17 Bathroom Essentials Every Family Needs

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When we moved into our home, we thought we had everything as my husband had his possessions and I too had mine… however, we soon found out there were quite a few essentials we didn’t have.

So today, I thought I’ll try and help make life easier for you with getting the essentials you need for your bathroom.

I think all that are listed below are essential, and in my opinion, are a must-have.

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Making sure your bathroom is equipped with everything you need, makes life a whole lot easier.

Bath Mat

You can get really cute ones that match your shower curtain.

Shower Curtain

Lush Decor Bohemian Striped Shower Curtain Colorful Bold Design, 72" x 72", Turquoise and Orange

Not only does this look great, but it’s also essential!

Bathroom Accessory Set

MyGift 4 Piece Ribbed White Ceramic Bathroom Accessory Set w/Toothbrush Holder, Tumbler, Soap Dish & Dispenser

Useful for organizing the bathroom counter.

Toilet Paper Holder

MyGift Wall-Mounted Pipe Design Toilet Paper Holder with Whitewashed Wood Shelf

Plunger and Toilet Brush

Polder Dual Bath Caddy - White

You don’t have to suffer the embarrassment, get a plunger.


Luxury White Bath Towel Set - Combed Cotton Hotel Quality Absorbent 8 Piece Towels | 2 Bath Towels | 2 Hand Towels | 4 Washcloths [Worth $72.95] 8Pc | White

You definitely need towels!! I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you what they are for.

Towel Rack

Bookshelf Xiaomei, Solid Wood Ladder Frame Bathroom Shelf Floor Simple Storage Rack Flower Stand American Bedroom Bookshelf-133.545.643cm (Color : Walnut)

You don’t only have to use this for towels.

Shower Caddy

mDesign Modern Metal Wire Bathroom Tub & Shower Caddy, Hanging Storage Organizer Center - 2 Wash Cloth/Razor Hooks, 3 Baskets - for Bathroom Shower Stalls, Bathtubs - Rust Resistant - Matte White

The perfect place to store your shampoo, conditioner, sponge, soap etc.

Bathroom Storage Cabinet

Yaheetech Bathroom Floor Cabinet, Wooden Storage Cabinet with 2 Drawers, Multifunctional Side Organizer Rack Stand Table, White

Trash Can

KOUBOO 1030073 La Jolla Rattan Round Waste Basket with Plastic Insert & Lid, 9.5" x 9.5" x 12.5", Honey Brown

Keep that room clean.

Non-Slip Shower Mat

SlipX Solutions Clear Square Shower Stall Mat Adds Non-Slip Traction (21" Sides, 160+ Suction Cups, Great Drainage)

Scented Candles

FASHIONCRAFT Blue Frosted Glass Stylish Sailboat Votive Tea Light Candle Holders, Set of 2

Candles are great for creating a cozy atmosphere and scented ones help clear any nasty smells.

Hand Soap

Mrs. Meyer's Liquid Hand soap, Lilac, 12.50 oz

Using antibacterial soup will prevent the spreading of germs.

Laundry Basket

Large Collapsible Laundry Hamper Bag with Handles, 15 x 15 x 26 Inches Foldable Clothes Basket for Washing Storage

Essential Oil Diffuser

Shower Diffuser Waterproof Essential Oil Diffuser

A waterproof essential oil diffuser that you can use inside the shower. A spa experience while you shower, plus this will help to eliminate odors and cleanse the air.

First Aid Box

First Aid Kit Hard Red Case 326 Pieces Exceeds OSHA and ANSI Guidelines 100 People - Office, Home, Car, School, Emergency, Survival, Camping, Hunting, and Sports

This is a must-have for our family. Our little boy is accident-prone.

Wall Decor

The Stupell Home Decor Collection Tranquility Tub Icon Textual Bathroom Art Wall Plaque, 12 x 0.5 x 12, Proudly Made in USA

Beautiful bathroom-related wall decor will certainly add to the charm. Maybe it’s not absolutely essential, but you decide.

Vickie Louise
Vickie Louise
Vickie Louise is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of A Crazy Family. She is a stay at home mom of a little boy with a big personality. After having her son, she realized how important it is for moms to take care of themselves, physically and mentally. Vickie believes in the power of using social media and her online presence for good and is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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  1. Oh, just when I thought I had everything sorted in the bathroom!
    Thank you, Vickie Louise. I’m now on the hunt for some great artwork to enhance my bathroom and an in-shower diffuser. Oh, and a few other little luxury items, like that great towel rack. And I’ll be putting the laundry basket back in there. Moving it to the laundry seemed like a good idea – at the time….
    I loved the toilet roll holder!
    Thank you!

  2. I was just looking at the two tiny shelves in my shower this morning and wondered if I could write an entire blog post on how ridiculous it is to expect to fit EVERYTHING on these shelves. Thanks for your post. I have been looking for some ways to spruce up my bathroom, this has inspired me. 🙂

    • I don’t see why you couldn’t write a post on it, as it is pretty ridiculous – when we moved in, we didn’t even have that, a window ledge was all. That and the sides of the bath, on the sink and top of the loo, was our storage. Thanks for stopping by.


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