I've been busy catching up on some organizing projects around the house. When you live in Wisconsin, you tend to have lots of time indoors during the winter to do such projects. Labeling works for me. For more Works-For-Me ideas, visit Rocks in My Dryer.
Make sure to label as much as possible when organizing. This can sound minor but this step can be very helpful. Imagine taking the time to get items organized and stored away in containers. Months or a years later, you want to retrieve something. How many containers will you have to go through to find what you are looking for? When things are labeled, you don't have rely on your memory so much - I like that!
Labels also help with items used on a daily basis. Labeling not only helps you to retrieve items quickly but it also makes returning items to their home that much easier. Labeling comes in handy for everyone in the household.
I've been catching up on some labeling around the house. Here's my latest project - my shoes. I used the Brother P-Touch 1280 label maker. I shared my thoughts on this product here.
Labels work great for children's toys and belongings. I create toy custom labels for my private clients; each label has the word, a colored picture and is laminated.
Having the word and picture is especially useful for pre-readers and those just learning to read. But these labels also help out the babysitter and maybe Dad, too. Kids aren’t the only ones who shove and stuff thing where they don’t belong.
Labeling helps to retrieve and return items to their homes quickly. It works for me.