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    32 Things You Should Probably Buy If You Can't Remember The Last Time You Cleaned Your Bathroom

    Get ready to be introduced to a lineup of things that'll cut through the grime you've allowed to accumulate in your toilet. Yum.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A magical hair catcher that'll save your relationship and keep your shower looking cleaner than ever.,

    Promising review: "I hardly ever write reviews but this thing is so amazing I had to share. With every shower I take, I shed a TON of hair and stick it to the wall so that no hair goes down my drain. I thought this method was working out well but my drain was continuing to stop up. I figured it must be my sister's fault since I was so good about not letting any hairs go down the drain, but I went ahead ordered the TubShroom after seeing advertisements on Facebook. I got this thing and after only two showers, it collected a crap ton of my hair that I didn't catch. It really is so easy to install and wipe away the hair, exactly like the videos. Awesome invention and I'm super happy with this purchase!" —Megan K.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six styles).

    2. An adjustable stainless-steel shower caddy, so you can neatly store your overflow of products without crowding the edges of your tub.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    I recently got one of these bad boys and I couldn't be more thrilled with it. My husband was able to adjust it so it's not too tall for me (I'm quite short). There's very little ventilation in my bathroom so I've been fighting to keep gross gunk off all of my bottles/ the edges of my tub — this has been a huge help! My bottles no longer sit in standing water. Simplehuman products never fail to impress me.

    Promising review: "I’m really happy with these. I have one in each shower and they’re great for my particular issues that made normal shower caddies problematic. In one shower we have textured tile and the enclosed adhesive tabs work well for that shower. In the other shower those aren’t needed: the suction works well too! I’m so happy to have these now... I’ve been going crazy with the variety of cheap solutions I’ve tried to employ. Spend the money: soooo worth it!" —Acacia

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in four sizes).

    3. A rust-stain remover spray that'll help you transform your overused apartment bathroom into one worthy of a million-dollar home.

    Promising review: "The photos speak for themselves. When we bought our home there was no water softener and years of iron buildup. We tried so many things on our shower. Nothing worked. We were convinced we’d be stuck until we renovated the bathroom. The Iron Out worked wonders. I still can’t believe it. We had to let it sit for about an hour. It then dissolved and wiped right off. Definitely use in a ventilated area if possible." —M. Gilardi

    Get it from Amazon for $4.01.

    4. A Drillbrush power scrubber to completely change the way you clean your bathroom.


    Promising review: "I have NO idea why this product would ever have less than a five-star review. It is a great brush set — I used all three in an effort to get some mildew stains off the grout in my shower. NOTHING worked, but a bit of Soft Scrub (bleach) and these brushes worked like a charm! I then used the larger brush on the floor of the shower, and to remove some soap scum from the glass shower doors. WOW! Where has this been all my life?! Excellent product, works like it should in conjunction with your power drill." —SomeGirl

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

    5. Rubbermaid's power scrubbing brush, for when you want to give your grout an all-inclusive spa treatment and bring it back to its squeaky-clean glory.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "Last night I was reborn. What is the cause of this renewed zest for life, you might ask? It was the use of the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber on my shower grout. It elevated a simple baking soda-and-water solution to alchemical proportions. My pink-tiled shower, the one that came with my scummy apartment, the one that never looks clean no matter how many hours of backbreaking labor I put in, now looks bright, clean, and full of promise. An otherwise disgusting and dated purely utilitarian part of my home is now art. TL;DR: This this is absolutely incredible." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    To learn why my BuzzFeed Shopping colleague loves this, check out "We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked."

    6. A simple shower curtain treated to resist mildew that'll have any minimalist swooning (mainly because they'll *hopefully* have to clean their shower curtain less).

    a white shower curtain with a yellow chevron design on it

    Promising review: "You can't beat the price of this shower curtain and it also looks very nice. Fabric/plastic-like material is perfect, keeps water from leaking out of the shower, you can use this shower curtain alone without an additional plastic curtain liner. Dries quickly. It comes with basic hooks which you can use or use you own hooks if they fit small holes. Very happy with this purchase!" —MKB

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49+ (available with or without a liner and in four styles).

    7. A multi-surface scrub cleaner you can use to clean your tub and bathroom vanity while infusing it with the ever-delightful scent of lavender.

