Multipurpose products are something I have always appreciated. If I can get more for my money from something than it’s a win in my book. Recently, I was approached by a company called The Bottle Stand asking if I would be interested in reviewing their product. I am always open to trying new things and I especially love to give honest feedback to new companies because it’s truly the best way for them to grow by knowing what everyday consumers are looking for.
Before The Bottle Stand arrived, I did a little more research on it to see how I could use it once I had it in hand. According to the company, it can be used for bath, beauty, kitchen, crafts, auto, classroom or office items. They claim it’s lightweight, but sturdy so it can handle the heaviest of bottles. With their claims in mind, I went through my house and kitchen looking for things that were running low so I had stuff lined up to try with it upon arrival.
When I took it out of the box I was a little surprised that is was made of a super lightweight plastic material. I know they said it was lightweight, but to be honest, it felt pretty flimsy. However, I put it to the test and used some pretty heavy bottles with it and they were right, it was very sturdy and so far it has held up well. Included with the stand are two additional caps/lids that can be used for items with a pump bottle. I absolutely love that these are included. I thought this was a really nice touch, and came in handy almost immediately. I keep a pump bottle of lotion on my nightstand so I can lotion right before bed, and conveniently it was running low so these caps were perfect.
If you have a bottle that fits the stand, and I can see how many bottles would, than the product works as advertised. It holds your bottle upside down so everything falls to the opening and there is little to no waste. It really does do exactly what it says it will, so if this is a problem you have, than this is a solid solution. I have a few holdups with it though, and the first is it’s size. It takes up quite a bit of real estate on your shelf, counter, fridge, etc. I like that it can fit in the corner of your tub or shower, but my main use was for condiments, and in that sense it takes up a lot of room in the fridge. In fact, you couldn’t keep it on the door, it would have to go on a main shelf, and at that point I feel like I could just turn my bottle upside down and wedge it between other bottles on the door and it would serve the same purpose. I know this, because it’s something I do all the time when my condiment bottles are getting low.
Another thing to keep in mind is that if you don’t have a squeeze bottle, and it’s a glass one for example, then you need to be very careful opening the lid because all the contents will come flying out. This is pretty much common sense, but I just want to point that out so if you are using it for a BBQ sauce bottle, make sure you tilt the bottle a bit before you open it, otherwise your sauce will be all over your counter, hands, food, whatever was under it.
Like I said, the product works as advertised, and I actually think it’s something a lot of people could get really good use out of, but just keep in mind that it takes up a bit of space, so you will have to think about what you are using it for and where you are putting it. It’s also, unfortunately, limited to only fitting certain sizes, and while that’s a lot of sizes, it would be cool if somehow the holder opening was adjustable or something so that it could fit more bottles. Overall, I think it’s a solid product. I am just not sure it’s something I would personally get a lot of use out of in the kitchen, but it’s found a permanent spot on my nightstand so I no longer waste all that lotion that I spend 20 minutes trying to pump out to no avail.
I also want to say that the owner of the company seems to really care about the product and her customers, so I sincerely wish them the best of luck, and I hope that there are many people out there who find a great use for this, as I can see the value with household and beauty items.
For more information on The Bottle Stand, including where you can purchase it, please visit their website here.