When the shower caddy was invented, the whole world rejoiced. These handy little devices keep everything you need to be stored in the one place so you have easy access when you’re bathing, but they also add a touch of style to even the most basic bathrooms.
The key to a good shower caddy is knowing what products you should have stored in it, and which ones you can probably do without. Everyone’s shower experience is different and the products they use will differ, but there are some things that we can all agree on as must-haves for a good bathroom caddy.
#10: Quality Shower Caddy
Before we can even get into what to put in it, you need to have the best shower caddy hanging in your bathroom. Not all caddies were made equally and it’s a matter of finding one that’s going to durable enough to last in the wet conditions of the bathroom and one that has enough space to fit everything you need.
A good shower caddy will fit comfortably over your showerhead arm and give you easy access to all the bathroom essentials, so size definitely matters.
#9: Scrubbing Brush
No matter what you do in your daily life, there’s a good chance that you’ll require a deep clean with a scrubbing brush at some point. Whether you’ve got dirt in your toenails or need to scrub off some permanent market from your arm, nothing will get the job done like a brush.
These small little devices can either hang from the caddy or sit on the shelf, and they barely take up any room but do a whole lot of work.
A loofah is the weapon of choice for many people when it comes to how they wash, but if you prefer something else like a washcloth then that’s fine as well. Keep it hanging on your shower caddy so it has a chance to dry off in between washes and stay fresher for longer.
Caddies usually have a hook for these accessories so there’s somewhere special to keep them. Just be sure to change your loofah every couple of months so you’re always washing with something fresh.
Whether you’re a man or woman, there’s a good chance you have a need for a razor on your hanging shower caddy. There’s no better time to get the job done than when you’re all wet and soapy because it will prevent the inevitable irritation that happens after a dry shave.
You might also like to keep some shaving cream on the caddy, but many people are happy to use their standard shampoo or shower gel to lather up.
#6: Exfoliating Body Scrub
Even if you don’t think of shower time as something to be enjoyed, there’s no reason you shouldn’t treat yourself every now and then. Splurge and get yourself a nice exfoliating body scrub that you can use once a week to remove dead skin and leave your skin feeling super fresh.
Salt and sugar scrubs are great choices or you can make your own concoction using things you might already have in your kitchen.
#5: Shower Gel
For those who prefer a shower over a bath, shower gel is usually their go-to cleansing product. These days, shower gels are more advanced than ever and the market for natural and organic products is booming.
There are some key ingredients to look for in a shower gel that indicates how good it will be for your skin so look for things like vitamin E, cannabis oil, and essential oils for the scent. Natural options are usually better for your skin and feel great going on as well.
#4: Shampoo And Conditioner
No matter what type of hair you have, there’s a good chance you store your favorite shampoo and conditioner in your shower caddy. If you have a compact caddy and shower setup that doesn’t fit your shampoo bottles, you might want to consider moving the liquid into a smaller bottle so you can keep it stored there in easy reach.
We only get one head of hair in this life, so this is a product that’s definitely worthwhile to splurge on.
#3: Bath Plug
If you’re lucky enough to have both a shower and bath in your bathroom, you’ll probably know how often the plug gets lost. Some people keep their plugs connected on a chain, but for a more modern approach, you can easily store it in your shower caddy.
The caddy will keep it safe until it needs to be used and you’ll never have to go searching through the bathroom cupboards again trying to remember where you put it.
For those who like to keep things simple, you might just want to use a soap caddy and nothing else. For everyone else, there’s usually a designated area to store your bar of soap on a bigger caddy.
Soap has the tendency to get a bit slimy and melt away when left in a disk, so look for a caddy that lets it breathe or even invest in soap on a rope so that it’s always hanging up and staying dry.
#1: Facial Cleansers And Exfoliators
No matter what type of skin you have or what your beauty routine is, everyone should have at least a facial cleanser in their caddy. Take some time to choose a facial cleanser that suits your skin type and give your face a wash each day. With just this one product you can prevent a buildup in your pores that lead to blackheads, pimples, and other nasty skin conditions.