To effectively use a locker, you should treat it like a comforting, helpful space — a space to turn into a secure home base. This isn’t just for students and their school lockers; lockers are also frequently used to organize personal inventory in the office and in gyms. A properly setup and maintained locker will help you stay organized and make the most of your time and space.
The last thing you want is to be in a hurry only to allow your locker to further slow you down and increase your stress. You shouldn’t need to spend time searching through it, and it should be setup so that you won’t accidentally knock things over or out-of-reach. The proper locker organizer will help you prevent these stress-inducing situations.
Hanging Locker Organizers
In recent years, hanging locker organizers have become a common and practical solution for many people trying to organize their space. These organizers will usually be made from a more flexible fabric and they will feature a plethora of separate and varied pockets and holders for your stuff. They often resemble large, fold-out wallets, even including a transparent section for mirrors. They hang from either a hanger or your locker door.
A more traditional choice with modern refinements are locker organizers which stack or can be expanded. They help you separate and isolate your items. For example, in a gym locker, you probably don’t want your stinky sneakers sharing the same open space as your personal hygiene accessories. Some of these come in the form of shelves and make great book shelves for a student’s textbooks and binders.
Magnetic Storage Boxes
One final locker accessory to integrate into your locker organization routine is a small magnetic storage box. This box will attach to metal surfaces like the side or door of a locker, or even the ceiling of your locker, which may actually make sense in some clever configurations. These boxes tend to be small, but because they stay up out of your way and may be moved as needed, they make for a broadly flexible storage device for things like keys, jewelry, calculators and even pens and pencils.
All of the organizers I have described here may be found at most discount centers, department stores or office supply specialty stores. Before you run out and buy any of these, assess the size and shape of the locker to be organized and what exactly you will need to organize within it.
Don’t underestimate the value of a well-organized locker. When you integrate the right set of locker organizers, you will find yourself far more confident, efficient and fast. So learn to maximize your locker’s space to maximize your day.