10 of Our Favorite Bathroom Problem Solvers That’ll Make Life a Little Easier

published Apr 24, 2020
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Cleaning supplies, beauty products, skincare, toiletries, soap… there’s a lot to cram into your bathroom. And if you’ve ever gone to reach for some new toothpaste in the back of your cabinet, and in turn knocked over all your cleaning supplies and a few rogue nail polish bottles, you know firsthand how vital organization is. The good news is that when it comes to all the random obstacles in your bathroom, there are some geniuses out there who have cooked up a solution for pretty much every problem. Here are 10 of our favorite problem solvers that’ll help you achieve the zen bathroom of your dreams.

madesmart Under Sink Drip Tray

Tired of your cleaning supplies making a mess under your sink? Get this under-sink drip tray to protect your cabinets from spills and drips. Even better, its top surface is finished with a soft-grip material that keeps bottles in place. Say goodbye to cascading cleaning supplies every time you reach for a toothpaste refill!

Buy: madesmart Under Sink Drip Tray, $14.99 $11.99 from The Container Store

Shelby Toilet Paper Holder

This toilet paper holder is as clever as it is chic. The modern-minimalist holder not only houses your toilet paper, but it’s also perfect for holding your phone while you use the toilet. (We’re all guilty of doing it!) Alternatively, you can use it to display a candle or tiny plant, or keep toilet spray on hand.

Buy: Shelby Toilet Paper Holder, $29 from Urban Outfitters

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OXO Tot Tub Drain Stopper

Do you have a curious toddler who likes to decide bath time is over by pulling the plug on the drain? This drain stopper prevents your mischievous little one from pulling the plug. A suction cup secures it to the tub floor with a water-tight seal that fully covers the drain to keep the tub filled. Voilà! Even if you don’t have kids, this is a great product to have when you’re taking a long bath.

Buy: OXO Tot Tub Drain Stopper, $11.99 from OXO

Tower Suction Cup Mounted Toothbrush Holder

Is your countertop short on space? Or maybe your “counter space” consists of just a sink? Either way, you should grab this mounted toothbrush holder to keep your toothbrush handy. It suctions onto your wall or mirror, so you don’t have to sacrifice any precious space.

Buy: Tower Suction Cup Mounted Toothbrush Holder, $11 from Yamazaki Home

Umbra Flex Sink Squeegee

I can’t be the only one who basically floods their bathroom every time they wash their face. This silicone sink squeegee makes for quick and easy cleanup, with a blade on one end and soft brush on the other. Simple and smart, it’ll easily remove wet or dry messes on flat or curved surfaces.

Buy: Umbra Flex Sink Squeegee, $7.99 $5.99 from The Container Store

OXO Good Grips Bathtub Drain Cover

If you or your housemate has long locks, keep your bathtub drain clean with this simple tool. It neatly covers the drain and stays put with holes that will catch hair, but still allow water to drain. Rust-resistant and barely noticeable, this is a must-have for any shower.

Buy: OXO Good Grips Bathtub Drain Cover, $6.99 $5.99 from The Container Store

Float Self-Draining Soap Dish

If bar soap is more your thing, this smart soap dish is a functional option for your sink or shower. Thanks to slots that let your soap dry and a slanted base that lets the water drain, you can say goodbye to the gross soap scum that often builds up on soap dishes.

Buy: Float Self-Draining Soap Dish, $10 from Yamazaki Home

Swing-Lid Countertop Trash Can

Avid Q-tip user? Or in need of a place to store your used makeup remover pads until you wash them? This swing lid countertop trash can fits perfectly on a countertop for small trash items. Slide it on your makeup tray and never find yourself tossing cotton balls across your bathroom, hoping they land in the trashcan, again.

Buy: Swing-Lid Countertop Trash Can, $12.99 $10.39 from The Container Store

Expandable Under Sink Organizer

I’m all for smart under-sink organization, but I often find myself battling with the pipes to make my organizers fit. This expandable option easily adjusts to fit around the pipes under your sink and, even better, it’s easy to remove shelves to accommodate a garbage disposal or low hanging pipe. Oh, and no tool assembly? Sold. 

Buy: Expandable Under Sink Organizer, $39.99 $31.99 from The Container Store

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simplehuman Compact Sensor Pump Soap Dispenser

Hand-washing is more important than ever, so there’s no better time to take your cleanliness up a notch with this hands-free soap dispenser. Sleek enough to keep right on your sink, this clever design dispenses soap in 0.2 seconds and makes your bathroom a little cleaner.

Buy: simplehuman Compact Sensor Pump Soap Dispenser, $50 from simplehuman