How to use Labels for Better Home Organisation

Using labels throughout your home helps improve and maintain your home organisation. Labels that clearly identify the contents of items, drawers, cupboards and more means that you and every member of your family can easily find and put away items.

Do you struggle to keep things staying organised after you have sorted an area? Home organisation labels help to identify where and what something is and where it should go. Labels are ideal for keeping any room or space in your home in order. This will help other members of your household put things away correctly.

 

As someone who appreciates organisation and tidiness, one tool that keeps everything in order in my home is using labels on my storage, baskets and/or tubs. I use labels throughout my entire house, you can find them in my bathroom, kitchen, garage, laundry and even in my fridge… wherever you look really. I find if I have it labelled my family have no excuse to not put something back where it belongs. This means things stay organised and have a permanent place to live. We have a range of easy to apply personalised vinyl labels in the shop. They not only help you be organised but are stylish and beautiful too! The labels come in a range of fonts and sizes to suit a variety of different purposes in your home.

There are many benefits of labelling items around your home:

  • Teaches kids that things in the home have a certain place to live
  • Makes things easier to find and identify
  • Saves you time looking for things
  • Can decorate items and objects around your home
  • Makes it easy to distinguish between two of the same items
  • Looks nice and organised!

Below I have shared some of the things I label around my home:

WARDROBE

My wardrobe has lots of shelves. I’ve found the easiest method to keep my wardrobe organised is to keep all the like items into labelled tubs. This keeps my items neatly together and easy to find. So it’s fast and easy to put things away and I can always quickly find what I am looking for.

  Shop Wardrobe Organisation Products here.

use tubs to organise a wardrobe

THE FRIDGE

So I was told recently that I may be a little OCD as I also label everything in my fridge and freezer.  I wouldn’t use that exact phrase OCD, I am just organised and like to have a place for everything.

labels for fridge organisation

There are benefits of keeping everything labelled and organised in the fridge. You can easily see what food you have and what you need to buy. It’s easier and faster to find what you need when preparing food.

  Shop Fridge Organisation Products here.

fridge organisation with labels

THE PANTRY

Without a doubt, this is one area that needs labelling.  Do you have an endless battle keeping the pantry tidy? Help make it easy to find something by grouping like items together and labelling the container/basket, from baking goods to pastas to oils and spreads.  It will not only make it easier for the family to find what they want, but also to return it back to the right spot to help keep the pantry tidy!

home organisation labels

I have designed my own set of pantry labels to help you create a beautifully organised pantry with these practical, easy to apply and read labels. Never mix up your sugars again with our essential pantry labels with labels for caster sugar, brown sugar, white sugar, icing sugar… all the sugars! There are128 labels for all the most used items in your pantry.

home organisation with labels. Pantry labels

LAUNDRY ROOM

I have shared how I organised my washing to be done before. I sort my washing daily into labelled baskets (whites, colours, darks, bed sheets etc), so that way I can grab the biggest basket and pop that one in the washing machine.

DIY HOMEMADE CLEANERS

I make my own Homemade Cleaners, not only are they budget friendly but they help to reduce chemicals within the home. It’s important to label all cleaning supplies to identify the contents.

  Read More – My Homemade Cleaning Recipes here.

labelled homemade cleaner

drink containers

When you have a family you can end up with quite a large quantity of drink bottles and travel mugs. Labelling each drink bottle and keep cup means that you can easily identify which item belongs to who.

DIY SHOE SPRAY

Everyone gets stinky shoes at some point. My homemade shoe deodorising spray includes only 2 ingredients and is sure to fight off the smelly germs found in shoes and help prevent the odour from coming back!.

LABELS USED: Blackboard Style Labels, available in my store.

What is the one item or area in your home that needs labelling?


