48 Riddles About Household Items and Objects

Household items are a significant part of our daily lives. 

We use them for various purposes, from cooking to cleaning and everything in between. But have you ever thought about these items in a playful and puzzling way? 

In this blog, we present you with some riddles about household items that will challenge your wits and entertain your mind. 

Let’s dive right into the fun!

Riddles about Household Items and Objects

  1. I have a spine but no bones. In many homes, I’m well known. I have many pages within, open me up and take a look in. What am I?

  2. Often held but never touched, I’m always at your side. My numbers mark your daily tasks, and in my face, your secrets hide. What am I?

  3. I start with ‘T’, end with ‘T’, and have ‘T’ in me. You’ll find me sitting at your table or resting in your pantry. What am I?

  4. Bright as diamonds, loud as thunder, never still, a thing of wonder. What am I?

  5. I’m full of keys but I can’t open doors. I have space but no room. You can enter but can’t go outside. What am I?

  6. You’ll find me in the kitchen, but I’m not used for cooking. I have hands but no arms, and my face is something worth looking. What am I?

  7. Tall and thin, I stand in the corner. I have many layers, but no weight to bear. Each day I’m dressed in different colors, but I never go anywhere. What am I?

  8. I’m not a tree, but I have leaves. I’m not a beast, but I have a spine. I open like a book, but I’m not read. What am I?

  9. I have a ring but no finger. I’m usually heard before I’m seen. In every home, I have a place, alerting with a tone or a beam. What am I?

  10. Small and round, I’m found in every home. I tell you the weight of things, but I’m not a tome. What am I?

  11. I have arms and a back, but no legs or head. I’m not alive, but I’m not dead. In every home, I’m found, where you rest but not sleep. What am I?

  12. I have a mouth but do not speak, I have a bed but do not sleep. I run but never walk, and by my side, you often stalk. What am I?

  13. I have a head and a tail but no body. I’m not an animal, yet I flip and spin. In every home, I’m used in decisions, though I don’t make them. What am I?

  14. I am taken from a mine and shut up in a wooden case, from which I am never released, and yet I am used by almost every person. What am I?

  15. I have a neck but no head, and I wear a cap. You’ll find me standing tall in every home, but I’m not a man. What am I?

  16. I’m not a snake, but I have a coil. I’m found in many homes, keeping things warm or cool. What am I?

  17. White and thin, red within, with a nail at the end. What am I?

  18. I have a frame, but no pictures. I control the entry, but I’m not a guard. What am I?

  19. Look at me one way and I weigh a lot; turn me around, and I am not. What am I?

  20. I have a blade, but I’m not a knife. I’m essential in the kitchen, a chef’s delight. What am I?

  21. I can be cracked, made, told, and played. What am I?

  22. I’m not a bird, but I can fly through the sky. I’m not a river, but I’m full of water. What am I?

  23. I go up and down, but never move. I take you from floor to floor, but never outdoors. What am I?

  24. I have keys but open no locks. I have space and enter, but no rooms. You can use me to type, but I’m not a typewriter. What am I?

  25. I get wet while drying. I am frequently used but never out of sight. What am I?

  26. I have a handle and a lid, but I’m not a door. I hold a golden treasure, but I’m not a chest. What am I?

  27. I have a blade, but I’m not used for cutting. You’ll find me in the kitchen, spinning without moving. What am I?

  28. I have a back and legs, but no head. I can be sat upon, but I’m not a bed. What am I?

  29. I am light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for much more than a minute. What am I?

  30. I have a ring, but no hand. I am heard before I’m seen. In every home, I have a place, and I announce the visitors. What am I?

  31. I’m not a snake, but I can uncoil. I’m found in a garden, and I’m known to toil. What am I?

  32. I have keys but lock no door. I have space but no room. You can enter but can’t go outside. What am I?

  33. I have numbers on my face; you check me every day. I hang or stand in one place, and I help you in many ways. What am I?

  34. I’m not alive, but I can grow. I don’t have lungs, but I need air. I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

  35. I can fly without wings. I cry without eyes. Whenever I go, darkness flies. What am I?

  36. I am a protector. I sit on a bridge. One person can see right through me, while others wonder what I hide. What am I?

  37. I have a neck but no head, I wear a cap, and you might find me in a kitchen or a lab. What am I?

  38. I have hands, but I cannot clap. You refer to me when you need a nap. What am I?

  39. I stand in a corner and travel around the world. I can be tall, but I don’t walk. What am I?

  40. I am filled with holes but can hold a lot of water. What am I?

  41. I am not alive, but I grow; I don’t have lungs, but I need air; I don’t have a mouth, but water kills me. What am I?

  42. I have keys but no locks. I have space but no room. You can enter but can’t go outside. What am I?

  43. I am not a brush, but I have bristles. I clean without water, and I’m found in every home. What am I?

  44. I have a ring but no finger. When I sing, a visitor you may greet. What am I?

  45. You see me once in June, twice in November, but not at all in May. What am I?

  46. I have a heart that doesn’t beat. I am usually green; I’m not a vegetable, but I’m something you might eat. What am I?

  47. I have a thumb and four fingers, but I’m not alive. What am I?

  48. I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?


  1. A book.

  2. A watch or clock.

  3. A teapot.

  4. A television.

  5. A keyboard.

  6. A kitchen clock.

  7. A coat rack.

  8. A photo album.

  9. A doorbell or telephone.

  10. A scale.

  11. A chair.

  12. A river (in the context of a household, it could refer to a faucet or water stream).

  13. A coin.

  14. Pencil lead.

  15. A bottle.

  16. A heating or air conditioning unit.

  17. A tooth.

  18. A door.

  19. The word ‘ton’ (not a ton).

  20. A blender or mixer.

  21. A joke.

  22. A cloud.

  23. An elevator.

  24. A computer keyboard.

  25. A towel.

  26. A pot or kettle.

  27. A fan.

  28. A chair.

  29. Breath.

  30. A doorbell.

  31. A hose.

  32. A keyboard.

  33. A clock or watch.

  34. Fire.

  35. A cloud.

  36. Sunglasses.

  37. A bottle.

  38. A clock.

  39. A stamp or a suitcase.

  40. A sponge.

  41. Fire.

  42. A keyboard.

  43. A broom.

  44. A doorbell.

  45. The letter ‘E’.

  46. An artichoke.

  47. A glove.

  48. A candle.
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