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    52 Practical Things For Your Bathroom You Probably Won't Regret Buying

    No more toilet room regrets, folks.

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    1. A shower curtain liner with mesh storage pockets I love and will buy for as long as it's a thing I can buy. Maybe you'll feel the same way too once you realize you can stash SO MANY things in it.

    writer's pic of inside a shower with the mesh shower curtain pockets visible
    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 $18.67.

    2. And double shower curtain hooks for the simplest of switches to make you wonder how the heck you weren't using these before! Now you can throw back that shower curtain in the morning with zero snags.

    closeup of double hook shower curtain hook
    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).

    3. Plus a curved shower curtain rod so you don't have to worry about the shower liner creepily touching you while you're just trying to get clean. 

    closeup of wall mounted shower curtain rod that's curved
    Lowe's

    Promising review: "Much to like about this. Its curved structure gives significant amount of space and elbow room inside the shower. It is firmly attached to the wall at both ends with screws — so it will not move or slide down like tension/spring loaded rods. Gorgeous Bronze Finish. Recommend using plastic shower curtain rings versus metal ones in order to keep the bronze finish from getting scratched. Also found that the plastic rings are much lighter, making it noticeably easier to open and close the shower curtain." —JumboJim

    Get it from Lowe's for $44.98+ (available in three finishes).

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

    person with half of their makeup wiped on by the Makeup Eraser
    BuzzFeed

    I've used these for years and LOVE them. My normal day of makeup includes long-wearing 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.

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

    reviewer pic of a bunch of hair around the Tubshroom that the product caught before it going down the drain
    a reviewer's pic of the tubshroom in a shower drain with it sticking up a little out of the drain

    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 Drano. 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 Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors; also available in a sink version).

    6. And a SinkShroom to magically catch all sorts of stuff before it clogs up your bathroom sink. (Yes I shed into my bathroom sink all the time too.) 

    stopper in a sink
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "We are old and losing hair! Amazed at how much hair was kept from clogging up the drains. I have one in the bathtub drain and one in the sink." —Susanne

    Get it from The Grommet for $16.95 (available in two colors). 

    7. 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!

    clear acrylic stool that fits in front of a toilet
    Amazon

    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 $40.57 (four colors) or a nice teak version for $53.63.

    8. 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.

    bottle of Poo-Pourri with bundle of lavender in a toilet bowl
    Amazon

    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 D

    Get it from Amazon for $9.32 (available in several sizes and scents).

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

    the candle lit in a living room
    Amazon

    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).

    10. 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.

    toothbrush holder stuck on a mirror
    Amazon

    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 counts

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in black).

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

    hands slipping shower curtain into a white square that's mounted on tile surround
    Amazon

    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 Polsky

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    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.

    12. An over-the-tank holder with enough room to hold super-sized rolls.

    toilet with a holder for two spare rolls on toilet paper on the side of the toilet tank
    Amazon

    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 $9.99+ (available in three finishes).

    13. Or a colorful storage basket if hidden storage in colorful disguise is more your thing. 

    colorful oval basket with three rolls of toilet paper inside
    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    14. 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.

    three rolls of toilet paper in packaging
    Reel

    These rolls 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 $37.99 (available as a one-time buy or a subscription model every 4, 8, or 12 weeks).

    15. bidet attachment that'll make you rue the day you started buying wet wipes in the pursuit of cleanliness instead of installing one of these babes.

    the white bidet with wood knob on a toilet, installed under the seat
    model sitting on toilet with bidet
    Tushy

    Check out BuzzFeed's full Tushy bidet review.

    Promising review: "Life-changer. No more clogged toilets, plumber visits due to wipes creating issues, endless 'paperwork' sessions...just an all around upgrade that has increased my confidence in my cleanliness no matter how formal or intimate the rest of the day may be!" —Nick S.

    Get it from Tushy for $99 (originally $129.99; available in three colors and five knob colors).

    16. 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.

    back of bathroom door with a towel rack that has three tiers of racks for towels
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $20.01+ (available in three finishes).

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

    closeup on tag of Amazon Basics towel
    BuzzFeed

    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 $13.37 (includes a wash cloth, bath towel, and hand towel, available in eight colors).

    18. A soft linen robe you'll have a hard time convincing yourself to trade in for regular clothes. 

    model in knee length robe
    Magic Linen

    Magic Linen is a family-owned brand based in Lithuania that also sources its materials from other locally based family-owned brands. Also, MagicLinen takes custom orders!

    Promising review: "Generous wrap, beautifully made, and the linen’s a perfect weight for cool New England mornings. Sensibly designed hemline, a bit shorter in front, means no stepping on the robe when climbing stairs. Softens a bit with washing. Real side pockets hold a cellphone securely. Loops for the belt are substantial. So glad I found it!" —Patrice M. 

    Get it from Magic Linen for $120 (available in sizes S/M, L/XL, XXL and three colors and check out some more robe options).

    19. 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. Trust me, this has happened several times to me.

    top down look at the clear mat on a tub floor
    Amazon

    This mat is machine-washable, anti-bacterial, and latex-, phthalate-, and BPA-free.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 18 colors).

