I’ve been known to be a little obsessive with my label maker. Maybe not as excessive as my son who once wanted to label the opening to our kitchen “Entryway to Kitchen.” Our kitchen is the hub of the house…if we’ve forgotten how to get there, we’ve got a problem! That was way too cute and funny. But seriously, I’m not that excessive, however I do have a healthy appreciation for label makers.
It’s amazing how a glossy piece of white paper with nice, clean type or font can be so aesthetically pleasing and functional. Functional in the respect that my family can find things, and more importantly, put things away when items like containers, shelves and files are labeled. So how can you use a label maker? Here are just a few of the many, many things you can label:
Jars of food and baking ingredients.
Electronic power supplies and chargers. This is my FAVORITE tip! With all the electronic devices from cell phones, to MP3s, to digital cameras, to video cameras, to laptops and so on…..it is so much easier to find the right cord for the right electronic device when it’s labeled.
Pantry storage containers. I’ve got containers labeled for cereal, snacks, baking goods, medicine, sauces, candy, etc.
Other storage containers and bins. Label all of your boxes you have hiding under the bed, in the closet and stacked out in the garage. Stick a label on the ends identifying what contents are inside.
Shelves. Try labeling the laundry room, bathrooms, kid’s rooms and kitchen shelves. This will make clean up and putting away the groceries a lot easier….especially when you get the kids and spouse involved and they know exactly where things go.
Personal files and folders.
School and office supply boxes.
Kids’ toy bins.
Name tags and seating cards. For those special family gatherings and events.
These are just a few of my favorite things! There are so many other uses. I had a label maker years before I became a professional organizer….it’s definitely an organizing tool I would recommend in any household!
If you have any other labeling tips or ideas I would love to hear them and share them with our readers. Happy labeling!!!