The Best Shower Caddies, According to Professional Home Organizers


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Everything has its place in the home, including shower products. Keeping the conditioner lingering on the tub’s edge will do just fine until it falls into the water mid-cleanse and you’re sent scrounging for it amidst the suds. Keep bathing products consolidated with an aptly named shower caddie, a reliable right-hand man in the bathing process. The best ones keep your products close at hand so they’re not only accessible to you but clearly distinguished from your roommate’s collection of half-empty 2-in-1 formulas.

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What the Experts Say

To source the best shower caddies available, SPY spoke with four experts who know their way around a bathroom, including interior designer Shivani Vyas of Studio Vyas; and professional home organizers Sarit Weiss of Neat and Orderly, Laura Price of The Home Organization, and Bridget Flynn of Divine Organizing.

“Having all your products spread out on the shower floor or the surrounding surfaces will only make your bathroom feel cluttered and chaotic — not to mention it’s also a health and safety hazard,” Price says. “A shower caddie is a must-have product for showers and baths that don’t have built-in storage to keep the space tidy, contained, and always looking great.”

Flynn adds that shower organizers keep the bathroom and products more hygienic by allowing water to drain off the products, helping to prevent mold and mildew buildup. Plus, Flynn notes, shower caddies can offer a dedicated shelf for each person using the shower in shared bathroom situations.

Most shower caddies can be divided up into one of roughly five categories, each with its own pros and cons: hanging caddies, tension pole caddies that suspend in the corner, floor caddies that stand freely on the ground, wall caddies that adhere or suction to the wall and portable caddies suitable for college dorms. In order the identify the one that works best, Price suggests “asking questions about your shower habits and bathroom layouts,” Price suggests. “Do you share a bathroom with lots of people? Is the shower open or closed? Do you only have a bath?” These answers will help influence which caddie is right for you and your needs.

Fortunately, many shower caddies work for different kinds of showers, which is where style and personal preference come in. In terms of materials, neither metal nor plastic is inherently better at holding bathroom products, metal looks better and plastic is usually cheaper, Price says.

Even the higher end of the price range for shower caddies sits close to $50, so opting for something more expensive isn’t a huge burden. Experts advise against going too cheap and encourage folks to think long-term. “Generally I would recommend spending anywhere from $20-$50,” Weiss says. “While you can find cheaper options, I recommend going for quality rather than a cheaper price tag as the higher quality caddies are less likely to break.”

Silver Troy Shower Caddy
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The Container Store Silver Troy Shower Caddy has something for everyone: It’s sleek, with a powder-coated metal design, and features multiple spacious shelves as well as two hooks and a soap dish. It’s also easy to install overhead, includes two suction cups to secure the bottom, and it’s agreeably cheap at just under $20. “I recommend this over-the-shower-head caddy as it offers wire basket shelves, keeping your products in place as well as eliminating water build up in the baskets,” Weiss says. “Also, if you have a small product bottle, there is a circular hole in the wiring so you can flip the bottle upside down and keep the small bottle in place!”

To be clear, there are larger, more secure options out there, but at this price point, the Silver Troy Shower Caddy is difficult to beat. The only people who won’t immediately benefit are families who need more storage.


simplehuman Adjustable and Extendable Shower Caddy
simplehuman Adjustable and Extendable Shower Caddy

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The Simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy XL is a big upgrade from the best overall shower caddy thanks to its sturdy design, which includes an ultra-secure locking mechanism that goes over the shower head, extendable height, and adjustable shelves. Made from stainless steel and anodized aluminum — anodization makes aluminum even more durable — people will be taking this caddy with them when they move homes.

“This is great for people and products of all heights,” Weiss says. “The shelves are adjustable and can accommodate the height of the user and some extremely large bottles for those Costco shoppers out there!”

Vyas adds: “This is such a secure option because it won’t wobble or fall thanks to the top and bottom grip mechanisms.”

Plus, this shower organizer is compatible with handheld shower heads, making it among the most versatile shower caddies around.

Unfortunately, the killer fact is the price. At just under $90, the expenditure is difficult to justify for most people unless they need handheld compatibility or only accept the sleekest of the sleek.


mDesign Steel Over-the-Door Shower Caddy
mDesign Steel Over-the-Door Shower Caddy

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Shower door caddies often hit the sweet spot among convenience, size, ease of installation, and price. The mDesign Over the Door Shower Caddy shows how true that is.

“You can’t beat an over-the-door caddy in terms of simplicity and ease,” Price says. “And this design has a basket, shelf, and hooks, so it’s really adaptable.”

Weiss agrees. “Not only does this act as a shower caddy, it also has hooks on the back sides to hang your towels,” she says. “The suction cups on the bottom will hold this in place on your shower door.

Even better, this kind of convenience hardly costs a premium and can be had for a very fair $30. But if possible, Weiss recommends using this caddy over the part of the door that doesn’t swing; the movement can disrupt the suction cups and then this shower caddy will be banging every time someone gets out of the shower.