    A jar of lavender scented multisurface scrub cleaner
    Pur Home

    Pur Home is a Black woman–owned, eco-friendly household product company that launched in 2017, emphasizing transparency in the ingredients both in its products and packaging,

    Promising review: "Everything just sparkles after I use this scour powder. This powder plus a little water and my bathroom and kitchen are spotless and shiny. I also love that I don't have to work really hard to get things clean, the product is great at breaking down dirt, grease, and oil." —Shanae

    Get it from Pur Home for $9.99 (available in five scents).

    8. A pumice cleaning stone that'll make your toilet actually sparkle like a porcelain throne.


    Promising review: "Our toilets are old and have hard water stains in them. I clean them (admitantly less than) religiously, but I could never get the hard water stains off. So I thought I would give this rock on a stick a try, before I ended up smashing all our toilets in frustration and embarrassment. My rock on a stick arrived and, in the words of John Oliver, PRAISE BE. THIS THING IS A MIRACLE-WORKER. Requires very little scrubbing, my dang toilets look brand spanking new! Seriously! I am thinking about inviting the Queen over for a nice tinkle. Because that is how clean my toilets are." —octomeggo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in packs of one or two).

    9. A luxurious chenille bathroom rug, because if you can't recall the last time you cleaned your throne room, it may be time to replace the one you currently own.,

    Promising review: "I wanted a bathroom rug that didn’t slip around, was soft, and that my Roomba could vacuum instead of just dragging and pushing it around. And if it kept my husband’s long hair on his side of the bathroom, even better. This is it! Bonus: it’s machine-washable! Can’t beat the value for the money." —S. Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in five sizes and 21 styles).

    10. A Clorox ToiletWand that you can use then toss away — say SEE YA' to that gross toilet brush hiding in the corner of your bathroom.


    I own and cherish this product. It's a dream knowing the "brush" is fresh and hasn't been intimate with the inside of my toilet prior to my picking it up again.

    Promising review: "I've always hated the idea on storing a drippy, germ-filled toilet brush under the sink and this product totally solved the issue. The heads snap on and pop off easily without the need to touch them. Was very pleasantly surprised at how well the heads scrub the bowl, didn't expect them to be that durable. I originally bought one for the master bath and loved it so much I bought one for each bathroom." —Jessamine

    Get it from Target for $9.19.

    11. A Beard Buddy your S.O. will appreciate for its magical ability to catch any stray hairs that leave your face while you shave (less cleaning for all!).

    a model wearing a long bib that attaches with a suction cup to the mirror to catch all the beard trimmings as they fall

    This is a situation that is currently plaguing my home (and marriage), so you BETTER believe I'm ordering one of these ASAP for my bathroom.

    Promising review: "Those darn beard shavings ... are no longer part of my life! Honestly, besides being funny, it's really useful ! 11/10 would recommend!" —Firebox Customer

    Pre-order it from Firebox for $17.99.

    12. A jetted-tub cleaner, so you'll never find yourself soaking in filth while trying to catch up on your me-time.


    Promising review: "My wife told me we had to really clean what appeared to a clean tub. We moved into a house where the previous home owners were not the best cleaners. She had me get this product based on reviews. My one complaint is the label needs to be bigger. OH YUK is not enough. OH YUK YOU MIGHT BARF might be better. I think someone had a bowel movement in my bath tub plumbing and this is the only product that takes it out. It appears we have seven years of crud in the pipes. The feces-colored film that this product gets out of your pipes will make you a believer. The first use it released so much toot film that we felt like we needed to have another round of cleaning. After losing a bet I had to stick my hand in the water to drain it. Wiping off all the released film we filled the tub again. Just turning the jets the water seemed to be clear. However before I was going to ever get into this thing I wanted to do a second round of YUK treatment. Once again in full force it appeared that someone had the squirts in tub as sludge came flowing out of the pipes. We're going to have to run this a few times before we use the tub. Remember those pink tablets that you use to get in grade school to show you all the plaque that was on your teeth..... The product is like that for your tub." —Paul Southwick

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    13. A three-shelf organizer that'll conveniently fit over your toilet, making it a lovely place to put your candles and tissue box and a great way to make your entire bathroom feel more neat 'n' tidy.

    a think three-shelf organizer over a toilet

    Promising review: "Fits perfectly in my tiny bathroom. There was a lot to assemble but the instructions are simple and I was able to complete it in 20 minutes." —Candace

    Get it from Wayfair for $34.99.

    14. A microfiber spin mop and bucket with over 8.4K five-star reviews on Amazon, which is kinda crazy because it's a MOP., Amazon

    This must be one hell of a mop, eh?

