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If you’re in the market for a shower caddy, chances are good that you’ve thought about just picking up some plastic option at the big-box store while you also pick up your groceries. However, you might want to consider an upgrade. The right shower caddy can really make a difference.

For families with multiple kids taking baths, a well-organized shower caddy keeps toys and toiletries separated and easy to find. For families with older kids and teenagers (with different acne washes, shampoos, and other hair products), the right shower caddy can help ensure everyone’s products are kept separate and where they need them. For the kid heading off to college, a shower caddy is a necessity, especially when living in shared spaces like apartments or dorms. Even if you no longer have kids at home, a shower caddy can just make using and cleaning your shower all the more convenient and, thus, enjoyable.

So how do you upgrade your shower caddy to the right fit for your family? Skip the cheap plastic option that’s going to grow mold and break within a few weeks, laden down by all the products your family’s shoved into its limited space. Instead, go with a shower caddy. Here are our 15 favorite picks!

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KINCMAX Shower Caddy Basket Shelf

KINCMAX Shower Caddy Basket Shelf

Simplehuman Adjustable and Extendable Shower Caddy

Simplehuman Adjustable and Extendable Shower Caddy

AquaTeak Patented Moa Oval Teak Shower Organizer

AquaTeak Patented Moa Oval Teak Shower Organizer

iDesign Formbu Bamboo Hanging Shower Caddy

iDesign Formbu Bamboo Hanging Shower Caddy

1. Aluminum 3-Tier Shower Caddy

Aluminum 3-Tier Shower Caddy

This aluminum shower caddy gives you the sleek look of metal without the worry of unsightly rust that’s going to stain your shower a gross brown-red. There are three anodized aluminum shelves with large-capacity baskets that can fit a variety of products, large, small or wide. A built-in razor holder keeps your razor from just falling in among all the shampoo bottles.

Plus, for those who don’t want to install anything or need to leave a rental or dorm damage-free, the caddy attaches easily to the shower head and lower suction cups keep the caddy from swinging around as you’re trying to use it.

2. KINCMAX Shower Caddy Basket Shelf

KINCMAX Shower Caddy Basket Shelf

If, though, you’d rather have a shower organizer that’s more horizontal than vertical, consider this basket that only features one shelf, but a shelf that’s elongated for storing all of your products right in a row. The bottom of the basket features a series of hooks, great for hanging your loofahs, exfoliating sponges and other similar items.

The caddy attaches to the wall via an adhesive rather than suction cups. The installation also doesn’t rely on your shower head, so you can place this caddy anywhere in your tub, wherever it makes the most sense for you.

3. Umbra Flex Shower Caddy

Umbra Flex Shower Caddy

For a bathroom shower caddy with some color, look to the Umbra Flex Caddy available on Amazon. Made from flexible silicone, it’s lightweight, like a plastic shower caddy, but easier to keep clean than its plastic counterparts.

The caddy features two large shelves. It hangs over either your shower head or shower curtain rod, with two included mounting hooks. Specially-designed holes in each shelf hold your shampoo and other product bottles upside down for easier dispensing.

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4. Simplehuman Adjustable and Extendable Shower Caddy

Simplehuman Adjustable and Extendable Shower Caddy

For a customizable fit, this Simplehuman shower caddy delivers! It features adjustable shelves that can be moved up, down and sideways in case you struggle to find caddies that really work well for your particular products. In addition to the two shelves, the caddy also features a washcloth hook, divider and soap tray. The caddy clamps onto your shower head at the top and then suctions onto your shower wall at the bottom. It’s made from rust-proof aluminum.

5. Zenna Home Expandable Over-The-Shower Caddy

Zenna Home Expandable Over-The-Shower Caddy

If multiple people are sharing the same shower space and they all have their own products, and they all want to keep those products separate (we’re looking at you, multiple-teenager households), you’ll want to consider this caddy. Rather than just featuring two elongated shelves, the Zennna expandable caddy offers four separate and distinct storage spaces, so everyone gets their own spot.

