10 indestructible home products that can survive your butter fingers
It’s all about durability
I wouldn’t say that I’m a clumsy person, but I know what it’s like to have severe butterfingers. Add to that the fact that I’m in a house with multiple pets and my sister gesticulates so much while talking that she knocks things over.
A poor spoon once went flying out the window straight from her hand in the midst of a high-intensity debate over kitchen decor. So we spend a lot of time looking for indestructible home products. Though, there’s little you can do to retrieve items that have been accidentally flung from the 6th floor.
Putting together this collection of indestructible home products and durable decor, I realised that it doesn’t just apply to clumsy people.
I learnt that after getting pets, and everyone I know suddenly started popping out babies. My grandmother’s cherished ballerina figurine met its demise after a cousin’s frantic four-year-old decided it would be a great idea to play pretend with it. I have also had to purchase seven laptop chargers in the span of three years.
Instead of having to put away your favourite decor pieces and home accessories, out of the path of the destructive tornadoes in your home (yourself included), invest in indestructible products which are more likely to withstand the inevitable crash, bang, rip and spill.
Indestructible home products that look great too
Coconut shell bowl
I’ve had to say goodbye to one too many beloved ceramic bowls after finding pieces strewn across the kitchen floor and living room by my clumsy flatmate. There was one time where the bottom of the bowl just fell off. No reason, no explanation.
And ceramics can be seriously pricey. If you can relate to this experience then perhaps invest in these lovely bowls by Wood so Good made from coconut shells. They called it an ice cream bowl but it works for your hot treats too.
They may not be the best thing to look at, I get it. But you only realise the importance of cable protection when you live in a house with 3 dogs and a cat. I sadly when through seven laptop chargers before realising that cable protectors exist for a reason.
I wouldn’t say they’re 100% indestructible products but they can seriously extend the life of all your wires and charging cables. At least keep them safe long enough for you to run up and pull the wire out of your pet’s mouth before it completely disintegrates.
I’m a sucker for quirky planters. If only ceramics were a little more durable to a large dog zooming around the room at high speed and knocking over everything in his path.
This planter by House of Ekam made of metal and baandh (used in the making of charpais) meets our requirements for being indestructible home products but is also adorable to look at. It’s technically a multipurpose basket so you can really use it for anything.
Kalas IKEA cups
Calling all moms! If you buy anything from this list of indestructible home products, make it these IKEA cups.
They have a great grip, won’t break or scratch and come in some pretty funky colours. They have a whole range of similar kid-friendly cutlery. Perfect for your playful little ones to practice for MasterChef Junior.
I am the queen of spillage. Not because I’m a big klutz but I have a collecting problem. At any given time you’ll find a mix of at least three glasses and mugs of different drinks on the floor next to my bed. I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count the number of times I’ve gotten up and knocked them over with my feet.
This carpet has been a blessing. Because of the different colours and woven texture you can’t spot the stains. And there’s a range from coffee and coke to dal.
Waterproof keyboard cover
A vengeful cat seeking attention, excited kids watching YouTube videos and a butter-fingered spouse – a water-proof keyboard cover will save your expensive appliance from all of them.
Remember to check to see if the cover matches your computer dimensions.
Some people lose chapsticks, but my house is a black hole for coasters. don’t ask me where they’re going, I really don’t know. I do suspect that my intricately painted glass and tile coasters have been secretly discarded by my sister, thinking I wouldn’t catch on.
I love these not only for the use of cork which is said to be a lot more environmentally friendly, durable and sustainable compared to the alternatives but also that it has raised edges on the side to keep a hold on your mugs from tipping over.
The Museum Putty
You’d normally put away your fine glassware and table accents for safekeeping, bringing it out on special occasions. When you have rugrats (two-legged and four-legged) running around the house, nothing is truly safe.
Quakehold! creates earthquake safety fasteners but bless them for this Museum Putty. These aren’t indestructible by themselves but using it, you can do what museums do to protect their displays – seal your vases and figurines in place.
Tropical Flamingos Sunglass Case
Have I sat on my own glasses by mistake and bent the frame? Yes, and have I also blamed it on my dog so my mother doesn’t scold me? Yes to that too.
I know the stores where you buy your glasses will most probably give you a hardshell case to keep them in for protection, but this one by Chumbak is just so pretty. My personal love for flamingoes may be making me biased here.
We should have just listened to our grandmothers and stuck to stoneware and iron pots and pans instead of dishing over fancy non-stick. While non-stick pans make cooking simpler in some cases, an iron skillet is the OG topper of indestructible home products.
You can cook on high heat for a longer time safely with cast iron pans. It is also said to benefit us nutritionally by adding iron to the cooked food. It also keeps food hot longer, cutting down on the need to reheat.
If you or someone you know manage to break this, then you may be the Hulk and please allow me into the Avengers.