Lockers: Not Just for School Anymore

Lockers: Not Just for School Anymore

(NewsUSA) - Remember the days when you were in school and you had a locker to store your books, boots, lunch, jacket and anything else you could make fit? Well, the same, durable lockers you used back in your school days are available for home and office use.
The most popular, widely used lockers offer maximum space for hanging clothing and other belongings. Each locker has a convenient shelf for placing hats and other small articles. The hooks on the top, back and sides allow you to hang clothing, backpacks and other items. Garages, mudrooms, basements and even bedrooms are great places to have a locker or two if you want to organize your stuff in a trendy manner.
If you have school-aged children, lockers for backpacks and coats can help them stay organized at home as well as at school. After all, lockers are basically shelves with doors and hooks. Children can place their school items in their lockers when they arrive home, reducing the risk of misplaced folders and notebooks. Vibrant storage lockers also provide an eye-appealing solution to messy rooms. Children can use lockers to house their toys or to store their sports uniform and paraphernalia.
Shelving.com and its sister site, TheShelvingStore.com, have been providing lockers to their clients for over 50 years. They recommend choosing lockers that reflect children's personalities. Bubblegum pink lockers are popular with girls, while boys often choose marine blue or salsa red. But children can enjoy other colors as well. A child with a sunny disposition might like dandelion yellow, while purple grape might appeal to a Barney the dinosaur fan. Mix and match colors for added flair. For example, many University of Michigan fans choose to decorate with blue and yellow lockers.
You can also encourage children to decorate their lockers. For example, children can put mirrors in their lockers, decorate them with magnets or glue or tape posters of their favorite athlete or band to the door. Pictures of friends and family can also give a locker personality.
You don't need to transform your child's room into a locker room -- mini lockers are perfect for night stands, inside closets, dorm rooms and other smaller spaces. So, if you want to store it, stack it and secure it, then give consideration to the tried-and-true storage solution you used in your school days -- the locker.