45 Practical Things For Your Bathroom You Probably Won't Regret Buying
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45 Practical Things For Your Bathroom You Probably Won't Regret Buying

Jul 09, 2023

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Now you can greet the morning by throwing back your shower curtain snag-free thanks to these smooth gliding shower curtain hooks.

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Yep, you're looking at my shower! 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~ (#2) to learn more about why I'm in love with an object that can't love me back.

Get it from Amazon for $19.90.

That was me. I detest loop shower rings because they're such a hassle when you're swapping out a shower liner or taking down your shower curtain to wash it. Yep, these are my shower hooks and they're sturdy enough to stay balanced when you switch out the liner or shower curtain.

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five finishes).

Promising review: "I am in love with this perfect matte black curved shower curtain rod! Semi easy to install. Because it’s curved, it does take some time to install both sides and make sure it’s lined up. Comes with everything you could need to install. Other than that, this shower rod is a dream." —Siarra

Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in four finishes).

I've used these for years and LOVE them. My normal day of makeup includes long-wearing foundation, and waterproof mascara and eyeliner, and these work! But don't just listen to just me. We tested them out for BuzzFeed Reviews and they won out for the best makeup remover in our mid-tier price category. But they're incredibly cost-efficient in comparison to disposable makeup wipes, as you can wash each for up to 1,000 washes.

Get it from Amazon for $20.

Sorry not sorry, but I'm also obsessed with this product! I have thick, long hair and have lived with other people with a lot of hair. This thing is totally game-changing! If you don't believe me (EVEN THOUGH YOU SHOULD), check out the below:

Promising review: "I have a blue heeler who sheds like a wild beast. Before I had the TubShroom my bathtub would clog every time and I'd have to go buy Drano. Now I don't have to worry about that at all. This thing really does stop all hair, I am so surprised at how awesome this inexpensive product is. I would highly recommend this product to all pet owners or you Bigfoot-type folk." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors; also available in a sink version).

ICYMI, this product first became famous when it appeared on Shark Tank. And people at BuzzFeed adore it. Check out our review of the Squatty Potty.

Get it from Amazon for $69.75.

If you're thinking "THIS MUCH FOR A POOP STOOL?!" then no problem. There are *much cheaper* versions, like the original for $24.99 (three colors) or a nice teak version for $53.63.

This stuff WORKS. Trust me. Once you start using it you'll be hooked!

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 $9.32 (available in several sizes and scents).

I've owned several of these soy candles (soy candles burn slower, FYI) and continue to love them over all other candles. Read all about why I love them more than any other candles in our review of One Fur All Pet House Candles.

Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 26 scents).

Promising review: "Use this on interior medicine cabinet door. Works great! Wanted to save space on my shelves and not use a toothbrush holder plus the standing tube. Able to use all shelf spaces if organized appropriately. Also, this highly discouraged guests from leaving their toothbrush since it comfortably really only fits one brush and tube. Wish there was another side spot for my floss! Size is great! Would be cool to have a small 90-degree hood/lip on the top for prevention of dust. #germaphobe" —A review that counts

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (also available in black).

Promising review: "My tub/shower has always allowed water to get on the floor when showering because of the curtain blowing out of place. Two of these at the end of the tub wall was all it needed. No more wet bathroom floor!" —CissyW

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

If you're a renter, it's a good idea to adhere these with water-resistant removable strips instead. Get a four-pack from Amazon for $3.59.

Please don't make me explain *why* it's good to have a spare roll of toilet paper by your side. Also be sure to measure your toilet tank before you hit Buy because some reviewers say this doesn't fit because they didn't measure before purchase!

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

These rolls 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 $43.99 (available as a one-time buy or a subscription model every 4, 8, or 12 weeks).

Check out BuzzFeed's full Tushy bidet review.

Promising review: "Life-changer. No more clogged toilets, plumber visits due to wipes creating issues, endless 'paperwork' sessions...just an all around upgrade that has increased my confidence in my cleanliness no matter how formal or intimate the rest of the day may be!" —Nick S.

Get it from Amazon for $109+ (available in eight styles) or Tushy for $129 (available in three colors and five knob colors).

Promising review: "Nicely designed attractive over the door towel rack. It fits perfectly and serves the purpose. The cost for the value is great. I recommend this product." —Margaret A. Dukes

Get it from Amazon for $20.01+ (available in three finishes).

