For me, getting a locker was the most exciting part of middle school. Having my own space, no matter how small, felt mature, and it gave me a sense of responsibility. As the years went on though, having a locker became more of hassle than a perk because of how messy and unorganized it became. Here at NAPPA, we’ve discovered some great tips to share with your kids to keep their lockers organized, decorative and functional.
Use a locker shelf
A great first step to keeping your locker organized and hassle free.
Visit your locker at least once a day
Lockers are great for easing your backpack load throughout the day and visiting your locker gives you an incentive and opportunity to keep it clean since nobody likes to open a messy locker.
Don’t make your locker a trash can
Lockers can go from storage units to trash cans in a matter of weeks. Make sure to empty out any unwanted trash at the end of each day.
Putting up photos, posters, artwork and magnets provide a great incentive to keep lockers clean and organized. And it’s a great way to express creativity.
Keep a place for reminders
Lockers are great places to keep small whiteboards or notebooks where you can write reminders for yourself throughout the school year. Writing down which materials you need for each class can make visiting your locker a breeze, and writing to-do lists for the week can help you keep up with your assignments.
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