    Promising review: "Okay, so ever since finding this mop on Amazon, I've been excited to try it. In a market of subpar household cleaning devices, this thing ROCKS! I love this mop so much, I mopped my whole house twice in a row. This mop picks up everything off the floor. Even pebbles that can be left on the floor in corners and pet hair. This mop picks up everything! The wringer is PERFECT. I do a two-step process where I first start by getting the floor sopping wet, then I go back through with the mop as dry as I can get it. My floors are completely dry in about five minutes. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Please buy this mop!" —Dillon B.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    15. A robot vacuum to clean your bathroom for you, because you and I both know you're going to continue to put it off ALL week.

    Bed Bath and Beyond, Paul Braga

    I recently got the Neato Botvac D7 and it has become a treasured possession for me and my husband. I don't know if it's just because we're home *all* the time or because we love it that much but we definitely treat it like our pet. You're instructed to give the vacuum a name (ours is Kevin) and can then set it to clean on specific days/times. It's super efficient and has done a great job cleaning hard-to-reach spots — and it'll send a notification to your phone if it gets stuck (see above). Good boy, Kevin.

    Get it from Amazon for $579.99 or Bed Bath & Beyond for $549.99.

    16. Or a slim Dyson V11 vacuum, in case you're a little weary about having a ~robot~ in your house and want something that'll help you clean every nook and cranny of your bathroom.


    When I'm not letting my robot vacuum Kevin handle things, you can find me scurrying around the house with my Dyson in-hand. It's very lightweight, easy to maneuver, and does exactly what it's supposed to! Worth the splurge, IMO.

    Promising review: "I questioned whether this vacuum would be worth the money. I've bought several Dyson products — some I love; some I don't. But this one I love. It's very powerful. I think it cleans better than any vacuum I've ever owned (including other Dysons). It can reach far under furniture, which I love! Another reviewer wrote that the trigger should have a switch so it can lock in the ON position. I agree that would be handy. But this vacuum is worth the price." —Betsy

    Get it from Target for $599.99.

    17. A squeegee that'll prevent water marks from drying on your glass shower door and give you the opportunity to pretend you're a badass window cleaner in a massive skyscraper.

    a model holding the squeegee

    I have this exact squeegee and it really does a fantastic job at keeping my shower squeaky clean.

    Promising review: "The large suction cup that holds this squeegee in the shower works perfectly. And unlike many metal squeegees, this one is very lightweight, so it will not pull itself off the wall. The blade is strong enough to remove water from my shower doors, and wide enough to allow me to get each door in three easy swipes. For the longest time I resisted purchasing a squeegee, but realized that constantly scrubbing my shower doors to remove soap buildup is far too time-consuming. Using this squeegee does not prevent me from having to clean my shower, but it does allow me to take more time between cleans, as this little device alleviates most of the buildup that would occur. Overall, the squeegee does what it is intended to do — keep my glass shower doors looking clean and soap-scum-free." —Steven M.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. Deodorizing fizzy tabs you'll actually look forward to using because watching them bubble away all the gross-ness in your potty will probably feel somewhat therapeutic.

    a bag of the fizzy tabs
    Pardo Naturals

    You can follow up with a scrub brush or just flush — these tabs clean and disinfect at the same time! Pardo Naturals is a Black-owned business established in 2014 that is committed to creating toxin-free products for home, cleaning, and pets, with an owner who specializes in sensitive skin issues and can customize your order based on your skincare needs or potential allergies.

    Get them from Pardo Naturals for $8 (available in five scents).

    19. Schmidt's cleaning vinegar – it has a scent that'll make you think you're relaxing on a tropical vacation instead of wiping down the mess you made while using your electric toothbrush.

    a bottle of the cleaning vinegar
    schmidtsnaturals / Via

    Since all my friends do these days is compare cleaning products, I have more insight about daily-use cleaners than ever! My friend has been using Schmidt's vinegar cleaner and is a big fan! Her husband is constantly tracking dirt from their yard into their house and, while she's NOT loving cleaning it up all the time, she IS enjoying the scent it leaves behind.

    Get it from Schmidt's Naturals for $7.99.

    20. A 24-pack of microfiber cleaning cloths, so you'll forever be ready to fight the good fight against dirt and grime.

    a stack of yellow, white, and light blue wash cloths

    You can NEVER have too many good microfiber cloths, amiright?

