Finally: a way to keep my cats from chewing up the TP! Paper Pots – $38 @UncommonGoods

My cats are super annoying. Well, they’re super cute and that’s what saves them from being killed when they’re super annoying. They enjoy Toilet Paper. A lot. They think it’s really cool to steal the TP from the bathroom and take it to a spot we don’t usually go in (the future nursery that sits empty at the end of the hall, for example) and shred it to pieces. Nothing delights them more than making big downy piles of TP shreds that they then track through the house. Sometimes they even shred the TP while it’s on the roll hanging on the wall. That’s super gross – you go to grab a piece of TP and discover that it’s mangled and shredded (and covered in dry cat spit).

I’ve been trying to come up with a solution (that isn’t keeping the roll high out of cat reach or just using tissues (because that’s expensive)). Nothing that I’ve come up with seemed like an “ah-ha” solution. Then I saw these “Paper Pots” at Uncommon Goods. They’re adorable! And hopefully having just a tiny bit of paper exposed at the top isn’t enough to seduce the cats into trying to gnaw the roll out of the pot.


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Turn that boring box of tissues into a sculptural statement with this functional and colorful tissue holder. Modern and refreshing, the paper pot is perfect for the bathroom as a toilet paper dispenser or as a tissue dispenser in any room. Pot unscrews and has a rod in the center to set tissues on or to hold a toilet paper roll. Mix and match the colors for even more fun! Made in China.

Winner of a 2008 Japan Good Design Award in the Life/Household Products category.