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49 Practical Things For Your Bathroom You Probably Won’t Regret Buying

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ShoppingCaret RightHome·Updated 33 minutes ago. Posted 2 hours agoYour innards will agree that the Squatty Potty, bidet, and toilet nightlight will pay for themselves over and over again.We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales…
49 Practical Things For Your Bathroom You Probably Won’t Regret Buying
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·Updated 33 minutes ago. Posted 2 hours agoYour innards will agree that the Squatty Potty, bidet, and toilet nightlight will pay for themselves over and over again.We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.


A MakeUp Eraser that’ll remove your day’s face with *just* water. Say goodbye to ruined, mascara-stained washcloths!


I’ve used these for years and LOVE them. My normal day of makeup includes longwearing foundation, and waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and these work! But don’t just listen to just me. We tested them out for BuzzFeed Reviews and they won out for the best makeup remover in our mid-tier price category. But they’re incredibly cost-efficient in comparison to disposable makeup wipes, as you can wash each for up to 1,000 washes.Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in more colors).


A TubShroom for clearing recently departed strands out of your shower drain sooo much faster.

Sorry not sorry, but I’m also obsessed with this product! I have thick, long hair and have lived with other people with a lot of hair. This thing is totally game-changing! If you don’t believe me (EVEN THOUGH YOU SHOULD), check out the below: Promising review: “I have a blue heeler who sheds like a wild beast. Before I had the TubShroom my bathtub would clog every time and I’d have to go buy draino. Now I don’t have to worry about that at all. This thing really does stop all hair, I am so surprised at how awesome this inexpensive product is. I would highly recommend this product to all pet owners or you Bigfoot-type folk.” —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors; also available in a sink version).


A shower curtain liner with mesh storage pockets I love and will buy for as long as it’s a thing I can buy.

Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

Yep, you’re looking at my shower! I upgraded from a corner tension rod caddy and never want to go back. The mesh pockets drain water so your liner won’t get all icky. And they make it easy to tell the difference between the minimalist packaging for your face wash and shave cream when it’s way too early in the morning. Read my ~full review~ (#2) to learn more about why I’m in love with an object that can’t love me back.Get it from Amazon for $15.


And double shower curtain hooks for the simplest of switches to make you wonder how the heck you weren’t using these before!

Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

That was me. I detest loop shower rings because they’re such a hassle when you’re swapping out a shower liner or taking down your shower curtain to wash it. Yep, these are my shower hooks and they’re sturdy enough to stay balanced when you switch out the liner or shower curtain. Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $5.58+ (available in five finishes).


A skin spatula you may have seen beauty influencers use. It’ll do major work for you thanks to vibrations that help clean grease, dead skin, blackheads, and whiteheads… so basically any of your pore-clogging woes. I just bought one and it made extractions SO much easier.


Just be sure to use it on WET skin. Promising review: “I’ve heard from so many influencers that this product is amazing. And they were not wrong. I love that it scrubs off the layer of my skin so I can actually have my products penetrate my skin. Combating aging is so hard. I really think this has made a huge difference in my skin. I’m glad I found this. I recommend this to anyone who wants a fresh, soft face.” —Carmela C.Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A ~ghost-like~ Squatty Potty that’ll help you position yourself (and your colon) properly for some major #2 efficiency. Now this is a haunting you want!


ICYMI, this product first became famous when it appeared on Shark Tank. And people at BuzzFeed adore it. Check out our review of the Squatty Potty.Get it from Amazon for $77.40.If you’re thinking “THIS MUCH FOR A POOP STOOL?!” then no problem. There are *much cheaper* versions, like the original for $24.99+ (four colors) or a nice teak version for $56.45.


Poo-Pourri to spray beforehand and eliminate odors in the toilet bowl because nature has to call, but it doesn’t have to stay on the line.


This stuff WORKS. Trust me. Once you start using it you’ll be hooked!Promising review: “We are a family of six in a small one-bathroom house. This is, to put it lightly, a horrific nightmare — particularly after my teenage son spends some time in the bathroom. After a couple of weeks of gentle encouragement (‘YOU ARE KILLING EVERYONE. SPRAY THAT STUFF ON THE WATER BEFORE YOU POOP OR I’M TAKING AWAY YOUR PHONE AND, SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND TELL HER EXACTLY WHY YOU GOT IT TAKEN AWAY.’) he started using it regularly. The bathroom is much less disgusting now after he leaves.” —Supa DGet it from Amazon for $8.79+ (available in several sizes and scents).