The caddy hangs over the shower head and then suctions to the wall at the bottom. Four hooks at the bottom provide space for hanging loofahs and other bath items.

6. AquaTeak Patented Moa Oval Teak Shower Organizer

AquaTeak Patented Moa Oval Teak Shower Organizer

If you absolutely hate the more industrial, clinical look of metal shower organizers, consider this classy teak option. More of a stylish piece of decor than merely a functional caddy, the AquaTeak organizer features multiple shelves, two razor ports, two washcloth hooks and a soap tray. The organizer is made from solid teak wood and is naturally water-resistant and durable (you can even use it in an outdoor shower if you want).

The organizer simply hangs over your shower head.

7. OXO Good Grips Quik-Extend Aluminum Pole Shower Caddy

OXO Good Grips Quik-Extend Aluminum Pole Shower Caddy

This OXO organizer functions like a tension pole (similar to your shower curtain rod if you have one). It sits in one corner of your shower or tub, and you extend it until it’s firmly wedged between the tub bottom and the ceiling, leaving you with a stable shelving unit that takes up minimal space.

This aluminum pole caddy features three shelves and a soap dish and can be extended from 60 inches to 108 inches. The shelves can be adjusted as needed.

8. ODesign Shower Caddy Basket Shelf

ODesign Shower Caddy Basket Shelf

If all of the above seem like just a little more than what you need, you might want to opt for a smaller option, like these shower caddy baskets that are just one small basket that easily attaches to your shower wall — wherever you want — via some adhesive hooks. The baskets are sturdy enough to hold several items at one time, and they can be used outside the shower as well, wherever you need a little extra storage. You get two baskets in a set.

9. StrongHold Suction Corner Basket

StrongHold Suction Corner Basket

For shower storage that’s similar but still fits in your shower corner, consider these affordable corner baskets that attach to your shower wall via a series of suction cups. Each basket can hold two or three normal-sized shampoo or body wash bottles, and a specially-designed holder for your shampoo keeps the bottle upside down for easier dispensing.

10. iDesign The Metalo Collection Over-The-Door Hanging Shower Caddy Organizer

iDesign The Metalo Collection Over-The-Door Hanging Shower Caddy Organizer

If you’re specifically looking for an over-the-door hanging shower basket, this option may just be your best bet. It offers two large shelves and two smaller shelves and easily fits over any standard shower door. While the inside of the caddy holds all your products, the outside offers two hooks where you can store your dry towels for use after your shower.

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11. Flowmist Shower Caddy Corner Shelf

Flowmist Shower Caddy Corner Shelf

This shower shelf is a little more stylish than some of your other options out there. The black, rust-resistant, aluminum corner shelf features two large shelves. It also offers a bit more stability than some of the other options you might find, as it installs via four screws rather than with just some cheap adhesive or suction cups.

12. iDesign Formbu Bamboo Hanging Shower Caddy

iDesign Formbu Bamboo Hanging Shower Caddy

This bamboo hanging shower caddy also offers a little more visual interest, but without the need to actually screw the caddy into your wall. It simply hangs over your shower head. The caddy offers two mid-size shelves and two hooks at the bottom that can double as a razor port if needed.

13. iDesign Steel Hanging Shower Caddy, The Verona Collection

iDesign Steel Hanging Shower Caddy, The Verona Collection

This shower caddy definitely boasts a unique design. For those who never want to dig through a family’s row of products just to get to their one item in the shower, this caddy keeps everything separated. Rather than offering one or two shelves for everyone to shove their shampoo and conditioners in, the caddy offers eight individual holders for individual products. Since each product is kept separate, it’s easy to quickly look for and grab whatever it is you want.

14. KIMBORA Mesh Shower Organizer

KIMBORA Mesh Shower Organizer

For bathroom storage that takes up even less space, though, this organizer attaches to your shower curtain rod with three hooks, just like the curtain or liner, and then offers a series of mesh pouches versus trays or shelves. The eight pouches keep items separated, from body washes and razors to bath toys and loofahs.

The best part? When you’re ready to clean this organizer, it’s as easy as throwing it into your washing machine.

