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A shower organizer reduces clutter in the bathroom while keeping personal care items within reach. When choosing the right shower organizer, consider how many products you use daily. “A single-person household should only need a 10 x 22-inch double shelf caddy. One shelf can be used for hair care and the other for face and skin care,” says Lisa Trigsted, professional organizer and the owner of Get Neat with Lisa. We researched dozens of shower organizers, assessing each on sturdiness, durability, ease of installation, and size.
Our best overall pick is the Simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy, which offers flexible shelving, is extra durable, and comes in three sizes.
Here are the best shower organizers.
Our top pick is the Simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy, thanks to its adjustable shelves, durable construction, and designated storage compartments. For a more affordable option, consider the ODesign Shower Caddy Basket Shelf. This smaller-capacity caddy is easy to install, extremely durable and can hold several large bottles.
If your morning shower routine includes a regimen of products, look for a shower caddy with multiple shelves or storage baskets. This may also be true if you have a large family. On the other hand, if you’re a single person or are looking for a slimmer option, a shower organizer with one or two shelves may be what you need. As mentioned above, Trigsted advises that a single-person household will likely need a 10 x 22-inch double shelf organizer or smaller. When choosing the right size for you, also consider whether you like to buy value-sized bottles of body wash or hair products—and if so, look for taller and wider shelves to make sure you have room for these oversized bottles.
Decide whether you’d prefer a hanging, freestanding, or over-the-door shower organizer. Hanging shower organizers are the most common and work well for standard shower fixtures. Professional organizer Trigsted prefers hanging shower caddies because they are actually more secure than suction cup organizers in some cases. “The suction cup caddies can come off if kids hang on them or pull too hard, but most of the time, [hanging shower organizers] are pretty sturdy.” Freestanding models are good for larger showers but are probably not the right choice for shower and tub combos. There are also over-the-door options, which are great for enclosed showers.
Since the bathroom is usually the dampest and most humid room in the house, you’ll want to choose a shower organizer that can stand up to the steamy conditions. Metal is typically subject to corrosion, but stainless steel organizers generally maintain their appearance. It’s also not uncommon to see metal wire organizers that have been coated in plastic for durability. If you’re looking for a more natural material, teak wood shower caddies are beautiful and can be long-lasting when properly cared for. Plastic shower organizers are popular, too—just be sure to look for shelves with drainage and be prepared to scrub away soap scum once in a while.
Most hanging shower caddies fall because they slide down the pipe behind the showerhead. To prevent this from happening, most people either secure a zip tie or a hose clamp on the shower arm (the pipe protruding from the wall). Then, hang the shower caddy behind the zip tie or hose clamp. A rubber band will also work in a pinch, but it can become brittle over time and eventually break.
If you’re looking to protect your metal shower organizer from rust, the ideal solution is to use a rust-inhibiting spray or a spray paint with corrosion protection. Another option that requires regular reapplication is to use clear marine wax or automotive wax. Apply the wax and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for drying time. Then, use a lint-free cloth to buff the shower caddy back to a shiny appearance. Expect to re-apply wax every month to prevent corrosion.
Remove soap scum and ward off mold growth by regularly washing your plastic shower caddy. The easiest way to do it is to take down the shower caddy (and remove its contents), then lay it in the bathtub. Fill the tub with warm water until the caddy is submerged. As you’re filling the tub, add 1 or 2 cups of white vinegar to the water to help dissolve any soapy build-up. Let the caddy soak for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Then, use a sponge or soft-bristle cleaning brush to scrub the shower organizer thoroughly. If any areas of hard water stains or soap scum remain, make a paste out of baking soda and water and apply directly to trouble spots. Then, pour vinegar over these areas and watch for fizzing and bubbling. Finally, rinse the shower caddy with fresh, clean water. Dry thoroughly before re-installing. If you don’t have a bathtub, wash the shower caddy using a mild cleanser and rinse with fresh water from the showerhead.
This will depend on what type of shower organizer you have. If you have a hanging organizer, you will hang it from your shower head or over your shower door, depending on its design. Corner-style shower organizers will be placed in the corner of your shower, and any plastic or cloth basket shower organizers can be placed on a shower shelf if there’s enough room. Some basket shower organizers can also hang from a shower hook if there’s one available.
This article was written by Sage McHugh, a lifestyle writer for The Spruce who specializes in home organization. To find the best shower organizers on the market, she considered dozens of products, carefully evaluating their sturdiness, durability, capacity, and ease of installation. Sage consulted hundreds of customer reviews, as well as write-ups from third-party websites. For expert insight, she consulted with Lisa Trigsted, a professional organizer and the owner of Get Neat with Lisa.
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