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    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.

    reviewer's window with holographic geometric frosted covering

    Promising review: "I have a weird skinny window in my house where no normal window covering works. People walking on our community trail can see up into our upstairs bathroom when the light is on and it's dark outside. Not a good plan at all. So I used this window film and cut different-sized circles and placed then on this window to interrupt the view into the house. Worked perfectly! Very easy to use." —Marsgard

    Get it from Amazon for $6.78+ (available in eight sizes).

    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!

    Promising review: "This product did exactly what I needed it to. Before all my items were in a drawer and the cords were a pain, but with this metal basket it minimized clutter, keeps things organized and separate, and it also looks nice. It fits two of my blow-dryers, a flat iron, and curling wand. The bars are adjustable, as well (just use the twisties it came with to secure them in place). Worth the buy!" —Alyssa Jewell

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in eight finishes).

    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.

    gray soap dish with slots for draining water into the sink

    Dishwasher-safe so it's easy to clean the thing that holds the cleaning thing.

    Promising review: "I really dislike gooey soap that's been sitting in water since yesterday's shower. This tray lets the water drain out and the soap is lovely each time. Works perfectly for me." —E. J. Buss

    Get it from Amazon for $2.86.

    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.

    Promising review: "OMG!!! It works!!! After having this toilet buildup I gave up on everything, but I saw that this product 'worked' and decided to give it a try... with a little elbow grease and some music blasting in the background I managed to remove it all!!! I can’t believe it. I’m so happy, I was so embarrassed when company came over and would see that, not no more... yay!!!" —Asdrubal Orantes

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    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.

    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 $15.

    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!

    Promising review: "We moved into our new home, and the shower had a really yellow grout. Cleaning didn’t do anything, and I saw this grout pen online. What a saver! Otherwise, I would have just hired someone to replace my shower. I used this grout pen, and my husband was so impressed :D The tip loses its shape fast, but just pull out the TIP AND FLIPPED IT OVER, and you’ll have a new tip." —jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    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....),

    Includes three brushes that'll attach to a standard handheld drill.

    Promising review: "Just got done cleaning my bathroom tile grout and the floor looks flawless. If I was scrubbing by hand it would’ve took twice as long to have my floor as clean as it is. To make cleaning go faster put a little pressure on the drill so it can really get into the crevices nicely." —Jessica Coulter

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six color combos).

    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!

    Amanda / Amazon / Via, Amazon Customer / Amazon / Via

    FYI, it installs like a regular outlet cover. Of course except with the wonderful shelf. Can also be installed so the shelf is below the outlet.

    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 1.25 inches 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 $5.80. And check out a larger outlet shelf.

    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.

    Promising review: "Seeing is believing. I posted 'before' and 'after' pictures of our bathtub. It was gross and orange rust stained. Not even Mr. Clean Magic Erasers touched the rust stains. But now it's shiny and looks brand new. I sprayed it on (yes, it's more of a liquid than a gel but it still works). I came back an hour later and wiped it off. No elbow grease needed. Majority of the rust was gone, only thing left was soap scum and that easily wiped away. I'll be buying this stuff again!" —NMP

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    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!

    Promising review: "My bathroom cabinets had a lot of wear from the steam from showers and baths. I want to replace them but decided I would try this first. It’s very easy to apply, wait 20 minutes then wipe off the excess. Filled in the places where the varnish was gone and showing raw wood and brightened up the finish. Looks much, much better for an easy and cheap fix. Very pleased with this product." —Dog Lovers

    Get it from Amazon for $14.77.

    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.

    open medicine cabinet with organizing shelves

    Promising review: "This fits perfectly on the bottom of my medicine cabinet. It is very sturdy plastic with a great design. I can't believe how many jars, tubes, etc., it has managed to corral. Everything looks so neat! If they make a smaller one for upper cabinet shelves, I'm buying it. Wonderful little product!" —Alex

    Get the one on the bottom from Amazon for $14.

