Back in 2018, we did a post called good looking ugly stuff because I’m the kind of person who is genuinely a happier person when every thing in our home, down to the color of the dish rag and the toilet plunger, is in harmony with one another aesthetically. Maybe that sounds extreme, but I challenge you to replace that lime green spatula that sticks out like a sore thumb with one that you intentionally choose for its form AND function and see how you feel (Both are possible and necessary)!
This week we’re talking all about purging and cleaning and organizing so I rounded up a few favorites to make organizing a little easier (and more beautiful). Sure, some things I would gladly rather hide it under the sink. But the truth is, everyone has these things! Although they are necessary, they don’t have to be ugly.
Here’s to another round-up of good looking ugly stuff!
1. OXO Food Storage Containers $49 Hands-down my favorite of the bunch.
2. All Purpose Scrub Brush $9 The handle. I feel like I need to leave it out it’s so cute.
3. Glass Canister $32 Goldfish, cotton balls, you name it.
4. Ivory Wastebasket $49 Your garbage deserves to feel pretty too.
5. Thin Apple Slicer $17 Thinner apple slices, mixed with the blade cover that we close to complete the slice fully during use.
6. Turntable $18 I have these everywhere. They’re perfect for under sinks or high pantry shelves.
7. Pantry Shelf Organizer $18 We love these for spices or canned foods.
8. Cashmere & Fig Hand Wash $30 One of my favorites! We tested 30 different hand soaps you can check out here.
9. Plastic Bins $30 These ones even come with lids for easy stacking.
10. Drying Rack $49 So I can stop hiding mine under the sink ;)
11. Bamboo Drawer Organizers $35 Really, everything from Marie Kondo’s line with The Container Store belongs in this round-up.
12. Rattan Basket $30 To corral all of the things.
13. Dish Brush Set $15 I love that it comes with a soap tray. Anything to make it easier on me and on the eyes.
14. Enameled First Aid Box $60 We’ve had this for years and I never want to live without it.
15. Microfiber Duster $12 The microfiber head is even machine washable.
16. Toilet Brush Holder $40 Have you seen a more aesthetically pleasing toilet brush?
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