Choosing a Caddy for Your Shower

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Whether you use it to store shampoo bottles, soap, razors, or a water-resistant radio, a shower caddy can come in handy. There is nothing better than walking into your shower and having it completely organized.

Rather than side-stepping bottles of beauty products or stepping on squished soap, a shower caddy can keep all of your shower products in check.

With so many choices available, how do you go about choosing the right one for you and your needs? Shower caddies of all varieties can be purchased at home specialty stores, drug stores, and home improvement stores.

Shower caddies come in all shapes and sizes. They are produced from various materials, but they all have the same thing in common. They keep you organized.

Your Needs

Caddies come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from those that fit right into the corner of the shower to those that sit on the shower floor like a basket or caddy.

Before choosing, decide what you want to place in your caddy and how much space you will need. Do you have a lot of tall bottles? Do you need a hook for razors and pedicure utensils? Do you need more than a single shelf?


Once you have decided what you need, it is time to figure out what material would be best for you. Plastic is lightweight, inexpensive, and less abrasive on a fiberglass shower if it falls.

Wood caddies, on the other hand, don’t last as long and may warp or rot over time. There are also stainless steel models that last a long time, look stylish, and can be quickly cleaned.

Extra Options

Shower caddies can have multiple tiers to hold not only tall products such as shampoos and body wash but also small items such as razors. Some caddies have hooks that are convenient for holding soap-on-a-rope, washcloths, loofahs, and more.

Removable Caddies

If you don't want to have a permanent caddy in the shower, there are more choices. Some shower caddies can be hooked over the showerhead and removed once you are through with your shower.

Store them away easily under a cupboard or in a cabinet. Plastic baskets are also a convenient choice to carry into the shower, but they must be lifted and removed once you are done.


All caddies can easily be cleaned and maintained. For example, caddies that sit on the floor of the shower may have to be drained of extra water that gathers in the bottom. Stainless steel and plastic caddies must be wiped free of soap scum with a damp cloth.

A shower caddy can be a wonderful item that can keep your life organized and your shower clean.