Every user of a locker will at one time have stored something out of the ordinary inside it - and if they haven't, why not?  At Direct Lockers, lockers are our business and we are experts in their uses.

Lockers have a multitude of uses; in fact, we have listed 101 things for inspiration below!  The most obvious being to store personal belongings whilst at work or play, but as we discover later the increase in online shopping has created a need to store all sorts of items from A-Z.

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Laptop Lockers  (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/laptop-charging-lockers-product.html)

1. Laptop Lockers  (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/laptop-charging-lockers-product.html) - the laptop storage/charging locker is ideal for storage of laptops.  Laptop lockers are available as charging or non-charging.  All charging units are tested to BS 6396:2008.  Lock covers allow for numbering on every door for ease of identification.  The rear panel is perforated for heat dissipation.

Laptop Computer - the laptop storage/charging locker is ideal for storage of laptops.

2. Shoes

3. First Aid Kits

4. Helmets

5. Balls of string

6. Purses

7. Hats

8. Toiletries

9. Sellotape

10. Dry Pet Food

11. Wine Bottles

12. Pesticides

13. Headphones

14. Children's Toys

15. Sunglasses

16. Makeup

17. Telescopic umbrella

18. Bicycles

19. Footballs

PPE Lockers (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/workshop/probe-ppe-lockers.html)

20. PPE (personal protective equipment) (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/workshop/probe-ppe-lockers.html) "Protective clothing should be kept in the accommodation provided when not in use, it should not be left in the workroom.  Personal clothing, which is not being worn, such as an overcoat, should be kept in separate accommodation to P.P.E clothing to prevent it from being contaminated".  HSC Guidelines on the storage of PPE.  These lockers have a PPE label enabling protective clothing to be stored and to clearly be identified as such.

PPE (personal protective equipment)

21. iPad/Tablet

22. Lacrosse Stick

23. Cleaning materials

24. Pens and pencils

25. Backpack/Rucksack

26.Tins of paint

27. Aprons

28. Baby Clothes

29. Shopping Bags

30. Sewing Kits

31. Lunch Box

32. Golf Bag

33. Fishing Rod

34. Sports equipment

35. Balloons

36. Stationery

37. Play station

38. Towels

39. Water bottles

ULTRABOX Lockers (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/ultrabox-2-compartment-plastic-locker.html)

40. Wetsuits - Plastic lockers will not rust, rot or corrode so are ideal for external storage.  They can also be used in wet changing areas, are able to be washed down with a pressure washer and are suitable for storing damp items; such as towels and wetsuits.

Ultrabox Lockers - plastic lockers will not rust, rot or corrode so are ideal for external storage.

41. Wellies

42. Book bags

43. Knives

44. Rugby ball

45. Toolbox

46. Hair brushes and combs

47. Gym kit

48. Keys

49. Plant Pots

50. Gloves

51. Photographs

52. Magazines

53. IT media

54. Catalogues

55. Wallets

56. Jewellery

57. Games

58. Books

59. Cables

Compartment Lockers (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/stainless-steel-four-door-compartment-lockers.html)

60. Folders - Compartment Lockers (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/stainless-steel-four-door-compartment-lockers.html) make efficient use of space as they allow multiple users in the same footprint of space.  In particular, four compartment lockers are ideal in educational environments often being used for storing books and folders.

Compartment Lockers make an efficient use of space as they allow multiple users in the same footprint of space.

61. swimsuits

62. Coats

63. Skateboards

64. Lego

65. Christmas Decorations

66. Crockery

67. Tennis Racket

68. Food Tins

69. Tennis nets

Quarto Lockers (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/probe-quarto-lockers-product.html

70. Tools - Quarto Lockers (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/probe-quarto-lockers-product.html) are ideal for storage of tools and PPE for visitors. They can be bolted together, side to side or on top of each other to make the best use of limited space.  They are modular and can be used in areas where space is limited - under stairs, windows, desks and work surfaces, to make the most efficient use of the available space.

Quarto Locker - ideal for storage of tools and PPE for visitors.

71. Mobile phones

72. Fishing Nets

73. Wrapping paper

74. Laptop bag/case

75. Clothes

76. Medals

77. Loose change

78. Pen holder

79. More - pundit to commentator "he/she has more in his/her locker" so they must be storing it!

Personal Effect Lockers (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/lockers/probe-personal-effect-lockers.html) 

80. Pencil case - Personal Effect Lockers (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/lockers/probe-personal-effect-lockers.html)  are ideal for use in gyms, hotels, call centres and doctors/dentists surgeries.  Typical items stored in these lockers are keys, wallets, purses and mobile phones.

Personal Effect Lockers are ideal for storage of keys, wallets, purses and mobile phones.

81. PE Kits

82. Ornaments

83. Phone Chargers

84. Nuts and Bolts

85. Light bulbs

86. Cricket Bat

87. CD's

88. Xbox

89. Containers

90. Bird Seed

91. Reams of paper

92. Art materials

93. Post/mail

94. Hockey stick

95. Toilet Rolls

96. Literature

97. Ink Cartridges

98. Batteries

99. Medicine

Laminate Lockers (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/lockers/probe-laminate-lockers.html

100. Bathrobe -  Laminate Lockers (https://www.directlockers.co.uk/lockers/probe-laminate-lockers.html), with solid grade laminate doors, is the perfect choice for demanding wet or humid environments, such as spas, health centres, schools, leisure centres, swimming pools and the NHS.

Laminate lockers - with solid grade laminate doors are the perfect choice for demanding wet or humid environments, such as spas, health centres, schools, leisure centres, swimming pools and the NHS.

101. Amazon parcels

Even online shopping needs lockers 

The increase in online orders and therefore deliveries has had two notable adverse effects.

There has been a rise in reports of parcels being stolen from porches and outside people's homes.

This has also led to an increase in social media posts regarding the weird and wonderful places couriers have left parcels, when the recipient has been unavailable.

"A delivery man leaves a parcel in bizarre place - but he is not the first to do so By Nicola Bartlett, Political Correspondent. (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/delivery-man-leaves-parcel-bizarre-8749872" (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/delivery-man-leaves-parcel-bizarre-8749872)

The delivery companies have tested hi-tech solutions using drones,  but they do not solve the issue of an absent recipient (they also cannot open porch or garage doors - yet).

They have therefore turned to a low-tech solution of installing lockers in high footfall, centralised locations such as tube stations.  Here, for a small additional charge, the courier will deliver your parcel to collect at a time convenient to you.

It is also a greener solution as multiple parcels are delivered to a single location.

"Crowded street: Cities face a surge in online deliveries By Natalie Sherman, Business report, New York.  https://www.bbc.com/news/business-42245" (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42245367

Too weird to make the above list

We did come across a number of items that were "stored" in lockers, which were unusual, to say the least:-

A wasp nest was found in a disused locker;

A python was found in a locker of the principal's office in a Singapore college;

In the USA guns and ammunition are often discovered in school lockers with pupils citing the fact they need them for protection on the way to and from school;

The world's smelliest fruit - the Durian fruit was stored in a locker in South East Asia - the school had to be evacuated for 2 days.

Lockers have also been upcycled - into a pantry to store non-perishable goods, and we often see compartment lockers turned on their backs and used as planters - storing the next harvest effectively.

Now that you can see just how many different items you can store in a locker, is it time to get new lockers for your workplace, fitness centre or college?  Take a look at our website for ideas at www.directlockers.co.uk (https://www.directlockers.co.uk)