Below are curated pins from the social networking site called Pinterest on surprising shower caddy hacks that you can do. Like all hacks, some are easy while some are complicated to do, but regardless whether the shower caddy hack is easy or hard, the bottom line is still the same – to make shower caddies more useful to the user and to find other witty ways to use shower caddies in your bathroom.
PVC Pipes & Zip Ties as Razor Holders
An idea suggested by The Family Handyman is to use PVC pipes and zip ties as a razor holder and even a toothbrush holder. It’s a handy shower caddy hack if your shower caddy doesn’t have dedicated razor holders. But if you have one, it’s not pretty useful unless you possess multiple razors and toothbrushes and your current shower caddy can’t hold them all.
- Step 1: Cut a PVC pipe into your desired height using a handsaw. The length can be the same height as one of the shower caddy’s baskets where you intend to mount it on.
- Step 2: Cut two 1/8-inch wide crevices or notches on the PVC pipe. These crevices will serve as the point where you will hook your zip ties because bare PVC pipes are smooth and will slide from the zip tie and the shower caddy if it doesn’t have anything to latch onto.
- Step 3: Mount the PVC pipe to your shower caddy with two zip ties hooked in the crevices. Place your razors or toothbrushes on the PVC pipe and their heads will catch on to the edges of the pipe, keeping your two shower essentials hanged.
If you want to purchase one, a good shower caddy with razor holders is the trusted Zenna Home 7402L. Aside from the Zenna Home 7402AL, another good shower caddy with razor holders is the simplehuman Adjustable.
Wall Hooks to Hold Shower Caddies
The next shower caddy hack was a brainchild of Kim. Ever bought an over-the-showerhead shower caddy just to realize that it won’t fit your caddy because your shower arm is too short or twisted in some weird way?
If you experienced that or if you are currently experiencing it right now, there’s a witty shower caddy hack for that – by attaching the shower caddy to a wall hook opposite of the shower. Not only will it solve your shower caddy installation problem, but also you avoid the task of cleaning your shower caddy every so often it’s positioned away from the shower’s water flow.
But there’s a caveat – placing your shower caddy away from your shower will mean that you lose the convenience that your shower caddy brings. Remember that shower caddies doesn’t only serve as organizers for your shower essentials, they also keep them accessible to you as well.
Indoor Garden with Shower Caddies
Found yourself in your bathroom thinking that the whole room is gloomy, and it might need something to add “spice”? A way to spice up your bathroom is to add something green like a living plant it and what other better place to add something green than on a shower caddy?
HGTV Gardens formulated this awesome shower caddy hack of placing a live orchid in a bathroom using a shower caddy as a placeholder. Imagine having a row of these things in your bathroom while taking a good dip in your bathtub, wouldn’t that be just splendid? Top that with relaxing lounge music and a glass of good wine, you’ll sure to be pampered when you’re done.
Take note though that your bathroom, depending on how much light your bathroom gets, may not be a suitable place to grow an orchid. What you can do is to find low maintenance plants that doesn’t require much sunlight like bonsais and other air plants.
- Step 1: Cut a loofah into pieces using a scissor. The loofah will serve as the material where the orchid will be placed on since it tends to collect an ample amount of water just right for the orchid.
- Step 2: Line some loofah pieces on one of the baskets of your shower caddy. Wrap the remaining loofah pieces around the roots of the orchid so that it snugly fits the roots and place it in the same basket earlier.
- Step 3: Secure the stems of the orchid using a twist tie or zip tie. We want to secure the stem because we don’t want it to be hanging someplace where sooner or later you’re going to hit it.
- Step 4: Add other plants and decorations to your mini bathroom garden. As mentioned, you can add bonsais or species of air plants. Air plants, or scientifically known as Tillandsia spp., are native to the southwestern United States and South America. If you’re living in those places, an air plant is a superb addition to your bathroom garden.
Multiple Shower Caddies for the Clan
Pinterest user Vero Rivera came up with a nice shower caddy hack – to have multiple shower caddies for family members. I’m not trying to be sexist or anything, but additional two of three shower caddies are very much handy especially when you have two or more girls in the family because we all know how much they get finicky with their bathroom essentials. Additionally, a shower caddy for each member keeps each member’s bathroom materials organized and lessens the risk of exchanging private bath essentials like soaps, razors, and toothbrushes.
Multiple shower caddies for every family member is nice if you have a big bathroom because forcing too many shower caddies is a cramped bathroom is counterproductive and may end up cluttering your bathroom instead of organizing it.
Single Shower Caddy Divided for Two
Another shower caddy hack and an alternative to getting multiple shower caddies are to get one shower caddy but divide it into multiple partitions for each person. Mi Casa Organizada divided shower caddies using zip tied “his” and “hers” signage on the shower caddy’s baskets. But be sure that the shower caddy’s baskets are big enough to accommodate a person’s shower essentials, otherwise, it’s better to get multiple shower caddies instead.
Though it’s not the same in the picture, you can buy this “his” and “hers” signage from Amazon. I think this idea is perfect for newlywed couples just starting out life together. You can also opt to choose other labels – like professional labels (doctors, engineers, lawyers, etc.) for example – to mark the shower caddy basket where your bathroom essentials are placed.
Hidden Shower Essentials Organizer
This shower caddy hack will solve your tissue roll problems using a shower caddy. Lou Lou Girls had this idea of using a shower caddy pinned on a bathroom cabinet’s door as a tissue holder. The website described it as a way to consolidate space where it’s out of the way and won’t get wet. Moreover, you can also use this idea to store other bath essentials like shampoos, conditioners, and soap bars for use in the future. Truly, a shower caddy is an effective tool to keep your bathroom essentials organized whether in plain sight or hidden.
I’m sure that there are a lot of more shower caddy hacks you and what I’ve mentioned above are just six of them. Out of the six, my favorite is perhaps the one where you use shower caddies as a mini bathroom garden holder. Having plants inside the bathroom brings that green soothing feeling that is perfect for winding down with a bath after a long and tiring day.