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367 comments

Emma Dyson September 12, 2017 - 5:59 AM

I live in a 2 story house and all the bedrooms are upstairs so I have a cupboard in our laundry that we have things in to save us going upstairs all the time. This cupboard has everything in it you can think of but I never seem to be able to find anything I need. It’s got my daughters uniforms, after school clothes, her underwear, swimmers, my husbands gym stuff, socks, presents, cards, receipts, extra bathroom items, etc etc. everytime I try to find something things fall out! I need to sort it now and this would help me get it started!

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Debbie Kumor September 16, 2017 - 6:11 AM

I have had the same labels for my pantry for over 30 years which are starting to wear out just a little and are brown and very hard to see.
Also would like to share with my daughter as her pantry is a mess, just don’t tell her i said that. ??
Thanks

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Tracy Pettigrew September 18, 2017 - 6:14 AM

My area would be under my kitchen sink as well as under the sink in the kids bathroom, I’m looking forward to organising my house, then my life

Cheers
Tracy

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Kaye O'Connell September 21, 2017 - 2:59 PM

My laundry cupboards really need some organisation. There’s my home made &
bought cleaning products & other odds & bods in broom cupboard & I waste time finding just what I need. Then there is my craft cupboard with all the big & small things packed in from the different crafts I do, along with craft things I save for when grandkids come to stay, like beads & boxes & finger paints. Next is my utility cupboard with spare bulbs, screws, handyman tools, touch up paint, bits & pieces of this & that & anything that doesn’t have anywhere else to go. Then there is the first aid box, always with things falling out, the heat pillows, torches etc etc. I would love to have it all neatly stored & labelled so I have more time to do the things I love

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JAY ROBERTS September 21, 2017 - 3:35 PM

I am an avid scrap booking and card lady. I have been doing it for many years now, so that equals lots of supplies,in fact maybe a few (a few????) to many. I am starting to redo all my scrap booking areas and storage and trying to get some order,so that means labels and lots of them. Labeling for me is a delight,it means i have got things into a degree of tidy,which then makes me very happy. Those areas won’t stay that way if i can’t identify where each thing should be returned to. Labels are the way the whole supply jungle, can be tamed and that would give me much satisfaction.
Many thanks.

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Rachel September 24, 2017 - 8:35 PM

My pantry! I am gluten free and I need to be so careful making sure all my flours are labelled so that I don’t use the wrong one in my cooking! I bake for family members who are Coeliac and I would hate if I ever made someone sick by using the wrong flour due to poor labelling!

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Ms Motorbike Nut September 12, 2017 - 6:20 AM

Everything needs label in my house, as I’m losing my mind (I mean that for real, like sometimes I can’t remember what things are for) I’m straggling to even get started at our place it all seems to much but if things had a label then it would be far easier for my family to help me more as sometimes the instuctions I give them are not always clear for them all though they are for me.

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Bec September 12, 2017 - 6:47 AM

My office/craft/everything else room. I have stationery, books, craft, yarn, buttons, sewing gear and I tend to get things out mid project and not quite put it all back and in different places. Help!

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Fiona Harch September 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM

There are lots of area in my house which could use some organisation with labels and boxes. One area that needs more attention than others is my pantry! I feel we waste so much food because I can’t find it in the cupboard. I hate wasting things and i feel these labels would help me to get organised as my current system of labeling containers comes off in the dishwasher. Or simply not having items labeled and not knowing what it is or what I need to purschqse when I do the weekly shop.

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Nicole Damon September 12, 2017 - 8:08 AM

My whole house needs labels, however I think I the most needed area is the pantry. We always seems to have too much of some items and never enough of others. I think with labels it would make it easier to see what we have and be able to shop more economically.

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Kirsty Butler September 12, 2017 - 8:12 AM

We are moving shortly so our whole house could do with reordering and relabeling. The biggest issue though is going to be the kitchen. Our new place has a smaller kitchen than our current home and I am having to change all my containers to fit. Add to that my wonderful hubby is hopeless at finding anything so a good labeling and organisational system is essential. These labels will help me get the most important room in our home (i have a family of boys so I’ve learned to think with my stomach) organised and looking clean and tidy.

