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27 Products To Make Living With Roommates Better And Easier

Things to diffuse the cold war raging in your living space.

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1. A protective case so people won't breathe all over your toothbrush just because you share a bathroom. My aunt is a nurse and she swears by these.

A reviewer's cover on the toothbrush

2. A rust stain remover because sharing a tub means it gets dirty twice as fast. Easily erase the wear and tear in your high traffic bathroom overnight with this.

3. A pack of Shout dye-trapping sheets to protect your precious white laundry from the destructive power of your roommates leftover red sock. Start mixing your colors guilt free (we've all been tempted) without bleeding.

reviewer photo showing a dyed quilt next to the Shout color catchers

4. A powerful wood finisher for getting your entire deposit back even though your cabinets have been through it all. This baby works magic for under $20. People will legit think you got new stuff.

A reviewer's scratched up cabinets before using the finisher / A reviewer's smoother cabinets after using the finisher

5. A TubShroom that your shower drain won't be able to thank you enough for — believe me. No more paying for costly plumbers when your drain collects enough human hair for at least four wigs.

reviewer photo showing TubShroom with hair and soap caked on it

6. A bottle of red wine stain remover so whoever caused the spill can clean it up before it becomes a problem for the group chat. This solution costs less than getting your carpet professionally cleaned or replaced.

7. A multipurpose cleaning solution to take care of random messes that popped up just as you finished cleaning. This powerful formula cleans anything from walls and sinks to pots and pans.

8. A pack of dishwasher cleaner tablets for keeping the backbone of your kitchen at its best. If you have to run the dishwasher twice to get everything clean, it may be time to use one of these.

9. And a pack of washing machine tablets because your clothes are only as clean as your washer. Let's be real, your machine probably wasn't designed for its current level of usage (you + your fifty-leven roommates).

A model putting the tablet in a washer

10. A garbage disposal cleaner so you won't be forced to plunge your hand into the cesspool rising beneath the mountain of dirty dishes. This'll clear whatever putrid odors are coming from the drain.

The clogged sink // The drain full of the cleaner // The empty drain

11. A carpet-cleaning solution to restore your carpet to its glory days, you know, before it acquired that unsettling aroma. Why pay 💰💰💰 to get the thing professionally shampooed ONCE when you can get this long-lasting product for under $20?

reviewer pic of carpet being cleaned with a vacuum revealing a much lighter carpet color underneath

12. A leather conditioner because the communal couch looks like it's on its last legs. Investments require upkeep and you can get it done for less than $25.

13. An instant stain remover spray so you can salvage your favorite outdoor furniture. This kills the microorganisms that may be growing on them — no scrubbing necessary.

14. A split laundry hamper to save space while separating your clothes from your roommate's.

A reviewer's laundry in the hamper

15. A portable mesh shower caddy just in case you hate storing anything in your shared bathroom.

A reviewer's caddy with a variety of products, tools, and a towel

16. A brilliant outlet shelf because bathroom storage is at a premium. Stop taking your chances with water and electronics by putting your devices on the edge of the sink, and place them on this shelf instead.

A shaver resting on the shelf

17. A dishwasher magnet so everyone is on the same page about the state of the dishes. No more running an extra cycle because SOMEONE mixed dirty dishes with the clean ones.

A person touching the dishwasher magnet

18. A two-pack of acrylic shelf dividers that'll help you keep your pantry and closet goods from toppling onto each other. We love a borderline invisible storage solution.

A reviewer's towels being divided with the product

19. A pack of two self-adhesive razor holders so you won't have to feel bad about knocking over your roomie's razor by accident. We've all been there.

A reviewer's razors in the holders

20. A set of adhesive strips because smells, pests, and air all travel fast in cramped spaces. Just because your roommate loves strawberry-scented candles doesn't mean you have to suffer.

21. A game-changing pan and pot lid organizer, since maximizing the use of your overflowing cabinets takes skill and strategy. Use this to avoid a pot and pan-valanche every time you open a cabinet.

22. A pack of soft foam earplugs just in case you've got paper-thin walls. At long last, you can stop involuntarily eavesdropping on your roommate's conversations.

23. An airtight food storage set for snacks that are too delicious to share with your roommates or potential pests. Food packaging is so inconsistent but these can introduce some uniformity to your communal kitchen.

A reviewer's pantry with the containers

24. And a lid holder caddy to retire from being a professional Tupperware diver. With this, everything will be much easier to locate.

Food storage lids neatly placed in organizer

25. A super-useful caddy so you'll all know exactly where to find the remote from here on out.

26. A pair of noise-canceling Apple AirPods for those in microscopic spaces with paper-thin walls. If all of your roommates work from home, you should definitely consider investing in these.

27. A jumbo clothespin hook because towel racks never seem to hold enough towels. With these, you can really take advantage of your wall space and give everyone a dedicated hook.

three jumbo clothespins hanging on a wall holding towels

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