My dream has always been to have a giant bathroom with a humungous walk-in shower and nifty li’l shower seat. You know, so I can sit down in the water and pretend I’m in an emotional Britney Spears music video circa 2005. ATM I’m dealing with the tiniest bathroom in existence. And while it’s small, it’s one huge mess. There are shampoo bottles all over my countertop, towels on the floor, razors are thrown around the shower cubicle (I know that’s dangerous, don’t @ me) and things EVERYWHERE.
There’s just not enough space in my tiny little bathroom to keep everything organized, and my life has been this way ever since college. I filled my dorm room desk with my soaps and scrubs and left zero space for my schoolbooks. Little did I know back then that a shower caddy could have solved all of my problems? But what’s even worse is that I’ve only *just* realized how much I needed a shower caddy in my life. And I’m supposed to be an adult…
Never fear, tho! As I’m such a nice person I’m willing to share my shower caddy secrets with you, as I don’t want you to feel the way I’ve felt for the past five years. You can keep your dorm room organized and sort out your bathroom with one of the nine shower caddies in this list — and I bet you $5 you’ll fall in love with yours within 24 hours of using it. And you don’t have to worry about your landlord keeping your security deposit either. Every single one of the shower caddies on this list is renter friendly!
9 of the best shower caddies to keep things tidy in your bathroom
Why you can trust Real Homes
To get a little more info on shower caddies, I decided to reach out to cleaning and organization expert Laura Mountford - AKA @lauracleanaholic. She told me “A good shower caddy needs to be able to hold your essential body wash products and be able to be cleaned as easily as possible.”
In terms of the best material for a shower caddy, Laura explained that they can be “plastic or metal, but the most important thing is that they attach to the wall securely so that they don’t fall down especially when it is damp and steamy.” And while it’s not always possible for renters to screw a shower caddy into the wall, there are so many shower caddies out there that have suckers or offer a secure over-the-shower system. And in Laura’s eyes, these options are perfect as “they need to be easily removable for cleaning as they do tend to get dirty with soap scum and limescale.” So, there you have it! Let's get to it.
The prices in this article were correct at the time of publishing.
Corner shower caddies
I’m the no.1 member of the corner shelf club, and I don’t care who knows it! That’s because corners are often dead space… but they can be super handy if you just know how to make use of that dead space. Designed to take up as little space as possible while also offering a huge amount of storage space, corner shower caddies offer the best of both worlds. Plus, by shoving your shower products in the corner, you can keep them all in one handy place.
For minimalist bathrooms
Size (in.): L12 x W12 x H2.6
Made from: Metal
I’m obsessed with Walmart organizers, and this corner shower caddy is one of the reasons why! But actually, it’s not just a shower caddy… it’s shower caddies, plural. That’s because this actually comes as a pack of three, with two large baskets (with a couple of hooks there for good measure, too), and a soap dish. The two larger caddies can handle a whopping 11 lbs of weight, and they can all be attached to the wall using high-quality and water-resistant glue. No, there are no nails needed here! And for under $20, what more could you really want?
Lots of hanging hooks
Size (in.): D9.9 x W3.3 x H13
Made from: Plastic
Let’s go, sucker. No, I’m not talking about you - I’m talking about this corner shower caddy that attaches to your wall with some serious sucker action. This makes it perfect for those in a rental, or for a student who wants to take it from their dorm room to their communal showers! And while this particular shower caddy is smaller than some of the others on the market, it still has all of the space you could possibly need. From the large basket for your shampoo and conditioner to the little grooves for your hanging items and razor, it even has a separate soap dish.
Our luxury pick
Size (in.): W5.91 x H48-101
Made from: Plastic, Aluminum
If you’ve never heard of a tension pole shower caddy before, let me introduce you to this genius invention. It’s basically a curtain pole… but for your shower! The idea is that you expand the rod from floor to ceiling, and use the spring-loaded tension to keep it in place. This means that you don’t need any tools or gadgets to install it, and it means that you have oodles of space for all of your bathroom items. This particular one has four separate shelves, allowing you to separate your things, too. Just remember to clean the caddy every so often, maybe every time you clean your shower?
Hanging shower caddies
Most people assume that they need a cabinet or a permanent shower shelf in their small bathroom, but that’s not the case at all. Shower caddies are a pretty neat alternative, but it’s important to focus on the keyword here… yep, shower! If you’re seriously low on shower space, a hanging shower caddy could seriously save the day. These things hang over the shower system (or even the shower screen) you have in place, meaning you don’t have to take up any precious wall space or nail anything to a wall. They can just hang there, no drama.
