I came across this cute little shower caddy at the dollar store the other day and I couldn’t help but think about what a great (and super-inexpensive) organizing solution this little baby is.
Think I’m nuts?
Let me show you just a few – because I’m sure there are dozens more – ideas for using a dollar store shower caddy:
I’ll start in the bathroom since that is the most obvious spot to use a shower caddy – but you don’t have to limit it to the shower itself – what about attaching it to the mirror to keep your moisturizer and cleanser by the sink?
This little dollar store shower caddy is also the perfect size and depth to keep makeup brushes standing tall, but out-of-the-way.
Tuck nail polish bottles inside the cupboards for vertical storage.
It’s also a great idea to put your travel toiletries in one of these little caddies so that you can just pop it onto the mirror at your hotel and keep your toothbrush away from other people’s germs and/or the cleaning chemicals hotels often use.
Shower caddies usually have holes or a grid pattern cut into them for draining water out. You can use this as a neat way to hang necklaces and earrings on the mirror you get dressed in front of.
A little shower caddy like this one can be hung with the attached suction cups or the cups can be replaced with command hooks to hand your remotes or glasses etc next to the bed.
If you want to streamline your workspace, attach a shower caddy to your monitor front or laptop back to hold notepaper and writing instruments.
Speaking of writing instruments, how many times have you scrambled for a pen or notepaper while in the kitchen? Most appliances now are stainless steel, so traditional magnets won’t work. A shower caddy can be attached with the suction cups to keep everything you need front and centre.
How many times have you had a backyard get-together and have had to run in and out and in and out of the house to get little nigglies like bottle openers? Attach a shower caddy to the patio door so that everyone can reach it whenever their drinks need refreshing.
This is one of my favourite shower caddy hacks; keeping markers reachable for the littles when you’re on a road trip.
If you, or your family, use a locker (like our vintage lockers in our garage), then you know that keeping track of small items is tedious. Use a shower caddy to keep ball pumps and pins, whistle or balls off of the floor and easy-to-find.
What about sticking to the side of a bathtub for kids toys – the holes will let the water out so the toys don’t get mouldy.
Use it on the side of your sink to store sponges after doing dishes.
hang one near the front door (using command hooks) as a mail drop or key-drop zone
I’m sure I’ll think of more as soon as I shut down the computer – but this is a start. So what do you think?
It’s sort of surprising how many uses you can come up with for such an inexpensive and under-utilized item.