Locker Style Tips

Aug 25, 2015

A new year means a new opportunity to show your style and get super organized. A messy locker may be a sign of a creative mind, but it doesn't do much for your image or your work ethic either. Express your creativity with locker accessories instead of with a mess of crumpled papers. Here's how...

Get Organized to Stay OrganizedGet Organized to Stay OrganizedCourtesy of The Container Store


Let's get the organization part out of the way first... Pick up a locker shelf from Target, PBTeen, the Container Store. or Claire's in your favorite color. Put morning books on top, afternoon books on the bottom, or all books on top and lunch and other accessories on the bottom. However you decide to organize it, pick a system and stick with it.

Light up your locker with battery powered lightsLight up your locker with battery powered lightsCourtesy of PBTeen

There are some fabulous peel-n-stick or magnetic dry erase boards that feature calendars, mini memos or lots of big blank space to help you keep track of schedules, tests, after school activities or assignments. They come in so many different styles at and that you'll be sure to find one that expresses your personality, whether you're a sk8r boy, Broadway diva, girlie girl, sports enthusiast, or just about anything else!

Write On Wipe Off Magnetic CalendarWrite On Wipe Off Magnetic CalendarCourtesy of PBTeen

Attach a magnetic hook to hang a baseball cap, lunchbox, hairbrush, etc to the back wall. The door is a great place to hang a magnetic shelf to hold extra pens/pencils, notepads, hair accessories and other things you may not want to carry around all day.

Show off your style by having a themeShow off your style by having a themeCourtesy of PBTeen

Finally, to stay organized, every Friday, clean out your locker and take home all the papers you're finished with to organize them. And take home all opened food, drinks and snacks you have stashed in there, too!

Photo bubbles add a pop of fun and surround you with smiling friendly faces!Photo bubbles add a pop of fun and surround you with smiling friendly faces!Courtesy of PBTeen

Add Some Style

The organizers you choose are a good start for setting up your style, but with all the extra space, you can express your personality. Magnetic picture frames, a mirror and even a battery powered string of lights or chandelier add just the right personal touch.

A pocket organizer looks great and holds your random stuffA pocket organizer looks great and holds your random stuffCourtesy of LHJ

Have Your Say

Love the locker decor you see here? What do you do to show off your style and stay organized? Share your tips here!




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