How to Get Organized Using Labels. A space can go from total bliss to complete chaos in no time at all if you don’t claim it. Adding labels to baskets and drawers identifies the intended use and make it clear to everyone in the home. Here are some of the simple labels I use in my home.
Chalkboard Stickers. These can be found in most stores. They’re easy to apply and easy to remove…I love using them. Rather than labeling with regular chalk, I prefer using a chalk marker or chalk pen because it remains stays put even when sweet little fingers and arms brush against it.
Color Coded Ribbons. My three Sweet B’s each have a unique color of ribbon which helps with organization.
DIY Scrapbook Labels. Another one of my favorite labels is made by laminating two layers of scrapbook paper. I have these on the baskets in my little girl’s room. She does a great job filling each with the toys that belong.
DIY Chalkboard Labels. After way too many times reorganizing my boys dresser, I decided to make some small chalkboards to label their drawers. It worked! For over two months now, their clothes have been dropped in the right space. Yes, I said dropped! I have absolutely no folding expectations, just want them to be able to easily find what they’re looking for!
Vinyl Cut Labels. In the kitchen, I used my vinyl cutting machine to make labels for the items I keep on the kitchen counters. Not only does it look great, I label for practical reasons as well. I like to keep baking soda by my kitchen sink for scouring dishes, but a teaspoon of baking soda added to a cup of coffee would definitely be a bummer deal.
Label Maker. In my pantry, I use labels from my label maker because it prints small labels that work on all of my containers.
Order Labels. And for each of my kids I have labels with their names. They’re great for tossing in gift sacks, labeling books, and with a hole punch are a great way to keep their lunch sacks clearly identified.
I’ve found that adding labels to my organizational systems allows me to explain the plan to my family without an ‘in one ear and out the other’ tutorial given by yours truly!