I spotted this Double Duty idea on Ammo the Dachshund’s blog recently and HAD to share. These stylish floor bins are intended to store human kid toys, but they would be perfect for fur-kid toys too! Made with 100% organic cotton canvas, each bin is reversible AND adjustable — simply fold the top to the desired height. Check out all the color options on Land of Nod!
These floor cushions are intended for human kids, but I think fur kids would be just as happy lounging on them! Available in two colors and three sizes, these dog beds (well, that’s how I see them, anyway) range in price from $29 to $49. Not too shabby, right? Bonus: the cotton covers are removable and machine washable!
Sticking to a budget can be a challenging thing for design savvy folks who like to surround themselves with well-designed products. Believe me, I am all too familiar with this challenge. More often than not, you end up getting exactly what you pay for, which is not great if you happen to be financially challenged. That’s why it’s truly a delight when you come across a product that looks great and is well designed, multifunctional, and affordable!
Tubtrugs are available in an array of colors, shapes and sizes. My personal favorite, the shallow Tubtrug, is perfect for a variety of dog-related responsibilities such as bathing and toy storage. Insert pillows and Tubtrugs also make adorable dog beds!
As you know, I have two dogs — one big and one little. They share a water bowl, which means I have two large bowls and a small bowl. Most dog food mats are made for two bowls max, which is why I have always had trouble finding one to accommodate three bowls. Over the years I gave up searching and therefore left the bowls on the kitchen floor with no mat, but it became quite messy and frustrating to clean.
One day, while at Bed, Bath & Beyond buying towels or something of the sort, I spotted this boot tray for $7.99. I wondered if the bowls could fit on it. Since it was so cheap, I figured I’d give it a shot and bought it on the spot. Miraculously, all three bowls fit perfectly on it, with a little space to move around. It certainly isn’t the most attractive food mat I’ve ever seen, but it does the job.
The bonus is that the tray has a raised border, which keeps water spills and crumbs from ending up all over my kitchen floor. Who knew a boot tray could do double duty as a catch-all food mat?
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