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    Sep 19, 2019

    30 Cheap Things That Will Zhuzh Up Your Bathroom

    Including a glow-in-the-dark toothbrush holder, charcoal face towels, and a toilet light.

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    1. A mold and mildew remover so you can finally be free of those unsightly black splotches on your tile grout.

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    Don't forget the cleaning gloves unless you want your hands to reek of bleach.

    Promising review: "Easy to apply. No scrubbing. Mold was gone in a few hours. The directions say to use rubber gloves. I didn’t and my hands smelled like bleach for a few hours, so be advised. This beats the heck out of anything I’ve ever tried to take mold off of grout. Worth the price. The bottle is small, so I bought two. But, one was enough for one shower enclosure with mold on maybe 25% of the grout." —Darbelob

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A grout paint pen that'll cover up years of dirt and grime that's fallen into the cracks. It works like a regular marker, so even the people who failed art can use it.

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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).

    3. A starfish drain cover for anyone who sheds — a lot. No one likes standing in a puddle of dirty shower water because the drain is clogged with hair.

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    Promising review: "This product is a must have if you have long hair and don't want to go through the disgusting process of unclogging your drain all the time. It will also help you keep the peace with a roommate considering it is such an easy fix to a somewhat nasty problem. It really does catch all your loose hair and is easy to clean with a paper towel. I highly recommend this!" —Samee12

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $8 (also available in white).

    4. And! A FlexiSnake to catch any stray hairs that may have made their way past the drain cover. It's collapsible and covered with 4,000 tiny hooks that snag the strands that have collected in your plumbing.

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    Promising review: "For a $5 item, this can solve a major cloggage issue! I managed to clean out my bathtub drain and now it works great. I also cleaned out my bathroom sink, which was drawing fine, but since I was already grossed out by the slimed hair I pulled out of the tub... I'm so happy to have found this little tool and suggest everyone have one on hand for clogs." —Tammy Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28+ (also available in dark yellow).

    5. A drill brush kit with three different heads that'll seriously take the work out of cleaning your bathroom. No more furiously scrubbing your tub; instead, just attach the brush head and flip the switch on your drill. Why work harder when you could work smarter?

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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).

    6. A plush bath mat to replace the one you've been using since college.

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    FYI, this won BuzzFeed Reviews' budget pick for the best bath mat because it "comes through in terms of comfort, moisture absorption, and non-slippage, plus its simple, tufted design means it’ll fit in on any bathroom floor."

    Get it from Target for $8+ (available in six colors and two sizes).

    7. Or, a cute cactus bath mat that'll look ~sharp~ in any bathroom.

    ModCloth

    Promising review: "What can I say? It's a giant green cactus with a smiley face. I put it on my side of the bed so I can be greeted every morning with a positive image before starting my day." —Cora

    Get it from ModCloth for $18.

    8. A bamboo bath mat can dry so much faster than your regular rug, because ~wooden~ you know, it's really icky stepping out of the shower and onto a rug full of dirt and hair.

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    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).

    9. A porcelain toothbrush holder for the minimalist who hates leaving their toothbrush just sitting on the counter.

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    Promising review: "I wish I'd known these existed long ago. I hate most toothbrush holders because they're tacky looking and collect runoff from the brushes (gross!). These brush stands look great on a sink, hold the brushes upright, are nicely heavy, and since they are open at the bottom, don't collect runoff. You simply wipe the countertop clean and you're good to go. I wish they'd been around when my kids were still home." —kate walters

    Get it from Amazon for $6.92.

    10. A glow-in-the-dark toothbrush holder that'll make your guests actually LOL — and then ask you for the link so they can buy one too.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "These little guys gave my, mostly black and white bathroom, character. I'm so happy with them. They put a smile on my face." —natben2934

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.

    11. A toothbrush caddy to hold the essentials — your toothbrush and toothpaste. There's even room for an electric toothbrush.

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    Promising review: "Perfect for what I needed. I do not have real counter space and my bathroom sink was starting to look cluttered. This holds everything I need and gets it off the counter. Plus, it has a clean look to it so it looks great too! Bottom comes off for easier cleaning too!" —Bella Boo

    Get it from Amazon for $9.96.