15. OXO 1451380 Good Grips Stainless Steel Corner Shower Caddy

15. OXO 1451380 Good Grips Stainless Steel Corner Shower Caddy

Lastly, if you have a lot of space in your shower, and you don’t necessarily want to hang anything over your shower head or on the wall, you might want to consider this stainless steel corner caddy that simply stands in the corner. The stainless steel shelf features three legs and sits out of the way, tucked back into your shower’s corners, where it won’t damage your shower head or walls. It’s definitely your easiest option for a quick installation.

What to Look for in a Shower Caddy

Before you add just any old shower caddy to your cart, what should you consider?

There are various types of shower caddies available. Some hang from your shower head. Others stick to your shower wall via suction cups. Others are designed specifically to fit in the corner of your shower, while others hang over your door or shower curtain rod.

Think about which type of shower caddy would be most useful for your family’s needs. If you’re working with a small bathroom, you especially want to ensure your shower caddy will add functionality to your space, not detract from it.

In addition to design, though, material is also important. While plastic is your cheapest and most lightweight option, it’s also your most difficult to keep clean, so that’s something to consider. Metal and stainless steel caddies are most popular, though it’s important to look for a rust-proof caddy if considering a metal option.

And lastly, think about the look and style of your shower caddy. You don’t have to sacrifice fashion for functionality.

FAQs About Shower Caddies

Want to know more about installing and caring for your new shower caddy? We can help.

My shower caddy keeps falling; what do I do?

If your shower caddy continues to fall off the shower head, you may need to install a hose clamp on the shower arm, where it extends from the wall. Then, hang your shower caddy behind the hose clamp.

If your shower caddy attaches to the shower wall via suction cups and it keeps falling, consider whether or not you may have overfilled the caddy beyond its weight limit or that you may need to clean both the suction cups and the shower wall before installing the wall mount, for proper, stable suction.

How do I clean my shower caddy?

Need to clean your shower caddy? If things are getting a little scummy or moldy, remove your shower caddy from the shower and give it a quick clean.

If you have a silicone shower caddy, you can toss it in your dishwasher (alone) and run it through a quick cycle.

If you have a plastic shower caddy, let it soak in a water and white vinegar mix, then give it a quick scrub with a cleaning brush. You can also use a mild cleaner.

If you have an aluminum, chrome or stainless steel caddy, any typical bathroom cleaner should help keep it clean.

Your Bathroom Should Be a Peaceful Retreat — Not a War Zone

Forget all the fighting over who misplaced whose shampoo, nagging the kids to put away their body wash, or giving your spouse some side-eye because you stepped on their razor in the shower — again. Keeping your bathroom and shower nice and neat — and conflict-free — is as easy as installing a simple shower caddy.

Whether you go with an over-the-door option, a tension rod for the corner or a simple suctioned tray along one wall—a shower caddy is an affordable home investment that will more than pay for itself. 

You might also be interested in: 23 Small Bathroom Ideas To Make Your Space Feel Bigger

The 15 Best Shower Caddys: 

  1. Aluminum 3-Tier Shower Caddy
  2. KINCMAX Shower Caddy Basket Shelf
  3. Umbra Flex Shower Caddy
  4. Simplehuman Adjustable and Extendable Shower Caddy
  5. Zenna Home Expandable Over-The-Shower Caddy
  6. AquaTeak Patented Moa Oval Teak Shower Organizer
  7. OXO Good Grips Quik-Extend Aluminum Pole Shower Caddy
  8. ODesign Shower Caddy Basket Shelf
  9. StrongHold Suction Corner Basket
  10. iDesign The Metalo Collection Over-The-Door Hanging Shower Caddy Organizer
  11. Flowmist Shower Caddy Corner Shelf
  12. iDesign Formbu Bamboo Hanging Shower Caddy
  13. iDesign Steel Hanging Shower Caddy, The Verona Collection
  14. KIMBORA Mesh Shower Organizer
  15. OXO 1451380 Good Grips Stainless Steel Corner Shower Caddy

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