As I write from a motel room, I am more than ready to take an overdue shower. No matter that my room shower has nary a shelf to hold my shampoo, cream rinse, back-scrubbing brush, shaving cream, razor, and other whatnots for a thorough clean up. I am (multi)armed with my Shower Squid.
This newfangled shower caddy has a cute little rubber “head,” from which dangle nine adjustable latex rubber “tentacles” to grab my supplies. The Squid hangs by a built-in rubber noose from any shower fixture.
As a neat bonus, the tentacles tend to hold tubes and bottles upside down, so I can just reach out, open and squeeze, without detaching the container. Unless I want to attempt acrobatics, I’ll need to release my razor from the rubber gripper. And the tentacles will only hold a bar of soap if it’s in a case (loose soap would slip from the grip).
Truth be told, I feel better about relying on my Shower Squid than the way less than spic-and-span shelves and other surfaces in many accommodations’ bathrooms.
The 13-inch-long deep-shower helper comes in red, black, blue or lime green, and requires very little habitat of its own in your luggage.
Shower Squid is $36 from www.uncommongoods.com.