    12. An all-black activated charcoal toothbrush so you can silently convey "I'm classy" to any guest who steps foot in your bathroom. It's made with binchotan, a Japanese activated charcoal that cleans your teeth, absorbs and neutralizes bacteria, deodorizes your breath, and keeps plaque at bay.

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    Promising review: "I’m going to level with ya', I don’t think this toothbrush does anything more than what a normal toothbrush does. Can’t say for sure, however, I CAN say it’s pretty cool and sleek! For that alone, I would total recommend and buy again! (especially IF it does have extra health and dental benefits)" —Chason

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    13. A minimalist soap dispenser that'll impress your guests as they squirt cheap soap onto their hands (shhh, no one has to know). Also, is it just me or does it kinda look like a penguin?

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    Promising review: "The pump looks great on the counter, is durable, and is easy to refill. Looks very modern and clean. Recommend it!" —Tara Hankinson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in three colors).

    14. An automatic soap dispenser for the germaphobe who hates touching the soap handle. Reviewers also love having a second one in their kitchen so they don't have to pump the handle after touching raw meat.

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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 $23.99.

    15. A plant-based, non-toxic air freshener made with essential oils to hide any questionable odors. It doubles as a linen spray that's safe to use on the couch, carpet, pillows, bed sheets, and other upholstery.

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    Beyond the great scent range — black currant rose is my favorite — I love that these don't seem to deposit a greasy film on surfaces in my bathroom once the scent particles have settled. Other air fresheners I've used seem to leave behind an oily residue on the counters and the porcelain on the toilet. This one hasn't, which I appreciate because that's one less thing for me to clean.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in seven scents and four styles).

    16. A tissue box holder so your bathroom can stay on theme. No more tissue boxes covered in random flowers and rainbow-colored squiggles.

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    Promising review: "I bought three of these (one for each bathroom); they are very handsome and handy. I love the fact that tissues can be removed from their original packaging and placed into these tissue holders. They are very well-made (magnetic bottoms), add a nice decorating touch to our bathrooms, and will probably last for years. This is one of the best 'home decorating' decisions I have made in a long time. I wish I had more bathrooms!" —HarmonyGal

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 15 styles).

    17. A cotton swab holder that'll turn eyesores into a seamless part of your bathroom decor.

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    Promising review: "I really love these. They look great and are super functional. I use them for cotton swabs like the pictures. You can choose what number of the petals you want to use in case you want a bigger opening. Really nice inexpensive decoration." —Remmy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.49 (also available in pink and green).

    18. An automatic cotton swab holder so you can get rid of the bulky box they're currently in.

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    Promising review: "It’s definitely cute and a great product. It works well. Some cotton buds are too long for it, but that’s not usually a problem. I love the way it looks on my counter rather than a bulky box." —Dee Morales

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A toilet paper holder for anyone who, for whatever reason, does not have one. Step one of adulting: buy. a. TP. holder.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I have never received a compliment on a toilet paper holder before..until now! Thank you, UO! Thank you, UO!" —Leeannanel

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14.

    20. A bidet that'll change the way you feel about toilet paper. Hear us out, TP can only get so good; ultimately you're still wiping your butt with a piece of paper (and creating more environmental waste). With a bidet, you can save on toilet paper and enjoy the feeling of a machine cleaning your bum — and that is one job I am happy to let the robots have.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Oh my sweet mercy hallelujah. It was heaven. A bit startling at first, if you have never used a bidet, but I have never felt cleaner in my whole life! It also has been helpful to those of us who have hemorrhoids (THANKS CHILDBIRTH) because it is a bit gentle and less abrasive than toilet paper tends to be. We haven't bought toilet paper since we bought it (March, so, four months) and I haven't missed it a bit. My husband and I now fight over using the downstairs bathroom, because the upstairs bathroom is lacking the glorious invention that is the Luxe Neo 120. I should take off a star for wrecking my marriage, Luxe Bidet Neo 120! THANKS." —Jordan

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (also available in white).

    21. A bath overflow drain cover so you can enjoy a few extra inches of toasty water.

    Amazon

    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 three inches of water and it is great." —Hyacinthe Snyder

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    22. An activated charcoal face towel to gently exfoliate your skin and vacuum the gunk from your pores. It's also made with binchotan charcoal and has a coarse and soft side so you can change it up depending on your skin and its needs.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This charcoal washcloth really intrigued me and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I love this! I can use it with a favorite scrub or face wash or just by itself to clean off my makeup. I hang it to dry on a hook in my bathroom and it's ready for and dry for me each day. A new daily favorite to my clean skincare routine!" —Christian Ensor

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    23. A set of exfoliating towels for sloughing off every dead skin cell. These are the same towels that women at Korean spas use to scrub their skin until it's baby soft. Using it over time is supposed to clear your skin and boost collagen production, too.