Or if you’re not into the idea of a pre-spray, an odor-neutralizing candle made for pet-filled homes will also do some heavy duty work on bathroom smells.


I’ve owned several of these soy candles (soy candles burn slower, FYI) and continue to love them over all other candles. Read all about why I love them more than any other candles in our review of One Fur All Pet House Candles.Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 26 scents).


A waterproof toothbrush holder that’ll easily grip onto tile, glass, or mirror surfaces (aka, most anywhere in your bathroom) so you’re never accidentally knocking your toothbrush in the shower or toilet.


Promising review: “Use this on interior medicine cabinet door. Works great! Wanted to save space on my shelves and not use a toothbrush holder plus the standing tube. Able to use all shelf spaces if organized appropriately. Also, this highly discouraged guests from leaving their toothbrush since it comfortably really only fits one brush and tube. Wish there was another side spot for my floss! Size is great! Would be cool to have a small 90-degree hood/lip on the top for prevention of dust. #germaphobe” —A review that countsGet it from Amazon for $17.99.


Shower curtain holders to keep water inside the shower instead of all over your bathroom floor.


Promising review: “Thought these would be silly, but they are great. Have a lot of trouble with leakage around my tub when I shower. Tried double liners and magnets but curtain still blows enough to leak onto the floor and from there through the ceiling of the dining room downstairs thanks to an infinitesimal gap between flooring and wall. I was desperate, so I gave these a try. Problem solved. Liner stays tight against the tile and can be freed for cleaning.” —D PolskyGet a four-pack from Amazon for $6.69.If you’re a renter, it’s a good idea to adhere these with water-resistant removable strips instead. Get a four-pack from Amazon for $4.28.


100% bamboo toilet paper in case you feel bad about what you’ve been using on your behind. Its three plys are sustainably made *and* it’s available on a subscription basis so you don’t have to worry about running out.


These rools are made from tree-free, 100% bamboo paper with zero plastic packaging (even the tape!). They’re also free of inks, no dyes, and BPA. This is a Black-owned business with a model that partners with SOIL in Haiti to provide toilets and remove waste from communities. SOIL (safely!) treats collected waste and turns it into compost that’s sold to support agriculture, reforestation, and climate change mitigation efforts in Haiti.Get 24 rolls from Reel for $29.99 (available as a one-time buy or a subscription model every 4, 8, or 12 weeks).


And an over-the-tank holder with enough room to hold super-sized rolls.


Please don’t make me explain *why* it’s good to have a spare roll of toilet paper by your side. Also be sure to measure your toilet tank before you hit Buy because some reviewers say this doesn’t fit because they didn’t measure before purchase!Get it from Amazon for $7.90+ (available in five finishes).


A bidet attachment that’ll make you rue the day you started buy wet wipes in the pursuit of cleanliness instead of installing one of these babes.



An over-the-door towel rack built with some hooks too so you can put your robe and clothes somewhere that isn’t the floor or on top of the toilet.


Get it from Amazon for $19.10+ (available in three finishes).


Quick-dry towels you’ll be so glad you bought for your poorly ventilated bathroom.


These won our budget pick for the best towels on BuzzFeed Reviews. Why are they so great? They’re quick-drying AND absorbent thanks to the surface area of the yarn being more open than on other towels at the same price point. Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $12.99 (includes a wash cloth, bath towel, and hand towel, available in eight colors).


An anti-slip shower mat because you don’t need another close call thanks to the super moisturizing hair mask you love that always greases up your tub.


Y’know, I’m not speaking from experience or anything. This mat is machine-washable, anti-bacterial, and latex-, phthalate-, and BPA-free.Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 2 sizes and 11 colors).


An easy-install safety grip as an extra hand for getting in and out of the tub when you don’t want to commit to a permanent grab bar.


