottles takes up a lot of room, but as one wise Derek Zoolander once emoted: "Water is the essence of life". But if you're going to efficiently store your H20, the most space economical solution we've seen are these 3-tier Water Bottle Racks. The design keeps them safely in place, with rubber feet to protect your floors and prevent movement. You could even hide the bottles from view by fashioning a slipcover around the rack's frame with an attractive fabric, if you're crafty (as illustrated above). Have you considered an under-the-sink filtration system, which provides filtered water for a much more economic price, while freeing up valuable space currently taken up by your water storage/dispenser? Installation is fairly easy and there are plenty of brands to choose from. At the least, you could just add a sink faucet filtration attachment or a filtering jug for your fridge instead (which we use in our small apartment).
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