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    31 Things To Help You Tackle The Mess Lurking In Your Bathroom

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    1. A special jetted tub cleaner that'll regurgitate all the disgusting stuff you DIDN'T EVEN KNOW was lurking in and clogging up your jetted tub's innards. If you have one of these luxurious beauties but are unsure if you've ever cleaned it. Eh. You need to clean it.

    AKA, it brings forth the filth so you can wipe it away and rest assured knowing it isn't lurking in your pipes.

    Promising review: "I bought my house in December and it was far from clean, before using the jetted tub I ran the Internet-suggested mixture of dish-washing detergent and bleach through it. All seemed fine until one day with a black oily residue was visible at the water line, nothing super bad but enough to know it was time for a cleaning. I purchased this product to give it a try and I was shocked! At the 15-minute mark it was gross but i just left it running for a full hour. To be on the safe side I drained, rinsed, and ran YUK again, and to my surprise had virtually no dirt, maybe a few slight pieces that didn't make it out in the first round. Afterwards I pulled the jets out and found the dirty mess behind those that YUK couldn't get to but I am confident I have a clean tub now, I will definitely be buying more of this. Recommended for anyone buying a house with a used jetted tub. Smell is not bad at all, it actually kind of smells like a clean pool room." —Randall Crane

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    2. A millipede-like hair remover with more than 4k hooks and loops to ensnare all that hair down there you've been telling yourself it's totally fine while standing in inches of water as you shower., 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.

    3. And a TubShroom plus SinkShroom for easy removal on the reg because it would be lovely to just catch that hair before it clogs up your finicky drains.,

    Promising review (for the TubShroom): "I have long, thick hair and a dog. We've had too many drain clogs to count, so when I saw the TubShroom advertised, I thought it might be just the thing. I used it today when I gave the dog a bath and holy cow! It caught the hair, allowed the water to drain and cleanup was a cinch. TubShroom works exactly as advertised and I could not be more pleased." —HappyLady

    Get them from Amazon: TubShroom for $12.99+ (six colors) and SinkShroom for $10.99 (six colors)

    4. A shower curtain with mesh storage pockets that'll evenly distribute the in-shower storage sitch so you have the freedom to sing with a full range of motion and emotions and avoid teetering shampoo towels on your bathtub side.

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    Yes, this is my shower curtain! 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~ to learn more about why I'm in love with an object that can't love me back.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    5. And a smart funnel to help you get the last inch of shampoo from your old bottle into your new bottle so you don't look like someone who collects shampoo bottles.


    You don't want people to see five bottles of almost-empty shampoo in your bathroom. It's alarming!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. An expandable under-sink kit that'll fit around awkward pipes so you don't have to leave your cleaning products and toiletries out for all to see 24/7., Amazon

    Measures 15''x11.25''x15'' and expands to 25".

    Promising review: "Great product for a great price. Very sturdy, but lightweight and small — under my bathroom sink is *very* small, and the metal frame is thin enough that it doesn't take up much space, and of course it allows me to utilize the empty vertical space instead of shoving things all the way to the back wall. I might rearrange the shelves, but it's just held with screws on each end so that's easy enough to do-comes with two supports for two shelves, but you can choose from four heights/positions. 👍🏻 Might need to order a second for under the kitchen sink..." —Jennifer Mowry

    Get it from Amazon for $19.87 (available in two finishes).

    7. An over-the-door organizer for hanging up towels, robes, and more. It'll look so nice it'll also function as decor!


    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    8. Or an over-the-door towel holder in case you don't already have a towel rack and can't spare the precious wall space.


    Get it from Amazon for $18+ (also available in bronze).

    9. A medicine cabinet shelf to *securely* fit more stuff behind your bathroom mirror without causing an avalanche every time you open it.


    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 it from Amazon for $10.48+ (available in four varieties).

    10. A v obvious stack of extra TP on this toilet paper holder that doesn't want to put you in a BAAAAAd position on the porcelain throne without some paper.


    Promising review: "After using the bathroom, my husband sought me out to inform me that he loves this product. He was so delighted, and I was surprised at his reaction to the toilet paper holder. We use to stack our TP on top of the toilet tank. The black sheep stands fairly sturdy on its four black legs. I was thinking that I might have to hang it on the wall after reading other reviews of the legs being uneven. Easy to put together, and stands on floor. It holds lots of TP, and best of all, it is cute." —Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    11. A funny toilet organizer to help corral your Poo-Pourri, spare toilet paper rolls, and even a humidity-loving plant!


