Good Questions: How Best to Caddy the Shower?

Good Questions: How Best to Caddy the Shower?

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 27, 2007

Hello AT,

I'm curious as to how you all store your shampoos, soaps, lotions etc that you use in the shower. I have a shower caddy that hangs on the shower head but think it looks cheap and dorm-room-esque.

I find that if you put your bottles on the tub ledge they are continually knocked off, so there must be alternatives... any ideas?...

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I'm reluctant to make holes in the tiles (I know they're not pretty, but I'm scared of messing up and cracking them), so any ideas? I'm looking for cheap alternatives - some "soap baskets" cost $100+, I'd rather not pay that.

Yep, I succumbed to removing the bottle labels in an effort to make it look my classy (!) and I've bought but not yet installed a new shower head, so this plastic hose thing will be gone soon.

Thanks! Kate

Dear Kate,

Okay, here's our opionion:

Worst Solution - putting bottles on the side of the tub where they fall down and gradually create pooling water and mildew (as you said)

Better Solution - a hanging shower caddy (like yours) that is not too gaudy and is simple

Even Better Solution - just a few bottles (really cut the clutter down) in a very simple shower caddy and keep the curtain pulled to this side so that it is rarely visible

Alternative Solution - you don't need to only hang your caddy from the shower head. A small hook through a seam in your grout will allow you to hang it on the opposite wall if you'd like.

Best Solution - installing a simple glass shelf away from the shower head and generally out of view, on which you keep a small assembly of well kept bottles and clean regularly. Installing this shelf is NOT a big deal and this post will show you how.

Anyone else?

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