There’s a touch of irony in the fact that the space we use to get clean is often one of the most cluttered and disorderly spaces in the bathroom. From shampoo and conditioner to loofahs and kids’ bath toys, there can be a lot of items to store in the limited space of a bath or shower enclosure.
Tripping over bottles or permanently displaying a large collection of body washes along the edge of the tub is no way to live. Shower organization isn’t something you need to address on a regular basis, but it can improve your bathroom’s convenience, appearance and, most importantly, safety.
A Cluttered Shower Is a Dangerous Shower
While that may sound like a bit of an exaggeration, the bathroom is actually the most dangerous room in your home.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, around 250,000 Americans over the age of 15 injure themselves in the bathroom every year. Of those, two-thirds of the injuries happen in the tub or shower.
All of these instances don’t directly result from shower clutter, but a good number of them probably did. Keeping your tub or shower tidy is a helpful step in ensuring you aren’t slipping and tripping your way into next year’s stats.
Shower Storage Solutions
So it’s all very well to outline the problem, but what about a solution? How does one go about cleaning up shower clutter?
The first step is to go through all the things in your shower and assess their value. Are there products that are seldom or never used? Maybe that bubble bath you only use every other month might be better stored under the sink or in a cabinet.
Once you’ve made sure all the items in your shower are things you need you can move on to organization, and the best way to tackle that issue is by adding shower storage space.
Luckily, there are quite a few great shower storage possibilities that can help.
Shower Shelves & Caddies
Some of the most useful and versatile options are shower shelves and caddies. Whether hung from the shower head, permanently mounted on the wall or attached with suction cups, these can offer great catchall storage areas to get your space in shape quick.
These come in a range of configurations including single shelves, tiered shelving and corner shelf units, so no matter what type of shower you have there is storage that will fit just right.
If those solutions don’t offer enough organization for you, a shampoo and soap dispenser can take your shower to a beautifully minimalist level of organization. Wall-mounted soap dispensers offer a streamlined solution that allows you to ditch the bottles completely.
Again, these are available in multiple varieties with anywhere from one to four reservoirs to accommodate your shampoo, conditioner, body wash and other shower supplies as you see fit.
Whatever shower storage you decide to add to your bathroom, it is sure to make a big difference in the safety and usability of your space. So clean up your shower and start your day off right with an uncluttered bathroom.