Size (in.): D10.24 x W24.49 x H3.9
Made from: Steel
If you’re crazy for chrome, this expandable over-the-shower caddy could seriously tickle your pickle. All you need to do is hang this over your existing shower system, and you instantly have four baskets and built-in razor hooks at your disposal. But what makes this product even cooler is the fact that the baskets actually slide outward so that your taller shampoo bottles can fit around the shower head. And while this should just hang of its own accord, this rust-resistant shower caddy also has a couple of suction cups so you can stick it to the wall for extra stability.
Size (in.): L12.6 x W3.9 x H28
Made from: Thermoplastic Rubber, Polypropylene
It’s important to have a few different mirrors in your bathroom, right? You gotta see yourself from all angles, ya know. And while I love a vanity mirror, I also love the fact that this shower caddy comes with a mirror, too! In fact, this hanging shower caddy comes with a few different accessories to ensure that you’re fully prepared for your shower adventure. There’s the mirror, a razor hook, and a couple of different baskets that can all be moved around and customized. Plus, the black is super stylish.
Over the door
Size (in.): D7.7 x W10.1 x H22.7
Made from: Steel
If you’re a little more ~boujie~ and have a shower screen rather than a shower curtain, then how about this quirky little caddy? Instead of hanging over your shower system, this caddy actually hangs over your shower screen. And while it’s a little pricier than some of the others on this list, The Container Store is known for offering high-quality organization products — so you can guarantee it’ll be worth it. It has two large shelves and two hooks, which means you can shelve your bottles ANDA hang your washcloths, or your loofah!
Portable shower caddies
Whether you’re someone who travels for work or whether you live in a dorm and have to head to the communal showers every day, you NEED a portable shower caddy. These caddies are designed to be picked up and transported wherever you need them, whilst keeping all of your goodies safe. You don’t have to worry about sticking anything to a wall or hanging it in a shower. You just have to pick it up, plonk it down, and voila. It really is as easy as that.
Size (in.): L11.8 x W7.8 x H6.1
Made from: Plastic
You can always count on Urban Outfitters to design a super cute storage caddy… although this is more of a crate. This is perfect for someone who wants all of the practicality of a portable shower caddy without scrimping on the *aesthetic.* And there’s more than enough space for you to fit everything in here. Plus, this caddy folds down!!! And while you’re probably not going to empty it every day, this foldable movement is perfect for when you move out of your dorm and into your own place (or back in with your parents because why is rent so expensive?!)
For dorm rooms
Size (in.): D8.66 x W8.66 x H9.8
Made from: Mesh
If you’re looking for a no-frills portable shower caddy that does the job without making too much of a fuss about it, then this li’l Amazon number could be more your vibe. Made from mesh, this caddy features eight pockets of all different sizes — so you can fit everything from your bottles and towels to your hairbrush in there. The beauty of a portable caddy is that you can also put it down anywhere, and this bad boy has a handle that can be hooked onto a shower head or the hook in your communal showers! And if you don’t like the black, it also comes in gray and blue.
Size: L15.7” x W10” x H7”
Made from: Polypropylene
Caddies like this one are perfect for your household cleaning products, but they are also handy for your bathroom. The granite effect is quirky and cute, and the handle means that it’s easily transportable when you need to move it around. But as if that wasn’t enough to tempt you, this product is also water-resistant and has a draining hole design, which means you won’t be giving your beauty products a bath while you give yourself a wash, too! This is more than enough space for all of your shower stuff, right?
How we chose these shower caddies
A lot of the products in this guide will be featured elsewhere on our site, and that’s because we only recommend products that we really love. We base all of our decisions on the affordability of the product, and the online reviews from customers like you. So, every shower caddy on this list has high customer ratings — we never feature anything under four stars — for your peace of mind. We also split this guide into three sections, all of which are the most popular types of shower caddies searched for by people just like you.
Where to buy a shower caddy?
Find the perfect shower caddy to organize your small bathroom by visiting some of our favorite retailers, as listed below.
- Amazon shower caddies
- Bed Bath & Beyond shower caddies
- Home Depot shower caddies
- IKEA shower caddies
- Target shower caddies
- The Container Store shower caddies
- Walmart shower caddies
- Wayfair shower caddies
Finished organizing your shower space? Now it might be time to move on to your bedroom! Check out our favorite closet organizers here.