    20. 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.

    handle stuck to tub
    Amazon

    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 Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    21. A Burst Oral Care electric toothbrush your dentist will be so proud you finally started using.

    A gif of the white toothbrush which has a light-up display
    A hand holding the rose gold toothbrush
    Burst Oral Care

    What's included: A Burst Sonic Toothbrush, toothbrush head (with charcoal bristles that'll keep your teeth pearly white), USB wall adapter, and USB charging base. A travel case is sold separately.

    Promising review: "My teeth are so clean they squeak now! I would eat off of my own teeth if they were a floor and my food fell on them! That's how clean they are! I wish everything was as clean as my teeth feel!" —Lisa D.

    Get it from Burst Oral Care for $69.99+ (available in three colors).

    22. 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.

    the water flosser charging on reservoir stand on bathroom sink
    Amazon

    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 Kaelble

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95+ (available in 10 colors).

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

    toothpaste tube vertical in a white stand
    closeup of toothpaste tube in the squeezer
    Amazon

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.59.

    24. A countertop organizer in case you don't have a medicine cabinet or could use some more space to corral your cotton swabs and rounds. 

    acrylic container with cotton swabs and rounds
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Fits nicely on my sink, doesn't overwhelm the space. I'm the only one who uses it, cotton swab area fits about two travel sizes." —Anonymouse from US

    Get it from Wayfair for $12.88.

    25. 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 Morea

    Get set of two from Amazon for $13.99.

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

    wooden slatted soap dishes
    Amazon

    Get two from Amazon for $7.59.

    27. 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.

    the selection of medicine that comes in the kit
    Cabinet

    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).

    28. 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!" —Roxysgarden

    Get it from Amazon for $21.73+ (available in two finishes).

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

    open stainless steel shelf with towels stacked on it
    Amazon

    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).

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

    the plunger and brush in one stand
    Amazon

    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 Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    31. Or a flashy plunger (who knew that was a thing?) in case you don't mind a dose of color in the most practical ways possible. 

    plungers with neon handles and a black base
    top of plunger handle with a smiley face on it
    Coming Soon

    Get it from Coming Soon for $34 (available in four colors).

    32. 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.

    toilet with half in the daylight and half in the dark with the toilet lit up
    Amazon

    It fits on any toilet bowl, and has 16 colors, five brightness levels, and a 170 degree radius.

    Promising review: "At first I thought that the idea of an illuminated toilet bowl was funny. However, given the choice of an illuminated toilet bowl, turning on the light, or missing, an illuminated toilet bowl is a great idea. This unit is much better than the first I used because there are no suction cups (which never stay attached) and it use AA batteries instead of AAA, and it has a five-level dimmer for middle-of-the-night eye comfort." —William D.

    Get two from Amazon for $19.99.

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

    bathroom with a frosted glass look for privacy
    Amazon

    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 $9.99.

    If you prefer something a little more lively, check out a shimmery version.

    34. 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.

    back of a bathroom door with a small hanging hamper on the door
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in 11 colors).

    35. A fog-free shaving mirror that'll hang up in the shower with a stick-on hook!

    shower surround with small mirror hanging up on the surround
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    Also check out a suction-cup mirror.

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

    model looking at razor
    Billie

    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 five-blade razor cartridges).

    37. 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.

    toilet paper holder with a stainless-steel shelf on top that's large enough to put down a phone
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great product! I live in a house where one of us prefers the TP roll stay on the spindle. While the other would rather hold the TP in his hand to unwrap. Now everyone is happy!😀. The 'cell phone' holder doubles as a great acoustic addition if you are going to place a Bluetooth speaker on the shelf. My music was slappin as I cleaned the bathroom LOL. I will say this, it's best to have an extension piece for your drill, or a long screwdriver. Or installation will take longer than it should." —Constance Mayaki

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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

    three pics of shelf that fits behind the outlet covers shown both with the shelf on top or at the bottom
    Amazon

    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 Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in three colors).

    39. A sandalwood all-purpose cleaner concentrate to make your water closet smell like it belongs in a 5-star hotel penthouse suite. 

    the bottle of cleaner
    Good Vibes

    Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned small business run out of Philadelphia, PA, that makes an array of plant-based cleaning products. The product itself is very soapy, so be sure to dilute it properly before going to town on all of your surfaces. You can also use it as a laundry booster or spot cleaner for clothes or carpet. 

    Promising review: "All the Good Vibes products work well, this is my favorite scent. I use it mostly for cleaning bathrooms and the floors throughout my home. It did an amazing job, however, cleaning the outside of a car that hadn't been washed in over a year. Two thumbs up!!" —my favorite

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10.

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

    curling iron laying on textured hot pink silicone mat
    Amazon

    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).

    41. 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.

    closeup of the timer plugin in an outlet
    a hair straightener resting on a towel on a bathroom counter plugged up to the timer
    Amazon

    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 one-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." —AoiMizuno

    Get it from Amazon for $11.59 (available in three timer types).