These Pretty and Practical Essentials Make Washing Dishes Kind of Fun
Stylish Dish-Drying Rack
If you're going to splurge on one luxury item for your dishwashing station, this adorable wood-handled dish drying rack has to be it. Besides many slots for plates and bowls, it also comes with a utensil holder and a high-sided drainage tray so water won't pool on your countertop. To buy: $65, food52.com.
Ceramic, Self-Draining Soap Dish
Soap dishes always look cute, but the second they start to collect a pool of water, they turn much less charming. Instead, order this self-draining ceramic soap dish that sits on the edge of your kitchen sink so excess water can drain out. We're also adding this to our ever-growing list of brilliant, unexpected hostess gifts. To buy: $24, uncommongoods.com.RELATED: The Very Best Dish Soaps
3-Tier Glass Drying Rack
If your household goes through a lot of mugs, water bottles, or drinking glasses on a daily basis, order this three-tier drying rack. Dish-drying duty will take half the time, and once the glasses are dry, the rack doubles as a pretty display on your kitchen counter. To buy: $17, worldmarket.com.
A Helpful Sink Caddy
If you want to keep your dishwashing supplies (sponges, brushes, scrubby pads) close at hand, but you don't want a pool of water collecting around your kitchen sink, opt instead for this metal sink caddy. It clings against the side of your sink, so excess water can drip right down the drain. To buy: $17, crateandbarrel.com.
A Pretty Brush Holder
Store your dishwashing brushes in style by investing in a pretty ceramic crock. Leave it next to your kitchen sink so your dishwashing essentials are always right where you need them. To buy: $29, westelm.com.
The Cutest Scrub Brush Ever
What's better than an environmentally-friendly scrub brush made with recycled plastic bristles? How about one that comes with its own pretty ceramic base. Plus, when you dunk the brush, the spring-loaded platform boosts the bubbles. To buy: $13, surlatable.com.
A Hardworking Dish Brush
Want a dish brush that's sturdy enough to tackle stuck-on food, yet gentle enough to use on non-stick pans? Grab this beautiful brush with a beech wood handle and flexible bristles. To buy: $5, williams-sonoma.com.