As a society, we’re constantly trying to make our lives easier, speed up everyday tasks and find products to hack our routines. While we’re constantly on the hunt for new technology that can multitask for us (honestly if you told me 10 years ago that someday I’d talk to my lightbulbs, I wouldn’t have believed you), there are plenty of affordable products already on the market that can change your life—or at least your life in the bathroom.
Here are a few genius products you probably don’t have in your bathroom, but would totally swear by if you did.
Shower Curtain Clips
Does water constantly find its way out of your shower and onto the bathroom floor? If your shower curtain isn’t quite keeping the rest of your bathroom dry, clips like these can keep your liner in place, ensuring that you never step out into a puddle again.
Keeping a squeegee in or by your shower is a great way to easily wipe down the shower walls (and the glass, if your shower has a door) to get rid of lingering moisture and grime before you even step out to towel off. If you don’t already have one, consider this your reminder to add it to your shopping list.
A Makeup Brush Cleaner
If you use makeup brushes, you should know how important it is to keep them clean, since they can harbor bacteria. A silicone mat like this one sits in your sink, and the grooves help you really get your brushes really clean.
A Toothpaste Squeezer
We all know the only way to truly use up a tube of toothpaste is to roll it from the bottom, but if you’re tired of fighting with your favorite tube, a squeezer that rolls it up for you like this one can seriously help—plus, it doubles as a stand so it can sit upright on your counter.
A Hair Brush Cleaner
Let’s be honest, cleaning out hair brushes is not the most fun task—you’re just pulling out clumps of hair (not to mention the hair product and lint that eventually builds up) from a hair brush, and it always seems to get stuck and wound around the bristles. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to invest a few dollars in a hair brush cleaner to make the task easier.
A Shaving Apron
If you don’t shave or cut your own hair, this might not be a necessity—but if you do (or you live with someone who does) a grooming cape like this one that sticks to your bathroom wall or mirror and catches hair clippings and beard trimmings could be a lifesaver. No more cleaning up rogue hairs, and no more clogged sink drains.