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Children’s Locker Storage

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It is amazing all the items you need to get the children off and ready for school each day. Do they have their coats, hats, shoes, backpacks, and books?  Do they have some sports event or practice later in the day that requires a uniform or sporting equipment?  The constant worry of does my child have everything they need for the day is consistent if the family is not organized. A way to get organized is by creating locker storage for your children.

When creating this storage area is it important to remember what your child needs in order to seamlessly get off to school everyday.  Some key areas to consider are:

Hanging Storage

Most children go off to school needing a coat or sweater. Some may need rain gear or cold weather apparel like scarves, hats and gloves. Having a hanging area will also allow for any potentially wet pieces to dry. Hanging back packs from this area can also make it easy for kids to grab their necessary information and go in the morning. Hanging backpacks in a central location can also help parents easily find the backpacks and understand the specifics of the child’s day by including signed permission slips or reviewed homework into the backpacks for arrival to school the next day.

Shoe Storage

Finding shoes all over a home can frustrate families because everyone is tripping over everyone else’s shoes and mismatched shoes seem to get lost all over the house.  So having an area where each child can take off their shoes when they get in the door and placing in the same location as their coats can make it easier in the morning to get ready. And it can help with preventing tripping accidents over strewn about shoes.  This area can also potentially hold any specific sporting event shoes.

Extra Activities Gear

Many children are involved in sports, dance, gymnastics or other after school activities.  When creating your space for your children’s belongings, keeping in mind the type and size of the equipment needed will be important to your locker area design.  Your home might not have enough room for some of the equipment and may need be store some of this equipment somewhere else. However,if you can keep it close to the other items for your children, it will make getting off to school each day easier and reduce the worry.

Once you understand the basics of what your child’s needs are and your needs as a parent to make life easier for everyone, you can then configure the locker situation for your children.  Take a look at the area in your home that you want to designate as locker room areas and with the configuration you have designed, determine if you can buy pre-built solutions that you can add to an existing room or whether you need to create built-ins that meet your specific needs.

Once you have your lockers installed, your family can experience some more organization to get everyone ready for school in the morning making life or at least your mornings a little easier.

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