Koozies are in so many ways a vital party accessory. They primarily keep your drinks cold – or warm, if you so prefer – but they can also be a great avenue for self-expression. But, as long-lasting as they are, koozies are far from indestructible. In fact, a big factor in how long your koozies last for you comes down to how well you store them.
So, here are some ideas on how to store your koozies effectively.
Clean and Dry
It is essential to store your koozie in clean and dry conditions to ensure its longevity. Before storing, make sure they are clean and completely dry. If they have been used, rinse them with warm water and mild soap, then allow them to air dry thoroughly. This prevents any residue or moisture from causing mold or mildew growth during storage.
Moreover, storing your koozies in a clean and dry environment also safeguards against odors. This is to say nothing of the fact a cool storage environment helps preserve the koozie’s shape and material integrity for a long, long time.
Stack, Organize or Store Your Koozies Upright
A practical way to go about koozie storage that saves space and prevents structural damage to your can coolers is by stacking. So, if you have multiple koozies, you can stack them on top of each other to save space – using a rubber band here could be especially helpful. Alternatively, you can store them upright in a container or drawer to prevent them from getting crushed or losing their shape.
When stacking, ensure they are clean and dry to avoid trapping moisture between them. Storing them upright in a container or drawer helps maintain their shape and prevents crushing or distortion, ensuring they’re ready for use without any compromise in insulation quality.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Avoiding direct sunlight when storing your koozie is important to preserve their colors and overall appearance. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause the materials to fade, making them less visually appealing. By keeping them away from direct sunlight, you can ensure that your koozies maintain their vibrant and attractive appearance for an extended period.
Keep Koozies Away from Sharp Objects
Be mindful of storing koozies near sharp objects or rough surfaces that could puncture or damage them. This is especially important as punctures and tears could render your koozies ineffective. So, store them in place where they aren’t likely to come in contact with sharp or abrasive items – as this could affect the koozie’s insulation properties. This way, your koozies are sure to last you for a long, long time.
Use a Container or Drawer
To keep your koozies organized and protected, consider using a container, drawer or storage box specifically designated for them. This will help prevent dust and debris from accumulating on and potentially damaging them – and, of course, ensuring that they are clean and ready for when next you need them.
Moreover, this storage method helps prevent the koozies from getting crushed or misshaped, ensuring they remain in good condition and are easily accessible when needed.
Check for Wear and Tear
It is important to regularly check your koozies for wear and tear. This is crucial when storing the koozie as any damage could mean a loss of the whole koozie. So, inspect them often for signs of damage, such as cracks, holes or loose stitching, as this can compromise their effectiveness.
Replacing any damaged koozies promptly ensures that you always have reliable, functional ones on hand at all times. That and preventing any further deterioration to your koozies while they are in storage.
Do I Need Custom Koozies?
Yes! A hundred times yes. Custom koozies not only offer all the goodies the typical koozie does – such as keeping your beer at the picnic cold – it can also cater to your particular style or brand.
It’s a no brainer, really. If you must a koozie, it is a great idea to pick one that speaks to you in particular. So, go adventurous! Choose and design a koozie that tells your unique story.