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Top Locker Organizer Ideas for Efficient Storage

You’ll fine all kinds of different purposes for locker organizers. Some are for pure professional use in the home office or in the garage, while others help express a teenager’s personality and still others keep things organized in a home gym. However, in all cases, they are meant to help you store and access items in a way that will help save time and to help you avoid losing items in this storage space. With a few basic locker organizer ideas you can make better use of this space and your time.

Locker Organizer Ideas

This may seem like a mundane topic, but properly learning how to get organized and appreciating the significant role organization plays in your overall quality of life is part of the White Shelf experience.

Some of this wades into organizing your life rather than organizing your home. Whether you’re helping your child with a school locker or you have a locker at a gym you frequent, maintaining your organization across these spaces brings that White Shelf piece of mind to all of your life.

Here are some key steps to properly organizing your locker and to helping you determine which type of organizers you may need:

Weight and Use Management

There are two basic rules that apply in almost all locker organization cases. First, you want to arrange your items by frequency of access. In most situations, this will mean your most used items will need to be placed near the top of your locker. The second rule involves weight management. Simply put, heavy stuff should be placed lower to reduce likelihood of locker damage and to make it easier to remove from the locker.

Locker Shelf Selection

Locker shelves are critical component of locker organization. Selecting an adjustable double locker shelf or a stacking shelf will dictate much of how you organize your space. To put it bluntly, you need to consider the size, type and weight of your stuff and then choose the appropriate locker shelves for that stuff, keeping in mind the weight and use management rules I mentioned before. Depending on what shelves you choose, you may require different magnetic organizers to handle anything that doesn’t fit on the shelves.

Keep Like Items Together And Consistently Place Items

Two basic arrangement rules are to keep like items together and to consistently place items in the exact same place each time. If you have any locker baskets or other containers within your locker, you need each of those containers to contain similar items to make sure you always know what to expect in each container or basket.

And there probably won’t be much that saves you more time than keeping specific items in the same specific spot at all times. You should be able to reach into your locker and grab frequently needed items without even looking. When using a gym locker organizer, always place your deodorant in the exact same spot, if it is a high school or junior high school locker organizer, you want to put that science textbook in the exact same spot every time.

Isolate and Protect Valuable and Delicate Items

Your electronics and your delicate items should be isolated and placed in protective places. Some electronics will need to stay clear of magnets but you want to be able to grab them without the risk of dropping them.

Depending on where your locker is and what you’re using it for, you may want to consider additional security measures. For example, you may want to place a lockbox within your locker for your wallet and car keys if it is a public gym locker. The same goes for a locker in your garage.

Choosing The Best Materials For Your Needs

Depending on the nature and purpose of your locker, you want to choose the right locker organizer materials to fit your needs.

If you are frequently placing damp items in your storage unit (not advisable in most cases, but I know it still happens), you definitely don’t want to go with some of the budget cardboard shelves and organizers available from discount stores big box stores or available at major online retailers.

Heavy items should be stored on metal shelves or durable plastic shelves when possible; make sure you select a heavy grade metal or plastic for longevity and stability.

Additionally, you may find nylon, denim or canvas hanging locker organizers with dividers and pockets to fulfill a variety of organization needs. They work somewhat like an all-in-one organizer for your locker.

Fun And Function With Locker Organizers

A locker door organizer, whether it is a hanging locker organizer or a magnetic locker organizer, can help you make the most of your space by keeping quickly accessed items right within view as soon as you open the door.

Often times a school locker organizer doesn’t just help you organize, it can also provide a vehicle for personal expression. For some teens, an organized locker isn’t as important as a colorful, fun locker. For the most part the basic type of locker organizer Target or Walmart will carry may provide a good balance between style and function, so that is always an option. But you can always add your own personal or handmade items as well as things like magnetic dry erase boards with colorful markers for fun.

When it comes to sports locker organizers (such as a golf locker organizer) and locker accessories the emphasis is usually function over fun. However for some a good gym locker organizer has an element of fun because of the way it can enhance your experience at the gym.

Sometimes the simplest object can become a critical part of your locker organization. I hope these organizing ideas will light a few bulbs out there.

Remember that you don’t always need to buy devices specifically designed for organizing. Sometimes the best ideas arise from mundane items you use on a daily basis.

Start by adding more flexibility and purpose to your locker with these common staples and accessories.

Locker Mirrors

Skip the trip to the bathroom with a mirror to do a quick comb or apply a fresh application of lipstick. Mirrors can also help create the illusion of extra space, making your locker feel less cramped. Likewise, locker mirrors reflect the light seeping into this dark space, helping you navigate your stuff with greater speed and ease.

Locker Door Accessories

From hanging folders and mirrors to magnetic hooks, an abundance of locker door organizers exist to help you keep this area of your life neat and organized. I advise utilizing such door accessories as they help keep some of the clutter out of your locker itself. A hanging locker organizer has become a popular solution for making the most of that door space. Try creating your own hanging locker organizer or use magnetic strips to create your own small locker door organizers.

Locker Shelves

Most lockers come with at least one shelf. And strangely, most people restrict themselves to that one existing shelf. But think of the flexibility afforded by extra shelving. Whether you use those shelves for more clearly and easily keeping your books or to help you keep your personal items neat, extra shelves are critical to proper locker organization and should be a top priority among locker organizers.

Locker Bars or Rods

In some setups, a closet rod for hanging either clothes or other hanging locker organizers can provide an extra layer of functionality and flexibility to your locker layout. Be sure to measure the height needed for whatever you decide to hang from that closet rod. These are often pretty easy to install, so don’t hesitate to consider this locker organization tip. However, make sure you don’t hang too much weight on any single locker bar or rod.

Eco-Friendly Locker Organizer Ideas

If you hate waste and you want to maximize your dollar, you might consider reusing existing items for your locker organization needs. Here’s a list of common household items you can use to help you organize your locker in an economical and environmental-friendly way:

  • Coffee Cans
  • Peanut Butter or Jelly Jars
  • Plastic Food Tubs
  • Cut Milk Cartons
  • Oatmeal Cartons or Boxes
  • Cereal Boxes, cut to purpose
  • Shoe Boxes

With some tape, labels and decorative paper to make them more attractive you can use many of these items together to help you maximize your locker space. This is a great way to personalize these accessories too as you can create your own artwork or use themed paper to cover and decorate these homemade organizers.

I hope you can see that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to organize your locker. A little common sense and a few locker organizer ideas can go a long way towards keeping your wallet full and your locker organized.