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I’ve been dealt tiny bathrooms over the years — and some with some wacky features and layouts, to boot, which seems the standard for NYC living. Right now, my new apartment’s bathroom is shockingly large, but somehow, there’s abysmal counter space and the shower is remarkably small. My month-long sublet before my current place had the toilet paper holder in a position where you had to nearly contort to grab it. And don’t even get me started on my dorm bathrooms… Needless to say, I’ve had to get creative with renter-friendly improvements.
And drill-free improvements can be hard to come by — well, ones that are actually high-quality and don’t break the bank. I lucked out with my current stick-on corner shower shelves, and I’m constantly on the lookout for items in a similar vein that can help my bathroom’s functionality and create more storage space at the same time. That’s why when this adhesive toilet paper holder from Umbra crossed my radar, I knew I needed to tell AT readers all about it. And guess what? It’s only $10!
What is the Flex Adhesive Toilet Paper Holder?
First and foremost, Umbra is a go-to for AT editors when we’re looking for stylish storage solutions. Just to name a few, our commerce managing editor Tamara loved the brand’s makeup organizer, which corralled her beauty products and even allowed space for more products, and deputy lifestyle director Madeline Bilis used to hate over-the-toilet shelving until she tried Umbra’s luxe version. There are tons more products we’ve tried and tested, but you get the gist: We are huge Umbra fans.
With that in mind, we can’t wait to try out this renter-friendly, sleek toilet paper holder. On top of being so minimal that it could almost blend into the wall, it’s also a two-in-one. On top, there’s a shelf where you can place your phone, a candle, or anything else you might not have the counter space for. Its strong, waterproof adhesive strips can be applied on tiles, dry wall, and concrete — it can even go on the side of the toilet to save even more space.
If your current toilet paper holder is in a hard-to-reach spot, you need this affordable solution, which can hold either standard and jumbo-sized toilet paper. It can even just serve as a place for an extra roll to go, but even if you don’t need a toilet paper holder, you can remove the rod and have it serve as only a shelf instead.
At only $10, this nifty item is a renter’s (and small bathroom owner’s) dream. Trust me, this Umbra tool will instantly and easily upgrade your bathroom setup.