This week’s big Wayfair sale, called Way Day might not be on your radar—after all, this big box retailer is best known for its discounted furniture, not its kitchen goods. But a poking around the sale proved that in addition to endless bed frames and sofas, there are some great finds for your kitchen and dining room here, too. While we could have just as easily focused on the dining room tables (glass! square! oval! wood!) we honed in on a few things that will upgrade your dining-from-home situation on the cheap: chic woven baskets, nice kitchen linens, and tidy little bar carts to keep that end-of-day drink feeling festive. Read on for some of our favorites.
Baskets In Every Possible Shape and Weave
A basket or two in your kitchen will help keep kitchen linens tidy. This one is big enough to hold throw blankets too—I’d keep it by the door to the backyard for easy access on chilly evenings…because I am fully committed to eating outdoors as long as possible this fall. Woven baskets are also great for bringing your plants indoors: just make sure you’ve got a saucer securely under your pot, and then place inside a roomy basket.
Bar Carts for Every Style of Home
Maybe the pandemic has made you into a great sourdough baker…maybe it’s just made you better at pouring cocktails. If you’re in the later camp, it might be time for a bar cart. Having a tidy place for booze (or booze-free drink additions, like bitters and fun seltzers) makes the evening drink a bit more celebratory.
Cotton and Linen Dishtowels, Napkins, and Pot Holders
A cotton towel is a true kitchen workhorse: use it for spills, to wrap up bread and baked goods, and as a napkin in a pinch. If you’re anything like me, though, all those coffee, red wine, and tomato sauce stains take a toll after a while. Luckily, there’s a big selection in the Wayfair sale—plus pot holders and aprons too.