We all agree. Labels make our lives easier. They help us identify items quickly–saving us time and energy. Label makers are light and portable.
Here are 15 ideas to get you started because some things just really need labels, OK?!
Let’s start with the obvious:
1. Ingredients and Spices
Transfer ingredients and spices into glass containers to make them look a little more display-friendly. It makes it really easy to identify what’s in the jar, plus it’s a very trendy look right now!
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2. House Plants
Plant Parent? Keep track of the scientific names (and your named plants) by labelling their pots and any care instructions.
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3. Gift Tags
Use your label maker to make cute and custom gift tags for your holiday gift-giving! Insta-worthy gift tags in a blink of an eye.
4. Snack Platters
When you’re serving snacks or hors d’oeuvres on a platter, use your label maker to identify what’s what. Stick it directly to your cheese board or use toothpicks to make the flags. It’s a cute and functional detail that’s sure to impress!
5. Place Cards
It’s one of those little details that really makes the occasion special! You can make super simple place cards with the help of your label maker. Just fold a small square of your favorite paper in half, then stick a label with on your guest’s names on one side. It takes about 5 seconds, will look great on your table!
6. Closet Shelves
Place labels along the edge of the shelves to identify what should go in each area. This is a helpful addition to any frequently used storage space, like linen closets. Make sure your kids (& partner!) know where things go.
7. Cords & Cables
You can make that cord mess behind the TV more manageable by labeling each cord according to what it’s connected to. Apply these labels near the plug, so you can easily tell which is which when you’re trying to unplug something. This is also a great way to keep track of what cables are for when unplugged in storage. Label each cord accordingly to grab the proper wire with ease.
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8. Label and organize flash drives
Perhaps you have a work presentation on one drive, vacation photos on another, and have no idea what you'll find on the rest. Label each flash drive accordingly. You’ll find what you are looking for in a fraction of the time.
9. Binder Clips
Binder clips can be really useful, but sometimes it’s hard to remember why you clipped all those papers together in the first place! Your label maker can provide a simple solution! Print a small label stating what those papers are, and stick it right on the binder clip.
10. Label your Keys
An easy way to identify which key goes to what. No more mystery keys hidden away.
11. Label craft supply storage boxes
A much better way to identify what you have in each of those boxes!
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12. Use labels as part of your journaling
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13. Boxes in storage
This works great for moving too!
14. Learn a language
You’ve mastered the English language, but what about Spanish, Italian, or Russian? Type out words and phrases on your label maker, and then mark items around the house. It’s a fun way to pick up new words in a desired language—guests might get a kick out of it, too.
15. Be creative
Disney fan? You can label gadgets and gizmos aplenty!