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tennille September 12, 2017 - 8:18 AM

I have labeled some areas but i really need to go through every cupboard just like you have but the area i really need to label my shed . I moved home to look after my parents and i struggle to find things as we are still clearing but my shed holds all my ddecorations Christmas, Halloween and easter. I also have things that dont have a place in the house such as costumes , party items and anything of mine that is not able to get in the kiitchen and craft area. The shed is such a jumble of items and they are in tubs which are black so i spend a lot of time looking for stuff. I would love to see my house labeled

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Tracey Coulter September 12, 2017 - 8:43 AM

The area that needs labels the most would be my sewing/craft room, it’s so unorganised labels would make it so much easier to find what i am looking for, nothing worsre when you have to pull everything out to find an item, so labels would make a massive difference. My second area would have to be my pantry/fridge could do with some new labels as well. Be great to have some organisation for once.

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Jessica Turner September 12, 2017 - 9:02 AM

The garage! Hubby got all enthusiastic about organizing stuff into plastic grates on shelves which is great and gives us so much extra room but now we don’t know what is on all of the boxes!!

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Samantha September 12, 2017 - 9:06 AM

I need to organise my pantry. With 3 growing kids, who seem to be eating me out of house and home, these labels will make shopping and storing easy.

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Jo-Ann September 12, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The main area that needs labeling would be my pantry so that my hubby and child can help put things away in the right spot and I don’t feel like I’m the only one that cleans up or puts the shopping away since “I know where it all goes” lol…

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Hazel Hessen September 12, 2017 - 9:31 AM

What doesn’t need a label in my house! I am trying to be organised and have done the pantry and under the sink, but because the labels aren’t there, things just get thrown in anywhere. The craft room and bathroom cupboards are the next to organise. I do them constantly but….. The linen cupboard – I tried to organise but as I am unable to walk at the moment, my husband has just been putting the clean sheets and towels wherever he can stuff them in, I NEED LABELS!!!

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Suzanne Weston September 12, 2017 - 9:35 AM

My kids play/work area as it is a mess! I have quite a bit of art and craft, paper, toys etc and it is all mixed up and the kids don’t seem to know where anything goes, so it is essentially a mess all the time. I need to have some proper storage for it all and needs to be labeled.

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Tracy September 12, 2017 - 9:39 AM

I need to label my children’s shelves and drawers so they don’t have any excuses when they put away their own clean clothes. This will teach them that everything has a home and it is much easier and cleaner to put things where they belong first time around.

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Karen Campbell September 12, 2017 - 10:09 AM

We are about to renovate our dining area which is also an art area, homework area and my workspace! I really need to label and organise supplies in this area of the house so that we can have calmer, more productive work times. At the moment we are climbing over each other between shouting “where’s my pencil?” or “who has the stapler?” I am looking forward to a more peaceful, work focused environment?

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Mary Preston September 12, 2017 - 10:56 AM

The linen cupboard needs a major sorting out. After the tidy up it would be of immeasurable benefit to have shelves labelled clearly. Not just for putting away but for those looking for items.

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Stephanie September 12, 2017 - 11:37 AM

My workshop & craft room! It is in constant need of labelling and re-organising, to keep everything nice and tidy. And above all, to keep things in the same place.
Plus, I could really use some new labels to try out some new packaging ideas for some of my handcrafted products!

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Dee Hen September 12, 2017 - 11:44 AM

An organised pantry is the dream! Post baby all I wanted was ice cream. Now my pantry is full of healthy snacks and nuts, so I can finally loose that post baby guts. I need to be organised and neat, so I have time to relax and take a seat!

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CATHY Deionno September 12, 2017 - 11:47 AM

With 3 tradie men in my home running our own business my spare room needs help. With shelves a plenty I could use Avery labels, boxes and containers. So sick og electrical cables, switches, nuts and bolts. Light globes and tools. I don’t know which are in working order or not. Then theres books, manuals and plans. Papers with instructions, phone numbers and lots of receipts. Please help before this mumma blows her light bulb???

