This $11 Amazon Best Seller Turns Your Evening Routine into Spa Night

updated Mar 3, 2021
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In my household, I’m known as the bath queen. My time spent in the water is a luxurious retreat in the comfort of my own home. There are a number of conditions that make for the perfect relaxing night in: aromatic bath soaps, fresh towels, a playlist of my favorite songs flowing from my Bluetooth speaker, a good book, lots of bubbles, and endlessly warm water. Frustratingly, my soaking time is almost always limited: Between science and the two drains in the tub, the hot water loses its temperature and volume. However, there’s a way to solve at least one of those problems with an $11 find from Amazon.

How can you tell if you need an overflow drain cover? Well, does your tub feature an overflow drain? It often sits at the front of the tub, just below the faucet, and its job is exactly as it sounds: Help prevent the bathtub from overflowing and causing a big mess that’s no fun to clean (or sop up).

To put a literal stop on the overflow drain, the SlipX Solutions Bottomless Bath Overflow Drain Cover is an effective solution. With over 35,000 reviews on Amazon, it didn’t earn its 4.5 star rating for nothing. With a 4-inch diameter, the cover fits over multiple types of common overflow drains, including those with faceplate levers. It also requires no permanent installation since it has twelve suction cups that stick to the surface of the bathtub. Keep in mind that it’s recommended you apply the cover when the tub is dry to ensure it holds firm. The 1-inch hole in the drain cover helps to catch excess water and should face upward so that you can enjoy your deeper bath to the fullest extent. Even cleaning the cover is a breeze — it’s dishwasher safe.

This simple device makes it possible to get a nice long soak in the tub without worrying about the vessel emptying out and subsequently spoiling the mood. “This product seriously improved the quality of my life,” said a top-rated reviewer. “It’s a softer, malleable plastic than I originally thought, but convenient for different shaped tubs since it will mold easier. All I have to do to turn my nightmare tub into a dream was to run the suction cups under the faucet and snap the suction cups into place over the bath drain. It was so easy! I got an instant 5′ more water!”

Credit: Lana Kenney

To all my fellow bath enthusiasts, our time is now. No more listening to the sound of lukewarm water slowly leaving the bathtub — and therefore worrying about wasting a precious resource every time you unwind. No need to upgrade to a larger tub to hold more water for a deeper soak. Adding nearly a half-foot of water to my “me time” isn’t a bad trade for a little over 10 dollars. I look forward to many more, longer bubble baths in my squeaky clean future.