Creative ways to use labels in organising your home
Are you looking for original ways to organise your space? While platforms like Pinterest surely supply you with tons of inspiration, we are here to suggest something you might not have thought of yet: custom labels.
Yes, labels – the little adhesive-backed pieces of paper or plastic that can be printed on. Now, before we jump into the ways you can make labels work in your home, we need to talk about the basics.
When you are looking for labels, you will most likely find stickers. There is no inherent difference between the two, both can be stuck onto surfaces. However, while stickers are individually cut, labels usually arrive on sheets. This makes them 65% faster to peel and apply, which is perfect for home organisation.
The beauty of custom labels is that you can choose the material and the design you’d like to use. No more need to roam the online shops for hours trying to find your perfect match, when you can create it yourself!
And with that, let’s look at some tips and tricks on how labels can improve your day-to-day.
If you have small children that go to nursery or primary school, you are probably familiar with mixed up lunch boxes and strange coats ending up in your home.
Create name tags for your kids’ school necessities to make sure these mix ups will not happen again. We recommend using a platform like Canva. There, you can create customised designs that your child will love – from dinosaurs to firetrucks!
Ensure you pick a dishwasher-safe tag for labelling lunch boxes. A vinyl-based label works best and is easiest to clean.
This is a low-cost option with a guaranteed wow-effect. Are you bored of your bathroom but aren’t quite sure how to pump it up?
Invest in labels the size of your tiles and give them a makeover! You can choose between many different patterns and can find great inspiration by typing in “tile stickers” on Pinterest or Instagram.
You can let your creativity run free, but make sure you pick a waterproof material that can withstand the condensation.
Since March 2020, working remotely has become the new normal. If you are currently working from home, you probably know how important organisation is to keep your mental health in track.
Labels can help you stay on top of your work by labelling folders and storing documents neatly into labelled shelves. This way, you will never have to panic-rummage through mountains of paper.
Biodegradable paper labels are perfect for this. They can easily be written on and are removable without leaving any residue. Many suppliers of custom labels will let you order blank labels. This way, you are super flexible and can make up your own labels as you go.
But why stop in the office? Go wild and tackle your cupboard. Get rid of that mysterious can in the back and the funnily shaped pasta you will never cook.
Then, fill your bags of rice, pasta or couscous into jars. This not only saves plastic waste, especially if you have a zero waste shop close by, but creates a lovely, minimalist aesthetic.
To enhance that, we recommend applying transparent labels to your jars. Labelling your cupboard will stop you from ever confusing couscous for quinoa again!