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    30 Things That'll Help Improve Even The Dingiest Of Bathrooms

    You don't have to break the bank (or hire a plumber) to make a few simple upgrades that'll make all the difference.

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    1. A grout paint pen that works like a regular marker to make it beyond easy to cover up the years and years dirt and grime that are keeping your bathroom from ever looking truly clean.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! After over 10 years of the grout not being cleaned, and a botched repair job, the bathroom floor in this house looked horrendous. Two pens covered the entire bathroom floor, with plenty left over in the second pen, even with applying two to three layers (which you will definitely need as the paint is a bit thin and also absorbs into the grout). Super easy to apply, works exactly like a regular paint marker. Be sure to press the pen tip on a separate (thick) cloth to activate it before actually using on the grout so you don't end up with a huge mess on the tile when the paint floods out at first. If you see the first side of the tip is getting frayed, just pull it out and turn it around to the other side." —regalle

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

    2. A shower curtain with mesh pockets ingeniously designed to provide a home for your loofahs, body wash, shampoos, and whatever else has been cluttering up the edges of your tub.

    The shower curtain holding items in its pockets
    Amazon

    It measures 70" x 72". Check out our review of this mesh pocket shower curtain (#2 on the list)!

    Promising review: "This liner may be the most useful product I've ever purchased! It allows you to organize all your various bath products in conveniently sized mesh pockets. The pockets are strong enough to hold full shampoo and conditioner bottles without tearing away from the liner. No more worries about cluttered edges causing things to fall off the sides of the bathtub. No more nasty soap scum from bars of soap resting on the edge of the tub. No more rust circles from cans of shaving cream. It's brilliant!" —G. Allen

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67. Or, check out a mesh organizer you can add on to your existing shower curtain.

    3. Some small personalized toothbrush holders in case you need to save counter space and make sure it's EXTRA clear that your toothbrush is for your mouth only.

    Four toothbrush holders with names on them
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    Promising review: "I bought these for my adult children who share a bathroom in our beach house. These were perfect! They take up very little space on the vanity and make it easy for them to find their toothbrushes. And they look so nice. The product is exactly as pictured. It arrived quickly and was nicely packaged. The seller was great to work with! I am now shopping for other items she has available on her Etsy site." —Terese Campbell

    Get it from cinderceramics on Etsy for $18.

    4. A bidet toilet attachment to save on toilet paper and make your butt feel sooooo much cleaner after doing your business. It's super easy to install yourself, and after trying it, you'll never want to go back to your pre-bidet life.

    The bidet attachment on a toilet
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    The Luxe Bidet Neo 120 (which we recommend here), has chrome knobs for a more ~elegant~ look, everything you need to set it up in minutes right in the kit, and a self-cleaning feature that sanitizes the nozzle and retracts when you're not using it.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    5. Or 100% bamboo toilet paper in case you're not ready to jump bum-first into bidet territory, but you still want to make your bathroom process more sustainable.

    The toilet paper
    Reel

    These rools 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 $29.99 (available as a one-time buy or a subscription model every 4, 8, or 12 weeks).

    6. An over-the-drain hair stopper if standing in a puddle of dirty shower water because your drain is clogged sounds like the opposite of a positive shower experience.

    Split image of the reviewer holding the hair stopper in their hands and of the hair stopper surrounded by hair when placed over the drain
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    Promising review: "I've been very impressed! It's tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and (even without suction cups) the weighted top keeps it in place. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and is easily removed and tossed away. Best of all, the silicone doesn't hold onto mildew or mold. I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time. This has been a very worthy purchase!"—Suneimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A set of stackable corner shelves to make the most of your counter space.

    The shelves holding a variety of bottles and containers
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    Promising review: "These are pretty nice shelves for sure. I like that they stack and are clear. I think they make the bathroom counter look clean and somewhat more organized. They are easy to sanitize so that is a plus. I would definitely recommend if you want something cheap but nice to help the clutter." —RJ2727

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.99. Or, check out a stainless steel option.

    8. A drill brush kit so you can say goodbye to nobody's favorite task: scrubbing the tub. This thing comes with three different heads that'll take on the hardest work. Just attach the brush head to your drill, turn it on, and watch all of that grime disappear way faster and easier than before.

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    Promising review: "I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard to reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my mom." —Jason B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra stiff bristles).

    9. Some medicine cabinet organizers to give you more room to efficiently fill your cabinet without having to worry about everything tumbling out every time you open it.

    inside a medicine cabinet with clear plastic organizers
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are perfect for organizing a messy medicine cabinet. Has lots of little spaces to put small tubes of ointment/single cold medicine pills etc. I got the set of two small organizers along with the double level one and they're perfect. I was worried my cabinet wasn't deep enough to accommodate these but they were — and for the record I feel my cabinet is the crappiest, smallest, shallowest, stupidest in the world so if this works for me, it'll work for you."William tell-you-like-it-is

    Get them from Amazon for $12.47.

