A locker is a little piece of the school that belongs to you for the year, your little home away from home, so you should take advantage of that and transform it from bare and boring to beautiful. Your locker, once decorated, should make you feel happy upon opening it, and be a reflection of the kind of person you are. Now that it's August I'm going to be posting some back to school tips throughout the month and doing an updated 'what's in my school bag' post. So if anyone has any requests, let me know below!
-You can start by putting a fun colored magnetic mirror up. Next you can purchase a magnetic white board and write an inspirational or funny quote on it, this can also be used to write reminders to yourself about assignments. You can also find many different colored and shaped magnets and magnetic pencil holders at stores like Staples and Target.
-Now make your locker your own! Tape up appropriate pictures of you and your friends and family having fun, or celebrities and people that inspire you. Make sure to keep things appropriate, fellow schoolmates and teachers will be able to see your locker as well!!
- Consider creating a theme for your locker, and changing it up with the seasons or holidays.
-Attach magnetic pencil cups and baskets to your locker wall to keep you organized. Throw in some extra pens and pencils, and fill them with colorful markers if you have a white board so that you and your friends can draw on it.
-Keep your locker neat! Things get thrown in there, and lunches get left on the locker floor, and by the end of the year, you have a HUGE and sometimes disgusting mess to clean up. This is from personal experience...up until I reached 10th grade I allowed my locker to turn into a disaster, and always regretted it at the end of the year! Clean your locker out once every three months.
- Don't keep anything breakable in your locker, that's a lesson i learned in ninth grade when a senior slammed into my locker by accident and broke something inside.
I hope these tips helped you, and be sure to leave some of your own down below!