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My wife and I recently bought a new home, and the shower in the master bath is a relatively tight stall shower. In order to fit a human body in there and still have access to all of the necessary items needed in a shower, we wanted to install corner-shaped bins into one of the corners of the shower, but without drilling holes in the tile. Suction cups to the rescue!

However, we discovered that our tile is not smooth enough to hold a suction cup for more than a few minutes, and our shelves were falling down.

I considered glue, double-sided tape, and sticking smooth-surfaced items (ie. cut glass or plastic) to the walls so the suction cups would hold.

But in the end, I hit on a simple solution that's been holding strong now for over a month.

Packing Tape.

Step 1: Try to Stick the Suction Cup

I'm working here with a smaller, hook-style suction cup.

The first step is, naturally, try to stick the suction cup right to the tile. If you can stick it and it doesn't pop right off when you pull on it, congratulations, you don't need this instructable.

On my tile, the suction cup pops right off with little or no force.
How does the tape hold up to the heat and humidity?
<p>we movd into a rental property 5 years ago, and the fiberglass tub had a hole in it. We didn't have any way to repair it right away, so we figured packing tape might hold up for a while. So, here we are 5 years later, and the original tape is still there, through numberous showers, baths, and cleanings. yay! We're letting it go as long as it will hold, just to see how long this works. lol</p>
Well, as I said it's been a month. One of my pet peeves is mildew in the shower, and there's none noticeable even now. As long as you get a good seal with the tape by rubbing the tape into the tile with your fingernail, you should be OK. Packing tape isn't very breathable so the moisture shouldn't seep through or under the tape. Heat is another issue... if you have a bathroom like a sauna when you shower, this may not be the BEST option, but it should hold up. Our bathroom is large so the heat and steam dissipate well, so the only moisture or heat come from whatever condenses on the tile. So far... no problems. I invite others to let me know if this did not work for them, and I'm happy to help work on other solutions!
<p>it works.. Thank you</p>
<p>The packing tape does not work at all, in fact it doesn't even stick! ***sigh***</p>
<p>wow,cool. we have a more suction cups in www.kingfar.com.hk</p>
I was having issues where a mirror kept falling off of my car back window because it would get too hot and I use the mirror to see my son. So I tried cleaning both and the tape. So far so good! Hopefully this continues to hold up because it would have solved a big frustration in my life.
<p>Awesome, the tape worked great. It took me a while to find a tape wide enough. The standard 1.8&quot; tape was a bit narrow and didn't work well enough. I tried it. I bought a 3&quot; wide one, and it worked great!</p><p>http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CUIB4QE/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00CUIB4QE&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=r04a9d-20&amp;linkId=G7XAKO6BQUW76LEL</p>
<p><a href="http://www.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/60240441/" rel="nofollow">http://www.ikea.com/aa/en/catalog/products/6024044...</a></p><p>Trying out these new hooks which look more promising!</p>
Apply a thin &quot;bead&quot; of denture adhesive in a complete circle on the &quot;business side&quot; of the cup. Excellent for problem surfaces such as textured dashboards &amp; etc.
I had some tile area like you say, but instead of using tape, I just squirted some hair gel into the suction cup. Worked great!
Hair gel worked great to stick my unused car phone holder to my desk!<br>Now I have an awesome phone stand! Thanks!
Great idea!
GENIUS!
I use a shorter shower curtain rod with a hanging shower caddy. Just another option :-)
very cool
Oh my god. That is so brilliant, how come I've never thought of this before?

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