Use a mini teapot to water your indoor plants #Plants & Gardening#great-ideas#houseplants September 4 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin Do you have an indoor plant that needs a fair bit of watering? I have one and was getting frustrated come watering time. My outside watering can was too heavy-duty for it (water overload!). And, being that I'm a lazy jackass, I got sick of running back and forth from the kitchen to the plant with a measuring cup full of water. So I neglected it… a lot. When I was gifted a very pretty — but very useless — mini teapot, I just set it on the table next to that plant for a nice pop of color in my living room and thought nothing else about it. And then one day, as I stared at my pretty but useless teapot next to my slowly dying house plant, a light bulb went off. Fill that tea pot with water and use it to water the freaking plant! Now everyone thinks, oh what a pretty teapot, it looks so pretty there. Little do they know it's also the lazy person's hack for easy indoor plant watering. If no one's gifting you cool mini teapots, you can get one on the cheap on Amazon. Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz Megan Finley is the LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and geeking. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @meggyfin PREVIOUS Ignore the "Mommy Wars" and stand up for one another NEXT Let's all pretend we're mermaids and move to this rainbow seashell-inspired house Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] That is a distinctly amazing idea which also solves the "my mini watering can is fugly" and the "I just saw an amazing teapot in Whittards this lunchtime" dilemmas. Yay! (And pay-day was Friday just gone so I can actually buy said new teapot 😀 ) Reply For some reason your comment made me oh-so-happy! I love it when things work out so perfectly…. 1 agrees Reply I agree! Everything's coming up teapots! 🙂 Reply My laziness is, liek, times twelve. I have plants in my office, so anytime I get a cup of water to sip on, I leave some left and sit it in the window sill. I even combine cups when I get more water, just pour the leftovers in the first cup. When I get ready to leave for the day, I water my plants. Bee Tee Dubs? My heart aches for that teapot. WANT. Reply I just started doing this the other day! 🙂 lol! I'm using a regular sized, but still very awesome tea pot to water my indoor plants. It was just sitting there on display when I realized it could have a purpose too. 🙂 It makes me so happy when I see other people come up with the same ideas that I've had! 🙂 Reply Crazy coincidence town! Awesome. Reply See, I had a similar idea with a nice looking watering can. I even spruced it up a bit with a cute vinyl sticker. And then one night, I left it full of water in the front hall so I could water the plants on my way out the door. It was the next morning that I learned that my pretty little watering can also makes an excellent cat toy. This is why I can't have nice things. =( But hey, it still looks nice empty, even if I do still have to go fill it up every time. 1 agrees Reply I totally do the same thing with a sort of…creamer…vessel…thing, shaped like an elephant. I really have no other use for it, considering I don't actually know anyone who puts cream in their coffee anymore. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.