Step Number One - Clean Up Your Act
If you are just starting out the school year and have not put anything into your locker, you can skip this step and move on to the next section.
So, if you're still reading, you're probably in the middle of the school year and your locker just isn't working for you. You've decided to start fresh. Great job! Let's do this!
Begin by removing absolutely everything from your locker. Yes, it will be a huge mess and the mere thought of cleaning makes you want to quit before you've even started, but fight through it. The end result will be satisfying and completely worth it.
Throw away all trash. This may include past assignments, moldy lunches, or broken pencils. Get all of the junk you'll never touch again into the trash can.
Next, you'll want to make a pile of items to take home. Some things just do not need to be kept in a locker. See the locker priority list below for items that should be in your locker and items that should not be in a locker. Anything that is unnecessary or items that are not a top priority for storage should be taken home.
Make another pile of things you'll want to keep. These items are high priority. You will put them back into your locker in the steps that follow.
Before you move on to the next step, it would be a good idea to give your locker a good wipe down. Grab some paper towels from the student restrooms. You'll want some wet ones and some dry ones. Wipe it down with the wet ones and dry it out with the dry towels. Be sure to dry it out before adding your supplies as moisture will ruin textbooks and other school supplies.