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.
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.