By Madison Huggins ’20
The area in which one entrusts their most valuable school possessions, from their science and math textbooks to an array of binders, can often devolve into a terrifying mess of papers and other scattered belongings. But lockers don’t always have to be a mess – in fact, studies have shown that managing a disheveled workplace gives a person 4.3 extra hours of work weekly. This shows the necessity of an organized lifestyle. One way students can keep their locker in pristine condition throughout the school year is to personalize their workplace with DIY projects that will not only assist students in organizational endeavors, but also keep them inspired.
Organization: Spray Painted Locker Shelf
Step 1: Head to an office supply store or the HW Bookstore and purchase a standard locker shelf.
Step 2: Go to any craft store (e.g Michael’s) and purchase spray paint (metallic or matte finish).
Step 3: Apply a minimum of 2 coats.
Step 4: Start Organizing!
Decor: String lights
Step 1: Purchase/ order LED Fairy lights (Make sure to purchase LED because they will have an on/off button easily accessible).
Step 2: Have tape/adhesive on hand.
Step 3: decide on a pattern/ structure of the lights on the roof of locker.
Step 4: Hang Battery box on hook (on side).
Step 5: Place require batteries in box.
Step 6: Turn on and enjoy!
Decor: Faux-laroids (MAYBE if room)
Step 1. Find a photo of your choice.
Step 2. Go to picmonkey.com (insert Scan code in corner).
Step 3. Find POLAROID picture in FRAMES section.
Step 4. Size image to your liking → Print out.
Step 5. Take a roll of packing tape + cover the surface of image with strips (at most 2).
Step 6. Stop by any office supply or craft store to purchase some cute magnets (or reuse old ones).
Step 7. Get creative! Hang your memories in any way you desire along the walls of your locker.