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Zoe September 12, 2017 - 11:57 AM

I would LOVE to organise my pantry. I have a slight obsession with everything being in order and a label machine would be perfect.

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Elizabeth Hegarty September 12, 2017 - 12:00 PM

I need to label my study. I’m going to be starting a business at home and I need to get the study in order to separate home from work to keep it tidy.

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Tina September 12, 2017 - 12:03 PM

With 5 kids, (3 at school), I could really do with some help organising a space for all their school things – homework books, stationary, notes from the school etc, and also all their toys! I find the biggest frustration at the moment is simply not having a place where things belong, which creates clutter around the house in various different places – not to mention the frustration of sometimes not knowing where homework or notes have been placed – these labels would help to create a system and help the kids to know where things belong!!!

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Kellie September 12, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The area in my home I would love most to organise would be my kitchen. Clearer labeling would make things so much easier in the pantry, as would having the under the sink area clearly labeled and not be made a complete mess trying to locate items. Having the pantry clearly labeled would make it easier to see what products need topping up and will prevent over spending. Bonus!! ?

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Karen Edwards September 12, 2017 - 12:13 PM

We recently moved and my kitchen is still a disaster zone it makes meal times and school mornings for our family of six a nightmare trying to find what your looking for

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Anita September 12, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Not quite the MasterChef I like to think I am, by mistaking baking soda with baking powder and self raising flour with plain flour (more often then I’d like to admit!) Being able to label all the containers in my pantry will help me to save face with my family, and save time and money from having to bake twice!

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Nicole September 12, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The area in our house that is in need of labelling is our shed. Along with our things organised in various unlabelled boxes and plastic tubs, we have my brother’s entire apartments worth of things stored in there too while he is on an extended holiday, so trying to find something in there is an absolute nightmare. I should have labelled as they went in… But you know how it is…

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Amanda Smith September 12, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Thanks for your great inspiration. It is time I got my bedroom wardrobe sorted. So much clutter so little space. Labelled crates are my sanity saver. Pull it all out ready for the new season.

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Brooke Marshall September 12, 2017 - 4:32 PM

Having recently moved into our newly built home, it has become apparent, that everything needs to find a home that can be easily accessed by adults & kids for both play time & back up time. With my little man now learning to read, I’ve set a goal to organise our storage cupboards upstairs & down, and not just close the doors! X

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Georgina Schofield September 12, 2017 - 6:12 PM

With thanks to your wonderful website I have slowly been getting my home into a better state. I have been encouraging my 5 year old to be more independent in preparation for big school next year. These printable labels would be fabulous for printing with clip art pictures of clothing items (singlets, undies, long sleeve shirts etc.) and labelling all her drawers so she can get herself dressed without pulling half her clothing out.

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Lucinda September 12, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Would definitely start in the pantry. I had used my labeller to label most of my jars but after going through the dishwasher they have faded and ripped 🙁

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Kate September 12, 2017 - 7:50 PM

My pantry definitely needs some labeling love. I’m forever not finding items and then buyin them just to discover I already had it be it’s now gone off.

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Melissa September 12, 2017 - 8:03 PM

Labels – where do I start! Pantry has lots of contains with no labels and a mixture of normal and GF foods. The dreaded craft cupboard – twelve boxes and not one label. Who knows what’s what. Labels would be soooooo helpful.

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Michaela September 12, 2017 - 10:22 PM

I would love so much to create more organization for my children. I would love to give them a special labeled area for their often used art supplies and games just like you picture! Thankyou for all the inspiration!

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Caroline September 12, 2017 - 10:35 PM

I would love to have our lego labelled and sorted into neat tubs. Everyone knows how painful those tiny pieces can be when under foot.

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Cass Wilson September 12, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Omg! This is great – everything in my house needs labeling but to be specific…. the kitchen is in desperate need of labelling to help my son learn what things are and where things go. And a few labels for my sons toys and box would be super helpful too.