Can be used on tub surfaces and shower walls. Simply press the tab levers to securely attach.Promising review: “After slipping in the shower on several occasions, it was time to look for some sort of assistance. My initial thought on these suction cup products was, were they really going to be able to hold my 185 lbs. after grabbing them for leverage to help prevent another slip and fall? SHOCKED!! Not only was I shocked at the gripping capacity of these suction cups, but being so simple to move around is a big plus. It took a couple of adjustments to find the perfect spot for me which would have been a mess using a permanent grab bar. Would and have recommended these to anyone needing that extra help in the shower or anywhere else there’s a smooth surface for the suction cups to adhere to. Great for the grandkids too because of the ease at which they can moved at anytime!” —Kokomo MikeGet it from Amazon for $13.99.


An electric toothbrush your dentist will be so proud you finally started using.


I can’t be the only person who’s heard they needed to get an electric toothbrush over and over again at the dentist. This was our mid-price pick for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews. It won’t be as much as a financial burden as the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean (the splurge-y winner and what I use), but it’ll still be more efficient than a manual toothbrush!Get it from Amazon for $49.94.


And while we’re on the subject, a water flosser to do the dirty work of flossing you always “forget” to do. This is how to get that just-left-the-dentist clean that every toothpaste commercial promises. Really.


This flosser was awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. Has 10 pressure settings, 7 water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity.Promising review: “I purchased two of them for my daughter and husband and they love it. They both have braces and have a hard time flossing so their orthodontist recommended a Waterpik to help. I found this one and it had good reviews so I tried it. This product worked so well for them and it’s so easy to use. Since using this their orthodontist gave both of them great reviews. On their last cleaning and checkup the dentist told them they see a huge improvement. She told them to keep using it because it’s working well for them. I highly recommend it to anyone with braces. 😬👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 The only thing I don’t like is that there is no case for the other attachments. I’d like to be able to put them up or hang them up.” —Charles & Rosanna KaelbleGet it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in eight colors).


Toothbrush squeezers with built-in stands that won’t hog too much counter space while you get out every last drop.


Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.99.


Medicine cabinet organizers to help you nestle in all your small-ish essentials without sending them for a tumble every time you open the cabinet.


Get the bottom organizer from Amazon for $13.30.


A set of stainless-steel and glass soap dispensers that’ll be great for the sink but’ll look even better when you decant your shower products into them.

Promising review: “I purchased these to use as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers. I wanted our shower to look like a spa! They are great quality and many people I know have copied our idea, so they are a hit! Very high quality, the plunger part is always the most important part. These are metal and not plastic, something which seems to be hard to find when looking for dispensers.” —Rebecca MoreaGet set of two from Amazon for $14.99.


And bamboo soap dishes to drain goo-causing water *and* cradle that gorgeous bar of fancy soap.


Get two from Amazon for $8.29.


A gorgeous *washable* shower curtain that’ll feel like a sweet deal once you realize the style it brings to the room where you spend way too much time — including when family members or roommates barge in on your shower time to brush their teeth. At least this’ll afford ya’ some privacy!

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in four patterns).


A medicine cabinet supply kit to keep you fully stocked (that’s even the name of the kit!). No more piecing together which things are running out and could use a refill in your family’s stash.


Includes a 6- to 12-month supply of allergy relief, pain and fever reducer, sleep aid, daytime cold and flu, and hand cleanser sprays. Promising review: “I purchased the Fully Stocked Kit during the pandemic as my loved one has a pre-existing condition and I live in fear because of this virus. I was looking for medications to have on hand and was finding them sold out or places price gouging for what they had available. Then I found Cabinet. They had EVERYTHING we needed. The cost was even more reasonable than before this crisis and I got everything I needed in one shot. Now if my loved one gets sick I have all I need in one place and I surely know where to come back to when I need more. I will be telling everyone about this company. ” —Debbi K.Get them from Cabinet for $65 (also available as a subscription for $55.25/shipment).


A under-sink expandable organizer — it’ll help you fit in all the essentials in an orderly fashion.

