The best shower caddies, plus tips on shower storage organisation
Bring calm and order to your bathroom with a handy organiser for your toiletries. Our list of the best shower caddies has an option for every type of bathroom, helping you make the most of whatever space you have.
Tired of piling all your toiletries on the nearest ledge? It’s time to get yourself a decent shower caddy. They say a tidy house makes for a tidy mind, and frankly, there aren’t many of us who can truly relax while surrounded by clutter. So it’s time to find the perfect storage solution for your space, and you’ll put the calm back into your bath or shower.
To help you in your search, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite shower caddies, all available to buy on Amazon. We’ve also put together a helpful buyer’s guide to give you some top tips on what features to look for and how to keep your shower caddy clean, hygienic and highly functional.
The best shower caddies at a glance:
- Best for high ceilings: SONGMICS Adjustable Bathroom Corner Shelf
- Best stainless steel shelves: Orimade Shower Caddy
- Best for large families: Nieifi Shower Caddy
- Best sturdiest corner shelves: STEUGO Shower Corner Shelf
- Best for large bottles: ShowerGem Shower Caddy
- Best mark-free caddy: ilikable Vacuum Shower Caddy
- Best for adaptability: Luxear Shower Basket
- Best strong shower-rail shelf: homeasy Bathroom Shower Shelf
- Best mini floating shelves: Rodivor Shower Caddies
- Best stackable corner shelves: Sotfamily 2 Packs Corner Shower Caddy
The best shower caddies
Best for high ceilings: SONGMICS Adjustable Bathroom Corner Shelf
Tall and narrow to maximise space
If you’re struggling for floor or wall space in your bathroom, think upwards and embrace this telescopic floor-to-ceiling tension rod shower caddy, with four adjustable trays to store everything you need.
Suitable for spaces from 85-305cm high, it will fit in almost any space and means you can use every corner in your bathroom (literally). It’s great for renters, as it requires no drilling and no adhesive and leaves no marks.
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Best stainless steel shelves: Orimade Shower Caddy
Avoid rust and discolouration
Choosing a durable and stain-resistant material means your shower caddy will look gleaming for years to come. Stainless steel is a classic choice in the bathroom, and with good reason. It won’t tarnish like other metals do, even with the daily exposure to water, soaps and gels that it’s bound to come under in your bathroom.
These stylish silver-coloured shelves clip easily on and off their hanging hooks, which attach to most bathroom surfaces using a very strong adhesive.
Best for large families: Nieifi Shower Caddy
Two shelves hold up to 15kg each
These wall-mounted stainless steel shelves are great for family bathrooms, holding up to 30kg of toiletries and shower accessories between the two shelves.
Attached using the strong adhesive, it’s easy to install and also highly durable to withstand life in a shower. These attractive stainless steel shower caddy shelves are finished in matte black to match any bathroom colour scheme.
Best sturdiest corner shelves: STEUGO Shower Corner Shelf
Utilise that empty corner space
If space is at a premium in your shower, corner shelves can help you make the most of every last inch - they’re a firm favourite when it comes to shower caddies.
These adhesive wall-mounted shelves by Steugo come as a pair and hold up to 15lb each. They are made from sturdy stainless steel and feature four moveable hooks for hanging your extras on – from razors to loofahs.
Best for large bottles: ShowerGem Shower Caddy
Holds toiletries up to 800ml
A fan of extra-large toiletries, shampoo and conditioner? These angled shower shelves could be perfect for you, holding big bottles of up to 800ml.
The design also allows you to store your toiletries upside down if you wish, meaning you get every last drop without having to shake and shake. The durable adhesive is designed to stick easily to tiles, plastic or acrylic.
Best mark-free caddy: ilikable Vacuum Shower Caddy
Great for rented accommodation
Whether you’re renting, staying somewhere for a short while, or simply don’t want to commit to a permanent shower caddy, a suction-cup shelf is a great option.
It leaves no marks and can be moved and removed at a moment’s notice, so you can chop and change it to your heart’s content, or take it with you to the next place you’re showering in. Features draining holes for cleanliness and hygiene and holds up to 20lb of products.
Best for adaptability: Luxear Shower Basket
Moveable suction cup caddy
Suction-cup hanging shower caddies are a great option when you don’t want to commit to one position for your shower caddy. Whether you want a bathroom shelf that moves to adapt to your growing family, or simply don’t like committing to things too soon, the Luxear shower caddy is as easy to move and rearrange as it is to install.
As well as holding bathroom products, it can be used in the kitchen too and will fit everything from oils and sauces to herbs and spices.
Best strong shower-rail shelf: homeasy Bathroom Shower Shelf
Holds up to 15kg of toiletries
The ultimate space-saver, this shower shelf makes use of the materials you already have on hand, namely your shower rail, and avoids drilling holes in your walls. This caddy clips onto your shower rail and can be used at almost any height you like.
Suitable for cylindrical rails between 19mm and 25 mm thick, it features easy-snap installation and needs no drilling or adhesive. It holds up to 15kg of toiletries and shower accessories, and the non-slip shelf is designed to drain easily. Adjust it to whichever height you prefer.
