Pinterest pages are full of people using their home printers and label-makers to create customized stickers and labels for their homes and offices. However, creating your own labels requires equipment (printers or label-makers), ink for printing, and paper supplies. The costs add up, and if you don’t plan to print labels for hundreds of things around the home or office, the investment in personal label-making supplies might be misplaced.
Instead, consider ordering custom-made stickers and labels as you need them. Most of us don’t want to label everything in sight, but a few well-chosen, beautiful labels will enhance your organization efforts.
Here we’ve detailed our top 10 choices for customized stickers for your home.
- Labels for Your Bathroom
Large, clear bathroom jars, whether glass or acrylic, are a beautiful, clean way to store display toiletry supplies. This streamlined look enhances a spa effect in your bathroom. Adding large labels in a personalized style will coordinate these nondescript jars to match the atmosphere you’re creating in your bathroom.
Design these labels to match the supplies you normally keep on-hand, and transfer these supplies out of their unattractive packaging into sleek, labeled jars.
- Labels for Art Caddy Organizer
Any family who has been graced by a budding artist will know that the art supply situation can get out of control rapidly. Fortunately, the fix is simple: purchase a vertical stacking plastic cabinet of drawers and label the drawer fronts with the supplies that should be stored within.
These cabinets come with and without wheels, and labels can easily be removed and replaced as the contents change over time.
- Oversized Labels for the Garage
Often when tackling home organizing, the garage presents the largest challenge. Shelves full of items sitting side-by-side look cluttered and haphazard, presenting a daunting challenge to a household member who is just looking for last year’s holiday lights!
The solution: purchase good-quality rubber or plastic bins for your garage shelves, and label them with attractive, matching, oversized labels advertising their contents. Your garage will look tidy and uniform, and you’ll be able to find what you need quickly the next time you’re searching
- Spice Jar Labels
Bulk spices save a pretty penny over the small grocery jars, but you’ll pay for it with the lack of included airtight packaging. Because spices become stale very quickly when they are exposed to air, tightly-closed jars are essential to preserving the delicious, delicate flavors and aromas.
Once you’ve transferred these bagged spices into large, airtight jars, add labels to prevent you from confusing your mace with your allspice. This is especially useful for any spices you tend to keep on-hand year round, like chili powder and cinnamon.
- Mason Jar Labels
You can store almost any dry good in mason jars of various sizes; flour, spices, pastas, cereals, chocolate chips, dried coconut – if it’s in your pantry, you can probably store it in a mason jar.
Consider adding customized stickers or labels to your jars to make them a more permanent-looking, intentional part of your kitchen.
- Pantry Basket Labels
If you choose to keep your dry pantry goods in their original containers, you can still benefit from the organizational magic of labels; simply organize dry goods according to type, place them in a lined wicker basket, and attach a label or sticker on a tag that be either strung from the handle or affixed right to the front of the basket (depending on the type of basket you choose).
- Toy Basket Labels
Help children keep their toys organized by placing labels or stickers on the front of their toy bins or baskets. Pictures can be substituted for words for the very young, but the teaching organization skills by using labels is very effective.
- Label Files and Drawers
For your home office, smaller labels can be useful for your files and drawers. Once you’ve organized, order labels to ensure that neither you nor other household members will come along behind you and undo what you’ve so carefully created.
- Label cables
Rather than get behind your computer or television to trace cables, take a tip from the pros and attach a label tag. That way, you’ll know which cable is which by just checking the power strip, saving yourself time and saving your knees, too!
- Store Office Supplies in Labeled Containers
Relocate items from your desktop into various sizes of storage containers. Label these containers by their contents and place them out of sight in closets, cupboards, or drawers, thus visually and practically decluttering the space. The effect will soothe your mind when you’re trying to work, and will keep your home office from detracting from the beauty of the rest of your carefully organized (and labeled) home.