Microwave Cookware—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

An attractive litter box, a flameless lighter, and a body oil candle.



The perfect home has a good balance between form and function, so we've rounded up items that play to these different strengths. For form, we found an aesthetically pleasing cat litter box that won't ruin your perfectly curated living room. For function, microwave cookware that doubles as storage containers are an obvious choice. Shop these clever items and more below.

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Pet Object Litter Box

Cat in pretty litter box


This design-forward litter box gives privacy to your cat and style to your space. It’s practical too: The top lifts off so you can scoop up the, um, business, and a charcoal filter absorbs odors.

Price at time of publish: $190

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Fidget Computer Mouse

computer mouse with yellow spikes for fidgetting


Fidgety kids will love this mouse. The spiky silicone cover provides sensory stimulation to keep little hands busy as they click away.

Price at time of publish: $40

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Microwave Cookware

Microwave Cookware containers


These durable glass bowls (and their tightly locking lids) were specially designed for microwave cooking. Bonus: The pieces double as food storage containers.

Price at time of publish: $150

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Flameless Element Lighter

Flameless Element Lighter


Never worry about running out of lighter fluid. This guy has a metal element that—get this—heats up when you blow on it. After a full charge, the lighter lasts for 50 candle-burning sessions.

Price at time of publish: $30

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Vacuum Broom

Vacuum Broom


A vacuum and a broom in one?! Ideal for quick cleanups too minor for the full-size vac, this broom has a battery-operated brush that picks up those little piles before they get tracked around.

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Body Oil Candle

Body Oil Candle


Chill out with this fruity candle. Once you’ve extinguished the flame and let the melted wax cool a bit, pour some into your hands and use it as a soothing body oil.

Price at time of publish: $28

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