Upgrade Your Bathroom with These Essential Purchases
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If you're an adult...these are non-negotiables.
Promising review: "Wonderful product for low cost! I moved into a place that had an old showerhead 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 $19.98+ (available in two styles and four finishes).
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 $23.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).
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.
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 five sizes and six colors).
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 $5.97+ (available in two sizes).
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 $16.44 (available in three colors).
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 13 sizes; you can also check out their shop page for more colors and styles).
Farm and Posh 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 Farm and Posh on Etsy for $25.97+ (available in seven wood finishes).
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 $16.97+ (available in clear or gray).
Read our full review of the Maytex Pockets Shower Liner (#2) here for more deets!
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 $48.30 (available in two colors).
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).
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 eight colors).
I (Sally) 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 $7.99 (available in nine colors).
Promising review: "I've spent too many years shaving at the sink. I tried a bulkier 'fog-proof' mirror in the past, but it still fogged up, and you couldn't remove it to douche in the shower water. This mirror is great! Simple concept, works great, couldn't be easier to install... and you get such a better shave while in the shower!
After a while this mirror will begin to fog a bit. No problem.. Just hold it under the hot water for two seconds, and you're good to go. I usually re-douche the mirror once, about three-quarters through my shave." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $12.97.
Also check out a suction-cup mirror.
FYI, it installs like a regular outlet cover. Of course except with the wonderful shelf. Can also be installed so the shelf is below the outlet.
Promising review: "I was very skeptical about this one, I had it in my cart for a while and just couldn’t get myself to order it. Once I did and I received it, I was so happy I did. I will be ordering more now. It adds an extra storing space. My laundry room is very limited so any added storing is key! I use it for my dryer sheets. I’ll be ordering another to store a small trash bin for lint from the dryer. I’m thinking about also adding these around the house for other things. So easy to install, takes literally less than two minutes." —Hazel Vera
Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors). And check out a larger outlet shelf.
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 me and for each of the two kids. Highly recommend this product." —Chelley Patterson
Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.25.
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 $22.87+ (available in three finishes).
To install, just apply pressure and flip the latches to activate suction.
Promising review: "I bought this for our shower, because my parents were coming for Christmas and my stepfather is an amputee. He’s almost 70, roughly 6'2 and 250 lbs., and I didn’t hear a crash all week. He survived the holidays without any injury, and the handle is still in place. It was very easy to install, which made me leery because I felt like it was too easy. I can’t get a shower caddy to stay up without crashing, so my fear of being the kid who put in the shower handle wrong and causing a holiday catastrophe was a real concern — my mother would never let me live it down. But rest assured, this thing is easy and sturdy, and the price was great. Holidays are tight enough without my desperate need for karma points and parental approval making extra deductions from my bank account." —Erin H
Get it from Amazon for $11.89+ (available in three colors).
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).
Shop Me and Em is a woman-owned small business based in Tampa Bay, FL making bathroom and mailbox decals.
Promising review: "Great product! I love that the seller added a handwritten note. Awesome personal touch, and the sticker went on perfectly. It’s been there for over a week now and it still looks the same as it did when I first put it on. 10/10 highly recommend!!" —Ansley Blake
Get it from Shop Me and Em on Etsy for $5.50 (available in 33 colors).
BuzzFeed Shopping editor Elizabeth Lilly has and loves these. Check out her full shower hook review (#3).
Promising review: "Where have these hooks been all my life?! They make removing the shower curtain liner for washing SO much easier. The quality is great, and they actually glide across the bar." —CASEINPOINT
Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).
It comes with the necessary mounting hardware.
Promising review: "I used to have to put my stuff on the tile floor, but no more. This not only fits my iPhone, but it also fits my iPad Pro 10 1/2 inch standing up diagonally! It’s very strongly mounted to the wall with the two screws. I also love that it’s so easy to just slide the roll onto the hanger without the hassle of a spring-loaded spindle. Great product!" —Doby
Get it from Amazon for $9.44+ (available in two colors).
It's super quick to install, and one cartridge can last up to three months!
Promising review: "I've installed these in all six toilets in my home and they are a great idea. I've been using this for about four to five years. This device circulates bleach product into the toilet bowl after every flush, where it is needed to prevent staining such as water lines from calcium buildup. The chlorine water is restricted to the bowl, not the tank. If chlorine is in the tank it will erode away the flapper and foam seal which separates the tank from the bowl, requiring more expensive repairs. This product solves that problem with no drawbacks and don't look unsightly like the clamp-on bars of chlorine that are permanently inside the bowl." —Dr. D123
Get it from Amazon for $9.97.
BuzzFeed Shopping editor Natalie Brown put this baby to the test, and here's what she had to say: "This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom's grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all. I literally sat on the floor, dipped the bristles in a Castile soap dilution (2–3 drops of soap + 1/2 cup of water; but you could use almost any cleaner of your choice), then lazily ran the scrubber back and forth over a 6-inch section of grimy, dark-gray grout — and it only took about 30 seconds for that grout to go from dingy to bright. I started by using the specialty grout brush, but then I decided to try it with the default brush and that seemed to work just as well, IMHO!" Check out her full power scrubber review.
Get it from Amazon for $17.38. You can also get a special grout-cleaning brush head that can be swapped in for the regular one for $10.44.
Promising review: "I own probably seven of them. They're perfection. They yellow with age. That isn't a big problem to me. I haven't broken any that I can remember. I've had them for years. I use them for sponges in the kitchen and RV, soap in the bathroom. They're easy to clean. My counters are flat. I don't have problems with them falling. I just got another one today. I love them and recommend you give them a try as long as you have a flat surface to set them on, but I put one in a curved soap catcher basket in the shower and it doesn't fall from there either. It holds the small pieces of soap that would otherwise fall through the basket." —Maryann Clark and Ron Newman
Get it from Amazon for $8.80.
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