Saturday, January 21, 2012

Organization - Labels

A comment from Sam I Am...... , blog name Farmgirl Sam,Jan 20, 2012 07:01 AM
... How did you do your labels? Looks like you printed them out on your computer with a sheet of labels...I don't know how to do that. I would love to learn though! I see a tutorial in your future. Looks great! 

Well Sam I Am here is an overview about how I make and use labels including the tag/labels on my Organization - Tool Drawers in Kitchen post which lead to this post.

I use a Dymo LabelWriter 400. This is an older model (likely no longer available) but I have noticed newer models in office supply stores. I use it so frequently that often I take the convenience for granted. I use it to label so many things for my collectibles business. It has been invaluable just for that purpose alone. 
I notice that other bloggers add a disclaimer when they are discussing something commercial so I will too - Dymo does not know I am discussing a product they sell, this post is only related to how I make and use labels.

This post doesn't even touch on the thousands of other labels I use for my collectibles business. In the past few years I have been using sheet printed labels (using Word) with Avery Removable ID Labels 6504 with Avery Template 5267. I also hand print on those labels and add them to Avery Shipping tags of various sizes.
Same disclaimer - Avery does not know I am discussing a product they sell, this post is only related to how I make and use labels.

Using the Dymo labels I also label lunch kits, binders, cheque books, file folders, telephone numbers added to a printed list, obviously envelopes and return addresses, anything that will not be damaged by a non-removable label. Great for labelling boxes, cords and cables, food in fridge, and it was great for Christmas card envelope addresses.
 The flowers are just to remind me that spring is 59 days away - thanks for that happy thought Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage
Screen shot and sample labels as well as labels in use.
More labels in use examples.

6 comments:

  1. Ooo I love all your organized labeling. My label maker is broken. I miss it very much.

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  2. Thanks so much for the information on your label-making!

    xo
    Claudia

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  3. Excellent way to organize beautifully!
    Brenda

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  4. Thank you so much! I truly appreciate it! I will be ordering some of those labels and then I imagine you can use different fonts on your computer and colors too. I have a Dymo label maker and use it but there is only 1 font and 1 size on mine and I want to do some prettier labels for crafts and such. Thank you again, Joy! I'm off and running now...I'll let you know on my blog how I do!

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  5. Hi ! Thank you for visiting and following my blog and putting my name out there, very kind of you :) xo Gaby

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  6. You look so organized! I love label makers!

    If you're interested, we're hosting our first ever link up party. Please stop by and link up! http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/01/wayward-weekend-week-1.htm

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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