10 Bathroom Hacks You Need To Try, Because Everyone Deserves To Live Like A Bathing Beauty

Straight up: Bathrooms can be kind of gross sometimes. Or most of the time. Pretty much all the time, if you're living in my apartment. But fellow bathers, we don't have to live like this anymore! Freedom is here, thanks to these weird bathroom hacks!

Before you continue reading, I do want to warn you that none of these are about poop. I know sometimes that "bathroom hacks" can imply "things about your poop," but today that is not the case. Most of these helpful tips have to do with cleaning and organizing your little germ-filled sanctuary, and, as someone who used to steal her mom's Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook on a regular basis, this kind of list is much more up my alley anyway.

So where am I getting all these cool tricks? From this very cute and very awesome infographic from the Plumbworld Blog. Which is a blog about exactly what it sounds like, and thus I trust them very much.

Here are my 10 favorites; head on over to Plumbworld for 10 more. Grab your rubber gloves and your sponges, ladies. We're getting dirty today.

1. Use your sink as a speaker system...

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...By putting your iPhone in a (dry) sink. Emphasis on the dry part.

2. Keep your mirror fog-free...

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...by spreading a little shaving cream on it and then wiping it clean. The magic will last for a few weeks, so you can immediately tell how much you resemble a drowned rat as soon as you step out of the shower for days and days and days.

3. Iron your clothes...

...While you shower! This trick is an oldie but a goodie: Hang your wrinkly clothing up in the bathroom, and the steam from you shower will straighten all that out for you. Now you can trick people into thinking you have your shit together. So easy.

4. Sharpen your disposable razor...

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...By taking a lesson from cats and ruining a pair of jeans. Run the razor against the grain of an old pair of jeans, and it will significantly extend the life of the blade.

5. Repurpose a wine rack...

...To hold your towels! Did you think I was going to say "to hold your bathtub wine?" I was actually talking about using a wine rack to store your towels individuall so you feel like you're in a hotel or something. But yeah, bathtub wine is great, too.

6. Install a spice rack...

...To hold all your vitamins and lotions and whatever else "adults" keep in their "bathrooms." It's an easy, cheap alternative to actually making over your bathroom organizational system. Stick 'em on a wall, stick 'em on the inside of a cabinet, do whatever, I don't know your life.

7. Grab a magnetic strip...

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...To catch all of bobby pins that are only around when you're trying to de-clutter, and immediately disappear as soon as you want to try a new braid tutorial. Ha ha you got those suckers now.

8. Make a fruit scrub...

...For your bathtub! Cut a grapefruit in half, sprinkle both the fruit and your tub with a little salt, and scrub away. I bet it smells awesome, too.

9. Clean your shower head...

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...With a Ziploc bag and vinegar. Fill the Ziploc bag with vinegar, rubberband it to your shower head overnight to get rid of all the nasty deposits that build up, and by the morning, you'll forget it's Tuesday and that you're in Chicago and instead you'll be like, "Oh, is this a waterfall? Am I in Hawaii?" Like wow, that would be great.

10. Power scrub your bathroom...

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...With actual power tools. I'm not kidding. Attach a scrub brush to an electric drill, and feel like the most powerful Sunday afternoon Cleaning Queen that ever lived.

Check out the full infographic over at Plumbworld.

Images: Giphy (6) lucasfoxbcn, Don Harder, Dave Dugdale, Stephanie Van Der Straeten/Flickr