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10 brilliant ways to use a shower caddy around the house

You already know shower caddies are great for, well, the shower. They keep shampoo in place and soap at arms reach. But these clever little portable shelving units can also be used to organize other rooms in your home.
These creative solutions from around the web showing that you can use a simple little shower caddy to keep the mudroom tidy, spices organized and phones fully charged. Curious? Start browsing the list below.
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1. The mudroom
Use a show caddy to organize all your family's stuff during the winter. The Shabby Nest shows how the caddy can hold gloves and hats and you can hang scarves from the bottom.
2. Letter holder
Need a place to stash all that mail and those important bills? Paint a caddy your favorite color – such as the copper color here – and hang it in the front hall or by your desk. Good Housekeeping shows that it looks amazing while being totally functional.
3. Kitchen organizer
Check out this creative idea by Down to Earth Style. Look at how the basket is attached it to the side of the island for easy access and an industrial feel in an otherwise country kitchen. In the basket, you can store spices or anything else, and utensils hang from the bottom.
4. Craft organizer
Keep papers, tape and other craft supplies organized and within easy reach with the help of a shower caddy. This solution, highlighted by Better Homes and Gardens, looks as like it was made for this purpose.
5. Phone charging station
The blog My Blue Daisy shows how you can use one of those shower caddyies with suction cups to hold a phone (or multiple phones) while it charges. It not only keeps it off the counter and saves space, but it looks a whole lot more organized, too.
6. Laundry room organizer
The blog Ms. Smartie Pants suggests using a tension rod bathroom caddy in the laundry room to organize detergents, softeners and whatever else you keep to deal with dirty clothes. It's going to save you a lot of room in these notoriously small spaces.
7. Car organizer
Technically this isn't for your house, but you spend so much time in your car it rates a place on this list. Popular Mechanics suggests using the shower caddy to hold essentials such as windshield fluid, oil or cleaning wipes.
8. Spice rack
Never rummage through the cabinet looking for the spice you need ever again. House Beautiful suggests using a simple shower caddy to neatly organize spices so they're always available.
9. Minibar
Short on space but still need a bar? Nail a shower caddy to the wall and fill it up with your favorite alcoholic beverages on top with glasses down below. It's a space-saving solution that looks great – and people won't even realize that you're using a shower caddy.
10. Planter
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Use a shower caddy to hold your favorite potted plants. Imagine a hanging ivy up top with tiny, pretty little succulents on the bottom. The thin, wire design of the shower caddy is a chic subtle backdrop for gorgeous plants.
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