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    27 Cute And Useful Things You’ll Probably Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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    1. A nail polish dryer – when you show him to your friends, I'll guarantee there will be ~panda-monium~ because not only is he adorable, but he makes at-home manis dry in time for you go to to bed when you want.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.95 (also available as a monkey).

    2. A flower power steam releaser to, once and for all, stop your pots from overflowing when all you're trying to do is boil some water and *not* flood your kitchen.


    Promising review: "This works wonderfully as a steam releaser so pots don't boil over. I really like the cuteness factor and watching the flower spin with the rising steam." —Katharine M

    Get it from Amazon for $14.70.

    3. A cable bite that'll not only protect your phone cord from breaking, but also add the, dare I say, cutest addition to your phone ever. Awwww!

    Urban Outfiters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in 12 styles).

    4. A ravioli spoon rest to prevent your counter from getting ~sauced~.


    Get it from Amazon for $13.54.

    5. A duster you'll have no prob-llama using to keep everything at your desk clean. Plus, this little guy is a cute office mascot!


    Promising review: "A few of my coworkers chipped in and bought our department mascot, whom we've dubbed 'Larry' the Llama. We love this little guy! And bonus: He's quite functional. Our desks get pretty dusty, and Larry helps get all that muck off our desks. He's adorably handsome. He can be bent into three different positions: 90 degrees, 45 degrees, and completely straight. This makes him more effective at cleaning our desks, and allows him to be positioned in few different ways when he's just chilling out watching us work." –Vegan-ish Mom Geek

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    6. A Gracula garlic twist crusher because cutting and mincing garlic cloves by hand is THE WORST, but this little guy will make you smile and make prepping food easier.


    Promising review: "This works great. It chops the garlic just right and fast. It showed up early too, so I had to run out for garlic to test it out. It's much easier to clean than my previous solution." —Chase Scene

    Get it from Amazon for $17.20.

    7. A little doorstop everyone in your house will love, even your canine because this cutness is dog-gone ~un-stoppable~.,

    Promising review: "I bought this dog door-stopper for my 18-year-old granddaughter who just started college. She wanted a door-stopper so she can keep her door open at times, and it’s a heavy door. This worked perfectly and she loves him. She calls him Lil' Ernie." —D. Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four styles).

    8. A food strainer that will make cooking less over-whale-ming, because you can just keep the pasta in the pot and get all the water out easily.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in four colors).

    9. A daisy egg separator to help your baking skills truly ~bloom~ as you never accidentally drop an egg yolk into a recipe again.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A USB-powered-cactus humidifier because sitting at your desk when it's super dry out ~succs~, and you really don't have to live that way.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.89 (also available in six other styles).

    11. Some cactus dryer balls that'll eliminate the need for dryer sheets *and* make your laundry dry faster. Now that's a win-win.


    Promising review: "I love these! I can't imagine doing laundry without them! I have never been fond of dryer sheets, so I was thrilled when I found these dryer balls that have both function and form. The little cacti look adorable in my laundry room. A large added bonus is that the product arrived without any plastic packaging!" —R Reynolds

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50+ (availble in one or two sets).

    12. A ramen night light designed to make you feel the same way an actual bowl or ramen does: warm, safe, and protected.


    Get it from Firebox for $19.99.

    13. A genie lamp stopper that will (sadly) only grant one wish: easy and controlled pouring.


    Promising review: "This is functional and adorable! It does a great job at preventing oil from leaking down the side of my olive oil bottle, and it hasn't popped off while pouring." —Smith S.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    14. A heatable plushie for when you're not ready for the commitment of having an actual dog but need some emotional support, especially when you have cramps.

    Urban Outfitters

    The plush has a microwavable pouch inside that's filled with flax seed and lavender and can be removed and heated in the microwave for a minute for ultimate comfort.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (available in five styles).

    15. A phone stand that's the ~pefect fit~ for your phone so you never miss an important text or call during the day.


    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    16. A chomper to take ~a bite~ out of your cherries so you don't have to deal with doing it yourself.


    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this thing. Every time my family loses it, I order another one. It gets 90% of the pits out the first time. We've had more expensive cherry pitters, and they haven't worked as well as this little guy." —Petebank

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    17. A mini Bluetooth speaker that makes the dark side so adorable *and* plays your new favorite tunes wherever you go. Darth Vader is shaking!!!

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20 (available in four styles) or from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in three styles).

    18. A dish towel as a reminder that even the perfect things in this world fall apart some times and we still need them more than ever.

    Amazon Handmade

    Promising review: "I like this towel a lot. It absorbs nicely, the image doesn't scratch the dishes, and it makes me sing every time I use it." —Nerdy Customer

    Get it from Amazon Handmade for $12.

    19. A cotton swab or Q-tip holder so you can once and ~floral~ know exactly where they are when you need them.


    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five styles).

    20. A monitor sticker designed to keep you company during your workday and remind you of the things you can't forget. Did you and this panda just become best friends??? Absolutely.


    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three styles).

    21. A pair of slippers with mops on the bottom to keep your feet warm and your floors clean, which is something I never thought I'd type but, like, good for them (and you!).

    Promising review: "I love having clean floors but sometimes I'm lazy and I live near the beach, so sand can be a hassle on the hardwood floors in my apartment. I love these so much and have worn them every day since I got them. They are super comfy and help clean!" ⁠—Laura J

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four sizes and 15 styles).

    22. An "angry mama" who has about the same expression as your mom when she finds out how long it's been since you cleaned your microwave but in a much more adorable way.


    At least this one lets steam out through her ears making it super easy to clean. Just put some vinegar or lemon water inside and put her in the microwave for seven minutes. After, you'll be able to wipe all the crusted on food right off.

    Promising review: "I don't normally review products, but this thing is a miracle-worker! My microwave hadn't been cleaned in quite a few years. All kinds of stuff dried and cooked on the inside of it. I tried to clean it using kitchen cleaner, but that didn't work at all. I used this as soon as I got it out of the box. Everything came off really easily. I did have to wash the glass tray in the sink, but now my microwave is spotless." —Stacy Orth

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39.

    23. A sunrise alarm clock any ~bunny~ will want because it wakes you up gently in the morning with a warm and inviting light so you can start your day on the right foot.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I love this alarm clock!! I bought it because it’s bunny-shaped, but it surprisingly helps me wake up in the morning lol. It's super cute and has a bunch of colors and makes a good night light as well. it’s a little tricky to use at first, but the directions help a lot." —avocadoabby

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $38.95.

    24. A funnel designed to give you so ~mushroom~ to pour liquids from one bottle to another, thus eliminating the mess you make on the counter every time you've tried before.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    25. A mini vacuum to help clean up any scraps from your desk and give you ~mooo-re~ room to get work done.


    Promising review: “I bought this vacuum for my kids to suck up all of their pencil-erasings from the table. The kids enjoy using this little vacuum. It is very tiny, about 6 inches long, so it fits nicely on the table and doesn't take up space. The suction is great for such a tiny, battery-operated vacuum and it is fairly quiet. It also does a great job sucking up crumbs and other tiny debris. The head pops off for easy emptying. For the price, it is a great little sucker. It is great to have on a desktop and looks adorable. I may get another for each of them to keep on their desks in their bedrooms.” —JoJo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three styles).

    26. A USB cup heater with ~flower~ power so you can enjoy your cup of tea or coffee for hours and hours and hours.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.95 (available in two styles).

    27. And a pair of Mickey Mouse glove oven mitts designed to make taking cookies (or anything else) out of the oven the happiest thing on earth.


    Get them from Amazon for $24.99.

    Me to everything in this list:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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