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5 Bathroom Essentials Every Man Should Have

Hey guys, listen up. We need to talk about your bathroom game. Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the actual appearance or functionality of the room, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t. Your bathroom deserves just as much love as your kitchen or living room. If you’re a dude who’s still using the same ratty bath towel you’ve had since college or storing his toothbrush in a plastic cup, this post is for you. 

Here are a few simple tweaks you can make to show the world you’re a grown up man who cares about his space and himself. 

Matching Countertop Accessories

Again, that plastic beer cup you got at some bar promotion doesn’t carry the grown-up vibe. Plus, when was the last time you washed it? We thought so. Invest in some matching countertop accessories like a toothbrush cup, hand soap dispenser, and smaller storage boxes. This uniform look helps to show your guests (especially your parents when they visit) that you’ve got your life together—or at least it looks like you do. 

Good Towels

What is it about guys holding onto clothes and towels until they literally disintegrate? You know what we’re talking about. Do you even have a pair of underwear without holes in them? The same is usually true for bath towels. They dry us off and go back on the rack. End of story. 

Like clothes, bath towels can only stand up to so much use before they need to be replaced. They get that musty smell and keep it even after you wash them. And let’s be honest. How often do you actually wash them? Grab some fresh new towels and maybe don’t opt for the cheapest ones. You’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll feel when you step out of the shower. 

The Right Cleaning Products

Ok, so we’re going off the assumption that you actually clean your bathroom. If you don’t, well, now’s a pretty good time to start. Anyway, when you do start cleaning, make sure you’ve got the right products and supplies. One can of disinfectant isn’t going to solve all your problems. Here are a few supplies every bathroom should have:

  • Surface cleaners
  • Toilet brush and cleaner
  • Tub cleaner
  • Rubber gloves
  • Squeegee and glass cleaner
  • Clean rags

You can pick these up when you go in for new toilet accessories and bath towels. Just saying. If you’re not sure how to start cleaning your bathroom (no judgment), here’s a great tutorial to help you get started. 

Great Smelling Candles

That can of deodorizing spray or book of matches are fine when you’re trying to, uh, hide certain smells, but what about the rest of the time? Bathrooms tend to hold onto a number of less-than-pleasant smells between cleanings, so it’s not a bad idea to fight back with something pleasant. 

Candles are a great way to accomplish this and they look good doing it. You don’t have to get a floral or sweet scent (nothing wrong with them). There are plenty of other scents that might be more your style. Earthy smells like tobacco leaf, pine, teakwood or patchouli are great options for dudes who like their bathrooms to smell good, but also manly. 

A Little Decor to Showcase Your Personality

You don’t have to be an interior designer to showcase a little personality in your bathroom. A framed picture or two, a shower curtain with an interesting pattern and coordinated color scheme for your bath mats, towels and accessories are all super easy to bring a little adult sophistication into your bathroom. 

Again, these little touches help make your space more grown up and comfortable for your guests. No one wants to look at that car model poster you’ve had since freshman year of high school. 

Be a Man. Call a Plumber. 

Another great thing every adult man can do to make their bathroom better is call a great plumber when problems arise. Sure, there are plenty of DIY projects you can tackle, but a real man knows when it’s time to call in the experts. Contact Terry’s for all your plumbing needs, bro.