I have a labeling addiction. Do you? I have invited Laura to share a few labeling tips with us today…
Home Labeling ~ a guest post by Laura
Labels and color coding is the most basic rule of organization. It is an effective tool for keeping things tidy, especially when you have kids in the house.
For the amount of time you put into labeling and organizing drawers and boxes, you will save having to find those pair of scissors you so desperately need.
The messy bathroom shelf
Bathroom drawers are great items to label as it’s so easy to clutter up your shelves with toothpaste, hair products, face creams and tweezers. Imagine your husband or boyfriends hair gel accidentally spilling out on to your tooth brush, yuck! Drawers are great to separate these products and labeling will enforce that you to keep those draws tidy.
- DO group items together
- DO design labels around the theme and colors of your bathroom
- DON’T put items you regularly use in a difficult place to get to
The messy playroom
Children’s toys are probably one of the most difficult items to keep organized but there are a few things you can do to help this. Making the labels colorful with a picture is a fun way for your children to learn where to keep their toys. Customizing the labels is also a great activity to get your children involved in.
- DO make the labels big
- DO create fun, bright labels
- DON’T forget to add a picture
- DO get the kids to create their own labels
The junk drawer
Everyone has a ‘junk drawer’ but like I said before finding those scissors can take a lifetime, which is time we just can’t spare! The first step is to empty the drawer and group items together. After this, the questions you need to ask yourself are:
- Can any groups or stray items be grouped with other drawers/storage etc?
- Do I need to set up new spaces for stray items?
- Are there any items I can throw away?
You may find the odd item that doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere; either pair it up with similar items or make a new space. DON’T be tempted to start a new odds and ends draw, how do you think the messy draw started the first time?
What about you? What do you use labels for?