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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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1. A fully functioning fire extinguisher that looks like a bottle of wine so you can at least get a *little* excited about making such an adult and responsible purchase.

Get it from Safe-T on Ahalife for $99.99.
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Get it from Safe-T on Ahalife for $99.99.

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

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

4. A wooden cheese board you don't want to brie without.

What could be feta?Get it from Amazon for $4.49.
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What could be feta?

Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

5. A llama duster that's going to make you want to clean all the time.

Get it from Amazon for $15, Walmart for $14.95, or Urban Outfitters for $15.
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Get it from Amazon for $15, Walmart for $14.95, or Urban Outfitters for $15.

6. A unicorn teapot for getting a magical cuppa — no microwave needed.

No need to put any more Aussies in anguish now that you have an actual teapot. Get it from Firebox for $39.39.
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No need to put any more Aussies in anguish now that you have an actual teapot.

Get it from Firebox for $39.39.

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.
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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.

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Get the elephant from Land of Nod for $79 or the llama from World Market for $21.74.

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!" —wendytimeGet it from Amazon for $6.99.
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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.

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Get the seashell from Asos for $21 or the cat from Urban Outfitters for $24.

11. A pineapple shower pocket that clings to the wall for people who like to brush their teeth in the shower.

There are holes in the bottom for proper water drainage. Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18 or the Container Store for $12.99.
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There are holes in the bottom for proper water drainage.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18 or the Container Store for $12.99.

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." —KarinGet it from Amazon for $5.37+ (available in six animals).
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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.

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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.

14. A pair of happy spatulas to match all the smiling breakfasts you're about to make.

Get two from Urban Outfitters for $10.
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Get two from Urban Outfitters for $10.

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

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Both come in a randomly selected color.

Get the chicken legs from Amazon for $1.68 or the bicycle for $1.99.

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.
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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.

17. A pair of toucan scissors that will help you fly through all your coupon clipping.

The beak sleeve has a magnet so you can keep it on your fridge.Get it from Amazon for $9.29, Walmart for $13.79, or Modcloth for $9.99.
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The beak sleeve has a magnet so you can keep it on your fridge.

Get it from Amazon for $9.29, Walmart for $13.79, or Modcloth for $9.99.

18. A yellow submarine contact case at an un-Beatle-ble price.

Promising review: "So cute. I have a love/hate relationship with my contact lenses and this definitely helps. It brings a smile to my face." —VictorynsurrenderGet it from Amazon for $5.
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Promising review: "So cute. I have a love/hate relationship with my contact lenses and this definitely helps. It brings a smile to my face." —Victorynsurrender

Get it from Amazon for $5.

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." —BelindaGet it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).
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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).

20. A nail brush you'll have a whale of a time using.

You get one randomly selected whale in white, light blue, or dark blue.Get it from Amazon for $6.99.
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You get one randomly selected whale in white, light blue, or dark blue.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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.
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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.

22. A clever ladle that looks like a little baby Loch Ness monster swimming in your soup.

Get it from Amazon for $11.90.
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Get it from Amazon for $11.90.

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

24. A fake bearskin rug trivet for sensually laying down your hottest dishes.

It comes in brown. Get it from Amazon for $14.80.
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It comes in brown.

Get it from Amazon for $14.80.

25. A 12-pack of mini emery boards perfect for any sloth lover.

Get a pack of 12 from Paper Source for $2.95.
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Get a pack of 12 from Paper Source for $2.95.

26. A five-cord-in-one USB charger probably invented by Carebears so all devices can get some power.

Get it from Modcloth for $14.99.
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Get it from Modcloth for $14.99.

27. A pair of cat bookends for keeping all your feline literature together.

Among the collection: The Great Catsby, The Caterpurry Tails, The Sound and the Purring, and The Cat in the Hat. Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).
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Among the collection: The Great Catsby, The Caterpurry Tails, The Sound and the Purring, and The Cat in the Hat.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

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!" —CristinaGet it from Amazon for $13.34 or Modcloth for $14.99.
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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.

29. A helpful pup that'll keep your door open (or closed).

Get it from Amazon for $12.88 (available in two breeds).
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Get it from Amazon for $12.88 (available in two breeds).

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