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    Updated on Aug 18, 2019. Posted on Aug 13, 2019

    24 Things That’ll Help Personalize Your Locker

    Your locker will be the place to be.

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    1. A folding locker shelf to double your storage in an instant. Stack them one on top of the other so there's even more room for all your textbooks and journals.

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    This is designed to fit in standard 12-inch-wide lockers.

    Promising review: "We bought two to fit in a standard locker and it's helped my daughter stay organized — I consider this a win!" —Jennifer J

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three colors).

    2. Or! A set of hanging shelves that expand from two slots to three so you never run out of room. Plus, it has an open back for bulkier items like binders and lunch boxes. But wait, there's more: mesh pockets on the side to hold everything from packs of colored pencils, your protractor, calculator, and folders!

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    Promising review: "This has worked wonders for keeping my son organized. His locker only had one shelf so everything used to be one big unorganized stack and he struggled finding what he needed for each class. Since putting this organizer in his locker, he has had a much easier time finding exactly what he needs." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95 (originally $27.95; available in five colors)

    3. A pom pom curtain for adding the perfect finishing touch on any locker. The four strands are attached to a magnetic strip that you can attach to the front or back of your locker.

    Target

    The curtain is 18 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide, so you may need to trim it to fit your locker.

    Get them from Target for $8.99.

    4. An air freshener that'll keep your locker smelling absolutely delightful, while simultaneously making you laugh. Do you know what the worst part of prison is? Dementors — but not like the ones in Harry Potter because there are no movies in prison.

    YeaOhGreetings/Etsy

    Get it from YeaOhGreetings on Etsy for $8.

    5. A locker accessory kit so you can take the guesswork out of decorating. It comes with a mirror, pencil box, dry-erase board, a roll of nonstick wallpaper, and magnets. Just think, with all this free time, you can finally finish your summer reading...

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    Promising review: "This was a beautiful kit for my daughter! She truly loved it. The magnets were beautiful, the mirror wasn't too small and the dry-erase board was a great size! We tested everything to make sure that the magnets were working and it worked great! It seems durable and I love the sizes of everything to fit into the locker. What was most important for me was the wallpaper, and the wallpaper looked great." —RN

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    6. A chic, minimalist prism locker light to illuminate even the darkest locker.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    7. A set of magnetic wallpaper strips for personalizing your locker. They're tear-resistant so you can toss in your books and binders without worrying about damaging the wallpaper.

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    Each set comes with four pre-cut panels that are 12 inches wide by 36 inches tall.

    Promising review: "OK, I have, as a treat each year, decorated my daughter's locker (since sixth grade; she is now a junior in high school). I have done everything from contact paper to fabric and wrapping paper I covered in clear contact paper and attached magnets on the back. I have to say, this by far this was worth EVERY PENNY!!! This was quick and easy to install, and I was able to add some great details with silk flowers, as well as fun mirrors and ribbon. This was the BEST LOCKER design to date and the magnetic paper holds up GREAT!!!" —J. Lowe

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in 42 colors).

    8. Or! A sheet of marble contact paper that'll give you the same results for cheap — though you will have to cut it to the correct dimensions of your locker. It's oil-proof and waterproof, so it can stand up to spills. And it's easy to remove at the end of the school year or whenever you feel like your locker needs a makeover.

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    Promising review: "First, the price is impossible to beat compared to others. Second, the gloss finish and true marble colors are mesmerizing! Third, it is easy to cut, apply, and you’re done! If you mess up, don’t worry, it’s easy to peel off and start over or peel off to remove when you’re moving out." —Mike & Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89 (available in four sizes).

    9. A faux-fur shaggy locker rug to give your locker a luxe feel, but more importantly, IT'S. SO. FLUFFY!!! 🦄

    Target

    Get it from Target for $6.99.

    10. A set of hilarious dog butt magnets for holding your notes, important test and due-date reminders, and photos of friends and family.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got these for our daughter for her birthday as this year in school she will be using a locker. They are a hit! She laughed, showed her friends and is very excited to use them. :)" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $7.49 (available in five styles).

