Mothers may complain that bedrooms are too messy to study in, but we have a sneaking suspicion that a messy school locker is just as bad. If you can’t find your books, electronics, school supplies, lunch bag or a mirror to check out your hair, then how’s a kid expected to pay attention in algebra class? Thankfully, there is a slew of locker organizers out there to help get the job done.
All the basics
This locker organizer set from U Brands comes in three colors: black, rose and grey. It includes a shelf, mirror, magnetic cup, whiteboard, dry erase marker, and six magnets, which are perfect for organizing important papers or hanging photos of friends. The use of lockers dates all the way back to Ancient Greece, where athletes stored their possessions at training centers.
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This shelf organizer from Tools for School reminds us of the heavy-duty shelving in the garage. That’s sort of the point. They’re built with a strong ABS plastic that is up for the heaviest history book – 40 pounds to be exact. It can be assembled in minutes without tools. Did you know the first known instance of a “locked” locker dates to 1786 when a golf club in South Carolina began padlocking their lockers?
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Hanging locker organizers are a popular alternative to the traditional shelving we’ve already profiled. This organizer from Abra has three shelves made from a fragrance-free, non-toxic material. All said, it can hold up to 45 pounds of supplies and fits a space 38 by 6.5 by 9 inches. It can also be converted into a two-shelf organizer if books are oversized.
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The key here is the drawer at the bottom – a perfect spot for knickknacks that too often get lost in the madness of a school locker. The drawer is 10-inches deep so there’s plenty of room for space pencils, some emergency snacks and that smartphone. It’s available in black, blue or magenta. By the way, have you ever by haunted by a recurring dream that you’ve forgotten your locker combination? I have. It turns out a popular interpretation of that nightmare is that you are ashamed about something. (Yeah, ashamed I forgot the combination.)
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