I think the biggest purchase I kick myself for, but I’m glad I own, is my pet scale.
It’s accurate and it’s pricey and if I could have just figured out why it never looked like a scale at the vet’s office, I could have saved some money. Those scales at the vet’s office are often Infant Scales. Looking in that category, you can get a pretty decent one for $50. Maybe even one that has a smartphone app to track progress.

Go to Cost Plus World Market. Pick out a basket for $10. Give it to your cats. They LOVED IT. They curled up inside of it, had a few parties, scratched the heck out of it. LOVED IT. But it wouldn’t fit in my car for the drive from Phoenix to DC so we left it behind for bulk pickup. Le’sad.

I need to plant more wheat grass for the kitties. I looked at planters. I looked at bus tubs (ya know those things at the restaurant to clear your table) and then I looked at litter boxes. Now, in my house, these aren’t functional as litter boxes. I use storage tubs. You wouldn’t believe how small some companies make litter boxes.Less than $5 I have a new permanent wheat grass planter

I was looking for a low, wide, heavy ceramic dish to put in the guinea pig cages for transport or hospital stays.
Guinea pig dishes and cat dishes Search were not working, so take your focus onto the kitchen. I found Quiche Dishes. They were exactly what I was looking for. I’m not sure if this is the one I bought because I had my boyfriend use his account to Amazon Prime them to me faster for our road trip here. But, for years, my guinea pigs have eaten their communal pellets out of an au gratin dish in the big pig pen, which I found at Ross on the cheap.

I don’t know if these have helped with any inspiration in your household, but I hope so.