The Best Shower Caddies and Organizers You Can Buy Now

published Mar 30, 2023
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Not all showers are created equal, and neither is every shower caddy or organizer. Bathroom storage (in general) and shower space (in particular) are hard to come by, especially if you’re renting a small apartment in the city. Throw in a roommate or two, and you’ve got a major overcrowding issue on your hands. One instant and easy solution to your cramped space is the classic shower organizer, and a variety of upgraded caddies have been hitting the market. Thankfully, we’ve tested and rounded up the best of the best of them to help spruce up the space while also getting creative with storage maximization. Whether you’re looking for the greatest value or a twist on your interior design style, we’ve got you covered in each caddy-gory. With picks ranging from compact to large, affordable to pricey, and steel to wood, we’ve found exactly what you need to declutter your shower and save your space.

The Best Shower Organizers

What to Consider Before Buying a Shower Organizer

So you’ve realized you need a shower organizer. How should you start the search for the perfect one for your bathroom? While there are tons of options out there, it’s easy to narrow them down once you consider these three factors: type, function, and material.

Type & Function

Hanging: These are the caddies that hang from the shower head with a hook and suction cups, and they’re probably the most common. Easy and versatile, hanging organizers come in just about any size but typically have two shelves and a soap dish. On the downside, they aren’t recommended if you have a detachable showerhead. Pro tip: If you find that the hook is falling down the shower head, just use a cable tie to keep it in place!

Tension: If you have a detachable showerhead or just don’t like the look of a hanging organizer, consider a tension caddy. These freestanding organizers sit in the corner of your shower and act like a tension rod, giving you ample space to store all your toiletries. They’re great for bigger households but are definitely on the more expensive side.

Corner: If you just need a little extra storage space, consider a small corner shelf. These caddies are great for holding a bottle or two and make sense if you already have storage but need to take care of some overflow.

Over door: Do none of the above make sense for your space? Check out over-door organizers, which are great if you, well, have a shower door. These types are similar in appearance to the typical hanging organizers but are placed over the shower door instead of the shower head.


Metal: The most common option, metal caddies are durable but prone to rusting over time. Many options are finished with a rust-proof coating to take care of this issue but still require some maintenance to prevent buildup.

Stainless steel: Aside from being strong and durable, stainless steel is fairly resistant to stains and rust, making it a good option for shower organizers. Just make sure you clean it every so often to get rid of buildup and keep it looking nice and clean.

Plastic: Inexpensive and lightweight, plastic organizers are an attractive option — but beware that they can quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria if not taken care of properly.

Teak: Teak wood is naturally resistant to water and mold, not to mention very stylish, so it’s a great choice for bathroom accessories. Teak is also super easy to take care of and known for its durability, so it’ll look good for a long time.

What We Look for in a Shower Organizer

We tested a wide range of organizers for our list, judging them on the following criteria:

  • Functionality: Does the organizer hold a good amount of toiletries? Does it have hooks and a spot for razors? Does it have a soap dish?
  • Durability: Does it hold up after extended use? Does it rust?
  • Style: Does it look nice?

The Best Shower Organizers

For the bathroom that has minimal storage space, instantly maximize by opting for a customizable shower caddy. Not only does the Artika Adjustable Shower Caddy hold your regular shampoos and conditioners, but it also has room for your washcloths and toothbrush if your bathroom sink doesn’t have the space. The easy-to-clean caddy even feels modern with the aluminum and stainless steel finish. While the organizer is pricier than some, it has a versatile hook that can be hung from a showerhead or the door of a shower stall for convenience. Plus, its extra shelf options on the side allow for additional space than the traditional shower caddy typically offers. 

“I wouldn’t necessarily describe this organizer as a small shower caddy, what makes it small space-friendly is that I can fit a ton of items in it, including a razor or toothbrush, as needed,” says Best List Editor Britt. “Suction cups help to keep it steady and I love that the shelves can be adjusted to accommodate taller bottles of body wash. Overall, it’s a super sleek organizer that’s practically a one-stop spot for all of my shower needs.”