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Mia Mau September 12, 2017 - 10:39 PM

My kitchen is in need the most! I have lost count of the amount of times I mixed up corn flour and icing sugar….. very interesting meals have emerged from my kitchen!

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Bernadette September 12, 2017 - 10:46 PM

I’m just starting out with organising but realised my main challenge is dealing with my baby’s and toddler’s current season’s clothes and packed clothes. Need a box and a label for each size, summer/winter type, boy/girl type… And the eldest is only 2.5 years old! Got how many more years and more boxes and more labels?!? Hahaha! Let the fun begin…

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Carmen Park September 12, 2017 - 11:30 PM

I desperately need to label my linen cupboard, every time I go in to find a towel or a sheet I end up making a mess looking for the right thing!

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Kristy September 12, 2017 - 11:48 PM

Our children’s play room is crying out for the biggest labelling help….closely followed by our home office!!!!
If fact, every room could do with a little of your magic!

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Jenny September 13, 2017 - 12:14 AM

It is hard to choose where exactly I need the labels cause I need them everywhere. I would love to have these labels to help label all my items in my home, from the kitchen area, bathrooms, my daughter’s room, and even my desk area. The absolutely love labels and the Label Maker I do have sometimes aren’t Big Enough or after awhile they just start coming off.

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Sheila Boling September 13, 2017 - 3:27 AM

I have a very large unfinished basement which we use for seasonal decor, a workshop, and exercise area. I would love to organize this space so that it easy to find what I need for decorating as well as home projects.

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Dawn September 13, 2017 - 8:20 AM

My scrapbooking/card room. I never know what I have and I am constantly opening my boxes to see what’s in them

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Anna Jeffery September 13, 2017 - 8:35 AM

My pantry desperately needs labelling! It’s such a mess! It would also help my husband to find things so he doesn’t have to ask me where stuff is every single time!

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Jade O September 13, 2017 - 9:16 AM

The pantry. I have a habit of getting my sugars and flours mixed up. Mu having them clearly labeled I can ensure my meals turn out perfect!

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Jocelyn miguel September 13, 2017 - 10:28 AM

The entire house needs labeling and organizing but the pantry is a nightmare. I can’t find things and spices when I’m cooking and I end up buying the ones I already have.

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Jennalee Izzard September 13, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Our Creative space! It’s one of those areas were I regularly clean and reorganise but the glue, paint and markers never end up back in the right spot! Would love to label for organisation but also word association for my children ?

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Heidi D September 13, 2017 - 7:19 PM

I have tried to organise my pantry by putting things in containers. I have discovered that plain flour & milk powder look remarkably similar if you are in a hurry but getting it wrong doesn’t end well. I seriously need to label things

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Shannon Ruddock September 13, 2017 - 7:38 PM

Can you lable your kids? 🙂 Everything in my home needs a lable so my children and husband can return items to their “homes”, but if I were to target one area, it would be my childrens rooms with a desk/study area as the commence their high school years, setting up organisation for success

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Samantha September 14, 2017 - 8:22 AM

Hi Katrina! Love your blog! I have been following you for many years. We have just moved house so I am in the process of re-sorting and organising so this prize pack would be awesome. My biggest area to tackle will be the pantry, I would love to get this space more organised. Love the competitions 🙂

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Andrea September 14, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Hi Kat,
Since learning about your website, I have sorted my pantry by labeling jars, which I’m really happy with. I think it’s also a working progress. Now I need help with our office and working out what children’s books to keep and what not too. We’re trying declutter and sort our house so we can sell it.
Love your work,
Andrea

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Elizabeth Bell September 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM

My partner works away and when he is home he ‘magically forgets’ the home for a lot of our/his things and gives up and dumps it on the bed or floor. fortunately he can’t forget if there is a trail of labels leading you to the correct home, haha. I would mainly focus on labeling our garage items such as making a space for all his tools and car parts on their designated shelves. This would also give me a reason to buy more shelving! win win!

