college life is a challenging, exciting, fun, and sometimes scary chapter. For many folks, it might be the first time you’re living away from home, and between decorating a new dorm room and balancing your class schedule, you’ve got a lot on your plate. One of those new things might also be a shared bathroom. Whether it’s communal hall showers or an apartment-style setup, chances are you’ll need an easy way to organize (or transport) all your products.
Luckily, we’ve come a long way from everyone owning the same version of the classic plastic tote. Read: The college staple is now available in a variety of styles and materials, with options to — yes, actually — find a caddy that is chic, affordable, and well-designed. How are we so sure, might you ask? We found 12 options that prove exactly that. Shop them all here.
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Does your shower routine consists of an entire drugstore worth of products? A stackable caddy might be what you need to quickly sort what you need for hair, body, and skin. (Another benefit to a stackable design? You and your roomies can easily make the most of cramped shower space by storing caddies on top of each other.)
Urban Outfitters Stackable Portable Shower Caddy, $24, available at Urban Outfitters
At just $5, this Target fan-favorite shower caddy is one of the best affordable picks we've ever seen. Plus, the multiple compartments offers plenty of room and organization so you never misplace your face wash or body bar.
Room Essentials Plastic Shower Caddy Clear, $5, available at Target.com
Channel major celestial vibes with this plated brass basket, which features whimsical moon print detailing and two compartments to organize all your stuff.
Urban Outfitters Cosmic Shower Caddy, $39, available at Urban Outfitters
Living in a quad this year? A hanging shower caddy with four compartments makes it clear whose stuff is whose — and not that you need a reminder, but no stealing your roomie’s stuff without asking.
Better Homes & Gardens Expandable Hose Shower Caddy, $18.88, available at Walmart
Need an easy way to bring your essentials to the floor’s showers? A flexible plastic tote is not only lightweight and roomy, but bonus points if it comes in a feel-happy pastel yellow like this find.
iDesign Orbz Divided Bath Shower Tote, Lemon, $15.51, available at Walmart
Bed Bath & Beyond is a goldmine for all things home-related, and this foldable mesh design makes it easy and lightweight to bring your products to locker rooms, dorm showers, and beyond. (Plus, it comes with a clear pouch to store your phone if you can't possibly bear to spend time away from it.) Bed Bath & Beyond Mesh Shower Tote, $9.99, available at Bed Bath & Beyond
All about minimalism? This Target gem has a super sleek frame, two built-in baskets, plus a bar soap holder and four hanging hooks to organize everything you and your roommates need.
Made By Design Bathroom Shower Caddy, $15.99, available at Target.com
A standing storage caddy allows you to have easy access to everything you need. Plus, this rose gold finish will have you and your roomies clamoring to take it home after the semester’s over.
Urban Outfitters Minimal Rose Gold Standing Bathroom Storage, $29, available at Urban Outfitters
This under-$10 caddy (which also comes in teal and pink, BTW) features a removable clear mini organizer so you can customize it to your needs.
Bed Bath & Beyond Day/Night Caddy and Shower Tote, $7.99, available at Bed Bath & Beyond
A crystal-clear caddy with a steel handle is a sleek, stylish way to keep loofahs, brushes, and products readily accessible.
mDesign Plastic Portable Storage Organizer Utility Caddy Tote, $15.99, available at Amazon
A hanging caddy with two large baskets keeps things neat and clutter-free if you're living in a double. Plus, rust-resistant, coated steel means you'll be able to use it past your freshman fall semester.
Amazon Basics Linear Shower Caddy, $18.99, available at Amazon
Make the most of every square inch of shower space with a three-tiered caddy that fits snug against your stall's corner, and creates instant shelf space.
Salt Steel 3-Tier Pole Shower Caddy, $29.99, available at Bed Bath & Beyond Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? Bachelor In Paradise Fans Are Divided Over Dean Unglert's New Mustache You Won't Believe How Much Mila Kunis Has Changed Since That '70s Show Everything We Know So Far About Selena Gomez's Beauty Line