Skip Hop bottle-drying rack

Glass House
Whether your household guzzlers are milk-drinking babies or champagne-sipping grown-ups, this rotating plastic drainer, complete with scrub brush, makes washing long, narrow drinkware a breeze.
  • Splash bottle-drying rack by Skip Hop, $28
  • BabyCenter;
Pylones bird clothes-pegs

Birds on a Wire
To hold lightweight clothing or notes, perch these peaceful birds on a clothesline or stick them to a smooth surface with a suction cup (included).
  • Swallow clothes-pegs by Pylones, $3.50 each
  • The Sarut Group; 800-345-6404;
Bale Living mouse paper-towel holder

Crafty Mouse
The no-slip base of this mouse-and-cheese-themed paper-towel holder keeps your rolls from toppling.
  • Mouse paper-towel holder, $17.95
  • Balé Living;
Made by Humans cow crumb vacuum

Amazing Grace
This battery-operated cow is a lighthearted twist on the staid table crumber, sucking up bits of food between courses or after a meal.
  • Farm Animal crumb vacuum from Made by Humans, $14.99
  • Perpetual Kid;
Liette and Alessi toilet brushes

Bathroom Fixtures
The plastic one evokes a potted plant; the porcelain one, an elegant toile de Jouy. Both clean a toilet as well as a standard brush does, but look much better doing it.
  • Merdolino toilet brush by Stefano Giovannoni for Alessi, $45
  • Alessi,
  • Toile toilet brush by Liette, $69.99
  • S. Feldman Housewares; 800-359-8558
Kikkerland doormat

Home Turf
Tramp on the flowers of this doormat all you want: It's composed of six 12-inch interlocking plastic squares imagined by wacky design firm Kikkerland.
  • Daisy Grass Mat, $24 for a pack of six
  • Fred Flare;
  • Striped ballet flat, $138
  • Coach, 866-262-2440
Hamilton Beach neon irons

Color Press
Hamilton Beach gives an age-old appliance a splash of verve. The irons are smart, too: They shut off after 30 seconds of lying facedown.
  • Neon irons, $29.99 each
  • Hamilton Beach, 800-851-8900;
Dusty the Keyboard Companion

Flying Dustman
A quick swish with this well-plumed baby ostrich will keep computer monitors and keyboards free from dust and static.
  • Dusty the Keyboard Companion by Expo Products, $17.99
  • S. Feldman Housewares; 800-359-8558
Stainz-R-Out moppers dust slippers

Soft-Shoe Shuffle
Sometimes, it pays to drag your feet: Wear a pair of these machine-washable slippers to pick up particles and spills while you walk.
  • Stainz-R-Out Moppers microfiber dust slippers, $19.75
  • HSN; 800-284-3100;
Home Chic Home plastic garbage bags

Luxury Liner
Rubbish takes a romantic turn in a damask-patterned, 13-gallon disposable bag.
  • Home Chic Home plastic garbage bags by Two's Company, $10 for 20 liners
  • Smash; 201-569-0354
Brush and dustpan set

Face the Dirt
The mouths of the brush and the dustpan lock the comical set together and provide comfortable grips.
  • Tokey brush-and-dustpan set by Viceversa, $24.99
  • Nuvo Accessories; 212-629-6523
Ladybug vacuum

Bug on a Rug
The Ladybug canister vacuum—with its 12-amp motor, retractable cord and full-bag indicator—is the only insect you'll want in the house.
  • Ladybug vacuum, $135
  • GR Scrub; 503-236-8986
Grab and Dry dish-towel gloves

Hand Dryer
Slip on these machine-washable terry mitts to dry dishes without dropping or smudging them. A waterproof lining protects your hands, too.
  • Grab and Dry dish-towel gloves, $15 for a pair
  • Uncommon Goods; 888-365-0056;
Flower Power scrubber

Scour Power
Put the petal to the metal, or any other surface, with these perky dish and pot brushes from Star Kitchen.
  • Flower Power scrubber, $8.95 each
  • Broadway Panhandler; 866-266-5927;
Daddy Cool scrub holder

Steel Magnolias
Stainless-steel scrubbers stay grime-free when stored on the magnets atop these plastic grips.
  • Daddy Cool holder with scrubber by Koziol, $11 each
  • Fun Housewares;