    10. A portable wine holder so you can improve your bath or shower experience with a beer, a glass of wine, a refreshing seltzer, or any other beverage you might wanna sip on while unwinding after a long day.

    the wine holder mounted on a tub surround with a wine glass
    Amazon

    It can also hold a can of beer!

    Promising review: "Such a simple idea, how is this just coming into my life now? I didn't think showers could get any better but now I have a brew/wine within reach at all times. Really helps take the edge off after a long day. The thing is way sturdier than you'd expect, I've tugged on it and it's not going anywhere. The slotted design allows you to use stemmed wineglasses too. A truly perfect product. This $13 piece of plastic is working as hard as my therapist and I stan." —Steven

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

    11. An expandable rack that'll help you squeeze a surprising amount of stuff around your inconveniently shaped bathroom sink pipe.

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

    12. A laundry hamper you can hang on the back of the door to keep your already tiny bathroom floor from constantly being covered in clothes and towels.

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

    Promising review: "This hamper is great! It fits perfectly on the door, is very unobtrusive in my small bathroom, and is just the right size. The hooks are easy to work with and bend to the right shape so they fit beautifully under the door frame, not impeding the opening and closing of the door at all. The hooks are small, light, and not very noticeable from outside the door. Bag is constructed well. All seams are tight and well-sewn." —Frequent Amazon Customer

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

    13. A bathtub pillow because it's tough to relax when your neck and head are pressed into a slab of porcelain awkwardly protruding from cold, hard tile.

    The pillow in a filled bathtub
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    Promising review: "First of all, very fast shipping! This product was a dream, one of the softest bath pillows I’ve ever used. The very first time I used it, it was paired with a black bath bomb. Gave it a quick rinse afterwards and it’s still perfectly white. Absolutely would recommend!" —Elijah Dobbs

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95.

    14. And a bath bubble massage mat to easily turn your tiny, boring tub into the Jacuzzi of your dreams.

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    Promising review: "Amazing bubble bath mat. Love the fact that it is NOT bulky. Pretty light and nice color under water. Suction caps do an excellent job! The bubbles ARE THE BEST PART. You get your choice of different settings and a place to add your favorite essential oil to make your experience memorable. Wow!! Easy dry and storage too. Would definitely purchase again. Wonderful product!!" —Jamayka Girl

    Another promising review: "Great product! If you want an option for a jetted tub without having to replace your bath tub, this is a great product to try. It fits well in a regular-sized tub and has strong bubbles that are relaxing and massaging. The heat feature is nice so that the water stays warm for a more relaxing experience. I’ve owned different versions of this product and like this one the best so far." —Nina Murray

    Get it from Amazon for $122.99.

    15. A hair tools holder designed to keep your electronics and other supplies from getting all wet and cluttering up the sink area.

    open bathroom cabinet door with basket-like over-the-door hanging organizer filled with hair tools
    Amazon

    Promising review: "ThIs is the best thing I have purchased from Amazon! It is holding two brushes, blow-dryer, and four other heating tools! Best used with blow dryer that has retractable cord." —katie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two finishes).

    16. A pumice stone toilet bowl cleaner that'll remove those stubborn rings you though were just part of your toilet now.

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    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 $11.05.

    17. An automatic soap dispenser for any germaphobes who would prefer to touch as little in the bathroom as humanly possible.

    The dispenser next to a sink
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    Promising review: "Great product! I love it so much that I purchased another for my guest bathroom! It looks nice and stylish!" —Mikko

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    18. Some toothpaste squeezers with built-in stands to keep your precious counter space from being littered with half-empty tubes that are a pain to get any toothpaste out of. The struggle is over! Now it'll be way easier to get every last drop out out so you aren't wasting toothpaste, and your sink area will be much more organized.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These work great. They keep even a full tube upright so the bathroom counter looks tidier. The key twists the empty section of the tube easily so every bit of the toothpaste is used with no fuss. Have one for my husband and I and for each of the two kids. Highly recommend this product." —Chelley Patterson

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.98.

    19. An over-the-door towel rack so you have somewhere to put your towels that isn't all over the floor. Plus, it includes hooks so you can hang your robe and other clothes too!

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

    Promising review: "I bought this in the satin nickel and it goes very well with my sons' bathroom hardware. It is lightweight and hangs nicely over the bathroom door. It was very easy to put together with only six small screws (my nine-year-old put it together). I like that it has the extra hooks at the bottom of the rack for smaller towels, or in my case, childrens' robes. It is definitely a space saver in a small bathroom shared by two boys. We will see if it helps them keep their towels off the floor. A mother can dream, right?" —Jo Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $17.10+ (available in three finishes).

    20. A ~berry~ cute strawberry toilet seat that'll take your bathroom decor to the next level, especially if your search has been ~fruitless~ so far.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this for my toilet room. I liked that it gives me great color and is easy to put on and clean. I definitely recommend this if you love strawberries and enjoy fun things!" —UTBlue

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 16 styles).

    21. An over-the-toilet shelf so you can take advantage of all that sweet, sweet vertical space.

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    If you feel icky about having things right on top of the toilet, you can always choose a space saver with doors.

