14 Ways to Use Custom Labels to Improve Your Life

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The perfect custom label can provide the satisfying finishing touch to meet all your organizational and marketing goals. Not only does a custom label look neat and tidy, it allows you to express your unique aesthetic at the same time. A custom label can boost your branding, add visual impact to a product, save you time, help you organize, or even offer a fun addition to your stationary. With Blue Bee Printing, the sky is the limit for creating useful and attention grabbing custom labels. Here are 14 awesome ways to use custom labels.

1. Product Labels

If you have a product to sell, you need your name featured prominently. A great way to increase brand recognition is with a great product label. Brewing your own beer? Slap a custom label on it for a professional appearance. Starting an at-home bath bomb business? Custom product labels can increase the appeal of your brand tenfold.

2.  Create Great Packaging

Another great way to increase the recognition of your brand is to stand out with eye-catching labels for your packaging. Make your product stand out even when you’re shipping it. Custom mailing labels can instantly communicate with the customer before they even open the box.

3. Name Tags

You can easily turn your next event into an opportunity to get your logo noticed with custom name tags. A custom name tag is a great way to emblazon your brand front and center during presentations and face-to-face interactions with potential customers.

4.  Business Card Stickers

People can easily misplace tiny, loose pieces of paper. But if you put your contact information on a brightly colored sticker and affix it to folders or files for clients, they won’t be able to miss it. You can design these stickers with all of your business info as well as your logo or company colors.

5.  Return Address Labels

You can save time on all of your personal and professional correspondence by creating custom return address labels. Instead of tediously writing your return address in the corner of your envelopes and packages, a custom label can do the job in seconds. Custom return address labels can also add professionalism and branding to your business correspondence.

6. Gift Tags

During the holidays or throughout the year for birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations, custom gift tags can really add some personality to your wrapping supplies. A custom label will also save you time because you will no longer have to write out individual tags for each gift. Gift labels also will not require you to struggle with tape and create a much tidier aesthetic.

7.  Party Favors

Spice up your party favors with a custom label. Wedding favors, kids’ birthday treats, or favors for any celebration can be customized to fit your party theme. A custom label is a great way to let your guests know how much you appreciate them.

8.  Organize Your Pantry

The aesthetic of storing spices and other ingredients into simple, space saving glass containers is taking off. What better way to ensure you don’t mix up your salt and sugar than to create custom labels? Customizing your pantry labels can keep you organized while also matching the décor of your kitchen.

9.  Keep Your Herb Garden Neat

If you are growing fresh herbs at home, it is easy to keep track of all of your plants with custom labels. No longer worry about confusing your basil with your mint. You could also include care instructions on the labeling to give your green thumb an extra boost!

10.  Organize Your Craft Supplies

Instead of having to dig through multiple different boxes to find tape or ribbon, use custom labels to organize your craft supplies. Labels help you keep things tidy so you know exactly where to look for the item you need. Your next craft project will go so much smoother with custom labels.

11.  Label Household Multiples

Today, the household debate is less over who gets the remote and more over what phone charger belongs to whom. Many families have identical phone chargers, electronic devices, and personal care items. Household multiples can be sorted out in a moment with custom labels. Labeling your kids’ personal items with their own custom sticker can save you from playing referee.

12.  Label Storage Bins

Customizing your storage labeling can save you time and allow you to better organize your space. You can create storage labels that list the contents of bins so you don’t have to drag every single one out of the attic until you find what you’re looking for. Custom labels can also be designed to group your storage items by category. This way, you aren’t pulling out your Christmas decorations when you really need your summer deck décor.

13. Organize the Play Room

Make teaching your kids how to keep things clean and tidy fun with labels! Labeling specific toy bins will help your child understand that every item has a “home” as well as teach them important organizational skills. Clean up time just got a big make-over.

14.  Keep Your Desk Organized

Labeling important documents, files, and folders with custom labels will make your desk more organized at the office or at home. Keeping up with a filing system is easier when you have all your folders labeled accordingly.

Blue Bee Printing offers hundreds of options for custom labels. If you can slap a sticker on it, you can label it! Choose from thousands of color options – with our online design tool you can create your own labels or work with one of our professional designers to come up with the perfect label for your need(s).

It’s Back to School Time: Custom Labels to the Rescue!

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Parents everywhere are sending their children through the gauntlet of final school preparations. Haircuts, doctor appointments, physicals and medical forms, new outfits procured, backpacks, sneakers, and every other check mark off the to do list that can possibly be accomplished. And of course, along with all of the other back to school tasks comes the dreaded school supply list. It can all be maddening, especially if you have more than one child and they attend different schools. The good news is that you can organize this chaos and custom labels are here to help you do it!

Even though the dog days of summer are currently upon us – that means back to school time is not far behind. It’s a bittersweet time of year; joy at getting some free time back as the kids are occupied all day, sadness that summer is ending and another year has passed, babies growing up. Getting organized for the upcoming school year can be a fun activity that you do together with your kids. Here’s how to use our custom labels in the process:

School supplies

You follow the school supply list to the letter yet everything is still a jumble when you bring it all home. You’re trying to fit it all in the backpacks but there’s overflow and now each child has to bring in additional bag of supplies. You can simplify this process and make the first day of school a breeze for everyone. Make a label for each child with their name, grade, and teacher and put it on each item. Drop the supplies off a day or two before school starts and your child will arrive with them already at their desk. The first day of school should be about photos and friends, not “Did you pack your paper towel rolls and anti-bacterial wipes?”

