Episode 074: Label Your Stuff



Getting organized and now you're at the part where you choose to label your containers or opt out completely?


On this episode I’m talking about all your options! There are almost endless ways to identify what’s tucked away in your opaque bins and woven baskets like clip labels of every color, dry erase labels, adhesive stickers, custom labels, label-maker labels with multiple fonts and simple or fancy borders!


You may choose to label your clear or colorful bins with a chalk pen, Sharpie, crayon, or stencil. Maybe you even label the drawer or shelf on which the container will live? You could also be the rebel or minimalist, who completely opts out of a label if you think it’s unnecessary.


I’ve fallen into all of these categories at different times! You have to choose the style that works best for you, and there’s no right or wrong here. Just make sure that if you’ve made the effort to organize your stuff, you know what is where and how much of it you have! Labels are a great way to do that.


Highlights from this episode:


{2:13} Make sure your containers are serving you in the best way possible

{4:04} Why you might NOT need to label something

{7:46} Why you WOULD label your stuff

{8:58} I love chalk pens

{12:16} Find your style

{15:24} Make sure you measure!

{18:41} Find the right labeling solution for each bin or container

{19:25} Labels make it easy for others to find their way around your home

{22:17} Get your kids to label their own things


Mentioned on this episode:


Ep 27: Choose the Right Containers

Ep 69: Hiring a Handyman

Ep 70: Hiring a Housekeeper

Ep 71: Hiring a Sitter

Ep 72: Hiring an Organizer


The Container Store


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