Why I Splurged On an Expensive Shower Caddy And Have No Regrets

published Jan 18, 2019
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Going for a big shower organizer in a tiny apartment might seem impractical, but for me it totally worked — thanks to the life-changing magic of simplehuman’s tension shower caddy. We’re big fans of simplehuman here at Apartment Therapy, from the infamous rose gold trash can to the sexiest toilet plunger you’ll ever find, and it’s about time we talk about the one shower caddy to rule them all.

It doesn’t take up too much space. The tension rod design, in my opinion, is genius. Small showers tend to feel even smaller with bulky shower caddies hanging off the shower head, so utilizing the corner space is a great solution. This organizer does just that, fitting snugly in a corner with three exceptionally roomy shelves.

It holds everything. Seriously — with three roomy, adjustable shelves you have plenty of space to store your stuff. It’s perfect for roommates (I used to have two and we each had our own shelf) and families who need the extra room. One major annoyance I have with most shower caddies is that they’ll hold most stuff, but inevitably there’s a too-big shampoo bottle that has to live on the ledge. Not the case with this one — plus it also has a towel hanger and a few storage hooks for razors and loofahs.

It won’t move around. Caddies that hang around the shower head have a tendency to go rogue, either by sliding down the head or becoming un-suctioned to the wall. Less high-end tension rods can also just feel flimsy and likely to fall over as you load it up with various bottles and accessories. I’m happy to report that this doesn’t happen with the tension caddy — the compression spring and rubber grippy feet keep it firmly in place, even with all the moisture.

If you can’t already tell, I love this organizer. It’s decluttered my shower (no more bottles on the floor!) and after over a year of use there are no signs of rusting. It’s definitely on the very high price end for shower caddies, but I find it totally worth the investment. After all, when living in a cramped space any little thing that improves livability is something to celebrate.