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Need more shower storage? I definitely did! There's nothing worse than trying to get clean while bottles and soap containers are falling on your toes. Instead of adding shelves or making a more permenant (read: expesnvie) change to my shower, I came up with a simple solution! I used a tension rod, shower baskets, and some curtain hooks to create more shower space. It's simple and space saving.

-Tension Rod

-Shower Baskets

-Shower Clips

-Metal Curtain Clips
STEP 1: Prepare your tension rod

Remove the rubber end of your tension rod and slide all of the shower clips and curtain hooks onto the rod.
STEP 2: Attach shower clips to baskets

Feed the shower clips through the holes of the shower baskets on each end allowing it to hang from the tension rod.
STEP 3: Add your rod to the shower

Hang your rod against the wall of your shower.
STEP 4: Hang your bottles

Clip bottles and wash rags with the curtain hooks and fill up your baskets with fitting items. (I used shallow baskets with the intent of keeping smaller items in it, however, there is a plethora of basket options at the dollar store that would be more suitable than larger items as well.)
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  • Kate Kate on Feb 13, 2021

    is there a reason this wouldn’t work on the shower rod that has the curtain?

  • Judy H Judy H on Mar 28, 2021

    I love the idea as everything is available. I was wondering why you didn't use plastic clips. Will they not hold the weight?

  • Stephanie D. S. Lord Stephanie D. S. Lord on Dec 22, 2021

    Any ideas for how to keep the tension rod in place? I put one bottle of shampoo and it fell

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  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Jan 03, 2022

    This is a great idea for keeping shower items at hands reach.

    I would only use containers that are 3-5 ozs of shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. Anything heavier would probably pull the rod down unless it is well secured to the wall. Also like the idea of the small hanging baskets, great for sponges/razors/and small tub toys. GREAT JOB.

  • CJ CJ on Jan 04, 2022

    This is a terrific idea! Thank you for sharing!

    For hanging wet wash cloths, I use Command hooks for wet locations mounted high on the shower wall, where the water doesn't directly spray on them. My wash cloths dry between showers so they can go in the hamper until laundry day.

    The Command hooks for wet locations are labeled as such in blue, at the bottom of the package.