  • Aluminum with stainless steel finish
  • 27” x 12.5” with adjustable length
  • 31 lb. capacity
  • Includes 3 adjustable shelves, 2 racks, 2 cups, fog-free mirror, and soap holder
  • Includes mounting hardware
  • Integrated hooks
  • No-drill installation 
  • Rust resistant   

Who It’s Best For: Those who need versatile bathroom storage; those who want to maximize storage space in their bathroom with a single caddy.

Good to Know: The organizer can be hung from shower doors between 0.75-0.89″ thick.

If you have a tricky showerhead, you most likely won’t want to hang anything from it. Instead of reinventing the wheel here, the S&T INC. Shower Organizer was designed to hang with your shower curtain on the same rod. It also only takes seconds to install! The organizer may be a simplistic design with mesh detailing as the main material, but it does the job quite well. With seven pockets, you’ll be able to keep everything you need perfectly organized. Did we mention it’s also right under $12? 

“This is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for!” says shopping editor Blair. “I got a new shower head a few months ago and my old hanging caddy didn’t fit anymore. I didn’t want to get shelves because they’d probably fall. Plus, my shower is very weirdly shaped like an L, so I have to have two shower curtains, which eliminates a lot of storage opportunities anyway. This mesh organizer has three holes designed to fit into your shower curtain rods, and you can’t see it from the outside of the shower at all. It essentially blends right in with my curtain liner and barely takes up any room at all, even filled with all my products. I like that it has individual pockets, too — it’s way more organized than any shower accessory I’ve ever owned. Even if you install two side-by-side, they don’t get in the way when you’re actually showering. 10/10!”


  • 100% polyester
  • 14” x 30”
  • 7 mesh pockets and 3 metal grommets
  • Shower curtain hooks not included
  • Hand wash only

Who It’s Best For: Those with limited wall space or no shelving; those who cannot hang a caddy from their shower head.

Good to Know: If you only need a single organizer, this one is also sold individually.

While the simplehuman Tension Shower Caddy is on the slim side, each of the shelves has much more space than you would initially think. It’s large enough that you can split up the shelves with roommates. Plus, it also comes with four hooks to attach to the shelves. If needed, you can also adjust each of the shelves and hooks to best fit your needs. “I was definitely skeptical when I first heard about this shower caddy, but from the first day I brought it home, it was true love,” says contributor Nicole. “This heavy-duty option holds everything, making it perfect for larger households.”

The Tension Shower Caddy shelves are surprisingly roomy and able to hold a variety of toiletries, while the four hooks are a smart and functional addition. The best part is that all the shelves and hooks are adjustable, so you can shift things around until you have the perfect setup for your space.


  • Stainless steel and anodized aluminum
  • 112.2″ x 12.7″
  • Expandable; fits ceilings from 6 to 9 ft.
  • 3 adjustable wire-frame shelves
  • Includes 4 hooks and a soap dish
  • Rust proof
  • 5-year warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those with tubs; those with shower heads that are not compatible with hooked organizers; those who share a bathroom with multiple people.

Good to Know: It’s also available in a slightly shorter, more affordable option.

If you’re not in need of maximum storage capabilities like some of the other options offer, then OXO’s Good Grips Compact Shower Caddy will be perfect for you. This organizer hangs right from the shower head pipe and is perfect for single-person households or those who just need a little extra space. Trays or holders that aren’t needed can be removed, and it’s finished off with a removable soap tray and three hooks, which makes the overall look and feel of the product even more minimalistic. With a lifetime warranty and made with rust-proof anodized aluminum, you won’t have to worry about replacing it anytime soon either. This small and super-efficient piece will totally elevate your shower storage game.


  • Anodized aluminum
  • 21″ x 12.5″ x 4″
  • 2 tiers
  • Includes PVC-free suction cups, removable soap tray, built-in razor holder, and hook
  • Rust proof
  • Lifetime warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those with smaller showers; those with a small number of shower supplies.

Good to Know: It’s small yet mighty and holds up to 10 lbs.