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    Promising review: "THE BEST EXFOLIATING EXPERIENCE EVER. Your skin is literally left squeaky clean. I stood under the water (I personally like really hot showers) for about five minutes and then started scrubbing without soap and after a few strokes with moderate pressure I could actually see the dead skin coming off. It usually use the mesh puff exfoliators and I thought it was doing a good job until I used this product and saw the actual dead skin coming off. I definitely recommend this!" —Badmom

    Get it from Amazon for $7.70.

    24. A silicone soap dish holder that'll blow your mind. Seriously, the grooves are slanted so that soap and water drain right into the sink. Plus, it's silicone so it's almost too easy to clean.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So well designed and useful. No more collection of gunk on the bottom of the soap dish. It stays put and it looks cool. I like it a lot!" —Mari-Ann Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $8.07+ (available in four colors).

    25. A drawer organizer for anyone who's tired of rooting around for their contacts case.

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    Promising review: "Wow my bathroom drawers are ELEVATED now. They look clean as hell and I can actually find stuff. Easy to snap together and organize how you'd like. Definitely buying a second set for my kitchen drawers!" —Toni Bish

    Get it from Amazon for $8.96+ (also available in white).

    26. Or, a medicine cabinet organizer so your skincare doesn't come tumbling down every time you open the shelf.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought a few of these for my bathroom cabinet, and am now faced with a neatly organized assortment of my OTC products, cosmetics, etc. instead of having stuff tumbling out all over the place. Well-made, well-priced, and useful." —Lynda Spiegel

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    27. A scalp massager that'll transform your shower into a five-star salon. A relaxing scalp massage is great for getting that blood flowing to your head while simultaneously breaking down buildup (hello hairspray and dry shampoo) that's making your hair oily.

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    Promising review: "This is just what I wanted! Great for scalp massage. I wanted a product that would not pull my hair, and did not have hard, plastic, seams, to pull or damage my hair. This is it! Very relaxing, to use. It is light, and comfortable to hold. I don't have to worry, about straining my hands, trying to grip this. I can control the amount of pressure perfectly without scratching my scalp. I bought one for my mom, and two for me! Love these. Great gift, for the natural hair enthusiast, or anyone looking for a non-motorized scalp massager." —BunnyLove2

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    28. A shower curtain with pockets to organize the dozens of half-used bottles that are currently cluttering the sides of your shower.

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    Promising review: "We are apartment living, so storage is always an issue, and the bathroom is no exception. No one in the household could take a shower without crash/boom as you're knocking something down sitting on a shelf or the bathtub rim. This is a game changer. There are so many pockets with so much room in each, I actually have space left over. My husband's back scrubber, my shampoo and hair care, and my daughter's bubble baths and bath floofies all fit with room to spare. And the pockets are all a nice height so I'm not crouching to find anything. The curtain is clear so I didn't have to change the "pretty" one for decorative purposes, and it doesn't affect light that way either. Either way, I am super pleased, and I am keeping this link handy in case another one is EVER needed." —goodnite.graci

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    Read our full review of this Maytex Quick Dry Pockets Shower Curtain (#2).

    29. A hot tool holder for your straightener or curling iron. It can hang from your towel rack so your counters are free of cords.

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    Promising review: "I love this. We hang it on the bathroom cabinet door so we can just slide the straightener in when we are done. Outside does not get hot. Exactly what we needed to keep it out of my sink and off of the counter." —melanie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.68+ (available in four colors).

    30. A motion sensor toilet bowl light so you're not blindly searching for the toilet when you wake up at 2 a.m. with a full bladder.

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    Promising review: "Calming, creepy, soothing, eerie, beautiful, functional, needed. It’s strangely satisfying to enter into the bathroom in the dead of night and see the brilliant blue light glowing from between the lid and the seat. And to lift the lid and be greeted by a welcoming portal of soft brilliant light to guide you to intended target; magic." —3senough

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    We take bathroom decor very seriously around here.

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