There’s a Label for That

by Lara on September 11, 2011

It started out as a simple pantry project.  Inspired by my newfound blog idol, IHeart Organizing, I convinced my husband to go buy a label maker while I was knee-deep sorting through grains, flours, and canned goods.

Behold her beauty.

It started innocently enough with a few labels for some canisters.

It slowly progressed to the labeling of other oddball storage containers.

Then I looked up at my spice rack and thought, I never use half of these.

This spice rack was a wedding gift back in 2008.  Guess how many times I have used caraway, celery seed, chives, coriander, fennel, and marjoram since then?


I decided to take matters into my label-making hands.

After this is when it started to get a little crazy.

…I think you see where this is going.

Now I’m meticulously searching the house with the detail of a CSI team looking for more things to label.

Do you have a label maker?  What are your favorite uses for it?

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

glidingcalm September 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

hahahaha I’d probably do the same!!

The Boy’s mom did their whole sail boat!! you’d love it!!!!


Shannon @ Her Dog Blog September 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Yeah…I’m pretty sure I would label everything from the Tylenol bottle to Teton’s dog treats (all 80 bags of ’em). I hope my husband never lets me purchase one of these! Ok, but in honesty, it’s pretty damn cool and I kinda want one.


Lara September 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm

The next thing I did after this was go through the dog treats! I announced that we are not to buy ANY more treats until our 80 bags are empty! 😉


Tiffany September 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Love it. My P-Touch was so old I thought I deserved a new one. Haven’t had time to label much but some new folders.


Lara September 11, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Ooooh folders…I hadn’t gotten to those yet!


Ruby September 12, 2011 at 2:27 am

Oh my Lara. Please come to my house. You can use your label writer to your heart’s content! I want to get this organized as well… I think maybe I’ll be buying a label writer today!


Lara September 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

How about I come to your house and play with Amber while you label? 🙂


Blair September 12, 2011 at 6:25 am

Love it!
I have horrible follow through so if I had a label maker I would go label crazy the first week and than slowly but surely become more and more lackluster about.
Although, you make it look like fun!


Lara September 12, 2011 at 8:31 am

Oh I’m hoping that my enthusiasm wears off soon, or I’ll be labeling my couch and husband!


julie September 12, 2011 at 11:06 am

hahahahahahahah i LOVE this! we have one at the office and i’m obsessed with it too. i make labels on everything on my desk. i guess i should start thinking about doing this at home?


Inna September 12, 2011 at 10:15 pm

You know the OCD in me is crazy jealous and wanting some of that action right about now 🙂


Lara September 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm

$20 at Target, baby!


Inna September 13, 2011 at 6:32 am

I see a target trip in Ryan’s future 🙂


Biz September 13, 2011 at 4:45 am

Hey Lara – I approved your comments – they were awaiting moderation 😀

Haven’t used caraway?? I used it last night when I made reuben burgers, and I’ve used it on my pizza crust when I made a reuben pizza.

Okay, I may have a slight obsession with reubens!


Lara September 13, 2011 at 11:12 am

Hmmm, maybe I’ll give caraway a second chance!


Biz September 13, 2011 at 4:45 am

Oh, and I have a label maker at work – love it!


Shannon September 13, 2011 at 5:06 am

Awesome! 🙂
I have one of those, too and I use it to organize all my school stuff 🙂


Pure2raw twins September 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm

we have a label maker and love it. that reminds me though I am out of tape for it, need to go get more 😉


Andrea@WellnessNotes September 15, 2011 at 6:37 am

As you know, Andy used to have a label maker, but somehow it got “lost.” He is very jealous of yours! But no, we are not getting one. It’s a great idea for organized people, but it just makes me feel completely inadequate… And, yes, I realize that it could help me to get more organized, but I think things are just fine the way they are! 🙂

Happy labeling! 🙂


Cynthia (It All Changes) September 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I love my label maker. Organization saves my sanity so I know what is baking powder and what is cornstarch. Glad to see I’m not alone 🙂


lisa @ tequilacupcakes September 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Somehow, I don’t own a label maker… I’ve only been wanting one, for oh, at least 5 years. I wonder what my fiance would think if I added it to our wedding registry…. hmmmm 😉


niki October 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

omg now I want a label maker.


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