I FINALLY purchased a label maker.
SO. Stinkin. EXCITED.
My handwriting development hit a roadblock in 2nd grade and…well…I hate my handwriting. It’s not purty.
Also? When I crashed into that roadblock way back when I also suffered permanent damage to the organizational section of my brain.
However, despite how organizationally and penmanshipally (yes that is a word) challenged I am I crave order and perfection in my house.
Yep, that's a problem.
I decided to fight my own character and bring some order into my usually disorganized and messy home.
Step #1. Everything Must Have A Place.
Enter the label maker:
Brother P-Touch. Costco. Best price! (Duh)
First, I read the entire informational pamphlet, including what will happen if I drop it into a bucket of water and how to properly dispose of used batteries.
Then, I burned through two full tape cartridges in FOUR DAYS. Yup. Major labeling OCD over here. I barely restrained myself from labeling my children. (FYI, buy a 4 pack of label cartridges at Costco. Seriously. Super duper good deal, best I found.)
Newly Labeled Organized Goodness:
* 4 under bed bins of all things related to wrapping and giving presents
* 2 purged and completely redesigned and reorganized file cabinets (only took me two full days, but whatever)
Gave myself a gold star :)
*Kiddos dresser contents. Really ladies, this is brilliance. Now my hubby will never say "I have NO idea where you keep the kids' shorts/undies/tshirts/swimsuit/socks/pants/hats/jeans!? You'll have to go and get it yourself". See? Brilliance!
(to be fair, Lance is an excellent hubby and daddy and doesn't shy away from helping with the house or kids :)
*Batteries. If you have been around me the past four days I have probably blabbed on and on about my newly compartmentalized and labeled battery organization. And my Asics GT2150's that I found for a smokin' deal at TjMaxx. I am SUCH a nerd:
Inspiration photo found here.
*All TOYS. Goodness gracious it felt good to get toys in bins!
Think they will STAY in bins? Yup, me neither. But ya gotta try, right?
I've got a few other hundred ideas and inspiration photos to attack my home, but I feel like I've made a huge dent.
Next huge project will be the bonus/craft/sewing room. That may take a few MONTHS :) I feel like I've gotta get it organized and running well before my fall/winter/holiday Etsy rush. It will make an already busy and chaotic season a bit less stressful.
Ok, I need MORE ideas! I've got twitchy labeling fingers. What else should I label?
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