Best mini floating shelves: Rodivor Shower Caddies
Attach directly to your shower pipe
If mini shelves are more your thing, this two-piece shower caddy set clamps onto your shower rail, meaning there’s no drilling or glueing to be done.
Adjustable to almost any height or position you like, the set includes one deep and one shallow shelf, each made of high-quality stainless steel. Ideal for holding everything from shampoo to soap, conditioner to cosmetics.
Best stackable corner shelves: Sotfamily 2 Packs Corner Shower Caddy
Modern and adaptable design
Make the most of your corners and embrace modern style with these minimalist hanging shelves, which can be stacked at whichever heights you need. They look sleek and stylish and are available in a range of colours as well as classic brilliant white.
The corner design is a great space-saver, and you can stack as many as you like on top of each other at different heights to fit your specific toiletries. They hook onto invisible pads with an adhesive that sticks tightly to most surfaces, withstanding water and moisture to stand up to life in a bathroom.
Shower caddies buyer’s guide
Where to start when making your choice? A shower caddy has to work around your space and living situation, and luckily there are various styles, shapes and sizes of shower caddies available to suit everyone’s needs. From making the most of every inch with a corner caddy to mark-free caddies that attach using suction cups or rest upon tension rails which are ideal if you are renting, we’ve got you covered with our handy buyer’s guide below.
Types of shower caddies: Which one is right for you?
When it comes to shower caddies, consider your space, storage needs, and your personal style. There are several types to choose from to keep your shower organised and clutter-free - here are some of the most common types and their features:
- Over-the-Showerhead Caddies: These caddies hang over the showerhead and usually have several shelves and hooks for holding all your shower essentials. Perfect for people who want a no-fuss storage solution.
- Corner Caddies: Designed to fit snugly in the corner of your shower, these caddies make the most of your available space. They can be mounted on the wall or hung over the showerhead.
- Tension Pole Caddies: These caddies are installed using tension rods that fit between the floor and ceiling of your shower. They can have multiple shelves and baskets, and some models even have hooks for holding washcloths and loofahs.
- Suction Cup Caddies: Designed to stick to your shower wall using suction cups, these caddies are easy to install and remove. A great option for renters or people who don't want to drill holes in their shower wall.
Essential features to look for in a shower caddy
When shopping for a shower caddy, it's important to consider the features that will meet your specific needs. Here are some essential features to look for in a shower caddy:
- Rust-resistant material: Look for caddies made of rust-resistant materials such as stainless steel, anodised aluminium or plastic to ensure a durable design that will last.
- Drainage holes: A good shower caddy should have drainage holes that allow water to drain out quickly. This helps prevent mould and mildew from growing in the caddy.
- Adjustable shelves: Adjustable shelves that can be moved up or down so are super useful, making them a great choice for people who have different-sized items.
- Hooks: Hooks are a great addition to any shower caddy as they provide a convenient spot to hang washcloths, razors and loofahs.
- Easy to install: Look for caddies that are easy to install without the need for special tools or skills. Some models come with suction cups or tension rods that make installation a breeze.
How to organise your shower with a caddy
Organising your shower can be challenging, but with the right shower caddy, it's easy to keep everything in its place. Here are some top tips for organising your shower with a caddy:
- Sort your items: Start by grouping your shower items together, such as shampoo and conditioner, body wash, and face wash.
- Assign a shelf: Assign each item to a specific shelf or basket in your caddy, making it easy to locate what you need.
- Use hooks: Use the hooks on your caddy to hang washcloths, loofahs, and other items that you use in the shower.
- Rotate your items: Rotate your items as you use them, making sure that everything gets equal use and nothing gets left hidden and unused.
- Keep your caddy clean: Regularly clean your shower caddy to prevent mould and mildew from growing. Use a non-abrasive cleaner and rinse thoroughly.
Tips for keeping your shower caddy clean and hygienic
Keeping your shower caddy clean is essential for maintaining good hygiene in your bathroom. Here are some useful tips to help you keep on top:
- Remove items regularly: To prevent the buildup of dirt and grime, it's important to remove items from your caddy regularly. This will allow you to clean the caddy more easily.
- Rinse your caddy: After removing items, rinse your shower caddy with warm water to remove any residue. Use a soft sponge or cloth to wipe away any remaining soap or dirt.
- Use a cleaning solution: To disinfect your caddy, use a cleaning solution that's safe for the material of your caddy. For plastic caddies, use a mixture of vinegar and water, while stainless steel caddies can be cleaned with a solution of soap and water.
- Scrub gently: Use a soft-bristled brush or sponge to gently scrub your caddy, being careful not to scratch the surface. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers as they can damage the caddy.
- Dry thoroughly: After cleaning, dry your caddy thoroughly to prevent the growth of mould and mildew. Use a towel or allow the caddy to air dry completely before putting items back in.
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Cordelia Aspinall is a Digital Writer for Immediate Media, working across brands including The Recommended, RadioTimes.com, MadeForMums and BBC Gardeners’ World. She has previously worked and written for digital publications including Condé Nast Traveller, The Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan, and several other lifestyle brands.
Hannah Lewis-Marshall is a writer and editor with more than ten years of experience working on product round-ups and shopping guides. She's committed to helping you make smarter purchases, from one-off big buys to everyday essentials.