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    26 Essential Bathroom Purchases You Need To Just Buy Already

    It's time for your bathroom to have a glow up.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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. dual-spray shower head if your current showerhead is old and barely works. Why settle when you can instead have a spa-like bathing experience? Reviewers say it's really easy to install, too.

    A reviewer's installed dual shower head that shows each head with multiple spray options
    the same shower heads with the water turned on

    Promising review: "Wonderful product for low cost! I moved into a place that had an old shower head that barely worked. I decided to look into new shower heads, and this one popped up. I am very impressed. The installation instructions were very easy to follow. I have had no issues with cracks, malfunctions, or leaking. There is no leaking and dripping in the hose, either. Both work wonderfully. This makes the shower feel very spa-like. I recommend this highly." —Ashley

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

    2. A set of two clear stackable drawers so you can organize anything and everything with one cohesive look. You can order one set or 20 — whatever you need to organize all your stuff. Imagine it: You open your bathroom cabinet doors and see...this. Just beautifully stacked clear boxes with everything exactly where it's supposed to be. Utopia! 

    the boxes filled with nail polishes
    reviewers closet full of the stackable drawers holding a variety of cosmetics, medicines, and other bathroom essentials

    Promising review: "These drawers are just what I needed to organize loose items under my bathroom counter! They fit all of my nail polish perfectly. I wasn't expecting them to look so nice, and had planned to put them under the sink. I was very surprised by the quality and have kept them on my counter for easier access. I'm very happy with these drawers and I'm going to buy a couple more to stack under my sink. Since they can be customized by stacking, they're a great way to organize around those annoying pipes under the sink." —Katie Steinberg

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes).

    3. An Oxo over-the-drain hair stopper if your drain is pretty much always clogged by globs of hair. It's no fun trying to get clean when you're standing in a foot of water, so fix the problem at the source with this game-changing hair catcher. 

    Promising review: "This has been my saving grace!! No longer do I have to routinely pull 3-foot-long strands of old goopy hair up out of my drain. Catches everything. Must have for pop-up drains!!" —Chels

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. A slender storage cabinet that'll fit between your toilet and the wall or tub. Not only can it hold all the essentials like extra TP and cleaning supplies, but you can put a nice candle and book on the top for ~aesthetics~. 

    the white cabinet with a toilet paper dispenser
    the white cabinet with the door open showing the two spacious shelves inside

    Promising review: "So easy to put together I could put it together with my eyes closed. Fit amazingly perfectly between the tub and the toilet and it has created so much more space and my bathroom is no longer cluttered because of this product." —COS45B

    Get it from Amazon for $25.88+ (available in two colors).

    5. A drain snake for clearing out all the gunk that's been building up in your drain for who knows how long. One time I used one of these on day one of living in my new apartment, and it brought up SO MUCH GUNK from the previous tenant. 🤮 Since then, I've considered this drain snake an absolute essential bathroom product. 

    Orange drain snake going into the drain
    Drain snake covered in hair and gunk from the drain

    Promising review: "So useful! Thought I’d never be able to clear my drain after using gallons and gallons of Drano (which add up). But these took out the hair that was clogging my shower for months within a minute! Such easy use and definitely would recommend this to anyone who needs it." —Cal

    Get a four pack from Amazon for $6.22.

    6. A wall-mounted toothbrush holder and dispenser that's all the rage on TikTok. This is the perfect product for those with little to no extra countertop space. 

    This game changer includes a toothbrush dispenser (which means less product waste!), four cups and holders, and a place to store your toothbrushes!

    Promising review: "I love this item! I saw it originally on TikTok and thought it would be perfect for our bathroom! We have one bathroom upstairs and five people who use it. This cleared up so much counter space for us! There are ventilation holes where the cups go to help make sure they dry properly. The toothpaste dispenser has really been working to get every last drop out of the tube. Would definitely recommend for a family or kids' bathroom. There is also a little storage compartment behind the toothpaste that is great for extra brushes, Q-tips, or flossers." —Sariyah J

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. Peel-and-stick decorative wallpaper for adding a bit of pizzazz to an otherwise boring bathroom. You can use it on everything from walls to cabinet doors to countertops! And because it's removable, it's great for renters who want to leave no trace when it's time to move out.

