The thing about shower organization…
This is just a mini rant about why shower caddies and organizers drive me so bonkers.
How Much Should You Pay for a Shower Caddy?
There are so many issues with the basic ones you might find at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target or Walmart. Each bathroom section is seriously lacking. I even browsed Amazon and looked for some good options.
The cost usually starts around $15 and goes up. There’s always some expensive options. But the problem on either end – cheap or expensive – is the cost to utility ratio. Most of them have serious flaws.
Each Shower Caddy Has 99 Problems
College Basket Caddy
Starting with the cheapest – the college style carried basket caddy might hold items well but sits on the ground. You have to lean over to get your items.
Plus shower gunk can build up underneath. (And it looks like a laundry basket. Not an actual problem but it’s kinda silly.)
Caddies Hanging Over the Shower Head
The popular ones that hang over the shower head have a myriad of issues. The biggest one is that often they don’t hold standard shampoo and conditioner containers. The shelves don’t have enough space. This is their purpose!
Sometimes these will slide down the shower head which makes them a hazard to any unsuspecting bather focused on shaving their legs or rinsing their hair.
There are suction cups that are supposed to help with this but they don’t stick very well. You can use water, press them on the tile with all your might and get nothing, no friction or tension to keep your hanging caddy there.
Another problem with these is they are too high, made only for 6 foot tall bathers.
The ones for the ground are rife with issues as well. You have the shelving height problem again. The shelves are often too close together to you can’t fit standard shampoo, conditioner and body wash bottles.
The more annoying part is these shelves usually wobble. It could be because the shower is poorly made, or there may just be an incline in the corners. Also, without a tall edge, items will fall over.
And possibly drop everywhere.
Why Even Shower?
There’s problems with installation, bottle size, tipping from side to side, and material.
Steel ones rust. Plastic ones grow shower funk. You’re left with gross lines on the shower tile and shampoo that is ever in danger of falling and spilling.
It seems these were designed to make showering more convenient, but instead it is slightly hazardous and totally annoying.