Organising the kids shower

My kids have just about outgrown the bathtub.  The twins now 9 and my youngest 7 all inherited their dads long legs. So each night they are having showers.  After the kids had a bath the facewashers would easily dry over the tub ledge.  However now when having a shower I usually always find the washer on the shower floor.  So we need a new system.

The twins have skin allergies, very dry with eczema, they use soap free lotion and shampoo and conditioner that is kind on their scalp.  They also at times have dandruff, so we frequently have this bottle in the shower too.  Now Miss 7 on the other hand, doesn’t have sensitive skin and has very long hair, she uses the not so expensive shampoo and conditioner.  With all this in mind there are plenty of bottles in their little shower.  They didn’t all fit on the wall shelf that we had installed, so next best thing is to use a shower caddy.  

We couldn’t use a caddy that goes over the shower head as we don’t have a head to suit.  I needed something that goes over the top of the shower, but long enough for the kids to reach and this caddy from Lifespace is perfect!

I added some self adhesive hooks to the bottom of the caddy for the kids to hang their sponges.  No more excuses to find anything on the floor.

More details on the Lifespace Zero Long Over Shower Caddy can be found here.

Lifespace is a family run business offering diverse products for you and your home.  Their quality products will help you to organise areas of you home such as the bathroom, kitchen, garage and more.  Their stylish storage items, organisers, hooks and hangers will make organising your home easy!

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Jessicacarey April 29, 2012 - 7:05 AM

Love the hooks for the puffs in the shower,what a great idea.

alannadale April 29, 2012 - 7:42 AM

Great idea but no way I would spend that much on a shower caddy!

Kazzie April 29, 2012 - 9:46 AM

Love it! … a bit pricey but it looks modern and streamlined.

Nicole Martin April 29, 2012 - 1:12 PM

Congratulations on a lovely clean shower – the caddy looks very practical

Littleanglelstoo April 29, 2012 - 1:46 PM

That looks divine – and your tiles are SPARKLING! Great job. We are about to complete our transition to the shower – can’t wait!

Stacey April 29, 2012 - 2:40 PM

I really like this idea. But for $150 I am happy for the bottles to sit on the floor!

tomi April 29, 2012 - 5:21 PM

I’ve finally found the caddy I wanted but the man will not be pleased about the price tag though :(.

Still worth bookmarking the site for later browsing 😉

Belinda April 29, 2012 - 5:30 PM

I feel sorry for your twins and their eczema. I was born with atopic eczema and diagnosed at 5 weeks of age. I suffer all year and it is not a good feeling. It is very hard for people to understand exactly how itchy the skin gets.

Lisa April 29, 2012 - 5:58 PM

Katrina I love your ideas and where did you find this website – it is an amazing discovery for the addicted organiser. We are about to do a bathroom makeover/reno and it has given me lots of inspiration! For eczema we have found great results in using Epsolm Salts (try in the bath. If using a shower, you can make a mix in a bottle and spray on before or use a foot bath.

Lisa Warren April 29, 2012 - 6:23 PM

That’s a great idea Katrina! My kids are at that age as well, and with Eme having eczema and Seth not, the number of products in our shower is ridiculous. Love how organised your shower is…especially the little sponges hung in a row, up off the floor.

brella April 30, 2012 - 12:42 AM

Hi Kat – you just keep coming up with more and more ideas. I love your blog. I have been decluttering over the last few weeks and feel so much better just clearing out our house. Thank you for inspiring me. xox

Alicia April 30, 2012 - 6:55 PM

I LOVE Moo Goo! It’s the only thing I’ve found that keeps my sensitive skin and scalp calm. Love the shower caddy!

Marita May 1, 2012 - 10:05 AM

What a clever idea!

Jodene May 1, 2012 - 3:09 PM

Wow, this shower caddy is fantastic! I am going to head over and see how I can get one. I have a metal one that hangs over the shower head, but I hate it. They always get rusty or they don’t sit straight. This one is perfect!

MarissaBeautifullyOrganised May 2, 2012 - 9:56 AM

Love it Kat – I shared it on the blog, hope that’s ok?

Katrina May 4, 2012 - 9:59 AM

No worries at all Marissa!

Jude Dickson May 5, 2012 - 3:53 PM

Wonderful idea…great design…but seriously could anyone justify $149.00 + postage for an acrylic shower shelf?
Is it just me?  

Katrina May 5, 2012 - 9:16 PM

It’s very strong and durable, I will get my money’s worth for sure as the ones I have used in the past rust and corrode, where this one won’t.

Raelene August 29, 2012 - 3:25 PM

I have 3 teenagers in their bathroom and the amount of products that are scattered on the floor is rediculous…….. Your shower caddy may be expensive but at least it will be a one off cost! I off to order one now. Thanks 🙂

Amanda Anderson September 6, 2012 - 7:33 PM

I went to Bunnings/Masters and got a soap dispenser like they have in hotels on the walls with the shampoo and conditioner except I got one with three dispensers in one Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash (thats what I use anyhow) no bottles what so ever. And now that I can see how much is left in the dispenser I just buy the 1 Litre bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash when they are on sale and I only need to buy it every 3 or 4 weeks instead of weekly/fortnightly cause I am unsure if it will last the week or not.

Vanessa September 18, 2012 - 4:22 PM

How does the mentioned shower caddy hold up to shower/water scum & mould/mildew?

EJ Butler January 4, 2013 - 12:27 AM

Great idea. I have 2 shower caddy’s in my shower because I hate things on the floor. I have a few shampoos and conditioners in my shower because I wont waste expensive stuff on my boyfriend. I only recently got the new second one before that I had a suction cap one which kept falling off. great Idea but annoying. this one i have now is hanging over the glass and one over the shower head. I would pay $150 for a great shower caddy. I do wonder about the soap scum. another of my nightmares.

Marisa March 5, 2013 - 11:39 PM

that is exactly the shower caddy I have been searching for for our shower, thanks for posting

Katrina March 6, 2013 - 9:23 AM

We love this caddy, very sturdy and strong!

Jac March 8, 2013 - 10:38 AM

I love this idea! Especially the hooks for the puffs. I have a glass shelf in my shower and tried this, but my hooks keep falling off, which ones did you use?

Joanna December 2, 2013 - 11:10 AM

what a great idea… love it…

Robomum December 2, 2013 - 11:22 AM

Love that rack. I’m in the same situation with my little one and I’m always picking up sopping facewashers.

Jess March 11, 2014 - 10:27 PM

As we do not have a glass shower I am having to think outside the box. I was wondering how the 3m holds up in the water with all the steam?

Renee Simpson April 11, 2014 - 4:10 PM

My girls don’t like the loofah says they say it hurts their skin, so I am going to put loops on their face washers and hang them off their shower caddy.

Helen July 26, 2017 - 9:05 PM

Hi! Just wondering how these acrylic shower caddies have held up over the years? Thanks 🙂

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 31, 2017 - 12:13 PM

I no longer have it as we have moved homes and it didn’t fit on the new shower screen. However it was brilliant, was very easy to clean and didn’t deteriorate at all.


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