    Promising review: "I needed a replacement for my kitchen rags/towels that were wearing out. I had read about the microfiber material and its absorbency. These have worked out very well. I use them in the kitchen and for cleaning jobs everywhere including the bathroom. I use the white ones for the bathroom and other cleaning jobs, and the colored ones for the kitchen. They work incredibly well and when they start to wear out they are cheap enough that I just throw them away and get a new one. This is a good product at an inexpensive price." —Henry Guinn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.49+ (available in packs of 24, 48, and 144).

    21. A FlexiSnake tool you'll watch remove so much gunk and hair from your drains you could probably make a wig with it (but plz, don't).


    Aaaand I'm gagging.

    Promising review: "I bought one of these due to the testimonial reviews and because thanks to my six kids, we have slow drains. So I break it out on a Saturday night and started with my bathroom sink. OH MY GOSH! Disgustingly amazing. In two seconds I pulled out a massive hair/soap clog. It was truly amazing and so gross! I went to work on the other bathroom drains and they weren't nearly as amazing or as quick, but I pulled a bunch of dried hair out of the kids' tub. So after five drains, I had my fun. I've spent a small fortune on Drano-type products that never seem to work. I won't buy them again. I was even so amazed I shared the nasty pic on Facebook and didn't think twice about somebody judging me. Get this." —Jennifer R. Little

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. An organic, citrus mint disinfectant spray that'll leave your bathroom smelling divine with the least amount of effort — it sinks into non porous surfaces and doesn't even need to be wiped off!

    The disinfectant spray

    This is a great Black woman-owned business that sells name brand, all-natural, skincare, haircare, and home products. Everything is cruelty-free and made with plant-based ingredients.

    Get it from Olive Branch for $13.99.

    23. A pack of toilet-cleaning gel from Scrubbing Bubbles to clean your bowl with each flush so you won't *have* to clean it as often. You're welcome.

    Each application lasts about 12 days! Refills have six gel stamp uses, and each box has two refills.

    Promising review: "Love these. They keep the toilet clean. So you squeeze this thick, nice smelling gel stuff onto the inside of your toilet bowl using the dispenser that comes with — easy. It lasts a few weeks according to how often your toilet is flushed. Each time you flush, water runs over the gel, cleaning the bowl and dispensing a fresh scent. I've watched as, ahem, dirty stuff stuck on the inside of the bowl gets washed away as the cleaner works its magic. I've used these for years and highly recommend." —Johnny's girl

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    24. Or Kaboom's cleaning gel for when you *do* need to get down 'n' dirty (literally) and deep clean your toilet you'll have a strong product on-hand to do the job.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of their toilet bowl with hard water ring, the cleaning gel dissolving it for 15 minutes, and then the toilet bowl totally clean without scrubbing

    Promising review: "The guts of the toilet in my master bath needed replacing. I had mistakenly just turned off the water and stopped using it. The toilet ended up horrifically stained. It tried cleaning it so many times, including trying some online 'miracle' suggestions. I even tried to pumice the stains out. I was resigned to the fact I would need to replace the toilet. I had a small hard water stain in my other toilet that came out so easily with this product, I decided to really put it to the test with the horribly stained one. OMG is all can say. It was was spotless with minimal scrubbing and one cleaning. This product is a miracle and now I do not need to replace the toilet, just the guts." —Beth E Nolfe

    Get it from Amazon for $3.28.

    25. Blueland's Clean Essentials kit you'll be able to count on to help you tackle any mess that comes your way — starting with your horror show of a bathroom.

    the cleaning kit of three different clear bottles

    The kit comes with three resuable cleaning bottles, one reusable foaming hand soap bottle, four tablets (for multi-surface cleaner, glass and mirror cleaner, bathroom cleaner, and foaming hand soap).

    Promising review: "I hadn’t even received my refills and am wanting to place another order! I am so excited about this initiative and what it means to the well-being of our planet. I love that there aren’t any harsh chemicals and that the products work. I love the bottles even more!" —Delilah J.

    Get it from Blueland for $39.

    26. An OXO deep-clean brush set complete with a larger toothbrush-like brush to help you revive areas like grout and shower door tracks *and* smaller detail brush with a wiper blade that'll help you scrub your skin drain with ease.