Magic Linen is a family-owned brand based in Lithuania that also sources its materials from other locally based family-owned brands. Also, MagicLinen takes custom orders!

Promising review: "Generous wrap, beautifully made, and the linen’s a perfect weight for cool New England mornings. Sensibly designed hemline, a bit shorter in front, means no stepping on the robe when climbing stairs. Softens a bit with washing. Real side pockets hold a cellphone securely. Loops for the belt are substantial. So glad I found it!" —Patrice M.

Get it from Magic Linen for $100 (available in sizes S/M, L/XL, XXL and three colors and check out some more robe options).

This mat is machine-washable, anti-bacterial, and latex-, phthalate-, and BPA-free.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 18 colors).

Can be used on tub surfaces and shower walls. Simply press the tab levers to securely attach.

Promising review: "After slipping in the shower on several occasions, it was time to look for some sort of assistance. My initial thought on these suction cup products was, were they really going to be able to hold my 185 lbs. after grabbing them for leverage to help prevent another slip and fall? SHOCKED!! Not only was I shocked at the gripping capacity of these suction cups, but being so simple to move around is a big plus. It took a couple of adjustments to find the perfect spot for me which would have been a mess using a permanent grab bar. Would and have recommended these to anyone needing that extra help in the shower or anywhere else there's a smooth surface for the suction cups to adhere to. Great for the grandkids too because of the ease at which they can moved at anytime!" —Kokomo Mike

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

What's included: A Burst Sonic Toothbrush, toothbrush head (with charcoal bristles that'll keep your teeth pearly white), USB wall adapter, and USB charging base. A travel case is sold separately.

Promising review: "My teeth are so clean they squeak now! I would eat off of my own teeth if they were a floor and my food fell on them! That's how clean they are! I wish everything was as clean as my teeth feel!" —Lisa D.

Get it from Burst Oral Care for $69.99+ (available in three colors).

This flosser was awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. Has 10 pressure settings, 7 water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity.

Promising review: "I purchased two of them for my daughter and husband and they love it. They both have braces and have a hard time flossing so their orthodontist recommended a Waterpik to help. I found this one and it had good reviews so I tried it. This product worked so well for them and it's so easy to use. Since using this their orthodontist gave both of them great reviews. On their last cleaning and checkup the dentist told them they see a huge improvement. She told them to keep using it because it's working well for them. I highly recommend it to anyone with braces. 😬👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 The only thing I don't like is that there is no case for the other attachments. I'd like to be able to put them up or hang them up." —Charles & Rosanna Kaelble

Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in five colors).

Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.59.

Promising review: "Fits nicely on my sink, doesn't overwhelm the space. I'm the only one who uses it, cotton swab area fits about two travel sizes." —Anonymouse from US

Get it from Wayfair for $13.99.

Promising review: "I purchased these to use as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers. I wanted our shower to look like a spa! They are great quality and many people I know have copied our idea, so they are a hit! Very high quality, the plunger part is always the most important part. These are metal and not plastic, something which seems to be hard to find when looking for dispensers." —Rebecca Morea

Get set of two from Amazon for $13.99.

Get two from Amazon for $7.59.

Promising review: "I moved again and needed to have a more organized bathroom cabinet. My OCD prevented me from just letting go and being messy. Any-who, I love this shelving unit! Very easy to put together and install. Remember to assemble the bottom bars first, then one of the top bars. Measure and gauge the unit in the cabinet first before assembling the last bar. I had more than enough room for my things after the shelf was placed. I don't have anxiety issues every time i open my cabinet now.... Smiles!" —Roxysgarden

Get it from Amazon for $21.73+ (available in two finishes).

I have these in my bathroom cabinet because, believe it or not, one of those expandable shelves was *still* too big for mine. These are swell!

Get two from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two finishes).

Promising review: "Ignore all the negative reviews posted. This was used in toilets that had previously taken up to one week to unblock and worked to clear them immediately. The plastic suction cup and handle are very sturdy. The brush should be used after the plunger. Watch the manufacturer's video. Purchased as a welcome change from white toilet brushes that have to be thrown away. Pleasantly surprised. Buy it!" —Jessica Smith

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

Get it from Coming Soon for $35 (available in four colors).

It fits on any toilet bowl, and has 16 colors, five brightness levels, and a 170 degree radius.

