Super organised IKEA mum shares her family’s genius ‘locker zone’

Super organised IKEA mum shares her family’s genius time-saving ‘locker zone’ – and reveals exactly how she put it together on a tight budget

  • A creative Australian mum has made a home ‘locker zone’ using IKEA products  
  • Mum-of-five Nicole bought multiple EKET cabinets and shared images online
  • She used five rectangular and five square cabinets to place on top of each other
  • Each locker cost $130 to make as she also added wooden legs at the bottom 
  • ‘The top stores bottles, lunchboxes, homework and bags hang below,’ she said

An organised Australian mother-of-five has revealed how she made a ‘locker zone’ at home to store her children’s school bags and items.

Nicole shared images of her creation to the Mums Who Organise Facebook group on October 20 and said she used multiple EKET storage cabinets from IKEA.

To form the locker area, she purchased five rectangular $70 cabinets and five $40 square cabinets to place on top.

‘This is positioned in our hallway leading to the garage, so it’s a perfect dumping spot for all the bags,’ she said.

‘The top section stores bottles, lunchboxes and homework and bags hang below.’ 

Nicole shared images of her creation to the Mums Who Organise Facebook group on October 20 and said she used multiple EKET storage cabinets from IKEA

‘I still need to organise the mum and dad baskets on top a little bit better and tidy the notice board,’ she said.

‘I also have large weekly planner that is usually hung on the door.’ 

When making the locker area, she also bought EKET legs to add onto the bottom of each cabinet for $20 for a packet of four.

Nicole said other parents can replicate the system differently to suit their space and needs.

In total Nicole would’ve spent $650 at IKEA, as each individual locker costs $130 to make and she also personalised each cabinet with the names of her children. 

To form the locker area, she purchased five rectangular $70 cabinets and five $40 square cabinets to place on top

To form the locker area, she purchased five rectangular $70 cabinets and five $40 square cabinets to place on top

In total Nicole would've spent $650 at IKEA, as each individual locker costs $130 to make

After sharing the results on Facebook, the home DIY project swiftly impressed other parents who said the lockers looked 'amazing'

In total Nicole would’ve spent $650 at IKEA, as each individual locker costs $130 to make and she also personalised each cabinet with the names of her children

After sharing the results on Facebook, the home DIY project swiftly impressed other parents who said the lockers looked ‘amazing’.

‘What a great idea, that looks so lovely and so neat too!! Love it,’ one mum said.

‘Thank you! I have been looking at getting something like this for kids school bags and shoes,’ another said.

A third added: ‘Looks awesome; so well organised.’ 

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