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    31 Things From Walmart To Help Make Living With Roommates Easier

    These'll keep everyone under your roof happy and cordial.

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    1. A magnetic whiteboard for all your to-do and chore lists, so you know exactly when it's your turn to make dinner, call your mother, or take out the garbage.

    An image of a magnetic whiteboard

    Promising review: “It's awesome. Works just as intended. Great price. Works well. I highly recommend it.” —LMR

    Price: $15.99

    2. A stainless steel sponge and scrubby holder organizer if your kitchen sponge always manages to find itself buried underneath a pile of dirty dishes. Now you can keep them nice and neat at the top of the sink.

    A stainless steel sponge and scrubby holder organizer

    Promising review: "Exactly what I wanted. It is small, well built, sits on my sink perfectly, and even comes with a scrubby!!!"Susaninmd

    Price: $8.35 

    3. A tension pole shower caddy if your roomie's products are taking up way too much space on the edge of the tub. With this, you'll always have a place of your own to store your shower essentials. Crisis averted!

    An image of a tension pole shower caddy

    Promising review: “Just what I needed for my walk-in shower. It was very easy to set up, very stylish, and provides ample storage space for all my bodywashes." —BargainDiva

    Price: $31

    4. A toiler paper holder that can hold up to four rolls. It'll make remembering to change the roll way easier, which will likely prevent future arguments — unless you legit have the world's worst roommate who'll inexplicably forget to fill the rack once all four rolls are gone.

    A toilet paper holder

    Promising review: "I like the look of this toilet paper holder. It can hold a total of three in the barrel and one on the spinner, and it has a nice bronze finish that goes perfectly with my bathroom fixtures. I wasn't sure what the part on top was for, but it had a cardboard smartphone attached to it, so I guess you can safely place your phone on it without laying it down somewhere else unsanitary. I have placed bathroom wipes on the top of mine. Overall, I love this handy bathroom item." —Yvlaca71

    Price: $21.94 (available in two colors) 

    5. A bottle of citrus-scented Poo-Pourri so you can easily fool your roommate into thinking you spent the day cleaning the bathroom even though it's still technically on your to-do list.

    An image of a bottle of Poo-Pourri

    Promising review: “It's a godsend! Magnificent product, and if there's anyone in your family with IBS, IBD, Crohn's, or ulcerative colitis, this product will keep your bathroom fit to go into no matter how many trips are made to the toilet! Love it! Won't be without it!" —BryOhio

    Price: $9.99

    6. A two-compartment trash and recycling bin, so you can help your roommate finally put an end to their bad habit of tossing soda cans in the garbage.

    A two-compartment trash and recycling bin

    Promising review: "This disposal works great for our family of three. One side holds recyclables and the other one holds trash. We really don't have a problem fitting the trash bags. And we chose black because it's modern." —Leilani

    Price: $64.51+ (available in three colors) 

    7. A set of kitchen tools that can withstand heat up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, so you won't have to worry that your accident-prone roomie will burn the place down if they're attempting their first chicken cacciatore and they've never boiled water before.

    An image of a set of kitchen tools

    This set comes with a spoonula, slotted spoon, and solid spoon.

    Promising review: "These tools are by FAR my favorites in the kitchen, I've bought all of my friends and family members these tools. If you have nonstick cookware, you MUST HAVE these tools.” —Cook Queen

    Price: $24.91 for a set of three (available in two colors)

    8. A robot vacuum, because vacuum arguments are the worst. If you're looking for a middleman, you can trust this thing to get the job done with no one's feelings getting hurt in the process.

    A robot vacuum

    Promising review: “Easy and quick setup. It is programmable and works very quietly. It comes with a remote, which is also easy to use. I can start, stop, and see if my unit is charging while I'm at work. I have also bought a second one for my son. Great product.” —hygienist

    Price: $118.99

    9. A foldable drying rack if the actual dryer in your apartment (ya know, the thing that your landlord tacked an extra $200 onto your rent for) is always filled with your roommate's clothes whenever you need it. Plus, if you are trying to cut down on costly utility bills, this rack will help you achieve that goal.

    An image of a folding metal clothes drying rack

    Promising review: "It was bigger than I expected, but it folds up nicely for storage. I can fit several items on it, and it does not sag. I wanted it for home use and also to take along when camping. I have not been able to use it for camping yet, but I think it will work nicely." —Brenda

    Price: $36.30

    10. A handy label maker that has several fonts to choose from, so everyone in the house knows which food items — leftovers, snacks, drinks, and more — are actually theirs.

    A handy label maker

    Promising review: “This is a nice little labeler. It came as a surprise to me because of its small size. However, don't let that fool you. It has many capabilities for producing that label. It has many fonts from which to choose." —jan1948

    Price: $22.87

    11. An 18-cup Brita Ultramax Water Filter Dispenser, so you can all enjoy some clean drinking water without having to haul a case of water bottles up a flight of stairs.