    reviewer using the paper on their walls in their bathroom
    A bathroom that uses the wallpaper above the sink as an accent behind the mirror

    Promising Review: "This contact paper was pretty easy to use and cut. Sure, it can be a pain to readjust, but, with a little patience, it’s really not so bad. It’s worth the reward! I rent, and my bathroom wall is cracked, crumbling sheet rock. This paper freshens up the bathroom (which is old as anything). It hides all the raised cracks and crumbles in the wall and looks SOOO MUCH BETTER! I will no longer be embarrassed by anyone using my bath. I’m putting this paper on everything!" —JFerro

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in eight sizes; you can also check out their shop page for more colors and styles).

    8. Towel holders shaped like gigantic clothes pegs, because why hang towels from rods when these are available? TBH, hanging towels like this also is space-saving, so there's that.

    Three jumbo clothespin bathroom towel holders installed on bathroom wall
    Two jumbo clothespin bathroom towel holders installed on bathroom wall
    Barwood / Etsy

    Barwood is a small Etsy shop based in Adirondack, New York that specializes in custom wood decor.

    Promising review: "Perfect! I just love these. We only have a small area to hang towels and this was just the solution we needed. Well made!" —Gretchen Santos

    Get it from Barwood on Etsy for $25.97+ (available in seven wood finishes).

    9. A shower curtain liner that has nine storage pockets, perfect for anyone who needs loads of products within arm's reach when showering. This is also a great solution for those who have little to no tub rim or storage space in the actual shower (I'm looking at you, clawfoot tub). 

    photo of the clear liner
    photo of products in a pocket
    Elizabeth Lily / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I love this shower curtain. It's very functional. I don't have enough storage space in my bathroom. This curtain is a lifesaver. I use all the pockets, and can keep heavy things in them too. Nothing has ever happened." —svhare

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97+ (available in clear or gray).

    Read our full review of the Maytex Pockets Shower Liner (#2) here for more deets!

    10. A Tushy bidet, because it's okay to accept a little help when it comes to keeping your bum clean. You'll cut down on toilet paper usage too!

    GIF showing the placement of the bidet

    This bathroom must-have doesn't require electricity or any additional plumbing, and can be temperature controlled.

    Promising review: "It is very easy to install. We are addicted to this product because it works wonderfully and it saves so much toilet paper! Also, it is perfect for the elderly or anyone with stiffness or poor range of motion in the back or shoulders...cleanup is efficient and consistent." —Roger Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $69 (available in two styles).

    11. A structured wicker laundry hamper to perfectly fit in that underused area of the bathroom, aka the corner. Gone are the days when a slouchy mesh laundry hamper takes up way too much bathroom real estate. 

    the corner hamper

    Promising review: "It fits perfectly in the corner in my small bathroom. I would suggest this for anyone that has a small room. I love this!!!" —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $24.99 (originally $27.99).

    12. Fizzing toilet tablets that are basically a bath bomb for your porcelain throne. Just plop one of these into your bowl, wait 10 minutes, and then scrub away any residue. It's that easy. 

    Gif of a toilet tablet fizzing and dissolving
    before photo of a dirty toilet with hard water ring and stains
    the same toilet looking clean
    Melanie Aman / BuzzFeed

    Pardo Naturals is a Black-owned and woman-owned small business helmed by Rita Pardo, a mom who was looking for natural hair, body, and home products that wouldn't irritate her daughter's severe eczema.

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Melanie Aman uses these and raves: "For all the folks who don't enjoy cleaning the toilet — myself included — these dissolving tablets make quick work of a grimy bowl. The tablets are a little hard to dislodge from the plastic container (although that does make me feel confident that they're secure during transit and won't break; mine all arrived intact!), but once you get one out, you drop it in the toilet and let it do its thing. It'll start fizzing — just like a bath bomb — loosening any stains and streaks in 10 minutes so they come away with a light brushing. I never let the toilet get too bad (and usually it takes awhile for me to notice any buildup since there are only two people in the apartment), so I can't vouch for them if you have really set-in hard water stains or haven't cleaned the commode in six months. But if you're looking to ditch the harsh cleansers in your toilet cleaning routine, this is a great addition to your lineup."

    Get six tablets from Pardo Naturals for $10.50 (available in seven scents).

