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31 Things From Walmart To Help Make Living With Roommates Easier


31 Things From Walmart To Help Make Living With Roommates Easier

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1. A magnetic whiteboard so you can leave notes for each other, like whose turn it is to clean the bathroom.


Promising review: “It’s awesome. Works just as intended. Great price. Works well. I highly recommend it.” —LMR

Price: $15.99

2. A tension pole shower caddy that’ll keep your bath products organized and easily identifiable.


Promising review: “Just what I needed for my walk in shower. It was very easy to set up very stylish and provides ample storage for all my body washes” —BargainDiva

Price: $31

3. A hair drain, because no one wants to spend time snaking a clogged drain if you share a shower.


Promising review: “I lose a lot of hair when showering. Long and lots of them. The hair are not able to go through the soft spikes on this hair catcher.” —Monroe

Price: $2.97

4. A bottle of Poo-Pourri so it’ll be like nothing ever happened after you use a shared bathroom.


Promising review: “It’s a Godsend! Magnificent product, and if there’s anyone in your family with IBS, iBD, Crohn’s, or Ulcerative Colitis, this product will keep your bathroom fit to go into no matter how many trips are made to the the toilet! Love it! Won’t be without it!” —BryOhio

Price: $9.99

5. A coat hook block that’ll help keep everything (both yours and theirs) in its place.


Price: $11.38+ (available in three colors)

6. Herringbone coasters to protect your tables from rings — plenty of fights can now be avoided!


Promising review: “Bought these as a gift, they are just as nice as pictured. They seem to be good quality they have some weight but not too heavy. The cork backing is a nice plus.” —Sanandy

Price: $15.36 for a set of four

7. A mail sorter that’ll keep your important papers and mail safe and separated.


Promising review: “This was the perfect organizer for me. The Walmart price was right on. I saw the same product on another site for $20 more. Highly recommend!” —Jill

Price: $17.30

8. A hallway shoe rack to prevent either of you from traipsing dirt on the carpet.


Promising review: “Love this, it took the place of three other racks! Lots of room now in the mud room.” —Sher55

Price: $48.33

9. A handy label maker so everyone’s food will be clearly marked. Priorities.


Promising review: “This is a nice little labeler. It came as a surprise to me because of its small size. However don’t let that fool you. It has many capabilities for producing that label. It has many fonts from which to choose.” —jan1948

Price: $22.87


Promising review: “The noise cancellation is very, very good. In fact, it is too good in some cases. Where many noise cancelling products are able to cancel droning and repetitive sounds, the QuietComfort 35 II headphones were able silence radio and television audio and even humans talking directly to me. So noise cancellation is truly excellent.” —mikerisner

Price: $279+ (available in three colors)

11. Food storage containers that’ll help you stay organized since you’ll be able to see everyone’s food clearly.


Promising review: “My first thought when unpacking the containers was how elegant they looked. The containers are packed that you will receive them with zero scratches and ultra clear. Rather than use clear, a light purple hue is used which makes the contents you chose to put inside look nicer. The black lids complement them and give a more upscale appearance.” —EasytoClean

Price: $34.99+ (available in sets of 5 or 10)

12. A double laundry hamper so you’ll never have to sort through your roomies’ skivvies again.


Promising review: “I love this double laundry basket. I also love the look of the woven basket look and the dark espresso color. The lid on the hamper also allows for any smells and the mess to be confined and not seen.” —nknouse22

Price: $99.99

13. A tufted ottoman with room for storage, because this’ll allow for quick clean-ups — even if it’s someone else’s mess. Sigh.


Promising review: “This ottoman is so much more than what I expected! It was nicer than several I had looked at in the $200-350 range. It is very large and has a great amount of storage. I have three in my home and I feel like they were an absolute steal!” —Lacey

Price: $95 (available in four colors)

14. A lifting coffee table you can use for mindless tasks while binge-watching TV. And (!) it easily adjusts for when two want to use it for snacking.


Promising review: “Okay, I absolutely love this coffee table. I’m a living room diner, love eating with a movie or show and this coffee table is perfect as a table/desk. It’s extremely sturdy, the table holds up well to heavier items (laptop) and is very well made. It does not fold down without you pushing the top down so you needn’t worry about your things potentially crashing down when you have the top extended. The storage inside is a deep space and you can put plenty in there. We live in an apartment and this coffee table is the perfect size.” —vivalamia

Price: $75 (available in two colors)

15. A cutlery tray so your roommate won’t mix the spoons with the knives. We like organization in this house!


Promising review: “This is great! I love the adjustability that makes use of the entire width of the drawer. And it’s pretty!” —1SUPERHAPPYSHOPPER

Price: $16.98

16. A set of kitchen tools that’ll make it harder for your roommate to make a mess while cooking — everything has a purpose.


This set comes with a spoonula, slotted spoon, and solid spoon.

