How you store your glassware should be defined by how often you use them, how delicate they are, and how long you would like them to last. In this blog, we will teach you how to store custom drinkware properly and, in turn, clear up some space in your cabinets!
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Everyday glassware can come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and thickness, each playing a major role in the longevity of your glasses. Storing your glassware with the base facing upward can lead to some dusty glassware, especially if it does not get used often. Think about which glasses are your favorites, then from there you can organize them so the most used mugs are in the front facing upward, and the “neglected” ones can be stored with the base facing down. You can even stack them for optimal storage space! The thickness of the glass should also be taken into consideration because glassware that is thinner on the top can easily break when stored face down, while it is recommended for thicker glasses to be stored with the top facing downward.
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Since custom beer glasses are pretty heavy and bulky, it is not recommended to stack them up in a cabinet. Whether you store them facing up or down is totally up to you, just keep in mind that dust will collect inside when stored upwards if they are not used often. You can even get creative with it and hang them on a wine rack for an aesthetically pleasing look! (Just make sure the wine rack is strong enough to hold them, or you’ll be left with a lot of glass to clean up.)
If you store your branded wine glasses in cabinets instead of on a wine rack these tips will help you extend their shelf life and leave you with more room for other types of glasses. The thickness of wine glasses makes a huge difference when it comes to storing them. Thinner wine glasses like champagne flutes, should be stored with the base facing down so that there are no accidents when grabbing other glasses from that cabinet. Though they may be subject to more dust gathering inside, this is the recommended way since the rim is the most delicate part of the glass. If dust is an issue, you might want to think of investing in a bar cart.
Whether you store your glassware upside down or not, you more than likely picked it up from your mom, or it is simply what feels right with your cabinetry space. There is no right or wrong answer, however, it is recommended to store more delicate glassware with the rim up and the base touching the cabinet due to the delicate nature of most wine glasses. For everyday glassware it does not matter which side is facing up or down, just simply personal preference. For coffee mugs it is recommended to place them with the rim facing down so that less used mugs don’t collect dust, and mugs can usually be stacked this way to create extra storage space.
There you have it folks, how to store glassware the right way! We hope you can now choose the best method for your cabinetry and types of glasses. Still need more tips and tricks on glassware? Learn how to properly clean your beer glasses here.