Essentials to Keep Your Locker Organized

The longer the school year goes on, the more unorganized your locker becomes. Whether you have the locker yourself, or you are helping your son or daughter find the right locker organizers for this school year, you probably have the same goal: stay neat, organized, and don't lose your homework!

Between the books, folders, notebooks, and loose papers, your locker can easily become a mess. Most locker space is limited, so you need to find items to organize your locker but also make it look fun and different from all the other lockers. Here are some items we recommend to do both!

 

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Magnetic Pencil Bins- Perfect for keeping your pens and pencils in order. These bins come in many colors and patterns to fit your unique style!

 

 

Magnets! – Colorful magnets are perfect for holing any important papers, notes, or reminders on your locker door to keep you on your toes throughout the day!

 

 

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Locker Shelves – Add more layers to your space and seperate books and folders by different school subjects or put folders on one level and books on the other.

 

 

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Here is another item that you would normally find in your closet. Give this a shot and repurpose the classic Closet Divder. This item is perfect for dividing in you locker and seperating papers from books. The transparent acrylic makes it perfect to see exactly what youre grabbing from all angles so there is no mix up before classes.

 

 

Dress it up and make it fun! Here are some new products that are sure to add a little personality to your school locker: LED Chandelier, Magnetic Mirror, and Locker Rug.

For more locker organizers or back to school essentials, check them out here!

 

Be the Hostest with the Mostest

When hosting friends and family, I think we all have that drive, almost maternal, to make sure our guests are as comfortable as we can make them. Even if we secretly hope they will choose a hotel next time instead (hey, it happens!), there's something about having someone living in your home for a night or weekend that makes you want to impress. Here are some ideas to get you started on your way to being that girl…the hostest with the mostest (okay, I promise I won't say it again).

Topher Wall Mount Arch Fireplace
Nothing says cozy winter gatherings than a fireplace. This one mounts to the wall and is quite inexpensive.
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Qhick Tip: Getting Ready For Christmas

Holiday Card KeeperWhen I wanted to write about Christmas this week, I wondered if it was too early.Then I saw two Christmas posts on a couple of my favorite "intentional living" blogs and I felt like I was in good company.  So… onwards and upwards.

When you think about Christmas, what are the aspects that overwhelm you and stress you out?

For me, it's not knowing what's happening.

I'm a girl who loves a plan and I like to know who's hosting the lunch and what I have to bring.

I also like to have clear in my mind what we're doing about gifts and cards. Read more

Freak of the week Nomination: Shannon from Yellowfence Blog

workspaceI have the best FREAK of the WEEK! She is the most organized person I have ever met. I used to teach organizational classes for a living, and she makes me look messy. Very messy. Her closets in her house have EVERYTHING in labeled boxes. You could eat off the floor at all times. If I ask her what she is doing tonight, she checks her list and tells me.

She is my organizational hero! Read more

Freak of the Week Nomination: Charlene Anderson

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Here's a photo that shows what I
did with some of the beads.

I have to nominate myself as Freak of the Week. I just got in a shipment of 25 pounds of glass beads, mixed colors, sizes and styles. You can imagine how many beads are in 25 pounds. Well, I turned on the Tivo, got a lot of small boxes, and sorted every single one of those beads.

If that wasn't obsessive enough, I then washed, with a sieve, each of the boxes I had sorted. After I dried them, I put them in clear zip top bags and stored them in my library card file (I purchased them when our library went computerized) by color, and of course the drawers are labeled with a Brother P-touch labeler.

Yes, excessive; yes, over the top; yes, even a bit freaky; but I can find just what I want in seconds! Here's a photo that shows what I did with some of the beads.

Submitted by Charlene Anderson