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Tania Strange September 14, 2017 - 2:29 PM

I love using labels in my pantry but since reading this post I’m keen to start labeling other areas of the house like my linen cupboard and office.

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Jennifer September 14, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Hey Katrina,
I’m a mother to 5 beautiful children with an age range of 18ths to 15years. The first item/area that NEEDS labeling in our home is my children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste.
How many mornings do I hear little voices talking about who took my toothbrush or the horror who squeezed all the paste out…
From here I would label anything and everything that didn’t move ;))

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Ruth September 15, 2017 - 10:41 AM

I desperately need to label under my kitchen sink! What a shamozzle! All kinds of things all over the place. Label me up sistah

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Kasey September 15, 2017 - 11:53 AM

My pantry desperately needs labelling. We recently moved house and the pantry is smaller. I have to fit the same stuff in less space. Everything is on top of each other and all over the place. I’m not even sure where to start. Labeled containers would help me start the task.

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Lianne September 15, 2017 - 11:55 AM

My sewing cupboard needs help so that I can find what I need. I don’t have a sewing room so my things are in the garage and they are not happy.

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Tamika Mouat September 15, 2017 - 11:57 AM

The One most important place for labels for me is In my office, all the little things, containers, ploy envelopes are labelled, from small papers, to envelopes, and extra stationery.

I am pretty new to your blog and it is very helpful to me.

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Amy Perry September 15, 2017 - 11:58 AM

My pantry! We are in the process if renovating our kitchen and have the biggest, most amazing pantry I have ever seen but know within a month it will be a jumbled, unorganised mess of expired food and a double ups because I have no idea what is in there. Sad as it is an organised pantry would be an absolute dream come true for me!

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Joanne Cardamone September 15, 2017 - 11:58 AM

I desperately need the pantry labelled so that my husband doesn’t keep asking me where something is just because he doesn’t know what it looks like.

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Belinda Cece September 15, 2017 - 11:59 AM

I have 2 kids and with my youngest starting school next year I think the kids are old enough now to learn how to be more organised and help me to keep things tidy and in their place. I think involving the kids in labelling areas where things go will help encourage them to remember where they need to put things when they are finished with them – I find with my two involving them in the process has more success than just telling them what I want them to do! And hopefully these are skills they will take to their own homes one day!

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KATE DUREY September 15, 2017 - 11:59 AM

definitely my pantry! The shelving under my bathroom and kitchen sink has collapsed (old house) So I have shut the door on those rooms and decided to focus on my kitchen 🙂

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Carol September 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Oh my sewin room is a night mare have started to organise it on sevral occassions then I have projects to do and it is a mess again .The moere room I have the worse it gets

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Carol Bartlem September 15, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Oh my sewin room is a night mare have started to organise it on sevral occassions then I have projects to do and it is a mess again .The moere room I have the worse it gets

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Aimee September 15, 2017 - 12:07 PM

I have just moved from a 4 bed, 3 living room house, to a 3 bed unit. My pantry and fridge both shrunk by half, so organisation is everything! I am in desperate need to sort and label my pantry. Please and thanks 🙂

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Maxine Norrish September 15, 2017 - 12:09 PM

My craft room needs labels, to get things put back in the right place and so I know what I have and don’t keep forgetting and buying more.

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Yvette de Reuver September 15, 2017 - 12:16 PM

The main area would have to be our pantry especially now our eldest is starting to venture into cooking

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Donna Pallot September 15, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Absolutely everything in my house needs organising and labelling! Having said that, the one area that I’m desperate to organise first would be my craft space. I have a gorgeous floor to ceiling shelving system in our family room and it’s totally disorganised and yucky to look at. Then end result is I don’t like crafting in it anymore because of how cluttered it looks. Labelling and organising this space will hopefully bring my mojo back.

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Hayley September 15, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Most needed label area is my linen cupboard. I don’t know how many times we have pulled out multiple sheet sets before we get the right size. It also has a lot of misc. ‘stuff’ at the bottom that needs to be labelled so even I know what is in there.

