30 Small Tips To Make Your Bathroom Look So Much Better
Give yourself a nicer view from the toilet.
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1. Gain some privacy in your bathroom without worrying about blinds or curtains thanks to some window film that'll still let in SO much light. I did this to my bathroom window that faces about 12 other apartments and congratulate myself for it every day.
2. Invest in a lil' over-the-door cabinet organizer so you won't have to stare at a pile of hairstyling tools every time you go to brush your teeth. You'll be locating your hair dryer in record time!
3. Park your bar soap on a silicone soap tray with plenty of ~tasteful~ draining space so the bottom half of that fancy soap your aunt gave you for Secret Santa won't become useless goo.
4. Remove all sorts of stubborn rings that've been staring at you every time you're in the washroom using a pumice stone toilet bowl cleaner. Nope, you do NOT need a new toilet. Your OG just requires some zhuzhing.
5. Make even better use of shower space by swapping your shower caddy for a shower curtain liner with mesh storage pockets to eliminate clutter and the risk of an avalanche of products. This is one of the best things I've ever bought.
6. Brighten an icky floor with a grout pen so you don't have to stare at the stained grout and imagine what it used to look like. Grout takes up a teeny bit of space but, as you can see from the pics, makes a huge impact!
7. Or if things aren't quite that dire yet, try out a drill brush cleaning kit for an informercial-like cleaning sesh that'll have you seeking out all the dirty surfaces in other rooms. (People also love this for ovens! Though you may want a different brush set for the kitchen....)
8. Borrow a little air space above your go-to outlet with an outlet shelf *just* large enough for your electric toothbrush. Here's to a tidier sink!
9. Spritz on a rust-removing spray to work wonders in neglected showers, minus the elbow grease. Spray it on a rusted surround, leave the room, and come back to diminished stains you can easily wipe away from that otherwise-fine shower nobody's wanted to use 'til now.
10. Zhuzh up tired bathroom cabinets that are looking dull from wear, tear, and lots o' steamy showers with some wood polish and conditioner anyone can use... even if you're awful at painting!
11. Tidy up behind your bathroom mirror with a medicine cabinet shelf to *securely* fit in more stuff. I can't be the only one who's had to catch an allergy pill bottle as soon as I open the cabinet.
12. Revive a gray or rusty porcelain sink with a holy grail soft cleanser! You know it's clean from all that scrubbing you've personally done. Now it's time for it to LOOK it.
13. Get at the unsightly rust that just so happens to show its ugly face around sink drains with some rust stain-removing gel. It's haunting you every time you brush your teeth, but it's time to banish it.
14. Prevent an unsightly (and just disgusting) backed-up drain with a millipede-like hair remover with more than 4K hooks and loops to ensnare all that hair down. Yes, yes, this is more about practicality than looks BUT you (and your pipes) will be grateful you made this investment.
15. Show that shower door who's boss with a commercial-grade cleaner that'll get at soap scum and grime on notoriously hard-to-clean shower doors. Seriously, shower doors are more or less scum magnets. It isn't fair but this spray will even the playing field.
16. Corral dirty undies, old washcloths, and other dirty garments in an over-the-door laundry hamper so all that stuff will be up and off the floor. Raise your hand if you've ever tripped on your or a loved one's dirty underwear ::raises both hands::
17. Squeeze a surprising amount of organization around that oddly shaped bathroom sink pipe with an expandable rack that'll help you find love in a hopeless place.
18. Put a two-tier basket organizer to work beneath the vanity corralling boxes of medication, toiletries, and most anything else that gets throw underneath there.
19. Tackle a grungy tub, dirt marks on your bathroom door, and other spots with Magic Erasers that'll just, (UGH they're so good), revive most anything around your home.
20. If you like to keep your extra rolls of TPs in the bathroom but are short on cabinet space, a minimalist toilet paper tower will put spares within arm's reach in a way that won't muss up your decor scheme too much.
21. Tidy up your sink with 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.
22. Give your towels some room to breathe and create a neater look in that bath your whole family uses with 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.
23. Decant your shower products into a set of stainless-steel and glass soap dispensers that'll make your bathroom look like a spa.
24. Opt for a compact step trash can with a lid to keep all those used tissues and tendrils of floss out of sight. Plus, the removable pail makes garbage day super easy!
25. If you're a bath taker, consider a ~expandable~ bathtub caddy to avoid some library fees for water damage while keeping pace with your book club. Also, this thing'll just make your tub look so much more inviting!
26. Save yourself some tedious post-shave cleaning with a Beard King trimmings catcher that'll catch all those clippings.
27. File your at-home mani haul in a 48-bottle universal nail polish holder so your bottles of Ballet Slippers and I'm Not Really a Waitress can peacefully cohabitate without taking up all the vanity or cabinet room.
28. Turn an essential into a decorating op with a cotton swab-coralling flower that'll look adorable on your vanity.
29. Gather up your makeup in a drawstring makeup bag that'll fold down flat so you have a designated surface to contain all your beauty essentials while getting ready. Then once that's wrapped up, you can tighten the drawstring in a *contained* makeup mess. Everyone else in your house will be eternally grateful.
30. And if you're willing to try some black belt-level stuff, get the marble look with some self-adhesive film because a bath remodel is not in the stars but you can fake a new countertop on the cheap. All ya' need is this and a bit of patience.
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