Everyone has their routines. But since so many parts of our lives have become habitual, it can be difficult to realize when you can actually make them better.
An example of this is that many people end up sticking to the same products, because it is what they’ve always done, not knowing that there is something out there, better than what they’re used to.
But nowadays, with everyone stuck inside due to COVID-19, the routine gets old, fast. Really fast.
More people are bored and anxious, with nothing much to do at home. As consumers, because their primary option is to use whatever they already have at home, people are becoming more aware of all the things about their households that could be better.
Whether it’s that they wish they had more puzzles, or if that crockpot they almost bought a few weeks ago would’ve been so useful now, people are beginning to see all the things that they didn’t know they needed at home.
Some places that people find need the most improvement include the kitchen, bedroom, living room, and bathrooms – so essentially, the entire house. The room with the highest number of things you probably didn’t realize you needed in your bathroom.
Even though you probably don’t associate the bathroom with much fun or entertainment, it’s much more important than you’d think.
Your bathroom can be nearly as important and as private as your bedroom. Like the bedroom, a bathroom is also a place where people like to relax and unwind, which can be especially necessary nowadays.
On the other hand, the bathroom is also where we typically use most of our unsustainable everyday products. So, the bathroom has a lot of potential for saving money and helping save the environment.
For example, many shower products come in small containers. So, these products need to be replaced more often, and they are often difficult to store anyways. It is basically a lose-lose situation.
Especially if you’re someone who uses a variety of products, having so many bottles can take up a lot of space, and each product typically uses a lot of plastic. So, if you’re able to buy larger unit quantities, you’d be able to cut down on plastic use, while also saving some money.
So, what are some shower accessories that you didn’t know you needed? Here are a few examples:
- A rain-shower head
If you’ve never been in a shower with a rain-shower head, you’re missing out. It is such a refreshing and invigorating experience. It will make your whole shower experience feel out of this world.
A rain-shower head is luxurious. And those who have one are typically trying to recreate a luxurious experience, like being in a fancy hotel on a beautiful vacation.
But before you install one, you should make sure that your shower has the proper draining mechanisms. Typically, those who get a rain-shower head, invest in large ones, which end up using a lot of water. As such, a normal drain might not have efficient drainage, leading to water buildup as you shower.
- A refillable soap dispenser
A refillable soap dispenser is not only a cool feature to up the aesthetics of your shower, but it’s also a sustainable alternative to regular soap, shampoo, and conditioner containers.
People typically don’t realize how much plastic they use in their typical bathroom products. Most products are replaced every month to every other month, but you can reduce this a lot by buying in bulk and refilling a dispenser.
These kinds of dispensers also come in all shapes and sizes so that you can pick one that’ll look amazing in your bathroom. It’s a great way to make your shower look chicer and put together. So, if you want to start looking at some dispensers, you should explore the options suggested by Giftwits. Their list has one for everyone’s needs.
- A bench
Everyone should get a bench. It is so nice to be able to sit in the shower, especially after a really long and stressful day.
Some people have found that adding a bench can also make their shower feel more like a spa.
A bench can also come in handy in a lot of ways. It helps for shaving, since you have something to rest your leg on, and it can also be an additional place for storage.
- Smart sensors
We live in a high-tech world, so it’s no wonder our bathrooms have become just as technological.
Many people have switched over to a digital shower control system because it can help ensure that you have a nearly perfect shower experience every single time. Smart sensors can store a lot of information, including exactly how you like your shower.
The only downside is that if you have a power-outage, you probably won’t be able to take a shower. After all, the controls are all digital.
- A bathmat
Even though a bathmat is technically ‘outside’ of your shower, it’s vital. It’s one of those things that you don’t really notice that you need until you don’t have it. A bathmat is the only thing protecting your freshly cleaned feet from a cold, damp floor – after a nice, refreshing shower, it’s the last thing you’d want to feel.
But in addition to its practical considerations, you can make your bathroom look a whole lot better with a nice bathmat. Some have even called bathmats “a little art piece.” When you’re not using it, you should also think about where you want to store it. Some have suggested hanging it on the rail of a shower door for a more decorative look.
So, if you weren’t sure if your shower needed some new accessories, now you probably do. All of these accessories can make your shower a whole lot better. Whether more relaxing or more sustainable, these products are must-haves in the shower.
After all, most people use their showers nearly every day, so why not make the most of it? If you’re going to invest in something, you should invest in the things that you use most. Hopefully, this list helped inspire you to upgrade your current shower situation, making it the best it can be.