Many of us have a plethora of products in our showers, which can make your shower look like a cluttered mess even when it’s clean. Here’s how I organize the shower in my bathroom to avoid clutter and frustration when accessing my soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

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Hi everyone, it’s Alejandra and I hope you guys are having a great start to 2012. I’m going to do a quick video today on how to organize your shower or some quick tips on minimizing the clutter inside your shower.

How to Organize the Shower in Your Bathroom

So this is my shower. It’s just a normal standing shower. It’s not even a bathtub. It’s just a shower. And normally, what you see in showers is people get these shower caddies just like that one and they hang it from underneath the faucet, kind of like that and they put all their shampoos and conditioners at the very top and like the shaving cream down there and the soap right there. And even though it’s better to do that like it’s better to put stuff inside the shower caddy than have it sitting on the ledge there or the ledge there or even down here on the ground. Like I think this is a great way to maximize your vertical space.

So what really bugs me here is when you have really tall bottles that just like interfere with the faucet up here and when the water is coming down, when you grab this and you bring it down, like the water splashes and it splashes again when you put it back up and when you take something down, the weight is unevenly distributed then this is going to swing back and forth just like that and it makes it super annoying.

Shower Organizing Tip: Add a Second Shower Caddy to Maximize Space

Add a Second Shower Caddy for Added Storage

How to Organize the Shower in the Bathroom

So although this maximizes space, I’m not really a fan of this setup. So what I’ve done to avoid having frustration in the shower is I’ve gotten a shower caddie and a hook and I’ve put it on the opposite end of the shower. So I literally bought a really large hook at Home Depot and I bought a regular shower caddy from, I think this is from The Container Store. And I mounted the hook to the wall with anchors and the screw – two anchors and two screws and then I just hang the shower caddy from the bottom hook down there.

And now, like I don’t need to worry about the height of these bottles interfering with the faucets. And it’s out of the way from the water so there’s not going to be any extra splashing.

Shower Organizing Tip: Use Suction Cups to Keep Your Caddy From Moving

And also, what I’ve done here is I’ve placed two suction caps that have little hooks down here. Can you see that hook? Can you see all the soaps come also? So they have these little hooks there and there’s one on that side and there’s one on this side here and go like that. See how it kind of like connects and holds this in place?

So because I’ve added those suction caps, when I remove a heavy bottle, the shower caddy is not going to swing to side to side, right? Like the weight is all – the suction caps are holding the shower caddy in place so this is not going to swing. I don’t know if that was a good explanation or not but you can just tell that it’s not going to swing because of the two suction caps I added.

Now suction caps, some work really well and some tend to fall down. I’ve had these in place for like two, two and a half years and they’ve never fallen down. They are from The Container Store. The Container Store has a really great brand of suction cups. I’ll have to post a link.

I really like this setup. It’s out of the way. Everything is contained. There is nothing like on the ledge. There’s nothing on this ledge. I don’t have anything right here. Like this shower caddy is not normally here. I just brought this in from the other bathroom to show you guys like usually what people have and what you can do instead to save on your frustration levels.

Add Storage Space to the Bathroom with a Shower Curtain

So that’s really the big tip of the video. But something else I have here and this was holding the shower curtain back. Let me just untie it. You guys have seen this in my house tour video but I’ll just show you guys again in case you guys haven’t seen it. OK. So I have the shower curtain here and then behind it, I have a shower liner that has pockets inside. Do you see that? It’s like six pockets.

Tips for Add Storage Space to the Bathroom

Tips for Add Storage Space to the Bathroom

But right now, the pockets are empty but what I usually keep are like bars of soap or I have a mini brush hair. It’s also great for kid’s toy if you’re a mom or anything that’s small that you don’t want to keep cluttering up your shower, you can just put it inside this shower curtain. And this is actually a shower curtain but I just use it as a liner. I’ll put a link to where you can get it on the bottom of the video.

I hope that was helpful. I will post links to some of the products I just showed you below this video in the description. And if you like what you saw then you are welcome to do the same thing inside your own shower. I will see you guys soon. Bye!

About Alejandra

About Alejandra

Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and “The Decluttering Queen” by Good Morning America, Alejandra’s expertise has been featured in The New York Times,, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. 


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