    An image of a Brita Ultramax Water Filter Dispenser

    Promising review: "Love it! It fits nicely in my fridge and doesn't need a lot of space. It saves me from carrying heavy cases of water up to the second floor." —LadyTee60

    Price: $31.88 

    12. A LED plug-in night-light to make sure you're as quiet as a mouse during you midnight bathroom run, instead of waking up the whole house stumbling through the hallway looking for the right door to open.

    An image of a LED plug-in nightlight

    Promising review: “Plugs into any standard outlet and gives off a soft light to a large area. The design looks good whether light is on or off.”—TigerRose

    Price: $15.46

    13. A tufted ottoman with room for storage, so you can declutter your room without having to toss anything in the trash. Plus, if you often host guests, they'll now have another place to sit.

    A tufted ottoman with room for storage

    Promising review: “This ottoman is so much more than what I expected! It was nicer than several I had looked at in the $200–$350 range. It is very large and has a great amount of storage. I have three in my home and I feel like they were an absolute steal!” —Lacey

    Price: $112.00+ (available in four colors)

    14. A folding dish rack set that holds everything from glasses to plates to silverware, so if your dishwasher suddenly stops work —the worst, BTW! —you and your roomie will still have a way to keep your dishes clean and dry until the landlord comes to fix it.

    A folding dish rack set

    Promising review: “The rack is stable, even when full of dishes. The lower rack holds glasses, cups, and coffee mugs. The stainless steel cleans easily and is unaffected by water/damp (unlike my previous bamboo rack). The bottom tray collects drips, so the kitchen counter stays dry." —Atlanta

    Price: $10.00

    15. A wide hall tree with 24 shoe cubbies so all the purses, coats, hats, or shoes in the house stay nice and organized.

    A wide hall tree with 24 shoe cubbies

    Promising review: "Wow! A very nice sturdy piece of furniture! It's perfect for what I needed it for! Before I bought it, I had my coats and jackets on chairs and hats and gloves on the they all are in one place off the table, nice and clean. I love it! I recommend it, maybe with different colors perhaps? Worth the money!!" —Luvorange11

    Price: $324.14 (available in two sizes and three colors)

    16. A three-bag laundry cart to keep all your dirty clothes separated, so you won't accidentally be reaching for anyone else's undies next time it's laundry day. It also has wheels, so what's not to love?

    An image of a three-bag laundry cart

    Promising review: "I wanted something to sort my dirty clothes that would do away with the big and clumsy baskets. This portable sorted does the trick. I was pleasantly surprised that there are three individual laundry bags, so if you need to take one with you, it is very easy. Assembly was very easy." —GrannyTech

    Price: $11.88 

    17. A mail sorter you can place on your work desk to keep all your bills and letters separated, so there are no mixups or past-due notices down the road.

    A mail sorter

    Promising review: "This was the perfect organizer for me. The Walmart price was right on. I saw the same product on another site for $20 more. Highly recommend!” —Jill

    Price: $19.03

    18. A kitchen island cart with a drawer, spice rack, towel bar, and butcher block. If your apartment kitchen is super tiny, this would provide some extra places to store all your essentials.

    An image of a kitchen island cart

    Cart comes with a drawer, spice rack, towel bar, and butcher block.

    Promising review: "We live in a small apartment and we were in need of extra counter and storage space. So I hopped on my Walmart app to see what I could find. After checking out a few options, I came across this adorable little kitchen cart. I read a few reviews and decided to take the plunge. I'm so glad I did! It's perfect for my small space! It arrived sooner than expected, and all pieces were intact and accounted for! It took me and my boyfriend 30–35 minutes to put together, and we weren't rushing." —amarielowe   

    Price: $139.00+ (available in two colors) 

    19. A set of under-bed storage bags you can use to store blankets, shoes, or clothes. This will especially come in handy if you have the *literal* definition of a roommate — shoutout to those cramped college dorms.

    A under-bed storage bag filled with clothes on a bedroom floor

    Promising review: "These under-bed storage containers hold so much! They fit all my winter sweaters and sweatshirts. I also like that they're made of lightweight material because they were easier to maneuver. These were a great purchase." —Krysta

    Price: $15.99 (available in three colors)

    20. A canister of Bar Keepers Friend if you are on kitchen-cleaning duty this weekend and want a product that can tackle oxidation, hard-water stains, soap scum, mildew, and grease like a champ.

    A hand holding a canister of bar keepers friend cleanser

    Promising review: "This has got to be the most amazing thing ever. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, would take the hard-water buildup off my shower doors. Until this came along! It looks like there's not even glass there now!... Now I'm looking for anything else that needs a good revival! AMAZING! The even better part is that you don't have to scrub too hard, don't have to let it sit forever, and it doesn't smell like all the other cleaners out there." —KatG

    Price: $2.00

    21. A pack of microfiber cloths you can use for all your cleaning purposes, whether that be dusting furniture, cleaning dishes, or polishing glasses. The best part is that you can wash them after using them, so you can stop putting sponges on your supplies list week after week.

    A stack of folded, different colored microfiber cloths

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these cloths for cleaning. They have completely replaced paper towels and I feel like they do a much better job. I love that we have way less trash and they are so easy to wash. Such a heat purchase." —Kimber

    Price: $14.99 

    22. A lift-top coffee table if you want a piece of furniture you can use for multiple purposes. You can eat off of this *and* store extra items when unexpected houseguests show up.