    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (also available in "Nice Butt").

    12. A rotating makeup organizer so you can finally track down your favorite eye cream in a whirl while freeing up some MAJOR counter space thanks to its ability to contain all your oddly sized essentials.


    Promising review: "I got plenty of organizers to divide care products, cosmetics, medicine before and it took a lot of spaces on my dresser. That's the main reason why I start looking for a complete organizer with a decent capacity to fulfill everything I need. I'm satisfied with the result as I found 'the one' and I've gotta retire four small organizers right now." —Natelie

    Get it from Amazon for $26.68.

    13. A commercial-grade cleaner for getting at soap scum and grime on notoriously hard-to-clean shower doors. It's time to stop ignoring those scummy surfaces you encounter on the reg.


    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.

    14. A holy grail soft cleanser to help you *easily* erase all those gray and rusty stains on surfaces like shower doors and porcelain sinks that you KNOW are clean but don't look it! And even though it's been scrubbed to death (pre-this stuff!) they're clean and don't LOOK clean.


    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 then 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 two 13 oz. bottles from Amazon for $9.22.

    15. A hair styling station because despite what your family would think, the bathroom windowsill isn't the best place to store five kinds of hairspray and every hair tool with a cord.


    You've suffered through too many hairspray avalanches during groggy mornings. Oh, and this will also fit on a towel rack.

    Promising review: "Works well under the sink. I bought this for my daughter to help clear some of her clutter in a small bathroom. Worked like a charm!" —Tina F.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    16. An outlet shelf to keep your electric toothbrush, electric razor, and any other motorized essentials right where you need them. No more letting your electric toothbrush crowd those precious few inches of space around your sink. (I totally need this.)


    Promising review: "We have a pedestal sink with almost no room for storage. This thing is perfect to store and charge our electric toothbrush as well as my beard trimmer and razor. My only complaint is that it's not wider." —P. D. Mehta

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

    17. A pumice stone that'll scrub away hard water marks and all kinds of nastiness that've made that one bathroom in your house a total pariah.

    Promising review: "We rented a home and the toilets were disgusting. Someone suggested a pumice stone and let me tell you it was amazing!! The picture is after just five minutes with the stone. I tried bleach, every toilet bowl cleaner available, and countless hours of scrubbing to no avail...but this stone worked instantly! I will be buying several more!! The stone does dissolve when scrubbing so you need a couple. I was able to do almost two toilets completely that looked awful with one stone!!" —CristaCross

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    18. And toilet cleaner with goose necks for minimal-effort reaching and serious bowl-whitening power on the reg. (I use this stuff and it is *effective*.)


    Don't be the person with the filthy toilet bowl. Disinfects and kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.

    Promising review: "I've tried everything over the past 20 years from the 'horse pills' you drop in the tank to Comet powder for keeping the bowls clean. The Lysol cleaner is the best I've found so far. Had some stubborn stains that, after letting this set for about 30 minutes, were finally gone. The two-pack is also a great bargain and much better price than the local stores. Like many cleaning products, the scent may be strong for some and I'd also wear rubber/latex gloves when using this...otherwise, no complaints and will definitely be using this again." —Jeff Richardson

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.97.

    19. A beehive-shaped plunger that conforms to even oddly shaped toilet bowls. You know how most plungers are just circles? Welp, this will be way more effective for your efforts.


    This beaut has 800+ five-star Amazon reviews and will have you tossing your OG.

    Promising review: "This is the best plunger ever.

    I am in the unfortunate position to have to use a toilet that gets clogged every single time I go #2. With my previous plungers sometimes I would have to plunge and plunge and plunge, sometimes for up to 15 minutes before I could get the clog cleared. Once I even had to use an auger.

    But with this plunger, all I have to do is a few pumps, and it's done in less than a minute. It has made my life so much easier." —acosmichippo

    Get it from Amazon for $28 (includes holder).

    20. If you're constantly dealing with clogs thanks to toilet paper overuse, a bidet attachment that'll use water instead of paper can help you get clean. Water is way easier to flush, obvi.


    ICYMI, we highlighted our top picks for the best toilet paper on BuzzFeed Reviews. And rather than telling you to buy some designer brand toilet paper for our $$$ price point, we rec investing in this bidet attachment! ALSO, bidets and similar attachment setups like this are v much a thing in the Greek isles where I visited last summer and lots of plumbing can't handle toilet paper. You may have done the same in other locales during trips!

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three colors).

