“Oh my gosh! It’s HERE!”
…Is what I said when I got my brand new label maker. Haha. I know that makes me a dork in so many ways, but I was really excited. 😉
I’ve labeled things in the past with address labels or return address labels printed from my computer. It works great for some things, like the wall magazine rack hanging in our command center in the kitchen.
I’ve also used label pockets, which work great for storage bins that have constantly changing contents. You simply print your labels on copy paper, insert them into the adhesive pocket, and adhere it to your item. They come in many different sizes. I use these for my kid’s clothes storage. Since I have one boy and two girls, most of my stored clothes are those being saved for my youngest daughter to wear. Every time my youngest goes up a size, I need to change the label on a plastic bin. The 2T bin becomes the size 6 bin, so the label pockets are still the way to go.
However, I’ve wanted a handheld label maker for a long time. I knew it would come in handy for labeling all of our storage bins in our closets. If I knew how affordable they are, I would have bought one a LONG time ago. The first thing I did with my new label maker was label the kids’ arts/crafts bins. This area is always out of control because I’m the only one who knows where anything goes. Now, my older kids will be able to help put things back where they belong!
So, here it is:
I went with the LabelManager 160P. Reviews were good, it is handheld like I wanted, and you can format the label many different ways. I purchased a couple extra labeling tape cassettes in anticipation of using it a lot. So far, I love it!