How To Reorganise Your Home Using Name Labels
The end of summer is fast approaching. This means the kids have finally gone back to school and it leaves you with more time to reorganise the house. But this time, why not choose to tidy up and make sure things stay in their places. The best way to do this is by using a labelling system. There are so many storage areas in your home that would benefit from being labelled, start it from your garage down to the kitchen. You can even teach the kids to use this system too so they don’t leave everything lying around. Below, discover nine of our favourite tips on how to reorganise your home using name labels. You can also find out how to protect your kids with allergies by using kids allergy name labels in the kitchen.
If you find it messy every time you walk into your kids’ bedroom, it’s time for a change. Using labels will make life much easier when trying to find the kids' lost socks, jocks, and hair ties. You can also purchase a blackboard organiser online and set up a cleaning schedule for the kids' rooms. If they are sharing a room, write down on the blackboard organiser when it’s their turn to clean up.
The kids' bedrooms aren’t the only places in the home that need organising. Even in your own bedroom things can get messy if you don’t have a labelled storage system. You can opt to use personalised labels for many items you store away in your room. There may be items that normally just get shoved under the bed. Organise some tubs and label them! You could also label a blanket rack to separate your dirty and clean blankets. If you keep medications or creams on your nightstand by the bed, prevent losing them or creating bedside clutter. Use a small storage box to put them in and get them labelled.
If two of your kids are still sharing a room at home, they might have a joint closet too. This means separating each of your child’s clothes so they don’t mix them together. For example, if some tops and pants are the same, a great way of identifying their clothes is to use name labels for clothes. With a huge range of different styles online, there will be no arguments over who’s getting the ‘cooler’ label.
You can also buy some personalised labels which can be used to organise your children’s clothes inside the closet. Just stick these labels above your children’s hanging clothes. If you’re lucky enough to have a top-shelf inside the closet, stick your child’s name label there. Otherwise apply a label on the outside of the closet matching where your children’s clothes are.
There are so many things in our kitchens that go unlabelled. Apart from the frustration of not knowing what is what, if the wrong items are in reach of small hands, this can prove dangerous. So to prevent the kids from accessing foods they shouldn’t be, try using kids allergy name labels or sticky allergy name labels in the kitchen. Both of these types of labels are widely available online and work wonders in the kitchen if the kids can read. They then won’t be grabbing at anything they can’t eat or drink.
In addition, you can use some sticky name labels in the pantry to segment your cooking ingredients. Especially if you like to put your spices and herbs into different jars, this won’t create any guessing games as to what is what. Sticky labels can also be used on the inside of kitchen cupboard shelves to remind you where to put all of your utensils. This is a great idea to ensure that everything fits into your cupboards.
This is yet another useful place to apply labelling in the home especially with all the cleaning products and harmful chemicals lying around. If you want to make sure that your kids won’t be mistaken with any of these bathroom products to eat or drink, label them properly. This means not putting on any labels with cute cuddly pictures. Make sure you place sticky name labels that are easy to recognise and to read. This could be with strong colours that aim to warn other people such as red, yellow or orange. Bold, plain, and capital letters would also be just as effective in warning your children not to touch the things they shouldn’t be.
The office/study room
There are so many things in your workplace at home that can create clutter and mess. You never want to be fishing for things on your desk or flipping through papers to find what you need. You also don’t want to lose precious desk space just because things aren’t organised or labelled properly. By using easy to read labels, you can better work your office space to your advantage. Think of putting sticky labels on your file dividers in the filing cabinet, on the front of your cabinet drawers or on the bottom runner of the office shelves. This will make it much easier to select what you need to take from them. Furthermore, if you need to compile a to-do list, try using some blackboard organisers to keep track of the task you need to complete.
Toy storage cupboards are a big part of any child’s room. As parents, we need these storage areas to make the kids’ bedrooms look neat and tidy. So, when playtime is over and you need to stash away their toys, don’t just cram everything into one place. Use some sticky name labels to organise where every different toy belongs. Put the dolls, cars, and legos all away in their own separate drawer or toy tub with a sticky name label on them. Now you can prevent losing toys, hearing tantrums. Plus, you also can teach your kids to help you tidy up their room.
A garage is typically a place of storage. It’s that one place in the house where we like to put a lot of unused items and items that we no longer want. Garages can also be a place that Dad likes to use as his workshop.
No matter what you’re using the garage for, it’s worth keeping track where you put things. Using name labels will save you from looking for anything you have stashed away in your garage. If you are labelling tool drawers, toolboxes, and shelves, name labels will also really help in finding the right tool for the job.
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