    Promising review (left): "This is just what we needed. Gave us lots of extra space in our small bathroom. We live in an apartment, and we have one bathroom and one linen closet. We were in dire need of space savers, lol! This really helped us free up quite a bit of space by using the area behind and above the toilet. It is a sturdy product as it also comes with molly screws to secure it to the wall. I would recommend this to anyone!" —AudreyG123

    Get the left one from Walmart for $19.84 (available in two colors) or the right one from Amazon for $81.99. Or, check out a shorter over-the-toilet shelf.

    22. A Squatty Potty that'll allow your body to be in the perfect position for a much easier, healthier poo. Plus, you can fold it down and tuck it away when you're done so it doesn't clutter your already overstuffed bathroom.

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    It'll prevent straining and help with hemorrhoids, constipation, and bloating.

    Promising review: "I have a very small area for my commode. Love the compact size. Replaced the full-sized Squatty Potty and love the extra room! Can’t tell the difference between the standard-sized model and this one, plus love the fold and store feature to be more discreet when guests are here." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    23. A heated toilet seat to treat your cheeks, especially if your bathroom is always freeeeeeezing. No more dreading the feeling of an ice cold toilet seat when you have to pee in the middle of the night sounds like luxury to me.

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    Promising review: "This is my favorite heated seat! I’ve had ones that have settings, but the high setting was hardly warm. I’ve also had the no settings — just plug it in. I learned that I prefer the settings and this one has it figured out. After I installed it (easily) and plugged it in, I set it to medium for the basement bathroom. I went to try it out about five to ten minutes after that and jumped up — the medium setting is VERY warm! I turned it down to low and that is perfect even in a basement. I like the blue light for those middle of the night trips, but a wall night light would work too. I recommend this seat — great product at a fair price!" —JeM

    Get it from Amazon for $119.20+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    24. An outlet shelf that's easy to install in minutes if you need a little extra storage space.

    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 $5.80 (available in three colors).

    25. A bath overflow drain cover if your tub is too shallow to even bother trying to enjoy a bath in. This'll give you few extra inches of toasty water, without causing your overflow drain to make that obnoxious gulping sound while you're just trying to cash in on some relaxing you-time.

    The drain cover overtop of the overflow drain in a full bath
    Amazon

    I frantically bought this thing after realizing that I couldn't fill my tub up very far without the overflow drain deciding that it was totally appropriate to drown out my ambient bath time playlist with its relentless slurping, and I have to say, it has been a game-changer! For anyone worried that it'll cause your tub to overflow, know that it has a hole at the top of the cover that will allow the overflow drain to still do its job if the water accidentally gets higher than the cover.

    Promising review: "I have a high-stress job, and I've started taking baths as a way to unwind. However, it never seemed like I could keep enough water in the tub to really enjoy it. This little thing makes a HUGE difference!! I get at least an extra 3 inches of water and it is great." —Hyacinthe Snyder

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    26. An over-the-door organizer in case you're running low on bathroom storage and still have a lot that needs to fit in there.

    The organizer over the door filled with bathroom items
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a terrific item for someone like myself who lives in a small apartment, has limited storage, and has lots of cosmetic and bathroom-type items to store. Each pocket has a separation so that you can actually separate items in the same pocket if you wish. I hung it over my bathroom door, although I imagine it could function in a bedroom for socks, etc., and it has made a world of difference in getting things off the counter, displaying an extra roll of toilet paper for guests, etc. Five stars!" —Kiri Corr

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in two sizes and three colors). Or, check out a cheaper option.

    27. A bamboo bath mat that dries so much faster than the rug or towel you usually use. If you're always stepping out of your clean shower onto moist fabric covered in dirt and hair while praying it doesn't cause you to slip on the wet floor...it might be time for an upgrade. Plus, it'll add a classy look to your space.

    The mat outside of a shower
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great product, dries fast and doesn’t slide. Makes the bathroom look more elegant than a regular bath rug." —Veronica Hernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in seven colors and sizes).

    28. Or an adorable bath mat to add a cute pop of color while making your bathroom much more ~sofishticated~.

    Model sitting on one of the mats with a few others in different colors displayed as well
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The quality and durability of this rug is super awesome! It's a decent size and I have washed it in the washer numerous times and dried it in the dryer, and it comes out just as it was new. The color is beautiful and it brightens up the bathroom." —Amber Paige

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors).

    29. A cotton swab-coralling flower if your favorite kind of storage is the kind disguised as decor.

    review pic of the lotus flower-like holdr
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    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 $10.99+ (available in five colors).

    30. And a cloud-shaped toilet paper holder to utilize some empty wall space instead of sacrificing a whole cabinet for your extra rolls. Plus, it's super adorable and will make your bathroom feel like a calmer, happier lil' oasis.

    The holder installed on a tile wall
    Uncommongoods

    Promising review: "Filled a useless space above the toilet with something practical and unique. When I was bringing the box up to my apartment several people on the elevator asked where I found it." —Kathy the cat lover

    Get it from Uncommongoods for $115+ (available in two sizes).

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