For this week's dose of "Why didn't I think of that?," here are five up-and-coming projects on the fundraising site Kickstarter that could potentially change the way you wash dishes, do laundry and entertain your cats.
If you're feeling any of them, consider backing these projects to help see them come to light.
Pyramid-shaped pockets made of felt means your plants can breathe, moving air and extra moisture away. The fact that they're wall-mounted makes this an awesome solution for a kitchen herb garden or just somebody who wants to keep a garden in a small space.
Part USB hub, part desk organizer, and just a good all-around solution to keeping cords under control on your desk, landing strip or kitchen counter.
These Tetris-like modular cat scratcher sections can be reconfigured into a dozen different designs that pull-double duty for you, too. Use Katris as a bookcase/cat post, or a coffee table/cat post, or a wall installation/cat post. The possibilities are endless! (As long as one of them is a cat post.)
According to the Kickstarter page, your kitchen cloth is 200,000 times filthier than your toilet seat. To remind you and your family to clean 'em more often is this seven-piece towel set with tags for each day, just like your underwear (you guys still wear those, right?).
Scientific fact: Most people have an unsightly pile called "clothes purgatory" where garments go between the closet and the hamper. Instead, leave your clothes on the hanger and keep track of wearings between washings with these rotating hanger tags.