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Product Spy – Shower caddy storage

I am often asked about finding products that are cost effective and function well – so I have decided to start a “Product Spy” series where I will showcase any products that I have found that I am using in my own home that work well – hopefully this will help you to find effective solutions for all your organising needs as well.

As always, I tend to have an ongoing list of products I am on the lookout for (for my home – but also for the blog as I want to do the work of finding things for you!). On the list I have a rough budget that I will want to spend under if at all possible, dimensions for the product if it has to fit somewhere specific, and any other details that are relevant such as colour/style/material. This means that when I see a product when out and about I can easily work out whether it is something that would work. This saves a lot of time by only buying what I truly need and not having to take things back etc…. so I would recommend this whenever you are buying products for your home.

Today I want to look at shower caddy storage.

Shower Caddy Storage - part of the product spy series

There are 2 showers in our house, both of which have no built in storage that can be used for storing toiletries when in the shower (oversight from me!).

Caddy storage therefore is something I have been on the lookout for for a while.

I wanted my shower storage to help me do the following things:-

  • Be easy to put up on tiles (as all our bathrooms are fully tiled and I would rather not put holes in the walls)
  • Store the items I need so that I can grab them easily when in the shower, so that they are not too bulky in the shower, and so that it’s easy to find what we need
  • Be easy to clean

I had in mind that I wanted some small suction shower caddys as they are really easy to stick to the tiles, look good (I usually opt for chrome for a more modern feel that matches the shower), and they are dead easy to take off and clean each week.

I also like the smaller ones as I tend to add less to them – only the essentials – so they make the bathroom less cluttered, and you can house them in different configurations (horizontally, vertically, on different walls etc..) so they are more flexible for our changing needs.

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As with a lot of organising and storage products, they can be expensive, so you can imagine my delight when I found some in Sainsburys that were just £3.50 each!

I grabbed a couple as I know a good deal when I see one! (NB I have not been paid by Sainsburys to say this!).

I already had a couple in my main bathroom which work well for putting shower gel and face stuff in one, and shampoo and conditioner in another for all the family to use:-

Shower caddys in bathroom

And the new ones went really well in the ensuite – so myself and hubby could have one each:-

Shower caddys in ensuite

NOTE – We all tend to use the main bathroom most of the time as I prefer to only have to clean one shower each week – a great idea for saving time cleaning! – so that’s why I had sorted out the main bathroom before the ensuite – priorities!

Having done this (and smiled to myself for my great bargain find!) I started to think about other places that this storage could be used – so here are a few ideas:-

  • Use by a bath to hold toiletries / kids toys / magazines etc….
  • Use lower down in a shower for smaller childrens toiletries so that they can easily reach them and put them away
  • Use in a kitchen or utility on a tiled splashback to keep small items off the worksurface (easier to clean the worksurfaces when there is less on them)
  • …the last one is a little out there but could work really well – use on a window to create an extra place to house herbs and plants!

Shower caddys in bath

Hope you’re inspired!

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Shower caddy storage can be found in loads of places – in many different styles/colours/materials – so it’s worth looking around for something that suits your budget and your bathroom needs – but here are the places I have found that are selling metal or clear plastic ones for £6 and under – so they would go with most bathroom schemes – I love a bargain that looks good and functions well – so hope these picks help you too.

1. Sainsburys – I found the rectangular ones in my local store, but online they currently have corner ones only – still at just £3.50

2. www.aplaceforeverything.co.uk – Mesh Suction Basket – currently on sale for £6 instead of the usual £12

3. Amazon – Interdesign Suction bath caddy clear ** – £4

Here’s a quick video showing the amazon product available and it helps to show how all shower caddys with suction are fixed to the wall…

Shower Caddy Storage - Product spy series finding the best products for your home

Do you use a shower caddy for storage in your shower? What type/style? I’d love to know how you organise stuff in your shower so please leave a comment below and let me know….

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Product Spy – Shower caddy storage

  1. Elan Gee Apr 9, 2015 at 2:16 am #

    Don’t you use soap? I cannot see where I would keep my Dove in your shower stall or where I would keep my back brush. I have a stainless steel caddy that hangs from the shower and holds everything.It sits close to the wall and is not in the way.

    • Chrissy Halton Apr 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

      Hi Elan – no soap in the shower – just shower gel so this works well for us…. x

  2. Uta Apr 6, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    I will be interested to hear how long these last Chrissy. I have
    spent many an hour trying to find a shower caddy that wouldn’t rust (all my metal ones have, regardless of quality) and would be easy to put up. Most of the reviews of the suction type I read were negative. I have ended up with an ugly white plastic one which doesn’t sit on the wall well and the storage areas are round which doesn’t work with many products but hey, very few people see my shower cubicle.

    • Chrissy Halton Apr 7, 2015 at 10:12 pm #

      Hi Uta – I have already got 2 almost identical shower caddys and have had them for a good few years now – over 3 – they do rust but I find a quick brush with an old toothbrush each month gets them looking like new again – hope this helps! x

  3. Jenny Mar 31, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    I like this idea, but I can’t get suction cups to stick reliably on my shower wall. Might be because they are not traditionally glazed tiles. Any other ideas?

    • Chrissy Halton Mar 31, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

      Hi Jenny – thanks for your comment. What type of walls do you have? This will of course make a difference. I found that adding a little water to the suction pads before sticking them to the tiles made them stick firm so if you haven’t done this then try that also. Hope this helps x

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