Designed with three polypropylene baskets and a stainless steel ball chain with two hooks, the Umbra Bask Caddy can either be placed over the shower head or curtain rod. Keep in mind that if you are someone who uses more products, you may not have enough room to share the caddy. “I definitely think that this caddy is better for one person or a couple that has minimal products,” says assistant news and culture editor Noella. “My roommate purchased her own caddy, but this one definitely stored all of my items. I also like that it can fit Dr. Bronner’s container because their items are pretty tall.” One thing to note is that the baskets can hold larger bottles and protect them against falling whereas shelves on some of the other organizers are more limited. 


  • Polypropylene, stainless steel, and rubber
  • 11.3″ x 4.92″ x 7.5″
  • 11” x 3.5” x 4” baskets
  • Includes 3 baskets and 2 hooks
  • Waterproof
  • Rust resistant 
  • 5-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those looking for simple convenience; those needing to use vertical space in their bathroom; those looking for a versatile shower caddy.

Good to Know: The baskets are self-draining, making them easy to clean.

If you can’t hang a shower caddy with your shower head and have smooth tile in your bathroom, then the Everett Push Lock Suction Shower Caddy by IDESIGN is the perfect alternative. What’s so great about this suction caddy is that it’s not only easy to apply and remove, but the suction is also strong enough that you don’t have to worry about it falling mid-shower with all of your products. To install, all you have to do is simply push down on the buttons past their marked line in order to lock everything into place. For removal, lift the tabs on the buttons to release the suction. It can easily be moved in the shower without damaging the surface. “It’s a sleek organizer, and when it’s up, it has a really strong grip to the wall,” says Britt. “I trusted it enough for my body wash, shampoo, conditioner, brush, razor, and more. I also liked that that razor holders can be used like built-in hooks if you need to hang small items from it, too.”


  • Metal with satin silver-tone finish
  • 9.1” x 4.53” x 3.63” 
  • Includes 2 detachable push-lock suction cups
  • 2 metal wire racks, washcloth bar, and razor holders 
  • Hand wash

Who It’s Best For: Those who need durability; those who don’t have the space or ability to hang a caddy from their shower head.

Good to Know: If the organizer does start to lose its hold on the wall, press the button on the large suction cups at the top to reinforce the hold.

Choosing the right tension rod shower organizer can be quite a challenge. Some are flimsy, others are expensive, and there are so many to choose from that simply sorting through it all can be mind-boggling. Fortunately, AT editors did the trial and error for you. The Style Selections 4-Shelf Tension Pole Shower Caddy is not only well made and durable, but it’s also inexpensive and holds tight. At just under $30, the organizer can be installed in spaces up to eight feet high, making it possible to fit over a bathtub or within a standard shower stall. It’s made from a mix of steel and plastic, and comes with a handful of accessories, such as a towel bar and soap dish, to ensure you have everything you need in one place.

“Assembling the tension rod seemed more intimidating than it actually was, and with some help, I put it together and got it into the shower in minutes,” says our tester, Alex. “For a corner organizer, the shelves are spacious without imposing on my time in the shower, which means I can conveniently store all of my everyday products on it. The towel rack and mirror makes it even more versatile.” This tension rod caddy requires no tools for assembly and has four rust-resistant, self-draining shelves to keep your bathroom looking as clean as possible.


  • Steel and plastic
  • Expandable, and fits spaces up to 8.1 ft.
  • 13.4” x 9.4” x 97” (at maximum height)
  • Includes four shelves, towel bar, soap dish, and mirror
  • Rust-proof and self-draining shelves
  • Rust-resistant tension rod
  • No tools needed for assembly

Who It’s Best For: Those who are short on space but need an organizer that can hold many items; those looking to utilize vertical space in their bathroom.

Good to Know: Measure your space to the ceiling before starting the tension rod assembly. Instructions vary based on the height of where the organizer will be placed.

“I didn’t get the dorm experience in college, so this caddy is sort of giving me that now that I share one bathroom with three roommates,” says commerce editorial assistant Nikol. “Because our bathroom is so small, there’s not enough space to store all my shampoos and skin care. This caddy holds a surprisingly large amount, and it’s super easy to bring to the bathroom when I shower.”