Promising review: “I moved again and needed to have a more organized bathroom cabinet. My OCD prevented me from just letting go and being messy. Any-who, I love this shelving unit! Very easy to put together and install. Remember to assemble the bottom bars first, then one of the top bars. Measure and gauge the unit in the cabinet first before assembling the last bar. I had more than enough room for my things after the shelf was placed. I don’t have anxiety issues every time i open my cabinet now…. Smiles!” —RoxysgardenGet it from Amazon for $21.87 (available in two finishes).


Or some stackable shelves for a lil’ help behind closed vanity doors or out in the open.


I have these in my bathroom cabinet because, believe it or not, one of those expandable shelves was *still* too big for mine. These are swell!Get two from Amazon for $22.95 (available in two finishes).


A *hidden* plunger and brush set in case you can’t stand to look at the thing that unclogs your toilet.


Promising review: “Ignore all the negative reviews posted. This was used in toilets that had previously taken up to one week to unblock and worked to clear them immediately. The plastic suction cup and handle are very sturdy. The brush should be used after the plunger. Watch the manufacturer’s video. Purchased as a welcome change from white toilet brushes that have to be thrown away. Pleasantly surprised. Buy it!” —Jessica SmithGet it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).


A motion-activated toilet light so you won’t have to fully disrupt your sleep by turning the overhead light on during a 2 a.m. bathroom trip.


It fits on any toilet bowl, and has 16 colors, 5 brightness levels, and a 170 degree radius.Get it from Amazon for $14.99.


Frosted glass window film to lend some privacy for windows without taking up the space of curtains.


I did this in my own tiny bathroom rather than hang curtains and I have absolutely no regrets.Get a 17.7″x78.7″ roll from Amazon for $6.98.If you prefer something a little more lively, check out a shimmery version.


A laundry hamper you can hang on the back of the door so the dirty piles littering your bathroom floor finally have a designated place to hang out.


Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in seven colors).


A bright (but great!) razor you can get on a subscription basis so you’re never caught settling for an irritating, dull blade.


I use Billie razors (and shave cream and lotion), and love them. They just feel nice in your hand and are bright enough to spot in the shower before I put in my contacts. (My vision is bad.) Oh, and you can mount the magnetic handle to your shower wall!Get a starter kit from Billie for $9 (includes the razor handle, magnetic holder, and two 5-blade razor cartridges).


A hair dryer with a big hair stylist following but is totally affordable in comparison to other salon faves!


This is the mid-price winner for the best hair dryer on BuzzFeed Reviews. People with wavy and curly hair are huge fans of this model, along with hairstylists! And it packs 2,000 watts of power, along with three heat settings for a quick dry and smooth finish. Get it from Amazon for $59.99.


A toilet paper holder shelf that’ll give you a place to put your phone that isn’t teetering on the edge of your bathroom sink.


Get it from Amazon for $15.99.


Or perhaps an outlet shelf to create some storage space for an electric toothbrush or electric shaver out of thin air!


Promising review: “I absolutely love this thing! I have much less clutter on my sink thanks to this. If there’s anyone not sure if it will fit due to an object, all you need is 1-1/4 inch of space between the edge of your existing outlet plate and the piece of furniture. I have a GFCI with a standard wall plate.” —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $5.80 (available in three colors).


A heat-resistant mat for hot hair tools to transform any old surface into a spot that’s A OK to park your hot-as-Hades curling iron.


And this curls up around your hair tool to create a protective barrier for travel! I own this and have next to nothing when it comes to surface area in my bathroom, so I let my straightener heat up on this on top of my toilet. Don’t judge!Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in gray).


And a timed safety shut-off plug in case your holy grail hair straightener doesn’t have an auto-shutoff and you’re a tad forgetful.


No more turning the car around because you don’t remember unplugging your straightener. Promising review: “Best ever. I just have to press the button and it auto turns on and shuts off after 30 minutes. I’m constantly forgetting to turn off my hair straightener so this is preventing house fires and saving electricity, yay! I originally was worried 30 minutes is too little time to do my hair and was looking for a 1 hour version but it turns out 30 minutes is actually more than enough. And it really isn’t that bad if I need another 30 minutes and have to press the button again lol. I no longer worry about setting my house on fire from leaving on my hair straightener so I highly recommend.” —AoiMizunoGet it from Amazon for $11.59.


