Today’s video is a nice little treat for you. I’m going to show you how to organize your containers using a label maker. I know what you’re thinking…how hard is it to label a container? Actually, it’s not that hard, it’s just that there are different ways to use a label maker to organize containers. I’m always talking about labeling things to help you stay organized and that one of the best ways to label is to use a label maker. I’ve even done a post on how to organize using a label maker because of how useful they are. But I’ve never done a video for you and I thought I’d show you exactly how I label containers for my home and for my clients to help them organize.
Label makers are great because they create nice, clean, typed labels which are so much easier to read than handwritten ones (unless of course you are a skilled calligrapher or my sister who has the coolest handwriting in the world that could totally be sold as a font). They’re also great because the labels are easy to peel off of your containers and usually don’t leave any type of residue behind.
Now, my label maker of choice is the Brother P Touch. There are a few different models to choose from. I actually have two…an older one for my home and one I use for work. What’s nice about the Brother P Touch is that it uses a QWERTY style keyboard instead of letters lined up in alphabetical order making it much easier to type. Another nice feature is that some models allow you to use different sized and colored labels. But the best feature is that it is so easy to use!
But enough about the label maker, I want you to see how and why I label certain containers the way I do. I’m even going to show you a couple of ways for labeling those tricky containers like canvas bins, wicker baskets, and turntables/lazy susans.
So here you go…click play and enjoy!