Hamitor Corner Shower Caddy Tension Pole
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Tension pole shower caddies are way too many solutions for most people, but they can be a godsend for larger households with compatible showers. With four height-adjustable, plastic shelves, a stainless steel build that can stand from 4 feet to 10 feet, and multiple ways to hang smaller objects, the Hamitor Corner Shower Caddy Tension Pole adds storage without compromising the shower or breaking the bank.

Flynn doesn’t like tension pole caddies, but even she recognizes their usefulness. “If someone wants a tension pole caddy, this one has several shelves and several options for hanging washcloths, loofahs, etc.,” she says.

But what really makes this the best tension pole shower caddy is its price. At just under $40, it’s literally one-fourth as expensive as competing name-brand options and yet it still doesn’t skimp on features, like a top and bottom knob for height adjustment.

Regarding name-brand options for people so inclined, experts also complimented the OXO Good Grips Quik-Extend Aluminum Pole Shower Caddy and the Simplehuman 8′ Tension Pole Shower Caddy, but there’s just no good reason to spend more than $100 when Hamitor’s caddy will suffice.


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Floating shower organizers that secure on the wall are arguably the best shower caddies for anyone in any bathroom, but they’re uniquely susceptible to gravity and not worth the worries for many people. That said, the Topchase Corner Shower Caddy offers so much storage in such a clean package. For Flynn, it just checks all the shower caddy boxes. “I love this one and have it in my shower,” she says. “It is adhesive on the tile, a basket and rectangular [option], and has hooks for loofahs, razors, etc.”

Potential buyers needn’t go any further than the product photos and the under $20 price to confirm that this is a seriously practical shower caddy suitable for any shower.

The only caveat with shower caddies that adhere to the wall — besides the fact that they won’t work with porous walls — is their fixed height. Once they’re installed, they’re stuck, which means it’s critical to choose heights that allow for a variety of bottles.


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A category all their own, dorm-style basket caddies are not great for most people. But for those in college dorms or other communal living arrangements, the portability and low price of a caddy like the Jiatua Portable Shower Caddy are perfect.

“[This style] offers drainage, has a solid structure, and can easily be run through a dishwasher,” Flynn says. “It also holds a decent amount.”

And for well under $20, nobody needs anything else from a dorm caddy.



Frequently Asked Questions About Shower Caddies

How Do I Choose the Best Shower Caddy for My Shower?

The most important thing is to identify the shower’s features and then choose a caddy accordingly. But there are general considerations too, Flynn says. Be sure to consider the size and capacity of the caddy. People who keep a lot in their shower will want a caddy with more shelves or baskets.

Durability is key in the face of constantly running water. Look for rust-resistant materials like stainless steel, aluminum, or straight-up plastic. “[The shower caddy] should have a bit of heft to it,” Flynn says. Choose something that’s easy to install for the particular shower. “For example, floating [wall] shower caddies can easily be installed on ceramic tile, but the adhesive won’t hold on tile with varied depths or a grain surface,” Flynn says.

What Types of Shower Caddies Are There? 

Hanging shower caddies hang from a showerhead or shower doors, and are the simplest to install. Price notes that some can obtrude into the shower too much. Flynn adds that these kinds of caddies get hit with a lot of water too, which can contribute to faster degradation.

Tension pole caddies use internal springs to keep the caddy securely pressed between the ceiling and floor. They often feature height-adjustable shelves and offer a lot of storage, making them useful for large households, Price says.

Wall caddies attach to the wall by suction cups or an adhesive strip, and while they’re highly practical they’re not compatible with every shower wall and not for those worried about adhesive residue (renters). Price doesn’t recommend suction cup varieties, saying they can come loose and fail, especially if holding a lot of products. On the other hand, despite acknowledging that risk, Flynn says these are her favorite kind of shower caddy for their minimalist look and easy installation in any corner at any height.

Basket/dorm caddies: These caddies, typically a single plastic or mesh basket, would be a pain in a personal bathroom because they’ll always take up space on the floor, but they’re perfect for communal bathrooms for their portability. However, they can be too small for some individual bottles or more than a handful of products.

Floor caddies: These are the shower caddies that stand by themselves on the floor. They are versatile, stable, and a generally reliable option. However, more than most other kinds of caddies, these legitimately cannot work for smaller showers or shower/tub combos, according to Price and Flynn.

Do Shower Caddies Work For Handheld Shower Heads?

Most over-the-shower-head caddies do not. People with handheld showerheads should choose a type of caddie that does not go around the shower head or they need to seek out options that include a space to thread the shower head’s hose.

What’s a Good Price to Spend on a Shower Caddy?

The basic expert advice is to spend what’s necessary to organize the shower. More expensive caddies can often hold more products and they last longer, too. But for a good range, Flynn recommends spending between $15 and $50. “A reasonable quality shower caddy can vary widely in price, depending on materials, design, and brand,” she says. “Investing in a slightly higher-priced caddy can be worthwhile for durability and design benefits, especially if it meets all your specific needs and preferences.” Weiss also agrees with that range and advice, while Price says she would top out around $40.


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