A hair tools holder that’ll help you safely tuck away your things when not in use so cords won’t clutter up the floor or countertop.


Promising review: “It’s exactly what I was looking for! Durable, looks nice and keeps my styling tools organized and in one place. They were previously hanging on S-hooks and it looked like a hot mess. I hang it from the towel bar. Love these great finds!” —Elaine C. LundGet it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in four finishes).Keep in mind that if you don’t have the space to hang an organizer like this over a door, some heavy-duty Command hooks mounted inside of a cabinet will make a big difference!


A compact step trash can to handle all kinds of bathroom-specific waste without letting everyone take a look at your discards. Plus, the removable pail makes garbage day super easy!


I have a doppelganger trash can and it’s the best!Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in seven finishes).


A spinning makeup organizer for putting your most-used options within close range without overpowering the vanity.


Get it from Amazon for $26.88 (also available in a square shape).


Green Gobbler drain clog dissolver that’ll work FAR better than the other stuff at clearing your pipes. Plus, there’s no awful smell! (This is one of my new faves.)

The formula is nontoxic and odorless. Promising review: “I had a stubborn toilet clog which neither my son nor I could clear with a plunger or a snake. I bought this product with hope…but …skepticism. I used it the night I received it and when I flushed in the morning, nothing happened… until I got back to my bedroom and heard the water go down!! I like to use ‘green’ products that are effective. I’m sold on this one!” —Leland GirlGet it from Amazon for $11.97.

Promising review: “Omg!!! It works!!! After having this toilet build up I gave up on everything, but I saw that this product ‘worked’ and decided to give it a try… with a little elbow grease and some music blasting in the background I managed to remove it all!!! I can’t believe it. I’m so happy, I was so embarrassed when company came over and would see that, not no more… yay!!!” —Asdrubal OrantesGet it from Amazon for $10.98.


And some vegan disinfectant toilet bowl tablets in case you have your standard toilet stains but hate the scrubbing.

SiVi Tidy Co.

Just drop the tablets into your toilet bowl, let ’em sit for three to five minutes, wipe, then flush. These are made by a Black-owned, vegan cleaning company that donates a portion of every purchase to a charity.Promising review: “I just received my order and immediately used it. I have never in my life been so eager to clean a toilet. #Extremeadulting. It honestly works and as soon as you open the bag, it smells amazing. The bag comes with these wooden tongs so you can pick up the bombs without getting the residue on your fingers. My bathroom smells great and looks great. Excellent job and will definitely re-purchase.” —Aaliyaah S.Get it from SiVi Tidy Co. for $8 (available in a 12-count bag and in three scents).


A really good shower cap that’s also mildew-resistant and stays put so you can get away with not washing your hair for yet another day.


I have one of these (in this print) and it’s great! For the record, I wash my hair only one or two times a week, so yeah it’s great!Get it from Amazon for $23.99.


And a microfiber hair towel to help you out on those days when you CAN’T get away with dirty hair (again) but would like to speed up things a bit. This material ~evenly~ turns your hair from sopping wet to damp pretty fast to help you get ready faster!

Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

Promising review: “I have thick, naturally curly hair and my hair usually takes forever to dry. This towel helps my hair to dry about twice as fast! Getting out of the shower, I wrap my hair in this towel while I get dressed and I no longer have to worry about my hair completely drenching my shirt as soon as i take it out of the towel. It really dries it to a manageable level of dryness in just a minute or two.” —AubriSnoweGet it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in eight colors).Check out our review of the Aquis hair towel!


A bath kneeler set with cushion for your knees and elbows, and storage to make giving your kid a bath a little easier.


Promising review: “The padding is superb on both the kneeler and elbow rest. Tried it as soon as we received it and I thought to myself, ‘Why hadn’t we purchased this product sooner?! Why did we make our knees and elbows suffer all this time!?’ The added Velcro, hanging hook, and pouches for storing bathtub toys were a plus and a huge hit with our baby!” —FlorGet them from Amazon for $36.95.


And a portable wine holder that’ll only actually be practical if you drink in the tub or shower.


And it will also hold a can of beer!Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in six colors).

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