Do You Need A Shower Caddy For College?

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If you are a girl, you must have one. But if you are a college boy, it’s optional. The need for a caddy in your college depends on a lot of factors. The answer is really short and needs a little more elaboration. I will try to cover every different set up that you may have in your college.

First of all, you have to remember that your college dorm is totally different than your home. You have to share the bathroom with others. There are some unwritten rules that you must follow. You gotta know some norms so that no one gets offended or embarrassed.

Since there is space limitation in your dorm and you need to keep it clutter-free as much as you can, so you can use a shower caddy to keep things organized. Your roommates may not have one and you should consult with them before you buy a shower caddy.

Who Need A Shower Caddy For College & Why?

shower caddy in college dorm

Things are a little bit easier for the boys in the dorm. What more do you need other than deodorant, toothbrush, towels, shampoo, body wash? Get a bathrobe with extra-large pockets if you have no option to place the caddy in your shared bathroom. Hang up the robe and those large pockets can hold all of your bath items.

As I mentioned at the beginning, a caddy is a must for girls in the dorm. Let’s see what are the essential girl items that every caddy for college dorm should have:

  • Body wash/Soap: what’s the point of a shower without the body wash, right?
  • Shampoo & Conditioner: avoid buying large bottles for your conditioner or shampoo.
  • Face wash: did you notice you touch your face a lot while studying? That’s why having a face wash in your college dorm caddy is a must.
  • Flip Flops: that or shower shoes are mandatory in the bathroom of a college dorm because of the hygiene purpose.
  • Body Scrub: The bottle won’t take much space but your body will love a scrub every now and then.
  • Razor & Shaving Cream: The caddy should have them to clean the unwanted hair from our body, right?
  • Shower Cloth: Instead of loofas, I strongly recommend having shower cloth. They do an incredible job getting the grime out and you can throw them into the washing machine to clean.
  • Lotion: If you have dryer skin, having a bottle of lotion in the caddy is a must. Prefer smaller bottles of lotion that work both for your face and body.
  • Make-up Remover: Removing your make-up is 100 times easier when you are in the shower. So why not have a make-up remover in the caddy?
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste: To save time, very often you will be brushing your teeth while taking your shower. So, having your toothbrush and toothpaste in the caddy is a good idea.
  • Mouthwash: Keep it too in your shower caddy to give your mouth a deep clean. Mouth washing and flossing are equally important as brushing your teeth.
  • Toothbrush Protector: Your roommates will be using the bathroom as well. So make sure to use a toothbrush protector that you can distinguish pretty easy.
  • Shower Cap: ladies don’t wash their hair daily. You know that, right? So to have a shower daily without washing hair, you need to have a shower cap in the caddy.
  • Shower Radio: Without annoying your roommate, you can still be a bathroom singer with a shower radio in your caddy.
  • Deodorant: Forgetting to put on deodorant really sucks. The best way not to forgetting it is having a deodorant in the rack.
  • Hair Brush: There is a pretty good reason why you should have it in your shower. If you brush your wet hair in the bathroom, your hair will be tangle-free.

Common Etiquette in College Dorm Bathroom

  • Since it’s a shared bathroom, don’t take unreasonably extra time.
  • Along with your shower caddy, bring a shower towel or robe in the bathroom as well. Forgetting to bring a towel or robe may be a nightmare for you.
  • Have a shower alone. You know what I mean 🙂
  • In the dorm, it’s like living in a community. Each time you take a shower and wash your hair, make sure to clean out your hair of the drain.


If there is no restriction, bring your caddy! Think about your roommate’s convenience as well. Follow the general norms of your dorm. Be careful about the privacy of yours and your roommate’s. Everything will be just fine for you.

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