    13. A towel rack to store all your extra towels without taking up precious closet space, because who has extra closet space nowadays? The only things you need to make this work are a little bit of wall space and some nifty towel rolling skills. 

    Promising review: "Perfect for our bathroom! We recently moved and the new master bath doesn't have a linen closet, so we had to get creative with how to store everyday items like towels. Since they were going to be out in the open, I wanted something that was functional yet decorative. This fit the bill perfectly! We have towels from Ikea, and even tightly rolled, the rack was a bit tight, so I just used my hands and gently pulled each hook out a bit and now the towels fit perfectly. I am very happy with this purchase!" —Faye_Bon_Fury

    Get it from Amazon for $23.49 (available in seven colors).

    14. A bath overflow drain cover so that you can fill your tub up just a little bit more. We've all been there, you're tired after a long day and just want to relax by taking a bath while drinking some wine and reading a good book. Just when the tub is full enough, the drain starts making that super obnoxious gulping sound, which totally ruins the vibe. This fixes that. :::Deep exhale:::

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

    15. A small but effective fog-free shaving mirror to hang in your shower. Your skin's pores will be nice and open thanks to all the steam, which will make face shaving easy peasy.

    shower surround with small mirror hanging up on the surround

    16. A tiny outlet shelf that's perfect for small electronics like electric toothbrushes and shavers. I have one of these and perch my phone on it so I can jam out while getting ready in the morning.

    17. A set of two toothpaste squeezers with built-in stands to make sure your toothpaste tube stays tidy and doesn't take up too much countertop space. Imagine using all the toothpaste in a tube, IMAGINE IT. :::Faints:::

    18. An expandable rack that can be adjusted around your faucet's awkwardly shaped pipe. When you put everything on the cabinet floor you waste so much vertical space, so consider a rack like this to store double the storage space under your sink.

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

    19. A shower and bath grip to help you get in and out of the bath. Some baths are super deep, some people just need a little extra help. This grip is great for both.

    20. An acrylic makeup organizer so that every palette, tube, and bottle has a home. Finding everything will be super easy and quick thanks to it being transparent. 

    the acrylic makeup organizer full of products on a desk

    Promising review: "I am amazed at how much this organizer actually fits! I have a TON of long makeup brushes and liner pencils and other things that I was worried would be too big for this, but everything fit great. The material is durable and looks well made (for a bit of clear plastic). My favorite parts are the wonderful drawers that fit a BUNCH of stuff (I believe I have three full-sized eye pallets in one of them) and the fact that you can take each level apart. You can split up your organized makeup and use the organizer for different areas of your bathroom or closet. Great purchase! Has definitely made my beauty products much more manageable and fun! It’s easier to use more of your fun makeup when you actually know where it’s at!" —brian k

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in three sizes).

    21. A simple yet effective "Please put me down" toilet seat sticker, because some people would benefit from a gentle reminder.

    the small sticker on the top of the lower side of a raised toilet seat

    22. A set of 12 double shower hooks so that your shower curtain is on separate hooks from your shower liner. You're supposed to wash your shower liner once a month, but your shower curtain can go three months between washes. These hooks make getting the liner off effortless. Let's leave the shower curtain struggles in the past, please.

    23. A sleek toilet paper holder with a tiny basket big enough to store your phone and other necessities when you're sitting on the john. The roll holder is just an arm you slide your roll off and on, so you don't have to fumble around with a spring loaded one.

    24. A miraculous automatic bleach toilet cleaning system for those of us who would prefer that the toilet cleans itself. Every time you flush, it releases bleach that cleans and deodorizes the bowl.

    A reviewer photo of the installed system, which clips on to the tank and attaches to two of the toilet's internal tubes

    25. A super affordable power scrubber to remove all the built up yuckiness that's been part of your bathroom's grout and other surfaces since you moved in. It's actually miraculous how well this works.

    26. A genius soap-saving dish that lets the water drain directly into the sink. How many times have you prematurely thrown away a great bar of soap because it had basically become mush due to sitting in a shallow pool of water? Never again!

    two of the white soap dishes on the side of reviewer's sink. they're  angled downward with little poles to keep the soap in place but also a channel to funnel residue downward

    This will totally be you after you get some of these bathroom essentials:

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