Made with large handles and deep pockets, the F-color Mesh Shower Caddy is actually larger than it initially appears. It stands on its own when fully stacked, and the mesh material makes it easy to fold down and pack when needed. Plus, since it’s priced right under $9, it’s truly a steal. Nikol reports that it’s held up great considering how much she’d packed into it, and says, “The only downside is that I chose this specific caddy from Amazon because it was supposed to come with an S hook, but it arrived without the hook. So now I just keep it on the floor by my bedroom vanity.”


  • Polyester
  • 7.9” x 10.2” x 10.6”
  • 5-liter capacity
  • 8 compartments
  • Includes S hook
  • Available in 3 sizes and 4 colors

Who It’s Best For: Those who live in dorms or with multiple roommates; those who like to travel and need a caddy while away

Good to Know: Due to manual measurement, allow for a size discrepancy of 1-2 cm.

*Honorable Mention: If you’re looking for a stylish alternative, the Pottery Barn Recycled Classic Shower Caddy could be right for you. With several pockets of storage, handles, and quick-dry fabric, you can easily carry it to and from the shower. The caddy folds easily too, so it can be stored away when not in use such as under the bed in a dorm room or in a cabinet. It’s made with recycled water bottles, and you can customize it by adding a name or monogram. As an added bonus, the caddy is also available in a few different shades and patterns. 

Wooden elements in a shower create a unique design approach for those looking to add extra style in unexpected places. Teak is a luxe-looking option for bathroom decor because it’s naturally water resistant, and this oval organizer gets top points for style. The mid-section is spacious enough to hold the majority of your items, however, keep in mind that the bottom shelf is curved and may not hold as many items in that area. Plus, once the shelf is hung above the shower head, the top portion will not have as much space to hold your taller bottles. While the shape is definitely attractive, it slightly limits the amount of usable space, so a pro tip would be to measure beforehand to ensure there’s enough clearance before having it hung. Otherwise, this is a solid choice that’ll last a long time and keep looking good.


  • Solid teak wood
  • 24.75″ x 12.75″ x 4.75″
  • 3 tiers
  • Includes 2 hooks, 2 razor ports, and a soap dish
  • Includes rubber grommet and small suction cups for hanging and added stability
  • Water resistant
  • 5-year warranty

Who It’s Best For: Those who want something stylish.

Good to Know: You can also purchase teak oil for $20 more.

Editor-favorite brand Yamazaki is known for sleek and thoughtful organization solutions from the entryway to the bedroom and beyond. The Shower Dispenser Caddy is one of many options to help declutter your bathroom, and it stands out as an alternative to storing bottles of product around the edge of your bathtub. It’s also beneficial for those who only have a shower that lacks shelf storage. The Dispenser Caddy has three tilted shelves to hold body wash, shampoo, skin care products, and more; and a shelf at the top for bars, towels, and essentially any items that need a flat surface. It also comes with hooks for hanging scrubbers, brushes, or loofahs.

This organizer is much smaller than it seems in pictures!” says Hernetta, our tester. “Because bottles can be stored sideways, it makes dispensing them a breeze whether you’re standing in a shower stall (like the one in my bathroom) or in a bathtub.” Available in white or black, the Shower Dispenser Caddy only measures 17.32” x 11.02”, which means it won’t get in the way even if you don’t have a lot of space to work with.


  • Steel
  • 17.32” x 11.02” x 5.12”
  • 6.6 lb. capacity per shelf
  • Fits 9 dispensers on slanted shelves
  • Includes two hooks and anti-slip feet
  • Water resistant and rust resistant
  • Available in 2 colors
  • No assembly required
  • Wipe with a soft, damp cloth to clean, and wipe dry

Who It’s Best For: Those looking for a way to stylishly maximize storage space in a small bathroom; those with lots of products with pump dispensers; those looking for a bathroom organizer that doesn’t need to be hung or placed on a shelf and can be moved around.

Good to Know: This organizer can be used in the shower, but take note of its height to be sure it’s not too low for you to comfortably bend in order to reach products on it.