    21. 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.

    22. Odor-blocking bags you can use for disposing of adult diapers or other things in the bathroom trash can so you don't have to plan your life around taking out the trash.


    Again, it may be drastic for some, but for others with constant septic problems it could help! This was also something that I saw a ton of on my Greek vacation (no, this is not just an excuse to talk about a trip of a lifetime!). Pair some of these beauts with a designated trash can and tip off anyone who uses your bathroom as to your setup.

    Promising review: "I use adult all-night disposable diapers. Disposing of the diapers in these miraculous little bags is a godsend. I can save the filled bags in a shopping cart and take them to the garbage can once a week, There is absolutely no odor emanating from the bags." —Tuscanyblue

    Get 90 odor-sealing bags from Amazon for $14.60.

    23. Magic Erasers that'll just, (UGH they're so good), revive most anything around your home. Use it on a grungy tub, dirt marks on your bathroom door, whatever.

    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 $9.39 (for a pack of four).

    24. Poo-Pourri as a preventative measure to help kill toilet smells before they commence. It'll turn out to be the most useful thing in your bathroom (aside from toilet paper and indoor plumbing).


    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 $8.33+ (available in several sizes and scents).

    Also consider a Poo-Pourri travel gift set to tote around with you on the reg or pack for trips.

    25. A drill brush cleaning kit you can attach to your drill/driver for an informercial-like cleaning sesh that'll have you seeking out all the dirty surfaces you've been ignoring. This'll handle all the elbow grease. (It's also great for ovens and stove tops!),

    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 $10.16+ (available in six color combos).

    26. Clorox Wipes — they'll be so easy to use in your bath that you'll go back to them again and again to clean up a toothpaste-spattered sink or any stuck-on hairspray (trust me).


    ICYMI, these saturated wipes kill 99.999% of bacteria (including Human Coronavirus and Influenza A2 Virus), cold and flu viruses, E. Coli, MRSA, Salmonella, Staph, and Strep. The clear-drying formula tackles grease, soap scum, and grime.

    Promising review: "These wipes are so handy around the bathroom & kitchen. My tiny bathroom is easy to clean — floor, toilet, sink, and bathtub... about 10 Clorox disinfectant wipes and 10 minutes and all is squeaky clean. I keep the container behind the toilet for those 'accidental' missed targets in between cleanings. In the kitchen I never worry about germs on the table or counters when preparing food-just a good wipe with these wipes before and during, and then after I'm done. Easy does it now that they make these wipes and sell them at a savings on Amazon!" —Judy

    Get three containers (225 wipes total) from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A stick-on toiletries holder you can put wherever your heart (and daily routine) desires and fill with essentials like your toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, and other stuff.


    Get it from Amazon for $16.93+ (available in three colors).

    28. Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover that'll work its magic on gross grout stains while you kick back and catch up on your stories.

    I am literally describing my life. Yep, it even works on pesky pink grout stains! My mom turned me onto this stuff in college and I've used it since.

    Promising review: "Nothing removes mold and mildew from my shower like Tilex. I'm not the best Suzy Homemaker, so my shower can get kinda gross looking. I used the Tilex and my shower was noticeably cleaner after just soaking in the spray for a few minutes. I then scrubbed a bit and even better! Now to get a smaller brush so that I can scrub the bottom better." —Mteren

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.69.

    29. An over-the-door laundry hamper to get those discarded PJs and undies off the bathroom floor. Raise your hand if you've ever tripped on your or a loved one's dirty underwear ::raises both hands::


    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).

    30. Sugru moldable glue that'll help you finally mount that shower caddy on your tile surround *right* where you want it. If you can imagine a storage idea, this stuff will likely help you execute it.


    Promising review: "I've used it to mount things, organize wiring in stereo cabinets, stop rattles (license plate rattled when closing trunk, two little balls of Sugru to back of plate did the trick). Even made tool hangers in the garage with it. Wonder if I could build a boat with it." —fastrnu

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (available in seven color combos).

    31. A pair of detail cleaning brushes to get into the nooks and crannies around your sink and drain that you can always see when you're sitting on the toilet and are eye-level with the grime on the bottom edge of your sink faucet. Or finally get that grout back to white (which you forgot was white!).


    Promising review: "Great little brushes! Easy to store and keep in easy reach. Great for cleaning small areas in kitchen and bath (And any other items with small, harder to clean areas). Well made, nice bristles and rubber handgrips. Made by OXO, a trusted brand." —South Shore

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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