    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.


    FYI, this is the pre-mixed version (which saves you a bit of time). But you can also try the original powder version. To understand just *how* versatile this product is, check out our review of Bar Keepers Friend and prepare to be amazed!

    Promising review: "My old sink was so bad I thought I eventually was gonna have to replace it. I tried everything you could think of. I heard about this product and it was only a couple bucks so figured I would try. Took me less than five minutes and you can see the 'before' and 'after' photos. It even took away the gray marks that I assumed was permanently scratched. I use it about once a month. My sink looks brand-new every time. Excited to try the other products." —jhenry

    Get it from Amazon for $12.89.

    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.

    reviewer's pic of rust around sink drain then it free of rust after using the product

    Promising review: "I. AM. Shook! The previous tenant kept this apartment NASTY. I moved in the day he moved out and was scrubbing this nasty drain for months to no avail. I let this sit for an hour and came back just to peek and wow. The difference is crazy. Now I feel better about taking baths in my own home. Amazing. 9/10 because the instructions says rub lightly. I tried that way first and almost thought it was a dud (Meaning it wouldn’t work LOL). But it definitely worked after letting it sit." —Julia R.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    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., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best product ever for getting rid of hair clogs in sink and tub drains! I have two teenage girls with long curly hair and despite them gathering hair that they find in the tub after showering, it still clogs from time to time. All I have to do is put down the drain millipede and it pulls out the hair and removes the black gunk on the side of the drain. It's absolutely disgusting and smells horrible BUT gets the job done without chemicals and a plumber. A must-have for every tub/shower drain!!" —D. Darr

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    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.


    Seriously, why did anyone think shower doors were a good idea?

    Promising review: "Amazing product! My kids' bathroom has a tub with a textured bottom and what seemed to be ground-in heavy soap scum. I tried everything from Tilex to baking soda and vinegar but the stains just wouldn't budge. Got my shipment of Bucko in, immediately ran upstairs and sprayed the tub down, let it sit for three minutes, grabbed a washcloth, and the stains/soap scum just wiped right off. I couldn't believe it!!!" —Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88.

    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::

    back of bathroom door with hanging laundry bag on it

    You can love someone and still not want to come in touch with their freshly used undies.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in three colors).

    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.

    reviewer pic of inside a bathroom vanity cabinet with a lot of organized items in a small space thanks to the adjustable organizer

    Measures 15 inches long x 11.25 inches wide x 15 inches high and can expand to 25 inches long.

    Promising review: "I'm so glad I bought this. I have a 24-inch vanity in my bathroom and this fit perfectly. I have it extended to about 23-inch and it holds sturdy, though I can see if you were to extend it to its full length it gets weak in the middle. I liked it so much that I ordered another one for the kitchen. I got some clear bins to help organize bottles and other goodies I keep in the bath." —Marlene R.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.87 (available in three finishes).

    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.,

    I have a similar organizer underneath my kitchen sink and it is *so* handy.

    Promising review: "As someone who desperately needed to organize their bathroom, I found this product very helpful. It was easy to put together, fits nicely in my bathroom, and holds a lot of my necessities. I have attached a 'before' and 'after' picture. Very pleased." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.87.

    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.

    Promising review: "These things are amazing! We have a rental property and the tenants trashed the house. I went to clean up and brought along these Magic Erasers. The bathroom was in really bad shape. I gagged for a portion of my scrubbing. These worked wonders. I'd say that they probably cut my cleaning time in half. Water stains, grime, whatever it was that those tenants left on the floor near the toilet. It left everything looking as brand new as it could. Saved me a lot of time and headache." —Crista Nalezny

    Get it from Amazon for $19 (for a pack of four).

    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.

    bathroom with white and wood toilet paper towel in a white bathroom

    Promising review: "Goes great in my millenial pink/rococo themed bathroom. It's minimalist enough and doesn't take up too much space." —Maddie T

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    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.

    person putting toothbrush into toothbrush holder that sticks onto a bathroom mirror

    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 $7.49 (also available in black).

