17 Invaluable Bathroom Hacks Everyone Should Know

You’re No. 1! And No. 2!

1. A sheet of toilet paper will cut down on poop-splashin’.

2. Check Foursquare or Yelp for bathroom codes at places like Starbucks and Chipotle.

Alanna Okun

3. Temporarily lock a broken restroom door with your key ring.

If you have a caribiner that fits in the latch, that works too.

4. The weight of a purse can keep a stall door shut if you hang it from the inner corner.

Test this before pulling your pants down, of course.

5. Sneak into the bathroom of a hotel lobby.

This Curbed post has a great list of easily accessible New York City hotels. Just act like you belong/are coming from the bar and nobody will hassle you.

6. Mount hooks across from your toilet at home to make pooping an entertaining treat.

7. A (dry) sink will amplify sound for a squatting-dance party.

8. Choose the stall closest to the door when you’re out — chances are it’s cleaner.

9. Invest in a glow-in-the-dark toilet seat for late-night jaunts.

It’s available here.

10. Use socks to warm a chilly toilet seat.

11. If your toilet paper dispenser is broken, use a clickable pen.

12. Never touch a germy bathroom door handle again.

(Until such time that this genius invention is standard.)

13. Soap and hot water can unclog a toilet without a plunger.

Get the full directions here.

14. Coke can clean a toilet in a pinch.

15. Stop an overflowing toilet before it’s a problem.

16. Play a delightful trick on your fellow bathroom-goers.

17. Prevent an automatic toilet from flushing too soon with a piece of TP.

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