How Can I Get My Shower Caddy to Stay?

A shower caddy ceases to be useful when it goes tumbling to your shower floor. Caddies are notorious for falling, can be difficult to secure and often fall because the inadequate pressure within the suction cups. To keep the caddy from falling, you can try to reapply the caddy or purchase a mounting kit that will secure the caddy to the shower wall with adhesive.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Rag

  • Towel

  • Shower mounting kit


Step 1

Remove all products from the shower caddy.

Step 2

Wipe the surface of the shower where you want to secure the shower caddy, using a rag soaked with rubbing alcohol. Wipe the surface dry with a clean towel or rag.

Step 3

Moisten the suction cups on the back of the shower caddy with a sponge or rag.

Step 4

Place the caddy against the shower wall and hold it in place until secure.

Apply Strips

Step 1

Pull the suction cups off the back of the shower caddy, leaving two bare, metal braces where the suction cups were. You will turn these braces into mounting bases. We will refer to one metal brace as "Side A" and the other as "Side B." First, slide one of the two plastic bases from the shower mounting kit over Side A.

Step 2

Remove the backing from two of the four adhesive strips in the shower mounting kit. Apply the two strips to the mounting base and remove the paper covering from the front of the strip.

Step 3

Press the caddy firmly against the wall and hold for several seconds. Pull the caddy upward to remove it from the mounting base. Mounting base A will remain on the wall.

Step 4

Repeat the process and apply the second plastic base to Side B. Hold the caddy against the wall again to secure the new base. Slide the caddy upward, leaving the new base secured to the wall. Press firmly against each plastic base on the wall for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Wait an hour and slide the shower caddy into the mounting bases secured to the wall.

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