    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.

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

    Promising review: "The house we bought has a small bathroom and no towel racks. We plan on re-doing it anyways, so this has been a great temporary solution. On the back of the door and out of the way. Super easy to assemble, this is coming from someone who dies a little when they have to assemble ANYthing. Only thing I’ll ding it on, is that it’s so lightweight, it bangs on the door when drying your hands on a hanging towel. Other than that, good product, good price. Can’t beat that!" —Rose W.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.24+ (available in three finishes).

    23. Decant your shower products into a set of stainless-steel and glass soap dispensers that'll make your bathroom look like a spa.

    A customer review photo of four soap dispensers in their shower.

    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 $12.99.

    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!

    small cylinder copper color trash can with step pedal to open

    I have a doppelganger trash can and it's the best!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in seven finishes).

    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!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I got it for my aunt, she loved it so much she got another one for her other bathroom!" —Justine M Hutchinson

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    26. Save yourself some tedious post-shave cleaning with a Beard King trimmings catcher that'll catch all those clippings.

    Promising review: "My girlfriend bought this for me as a present. At first I was skeptical about using it, but once I got my hands on it there was no going back. I use my Beard Bib anywhere two to four times a week and cannot live without it. Not only does this serve a big purpose in my trimming routine but now I no longer have to argue with my girlfriend about all the mess that I USED to create. Also, we ordered a beard oil recently and reached out to customer support about the different scents they offer, they were super helpful! Over all, it has been an awesome experience and they’ve truly made me feel like a King!" —Timur

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    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.

    before pic of cluttered nail polish bottles and after of them neatly filed away in this organizer

    Promising review: "This is fantastic!! It fits my polish perfectly. I was able to adjust some slots for the hard-to-fit bottles, and I can keep them all standing on end, which is said to be better for your polish than laying on its side. I was worried that having the weight of all the polish would make the door fall open and polish spill out, but that is not the case at all. This is well made and very handy. I have two white/clear and one pink case. One case has 48 bottles, and the other case has 49." —mama bear

    Get it from Amazon for $27.89 (available in clear or pink).

    If you can spare the counter space (lucky you!), check out this 60 bottle countertop holder.

    28. Turn an essential into a decorating op with a cotton swab-coralling flower that'll look adorable on your vanity.

    review pic of the lotus flower-like holdr

    It's also great for toothpicks!

    Promising review: "I love this little holder. I have two in black and green! You can remove the little florets to make room for more cotton swabs. Do not overload this thing, or you will struggle with getting it out. I only fill about 10 at a time. This may not be ideal for people with a large household, but I don't mind refilling it weekly. I usually put about 10 swabs in. I like that it keeps my cotton swabs sanitary with the domed lid. Looks very cute on the countertop!" —ag.fabozzi

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

    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.

    silver drawstring bag with makeup in it

    Opens up to a hexagonal shape of 19" x 22" and easily wipes clean.

    Promising review: "I don’t use it for travel. I keep my makeup in it all the time. It’s super easy to open it up and put my makeup on, and then put it away. I have small bathroom counters, so I can’t really leave stuff out. I’ve had this one for at least six months and it is still in good condition." —Loves

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    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.

    on top a reviewer's plain bathroom counter, on the bottom the same counter covered in marble film

    Promising review: "I used this adhesive film to turn two cheap IKEA tables into less cheap looking IKEA tables because I'm not made of money, but I would like others to believe I am. Super simple to use and you get a ton of it for the price. I was really pleased overall. The pattern actually looks like marble, not a weird pixel-y repetitive pattern so that's great as well. Also it was delivered same day which was miraculous as my DIY initiative tends to fade approximately 48 hours after I discover a project I want to do." —Spencer House

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50+ (available in seven size rolls).

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