A shower caddy is a very useful accessory for helping to keep the bathroom neat, organized and safe. Not only do they keep items neatly organized, reducing the amount of clutter in the bathroom, but they also make the tub and shower area safer. Bathrooms are the site of many home accidents, many of which are caused by slips or falls. By keeping the items you often use in the shower organized and within easy reach, you will create a safer bathroom environment.
There are many different types of shower caddies available. Some are designed to hang in a stationary position over the shower head, with shelves, baskets, pockets or hooks to be used to organize shower accessories. You might choose a stainless steel shower caddy, or perhaps a plastic one, based on your preferences. One of the advantages of a plastic caddy is that they are light, and less likely to damage the fiberglass shower surround if it should happen to fall. However, as long as the caddy is secure, a stainless steel model is an excellent and extremely durable choice. Additionally, sometimes a shower caddy is in the form of shower shelves, which perhaps might even be built directly into the shower surround itself.
Some families prefer to use portable mesh shower caddies. These portable shower caddies can be convenient for families, because each family member can stock their shower caddy with the items they use most. If you have a peg rack on one wall of the bathroom, each family member can hang their stocked shower caddy on a peg, and take it with them into the shower, hanging it over the shower head or on a hook on the shower door. This can greatly reduce bathroom clutter, and avoid the problem of having too many different items in one shower caddy. After showering, the portable shower caddy can be quickly blotted dry with a towel, and hung back on the peg rack. Portable shower caddies are also perfect for students, or when there are multiple bathroom showers within one home, since they make it convenient to transport shower supplies.
When choosing a shower caddy, it is important to keep in mind the types of supplies that you plan to store in the caddy. For instance, if you use multiple small bottles of different products, you might need shorter shelves or multiple pockets and hooks. On the other hand, if you tend to buy large family-sized products, you will want to make sure the shelves are tall enough to accommodate them.