    An image of a lift-top coffee table

    Promising review: "OK, I absolutely love this coffee table. I’m a living room diner, love eating with a movie or show, and this coffee table is perfect as a table/desk. It’s extremely sturdy, the table holds up well to heavier items (laptop), and is very well made. It does not fold down without you pushing the top down so you needn't worry about your things potentially crashing down when you have the top extended. The storage inside is deep and you can put plenty in there. We live in an apartment and this coffee table is a perfect size.”—vivalamia

    Price: $85.98+ (available in two colors)

    23. A terrazzo vanity tray for storing necklaces, bracelets, and earrings if your roommate always "borrows" your favorite pieces and has a bad habit of "forgetting" to return them. With this, you'll both have a visual reminder of where they're supposed to be!

    A terrazzo vanity tray

    Promising review: "This is a very handy item to reduce clutter on the countertop. Prior to receiving it, items on the countertop would fall into the sink or had to be moved around constantly. It has feet on the bottom, which greatly reduces movement and does not scratch. My wife wishes it came in an assortment of colors so she could get one for our other bathrooms. It is large enough to be useful in any location but not so large as to become clutter itself." —exfed

    Price: $8.97

    24. An over-the-door shoe rack that can store up to 36 pairs, so not only will you know where your shoes are but also which shoes belong to who — especially if you have the same pair.

    An image of an over-the-door shoe rack

    Promising Review: "I love how snug this rack fits on the door. It's not loose like others that'll slide off. I also love how the shelves are slanted in. Bigger-size shoes definitely stick out a bit but because of the slant, but they stay put. There is enough room to actually hold my daughter's shoes!" —Cajunlimey

    Price: $19.98

    25. An 18-piece food storage container set that is dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe, so they can withstand all the abuse you and your roomies are sure to put them through.

    A 18-piece food storage container set

    Set contains nine bases and nine lids, for a total of 18 pieces  

    Promising review: "I got caught on the organizing train, as many. That might be the reason why some of these containers are hard to find or prices went up. Walmart has a great variety and awesome prices. These containers are awesome, classy, easy to wash, nonspilling, and beautiful to look at. Plus, they also make both my pantry and refrigerator look so much better than before!" —Maria

    Price: $25.00 

    26. A programmable coffee maker with three brew strengths and a cold brew setting, so everyone can enjoy a cuppa in the morning just the way they like it.

    An image of a programmable coffee maker

    It has three warming temperatures and brew strengths.

    Promising review:I love the three heat settings and the fact that there's a cold brew setting! How wonderful for iced coffee lovers! Definitely worth the purchase! Looks beautiful in my farm-style kitchen!” —EquinePhotographer

    Price: $48.74

    27. A set of four foldable drawer dividers to keep all your intimates in the right place, so even there's a mixup in the laundry room, you'll know which pairs are actually yours.

    A set of four foldable drawer dividers

    Promising review: "Loved organizing socks and slips and bras! The best tool to determine what should go where!" —GrandmaCandy

    Price: $13.99

    28. A 16-jar revolving spice rack if your roommates are always putting spices in places you can't find them. Now everyone will know exactly where they are. Look at you, you awesome problem solver!

    An image of a 16-jar revolving spice rack

    Promising review: “I really love this spice rack! I probably have been through at least eight other ones over the last ten years, and I have to say this one is absolutely perfect! It is a perfect size, so it fits nicely on your counter and will fit perfectly in the corner as well.” —Brazilchick32

    Price: $20.64

    29. A two-toned toothbrush holder for preventing toothbrush mixups before they rear their ugly heads. Plus, they'll also match any bathroom theme of your choosing, whether that's farmhouse or maybe industrial inspired.

    A two-toned toothbrush holder

    Promising review: "I am quite pleased with our new toothbrush holder. The two-toned metal brushed stainless steel gives it a sophisticated, yet simple, design. It is very functional and stylish. This is definitely a different style than I'm accustomed to seeing in a toothbrush holder. The wide openings that hold the toothbrushes are something I've not seen before. Looking straight down at the top, it resembles a peace sign (I dig it). It matches nicely with the other décor in the bathroom. I only use it for our manual toothbrushes." —Lula 

    Price: $7.48+ (available in two colors) 

    30. A hair drain to catch hair if you're tired of using a wire hanger to remove clogs after every shower.

    An image of a peerless rubber shower drain hair catcher

    Promising review: “I lose a lot of hair when showering. Long and lots of them. The hair is not able to go through the soft spikes on this hair catcher.” —Monroe

    Price: $2.97

    31. And, finally, a power strip, because there are only so many outlets to use in your place. With this, everyone will have more places to charge up all their devices.

    A power strip to charge electronic devices

    Promising review:I use this in my home office — hasn't cut me out once yet for my computer and many gadgets! And often I've had the cheap plastic covers over each plug break on others — these seem to be really sturdy! Great cord.” —phil

    Price: $13.13+ (available in two count sizes)

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