Schoolbooks and notebooks

Keep a sheet of labels on hand for the first week of school as your children bring home books and workbooks. Attach a label to everything possible so that your child’s books won’t get lost.

Meal prep

Meal prepping for the week is on trend and definitely a healthy way to go. Many people would rather spend a few hours on Sunday cooking for the week instead of scrambling to pack the same sandwiches every morning. Kick your school lunch meal prep up a notch with labels for your cool bento containers. Color-coded labels for each child and the day of the week will make the boxes easy to grab in the morning and help your children to get themselves ready for school.

Snacks

Most kids come home from school and immediately start scrounging for snacks. If you’re anything like Martha Stewart you have a tray of freshly baked cookies and milk ready to go. If you’re like the rest of us you’ve completely forgotten to go grocery shopping and there’s a half bag of beef jerky and some saltines in the pantry. Kids will start digging around and making unhealthy choices. You can simplify after-school snacks with custom labels. Keep a mason jar on the counter or in the refrigerator labeled with their name and “Snacks.” When you prepare their lunch for the day, put their snack allotment in the jar. Once they’ve finished their allowed snacks, they can only eat healthy fruits or vegetables afterwards.

Clothing

School requires extra clothing and all are supposed to be labeled. Daycares and younger grades ask for an emergency extra set of clothes. Higher grades need spare gym clothes. Sports require uniforms. Put down that sharpie which will damage the clothing and use printed labels instead. Sharpies can bleed and show through but labels can be easily removed for washing.

Extra-curricular activities

The supply list doesn’t end with the classroom. Extra-curricular activities have their own supplies and the kids tend to pile all their stuff together at meetings or practice. Scouts have uniforms, shirts, and hats. Band and chorus have music books, instruments, and uniforms. Sports have endless gear: cleats, balls, racquets, gloves, sticks, uniforms, helmets, and more. Student council, national honor society, and other after school groups have folders and notebooks. Labels make it easy for the activity lead to locate the right owner of the items.

Calendar labels

While you’re organizing all the back to school stuff, you’ll want to organize the back to school schedule to get your family back into a routine as smoothly as possible. Most parents are using their phone calendar or an online calendar to sync the events, but if your children are too young for phones they may feel like they are not in control of their own schedule. They will go through the week being dragged from one activity to another without knowing in advance what to expect. You can help your kids prepare for their week with a visual aid. A large printed calendar will help them track their days and labels will let them know what they are doing. If Mondays are dance class for one child and Tuesdays are soccer practice, they will get used to getting their gear together after a quick calendar check.

You can tame the chaos of back to school and make the process smooth and organized. With custom labels, your family will go to the head of the class!

Getting Organized in the Kitchen with Custom Labels

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In many homes, the kitchen is the center of activity. It’s where we enjoy family meals, game day snacks with friends, pancakes on Sunday mornings, and late night ice cream parties during sleepovers. For the host with the most, it’s important to always be ready to whip up something delicious but it’s also easy to find yourself lost in the clutter. In the kitchen, a little organization can go a long way. Today we are going to talk about getting organized in the kitchen with our custom labels—so you can spend less time tracking down that “missing ingredient” and more time focused on the sweeter moments in life.

One of the first steps to getting organized in the kitchen is getting rid of the clutter. That means purging that old pile of papers you’ve had sitting on the counter since you moved in, but you’ll need to assess all of your foodstuffs as well. While this can feel overwhelming, the end result will be worth it! Get started by:

  1. Pull everything out of your cabinets and drawers and take a full inventory of all the items you have.
  2. Throw away expired items or spices you have no intention of using.
  3. Make a list of the items you have to toss so you can restock with fresh ingredients the next time you go to the store.
  4. Do a thorough deep clean of all the nooks and crannies that are ordinarily too crowded to really scrub. You could also take this time to replace old drawer and shelf liners to give your kitchen a fresh, clean feel.

Now that you have a good idea of what kind of space you have and the items you definitely want to keep, it’s time to make a game plan. Take stock of the everything and how you want to organize them to best fit your needs in the kitchen.

Do you bake every weekend? Put your baking supplies front and center! Determine the number and sizes of containers you will need. If your kitchen is small, it may not be feasible to store items in bulk. Get smaller containers that take up less space and are easier to store so that you’ll have easy access when you need them.

Next it’s time for shopping! Look for containers that are functional but also match your kitchen’s style or feel. There are options available for all tastes – from country rustic to modern utilitarian. Besides containers, consider purchasing a lazy Susan, a spice rack, or baskets to further help you organize your kitchen. The ever popular mason jar is perfect for many different design ideas and will keep all of your ingredients fresh. Take great joy in donating all of your mismatched spice jars and outdated containers!

Once you have your containers, it’s time to get busy labeling. Blue Bee Printing offers many options for custom labels so you can get the exact look you are going for. From bright, colorful labels with vibrant pictures to simplistic, modern designs, we provide labels in any size, color, and style to match the vision you have for your kitchen.

Our labels will securely stick to any container – whether it’s glass, wood, tin, or plastic. You can label to your heart’s content knowing that our labels are made with high quality paper and adhesive. Instead of generic labels from a department store, custom labels through Blue Bee Printing give your kitchen a personalized feel. Use the labels to identify spices and other ingredients, designate the expiration date of items, and to mark shelves. With our custom labels, you can relabel containers as needed and add more labels as your inventory grows.

Organizing a kitchen is no small feat. However, with Blue Bee Printing, you can create a custom organizing scheme to bring order and creativity to the most important room in your home.