    The detail cleaner brush erasing grime around a sink drain

    Promising review: "A universal problem is being able to clean in those tight spaces and corners where dirt, dust, and grunge just seems to be drawn like a magnate. I really didn't know what to expect size-wise, but these have been just great at getting into those tight spaces. The larger brush is probably just a bit larger than a regular adult toothbrush. It has a good, comfortable grip and there is a comfortable spot to place a thumb or finger where the brush tilts back. The smaller brush is small — smaller than a toothbrush, more like the size of a child's toothbrush. It has angled bristles and a good, comfortable grip. The opposite end has a tough rubber tip that allows for cleaning out the drain in bathroom sinks. I've found this is a great tool to clean out channeled areas, such as the rim around my toaster that seems to collect crumbs!" —M. Galindo

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two color combos).

    27. A hard water stain-remover because you shouldn't want to shudder each time you reach to turn your shower on.

    Reviewer's before-and-after picture of their shower faucet with hard water stains and then totally clean

    It can also work on toilets, tiles, and shower doors — anything that's been affected by hard water!

    Promising review: "I’m impressed. I thought the container was small for the price, but a little bit goes a long way. It takes a lot for me to review, but this is worth it. Five years in the hardest calcium-filled water and this is the first cleaner to remove it. I’ve tried scrubbing, only to scratch the surface. Every time I fill the water and ice at the fridge, I’m impressed by the result. I could see this working best, right at first." —Joshua N. Dufek

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    28. An all-natural tile and tub cleaner you can count on to effectively remove mold, mildew, and rust — just think of *how* satisfying your before and after photos will be.

    Promising review: "I have an old shower/bathtub. I tried name brand shower cleaners and bleach to try and clean the soap scum off the tiles and tub. I had no luck and I would cough and get sick because of how strong the smell was. I thought I would try this to save my lungs. I sprayed my entire shower and left it for about 15 minutes. I came back and rinsed off the walls and they were shiny! I've never had such a clean shower. The smell is amazing and subtle. All I smell is tea tree and it didn't affect me at all. The price is also a good deal since the bottle is pretty large. It came with the sprayer separate and the bottle sealed so it wouldn't leak in the box. I highly recommend this." —Amber Erwin

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    29. An eight-pack of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, so all you'll have to do is add water then start attacking all the dirty surfaces in your home.


    Sing it with meeee: 🎶 Mr Clean will clean your whole house and every room that's in itttttt 🎶.

    Promising review: "I make sure we keep plenty of the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Cleaning Pads on hand. It is not a sponge. It is a dirt-and-grime lifter, and cleans surfaces like greasy stove tops, grayish grout, and slimy sink scum like nothing else. They do the jobs that a sponge can't. The evidence of its effectiveness is how quickly the pad loads up with hidden filth including lint, dust, and cat hair. The sponge sees dirt better than my eyes do, and for this, I trust Mr. Clean to get my surfaces sparkling and free from debris. If you use them as much as I do, you will go through a few of these Magic Erasers a week, but they're worth their muscle and have become an essential household helper." —Kort

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $13.99.

    30. Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Polish that'll bring the grungy-looking tub in your apartment back to its true form — a clean one.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight-up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee- and tea-staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with Bar Keepers Friend to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Taking a look at the can, it's easy to find bunches of ways to use this stuff and each application is better than the last. Stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper, brass, fiberglass, Corian, chrome and aluminum. See? Magic! Anyhow, I've used it in the sink, in the bathroom, to clean stainless steel pots and pans on a 17-year-old Revereware tea kettle (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, BTW). This is a product that I will buy again and again and will happily recommend to anyone." —Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    31. A waterproof, stain-resistant faux marble granite adhesive you can use to transform your bathroom vanity if it's really past its prime.

    marble adhesive paper on a bathroom vanity

    Promising review: "I do not have the money for a new vanity right now. Insert DIY project of covering my ugly pink bathroom vanity in marble contact paper. It looks 100% better and it’s super durable. It’s a little tricky to work with at first and then you get the hang of it. I’m buying more for my half bath!"—Natalie Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $9.19+ (available in three sizes).

    32. And a set of citrus wax warmers, because if you're finally going to commit to a deep cleaning of your bathroom you might as well ensure it'll smell delicious as well.

    The wax warmers

    These wax warmers are filled with crushed organic sage and lemon, lime, and orange rinds and will certainly do the job — they'll smell wonderfully even when they aren't melting. They are made by a Black woman-owned business that specializes in sustainable, all-natural products. They also have skincare, accessories, and even gift baskets!

    Get a pack of two from Honeydipped for $12.

    Alright, let's do this!

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