Cleaning, tidying and organising are never very high on anyone’s list of fun things to do but they have to be done all the same. Here’s some cute ways to make home chores more enjoyable – and kawaii.
Sanrio Japan (JP – requires forwarding service) have so many cute storage boxes and cases available to keep all your stuff organised and out of the way. These Convenient Carry Boxes come in 2 sizes with lots of space for study materials or creative projects and you can easily carry everything from room to room, or over to a friend’s house. They fold up flat when not in use and there’s a few different character designs to choose from.
ARTBOX also have these Rilakkuma kitchen sponges that would be so much cuter than a boring basic scrubby sponge. ‘Choose happiness’ is not a very encouraging message when there’s dishes to do though!
If you’re a bit of a lazy egg when it comes to cleaning, maybe a Gudetama apron will help? A Cute Shop (Taiwan) have a lot of adult-sized aprons to choose from including more Sanrio characters, Snoopy and Disney.
Or embrace the lazy and pop on a pair of these taiyaki slippers from Bento&co (Japan). They have microfiber dusters on the bottom so you can dust the floor as you get yourself a snack.
File folders are a cute way to organise documents, study materials, recipes, craft patterns etc. so you don’t have to search through stacks of printouts. Kawaii Panda (EU) have loads of kawaii character file folders in stock including some with 5 pockets like this adorable Pikachu picnic design.
Always forgetting something at the supermarket? This shopping list notepad at The Pusheen Shop (US) is magnetic so you can stick it to the fridge and note down everything you need. I appreciate the helpful reminders about snacks there too!
If you need more distraction from your home chores, have a look at our Home & Kitchen category!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.