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29 Cute Upgrades For All The Boring Old Items Around Your House

Because buying a normal sink strainer just isn't ~fun~.

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2. A set of cat or googly-eyed measuring cups so you can stop eyeballing it and get purr-cise.,

Each set comes with four cups: one cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup.

Get the cats from Amazon for $34.95 or googly eyes from Urban Outfitters for $24.

3. A pair of adorable dryer balls that help your clothes come out fluffy and wrinkle-free.

Promising review: "They're adorable, cheap, and do what they're supposed to. Love these little things. My kid wants to help me with the laundry because there are toys that stay in the dryer now." —J. Jenkins

Get two from Amazon for $8.95 (also available in puffer fish or hedgehogs).


7. A non-electric humidifier ironically shaped like a cactus for a room that's anything but arid.

You don't need to plug this humidifier in — just pour in water and let it evaporate through the felt folds of the cactus. It has an antibacterial coating so it won't get moldy.

Get it from Walmart for $9.88 or Bed Bath and Beyond for $19.99.


8. An elephant or llama table lamp for an illuminating lesson that ~anything~ can be adorable.

9. A little bird water globe so efficient at watering your plants, you'll want to sing about it.

Promising review: "Bought this for a friend for Christmas and she absolutely loves it! What a cute way to span the watering process for indoor plants. I plan to get a few for myself!" —wendytime

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

10. A seashell or cat bath mat for a pawwsitively amazing bathroom you have to sea to believe.


12. An animal sink strainer cute enough to make the process of getting food debris out of the sink more e-fish-ent.

Promising review: "These are absolutely adorable and dress up your sink — just cute, cute, cute. And they're easy to clean. The price was great and everyone who sees them comments on how much they like them." —Karin

Get it from Amazon for $5.37+ (available in six animals).

13. A deer utensil holder that transforms your spoons and whisks into a luxurious rack of antlers.

You can also fill it with pencils, pasta, flowers, branches, or anything else vaguely antler-like.

Get it from Asos for $48 or Amazon for $55.22.

15. A chicken leg or bicycle makeup sponge holder that you didn't even know you needed.


16. A furry ottoman to rest your barking (sheep) dogs.

Promising review: "This sheep-shaped ottoman is exactly what I've been looking for. It's cute, beautiful, but not childish. The fabric is soft — and it's the perfect size. The product arrived promptly and it was easy to assemble." —acheng

Get it from Walmart for $64.99.

19. A cat food dish that your egotistical pet will really enjoy looking at.

Promising review: "This bowl is perfect for a small- to medium-sized pet. I purchased it in yellow for my cat, and it's orange-yellow just like the picture. I've already washed it and nothing faded or flecked off because it's glazed." —Belinda

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).


21. A penguin-shaped ice pack to make taking lunch to work a lot cooler.

Promising review: "These are simply endearing. They're perfect for lunch boxes or banged knees and elbows. They're so distinctive that they haven't gotten lost, left at school, or otherwise disappeared." —Em Capito

Get it from Amazon for $5.

23. A little ravioli you can rest your spoon on while you're cooking the real deal.

Promising review: "This is a really fun and practical spoon rest. I chuckle every time I see it on my kitchen counter and I really enjoy cooking with it. The size is perfect: it can easily accommodate a large wooden spoon or ladle, neither of which drip on the counter because of the unique and clever shape of the spoon rest." —J&J

Get it from Amazon for $12.45 or Modcloth for $9.99 (get the heart spoon here).


28. An otter tape dispenser you'll want to hang on to once gift-giving season is upon us.

Promising review: "I got this for my bestie and she adores it! It chills on her desk dispensing sticky aid when needed. This little otter has gotten her so many compliments at her work!" —Cristina

Get it from Amazon for $13.34 or Modcloth for $14.99.

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Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.