Promising review: "At first I thought that the idea of an illuminated toilet bowl was funny. However, given the choice of an illuminated toilet bowl, turning on the light, or missing, an illuminated toilet bowl is a great idea. This unit is much better than the first I used because there are no suction cups (which never stay attached) and it use AA batteries instead of AAA, and it has a five-level dimmer for middle-of-the-night eye comfort." —William D.

Get two from Amazon for $22.99.

I did this in my own tiny bathroom rather than hang curtains and I have absolutely no regrets.

Get a 17.7"x78.7" roll from Amazon for $12.89.

If you prefer something a little more lively, check out a shimmery version.

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

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

Also check out a suction-cup mirror.

I use Billie razors (and shave cream and lotion), and love them. They just feel nice in your hand and are bright enough to spot in the shower before I put in my contacts. (My vision is bad.) Oh, and you can mount the magnetic handle to your shower wall!

Get a starter kit from Billie for $10 (includes the razor handle, magnetic holder, and two five-blade razor cartridges).

Promising review: "This is a great product! I live in a house where one of us prefers the TP roll stay on the spindle. While the other would rather hold the TP in his hand to unwrap. Now everyone is happy!😀. The 'cell phone' holder doubles as a great acoustic addition if you are going to place a Bluetooth speaker on the shelf. My music was slappin as I cleaned the bathroom LOL. I will say this, it's best to have an extension piece for your drill, or a long screwdriver. Or installation will take longer than it should." —Constance Mayaki

Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

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 $13.99 (available in three colors).

Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned small business run out of Philadelphia, PA, that makes an array of plant-based cleaning products. The product itself is very soapy, so be sure to dilute it properly before going to town on all of your surfaces. You can also use it as a laundry booster or spot cleaner for clothes or carpet.

Promising review: "All the Good Vibes products work well, this is my favorite scent. I use it mostly for cleaning bathrooms and the floors throughout my home. It did an amazing job, however, cleaning the outside of a car that hadn't been washed in over a year. Two thumbs up!!" —my favorite

Get it from Good Vibes for $12.50.

No more turning the car around because you don't remember unplugging your straightener.

Promising review: "Best ever. I just have to press the button and it auto turns on and shuts off after 30 minutes. I'm constantly forgetting to turn off my hair straightener so this is preventing house fires and saving electricity, yay! I originally was worried 30 minutes is too little time to do my hair and was looking for a one-hour version but it turns out 30 minutes is actually more than enough. And it really isn't that bad if I need another 30 minutes and have to press the button again LOL. I no longer worry about setting my house on fire from leaving on my hair straightener so I highly recommend." —AoiMizuno

Get it from Amazon for $11.59 (available in three timer types).

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 $9.27+ (available in two finishes).

I have a doppelganger trash can and it's the best!

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in eight finishes).

Check it out on TikTok..

Promising review: "Just another thing TikTok made me buy! The quality of the plastic is really great and I love that you can move the shelves as you see fit." —Reagan

Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

The formula is nontoxic and odorless.

Promising review: "I had a stubborn toilet clog which neither my son nor I could clear with a plunger or a snake. I bought this product with hope...but ...skepticism. I used it the night I received it and when I flushed in the morning, nothing happened... until I got back to my bedroom and heard the water go down!! I like to use 'green' products that are effective. I'm sold on this one!" —Leland Girl

Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

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 $10.85.

Jialiving is a Los Angeles-based Etsy shop that specializes in handmade items made of all-natural and earth-friendly ingredients.

Promising review: "What a great product! You just drop it in, let it dissolve, and that pretty much cleans your toilet. No toxic ingredients so good for the environment as well." —Maureen Tully

Get a 10-pack from Jialiving on Etsy for $18.

Promising review: "I have thick, naturally curly hair and my hair usually takes forever to dry. This towel helps my hair to dry about twice as fast! Getting out of the shower, I wrap my hair in this towel while I get dressed and I no longer have to worry about my hair completely drenching my shirt as soon as i take it out of the towel. It really dries it to a manageable level of dryness in just a minute or two." —AubriSnowe

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in four colors and two sizess).

Check out our review of the Aquis hair towel!

Promising review: "I got it for my aunt, she loved it so much she got another one for her other bathroom!" —Justine M Hutchinson

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

And it will also hold a can of beer!

Get it from Amazon for $13.95+ (available in six colors).

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