    11. A magnetic disco ball light that'll get the locker party started. The only other things you'll need are some good tunes and very bad dance moves.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    12. A handy dry-erase weekly calendar so you can stay on top of homework, tests, and semester-long projects. Plus, it's magnetized so you can hang it in your locker and see your week at a glance.

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    The dimensions of this planner are 9.4 inches tall, 0.5 inches deep, and 7.5 inches wide.

    Promising review: "I use it for my locker in high school and it's great. I keep the dates of tests and birthday on there so I know what to study for!!!!!" —Francine Matteson

    Get it from Amazon for $5.

    13. A ~paw~sitively adorable pack of cute sticky notes for anyone who wants to escape the sadness of no more summer and tests every week, while still remembering due dates.

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    Get them from VVVStudio on Etsy for $3.76+ (available in six styles).

    14. A heavy-duty magnetic holder to easily store your pens, pencils, and highlighters so you can stop asking your desk neighbor to borrow a pencil — unless you have a crush on your desk neighbor, in which case you should definitely "forget" your pencils.

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    Promising review: "Each of the three compartments are very spacious and hold about 15 markers without any spilling out or looking awkwardly displaced. On another good note, the basket itself isn't bulky like I thought it would be." —Crystal

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    15. A fun tropical-print magnetic LED sign so you're reminded to look forward to all of life's excitements — like lunch!

    Target

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    16. A felt letter board that'll encourage you to write yourself inspiring messages and funny quotes. It's magnetic and comes with 690 multi-sized letters, symbols (!), and emojis (👍) so you can truly let the words flow.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this letter board. So many letters, shapes, and emojis. The board is the perfect size, feels very sturdy, and came with a cute little stand. The letters came in a nice plastic divided box and an extra little cloth bag. The board even smells good, like someone chopped a tree down, and made it just for me. This is such a nice set and worth every penny I paid." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in two sizes and six colors).

    17. A string of battery-powered fairy lights for making any locker look magical. These mini lights are teeny-tiny so they won't get in the way of your books and binders. Plus, they're LED bulbs, meaning they'll last you all year...and the next...and the one after that.

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    Each strand is seven feet long so you can string your lights around your locker without running out of bulbs.

    Promising review: "These are great! They're easy to hide for when you just need a pop of illumination to set the mood. Very pretty. Can't beat that price! Definitely buying more!!" —Stephanie Schoenwolf

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 12 styles).

    18. A handy LED magnifying mirror so you can check your makeup (love that new lipstick, girl!!!) and fix your hair between classes.

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    Promising review: "The suction cup works great and the pivoting arm comes in handy, you don’t have to move the mirror for different height people." —Kim Capuano

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    19. An inspirational print for hanging in your locker to motivate you to stay strong, even when you're struggling with a certain class or trying to make new friends.

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    Get it from Sandra Hutter from on Society6 for $6+.

    20. A touch-activated light strip to brighten your dark, bottom-row locker. The bulbs are on a swivel so you don't blind yourself every time you turn it on.

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    Each strip requires three AAA batteries.

    Promising review: "This is a great light for a closet or a locker. Perfect for any dark space." —ear4music

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. A pineapple bulletin board for pinning important reminders, your favorite photos, and random knickknacks.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $5.99.

    22. A pack of Command hooks that'll save the day when your locker accessories aren't magnetized.

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    Promising review: "These things are awesome. They're very strong (I regularly hang 20 pounds on one mounted on the inside of a locker with no issues." —Alicia Fondacaro

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98+ (available in five package sizes).

    23. A set of cute magnetic clothespins so you can display pretty cards and important memos, and transform your locker into a work of art.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these clips. They have cute patterns and they have just enough grip to hold those important papers to keep close at hand." —sandy toes

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 16 styles).

    24. A personalized monogram sticker to add the perfect amount of character to your locker without going over-the-top.

    LivelyLettering/Etsy

    Get it from LivelyLettering on Etsy for $8.99 (available in 54 colors).

    Party at your locker!

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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