I am all about having things organized and even finding new ways to organize. I know it's such a random thing to get so excited about. I just enjoy having a proper place for things and knowing where they are. It keeps me sane and makes life a whole lot easier, especially when I'm trying to find something in a jiffy. From my closets to paperwork, everything needs to be in a certain order or fashion.
There are two major "tools" that I personally like to use in order to stay organized and on top of things:
1) Spreadsheets: These are put to use all of the time. I make spreadsheets for everything...bills, tax deductibles, blogging lists, weekly menus, incoming shipments (especially helpful around the holidays when we do a lot of online shopping), etc. I even make spreadsheets to inventory my son's larger clothing sizes that we purchase in advance from sale and clearance racks. My husband often teases me about this. From time to time he'll jokingly say something like, "why don't you make a spreadsheet for that?" Wouldn't you know it, 9 out of 10 times I will take him up on that idea!
2) Labels: Another must to keep my life organized is the use of labels. From file folders to toys bins and even my recipe binder, I rely on labels for a lot of things. Label machines come in handy for my files. Sometimes the graphic designer in me comes out, and I decide to create extra special label designs to match the decor in a particular room.
In the beginning of the year, I decided to take on a few new organization projects in some much needed areas throughout the house, but lately my schedule has been quite busy. Needless to say, some of those projects have been taking a bit longer to start than I had originally anticipated. My label design sessions have also been put on the back burner for a bit, while I tend to other projects. It's moments like this where I can totally appreciate companies like Mabel's Labels–they can actually do all the label design work for you!
ABOUT MABEL'S LABELS:
In 2003, four busy moms noticed a huge gap in the market for durable kids’ labels. Frustrated by their children’s things getting lost, mixed up and leaving home never to return, Julie Cole, Julie Ellis, Cynthia Esp and Tricia Mumby knew they could do better than the scribbles on masking tape that were being passed off as labels. After much research, they brought a brand new product to market. Enter Mabel – the very best personalized waterproof name labels and tags. Mabel’s Labels started humbly out of a basement and has grown to be an award-winning, market-leading company loved by Moms and kids alike.
To help become familiarized with the products that Mabel's Labels offers, I went ahead and ordered a set of their Personalized Name Stickers for kids. With the warmer weather and fun day trips coming up, I want to make sure that my son's items were properly labeled, especially if there are going to be other children around. These will also come in handy for labeling his future homeschool items.
The order process was surprisingly very easy and took only a few minutes–much less time than it takes me to design and print my own labels at home. The first step in creating a set of personalized name labels is to add your desired text. The second step is to choose a style. There are plenty of fun premade designs to choose from. Whether your child loves animals, sports, or even trains, there's something for everyone. The third step involves choosing your favorite font. Finally, you just add your completed project to the cart and you're done. Easy Peasy!
I personally ordered these adorable polar bear labels (with my son's first name), and they came out beautiful!
Here's my favorite design for girls:
The labels that I received are high quality and are completely dishwasher and microwave safe. This makes them great for a variety of different uses from lunch boxes, to water bottles, to toys and sports equipment.
It doesn't just stop there–Mabel's Labels offers many different labeling solutions for everyday use. From pantries, to summer camp, and even hockey gear, you can get a set to accomplish your every label need.
These Safety ID Bracelets are perfect for summer outings and offer great peace of mind to parents:
If your little one has an allergy, Mabel's Labels also has you covered with these special allergy alert labels, available in a custom package or premade version with your choice of 8 common allergies:
I'm in the process of rearranging items in my kitchen cabinets, so these Pantry Labels are definitely going on my wish list:
Spring is almost here, and my husband and I love to take advantage of the mild weather to do a little cleaning and reorganizing of the garage and shed. I'm really loving these Storage Bin Labels. They're much larger, and just may do the trick:
Having Mabel's Labels around will definitely come in handy for several of my upcoming organization projects. When I don't have the time to design and print my own labels at home, I can just place an order with them in a few minutes. The shipping was pretty fast, too, so I know that I'll have beautiful professional looking labels in no time. As a busy mom, wife, and blogger, this is going to make many of my household tasks a lot easier to accomplish!
Right now, Mabel's Labels is holding their annual Birthday Sale where you can get an extra 30% off everything. This special offer is only available until March 8th, so hurry!
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