Students at all levels of education are heading back to school. Many of them will be provided with a locker for storage. This article provides some suggestions for how to decorate your locker.
While I was a teacher for 33 years, I saw many examples of locker decorations. No two lockers were the same. Our cheerleaders would even decorate the lockers of the different athletes. We even had 2 girls that would decorate a students locker for $5. Those same girls now run their own interior decorating business.
Some schools will even let students come in a day or two before school starts, to let them decorate their lockers. Decorating lockers is a good way to develop school spirit, as the new school year begins.
Themes: If you can come up with a theme, you are off to a great start. Theme ideas could be that of your favorite sport team, musical entertainer, profession, NASCAR, sport star, hobbies, pets, cars, class mates, divas, hunks, butterflies, unicorns, wildlife and any other idea you can come up with.
Essentials: There are certain items you need to have in your locker. They include but are not limited to the following items. Calculator, ruler, paper (writing, art and graph), pens, pencils, supply holder, stapler, paper clips, folders, erasers, safety scissors, glue stick, rubber bands, notebooks, and a protractor. Some of these items are provided by the school and some are not.
Other Items to Consider: A small trash bag, portable shelves, tissue paper, plastic bag for wet coats, mirror, small rug remnant, shelf liners, personal groom aides, air fresher, calender, small clock, make up kit, boy friend or girl friend pictures and anything that will fit inside your locker that is appropriate.
Outer Door Items: Decals, stickers, name plates, player numbers and pictures can also go on the outside of the door. Some of these items must be approved by the administration. I personally never like identifying my locker to others.
Contraband: Many schools will provide a list of items that should not be in your locker. They include but or not limited to the following. Medication, sharp objects (including scissors), weapons, cellphones, MP players, explosives (firecrackers), chemicals and any other unsafe items.
Your locker is your personal domain. However, it is not your property. It is the schools. You have to respect it and care for it. Still, your locker can be an enjoyable experience for you.