The best shower caddies provides extra storage in your bathroom to organize your toiletries, have enough clearance to fit your tallest shampoo or soap bottles, won’t rust, and most importantly, won’t be a nightmare to clean. And unlike the shower caddy from your freshman year, it should look great in your bathroom and seamlessly fit in with your style. Our pick is the Simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy, a rust-proof, sleek option that comes in three sizes and even goes over-the-door to fit almost every bathroom style. That said, there are several choices on this list to fit every budget and storage needs.
When looking for a good shower caddy, focus first on the dimensions of your shower essentials, recommends Lauren Nearpass, co-counder and chief happy camper officer of Summer 365, a consulting service that helps families find summer experiences geared towards each child and family. As someone who has seen a lot of shower caddies pass through, Nearpass she suggests determining what you need to store in your caddy before you shop for one. “Is it just a 3-in-1 shampoo-conditioner-body wash situation or do you also have a brush, a leave-in conditioner, some lotion and a razor and shaving cream?”
The other key point is material. Plastic is great for a portable, under-the-sink caddy since it’s easy to clean and won’t hold on to moisture, while stainless steel, though attractive, tends to attract rust and mold. Ahead, we rounded up the a range of the best shower caddies for any bathroom situation, from your first apartment to your forever home to orientation week at overnight camp.
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How To Clean A Shower Caddy?
Metal or plastic shower caddies can be cleaned easily with soap and water. For plastic caddies, avoid abrasive cleaners like bleach or ammonia; these can cause plastic to discolor and weaken over time. If your caddy is really dirty, many of them can go directly into the dishwasher, as well. If your shower caddy has gotten rusty, simply scrub with a mixture of white vinegar and water to get the rust off.
How To Choose A Shower Caddy?
First, take a look at your shower accessories. How many things do you use and how much room will they occupy? If you’re really precise you can measure them against the capacity of shower caddies you’re eying, but even a general idea is a good start. Second, think about where you want the caddy to go. Under the sink? Over the door? In the corner? Then measure the space to make a selection. Lastly, evaluate your overall bathroom style and choose an option that fits right in your decor.