Promising review: “These tools are by FAR my favorites in the kitchen, I’ve bought all of my friends and family members these tools. If you have non-stick cookware, you MUST HAVE these tools.” —Cook Queen

Price: $19.91 for a set of three (available in two colors)

17. A bathtub tray for when you want a bit of serenity and privacy — indulge in a bubble bath and have all the essentials like wine, snacks, your cell, and a book at your fingertips.


Promising review: “This is by far the nicest bath caddy/tray I have ever owned! I love how many different compartments it has! It makes it so easy to relax with a book.” —Katie

Price: $34.99

18. An essential-oil diffuser to help transform your room into an extra relaxing space to escape.


Promising review: “I’ve had mine for two years with no problems. When traveling we take it with and use every night. Have had no problems at all. When this one bites the dust I will get another. Well worth the money!!” —Marty

Price: $14.88

19. A cool coffee pot that’ll get everyone’s bodies up and running in the morning.


It has three warming temperatures and brew strengths.

Promising review: “I love the three heat settings and the fact that theres a cold brew setting! How wonderful for iced coffee lovers! Definitely worth the purchase! Looks beautiful in my farm style kitchen!” —EquinePhotographer

Price: $49.99

20. A spice rack to keep your spices organized and out of the way in a small kitchen.


Promising review: “I really love this spice rack! I have probably been through at least eight other ones over the last 10 years and I have to say this one is absolutely perfect! It is a perfect size so it fits nicely on your counter and will fit perfectly in the corner as well.” —Brazilchick32

Price: $19.97

21. An extra set of cotton sheets so you can avoid sheet sharing. Plus, they’re designed to feel extra soft and keep you cool!


This set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two queen-size pillowcases.

Promising review: “We LOVE these sheets! They are the softest highest-quality sheets we have ever owned and we always buy very high quality expensive sheets. Buy two sets you will probably never have to buy another pair!” —jlw5647

Price: $68.44+ (available in sizes full–king and four colors)

22. A robot vacuum to ensure no one has to take on the chore of vacuuming.


Promising review: “Easy and quick setup. It is programmable and works very quietly. It comes with a remote which is also easy to use. I can start, stop, and see if my unit is charging, while I’m at work. I have also bought a second one for my son. Great product.” —hygienist

Price: $149

23. A handy LED makeup mirror you can use to free up the bathroom and use this in your bedroom.


Promising review: “My wife loves this mirror! Has great features like adjustable lighting, the plug on the front of the mirror. Would recommend this mirror to anyone who might be thinking of getting it. Great mirror for the price.” — greenbacks

Price: $35.75

24. A set of cable ties, because it sucks when you realize your roommate has taken your phone charger with them and you’re on 10% battery.


Promising review: “Loved the colors, and that you could expand as needed in diameter. Self stick also a bonus.” —deblrebl

Price: $2.99 for a pack of six

25. A plug-in night-light so you don’t wake your roommate up by banging around in the dark.


Promising review: “Plugs in to any standard outlet and gives off a soft light to a large area. Design looks good whether light is on or off.” —TigerRose

Price: $7.69

26. A dish drain you can use to air-dry, instead of fighting over who has to tackle that chore.


Promising review: “The rack is stable, even when full of dishes. The lower rack holds glasses, cups and coffee mugs. The stainless steel cleans easily, and is unaffected by water/damp (unlike my previous bamboo rack). The bottom tray collects drips, so the kitchen counter stays dry.” —Atlanta

Price: $11.33

27. A hanging shoe rack to keep shoes neatly organized, even if you have limited closet space.


Promising review: “Best shoe rack EVER. It is very sturdy, and holds 30+ pairs of shoes/boots. If you are just planning to use it on the back side of a door, no screws are needed; just metal over-the-door hangers that are very sturdy.” —Karenlynne

Price: $43.33

28. A plush blanket so no one will be cold when sharing the couch.


Promising review: “It’s not that thick but it’s very soft and nice. Very gentle on the skin. Worth every dollar you are going to spend on it.” —Shane

Price: $9.99

29. An air purifier for keeping the air in your apartment feeling fresh and clean, even if you live with multiple people (and their pets).


Promising review: “I really enjoy it and would highly recommend it to anybody with breathing problems I sure do sleep a lot better at night with it !!!!!!” —Tuggers

Price: $129.85

30. A medicine cabinet that’ll make sure everyone’s toiletries are easily organized. Ah, shared bathrooms.


Promising review: “This cabinet is gorgeous, with the tempered glass doors and silver latches. It was a breeze to put together!! The instructions were super detailed and easy to follow. The cabinet was assembled and hanging on my bathroom wall within an hour! I would highly recommend this cabinet if you need a little extra space in your bathroom!.” —shelmonella93

Price: $49.97

31. And a power strip so all the extra laptops, phones, and tablets that constantly need charging will have a place to be plugged in.


Promising review: “I use this in my home office — hasn’t cut me out once yet for my computer and many gadgets! And often I’ve had the cheap plastic covers over each plug break on others — these seem to be really sturdy! Great cord.” —phil

Price: $20

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