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Candice September 15, 2017 - 12:40 PM

I desperately need to label my pantry and my new homemade cleaners – husband cleaned the window with the homemade antibacterial clothes and left oil marks, so I had to redo it! Labels would have saved some time!

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Tracey Bradshaw September 15, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Our home office would definitely be improved with a labellling system. We have so many little drawers and storage boxes that hold everything from stationery, spare cables, batteries, camera accessories and files for our small business. I’m constantly reorganising things, but the rest of the family is constantly pulling everything out in the search for sticky tape or a particular charging cable.

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Corinne September 15, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Definitely the pantry! A lot of dry goods look the same, things like SR flour compared to plain, and different types of rice and suchwhats!

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Sonja September 15, 2017 - 1:16 PM

My office is my/our dumping room. Since my workplace began the process of closing down, I’ve been working from home more which is just chaotic in a not quite 3×3 room that holds my office work, wedding dress box (it’s too big to fit in a cupboard or under the bed), multitude of books, photo albums and so much scrapbooking paraphernalia which is totally disorganised. I have tried to tackle it on so many occasions but it’s a daunting task. Working in there is difficult because as soon as I see the chaos, my brain turns to chaos too. Help!

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Lisa September 15, 2017 - 1:24 PM

I need to label our spray bottles. There’s one in there I made up when the kids had lice, one just for water for the plants and a new one for a homemade all purpose cleaner (though that one’s in glass) and who knows what else as they’re not labelled. Of course at the time I just thought I’d remember (or smell them to see which was which for those with my oils in them).

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Adele Smith September 15, 2017 - 1:38 PM

My freezer containers as I sort out and portion my meat & chicken and other cuts etc and then put them in a spot to identify what is in each container and if I then buy something else or more of one particular meat that fits in it’s place I find myself wondering what’s in them. I also have had had smaller portions of which I have bagged separately waiting until my next purchase and a small black dot is how I label it. I would love a better system. 🙂

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Julie September 15, 2017 - 1:46 PM

There are many areas in my house that could do with labelling but mostly my pantry as it is so unorganised and everything is all over the place. I’m constantly getting asked where certain thing should are. ?
I’d also like to label and sort into containers all our hair and beauty products in the vanity cupboards.

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Julie September 15, 2017 - 1:47 PM

There are many areas in my house that could do with labelling but mostly my pantry as it is so unorganised and everything is all over the place. I’m constantly getting asked where certain thing should are. ?
I’d also like to label and sort into containers all our hair and beauty products in the vanity cupboards.

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Charmaine September 15, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Of all things…my camera bag! I am a hobbyist photographer and sometimes need an assistant on a shoot. My assistant is usually whichever friend is available, and they don’t know the difference between a 70-210 lens and a circular polariser. Labeling all the lenses, filters, loupes, teleconverters, tripods, monopods and lens caps would make being my assistant a lot less stressful for whichever poor soul has volunteered for the job.

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Amy Simpson September 15, 2017 - 2:09 PM

We have moved to a house that has next to no storage from one that had too much! Everything needs to super organised in order for me to begin to function! I need to label everything! Pantry, Linen cupboard, bathroom cupboard, kitchen and laundry sink cupboards..Dont even get me started on my stationary and office supplies obsession..

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Kirsten September 15, 2017 - 2:15 PM

My kitchen! I used to think i was fairly organised but since becoming a new mum ive come to realise i need a whole new level of organisation to make life easier. Getting my kitchen sorted so that i can manage it single handedly is proving to be a mission im determined to accomplished (preferably begore christmas!)

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TARA September 15, 2017 - 2:17 PM

My socks! While I appreciate that my husband does the washing (even if only when we have run out) I am sick of him giving my socks to our sons. If my socks had labels perhaps I would get them back?

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Rachel Peterson September 15, 2017 - 2:34 PM

My daughters craft and drawing supplies need labelling so they can both find things independently and more importantly put them away themselves!

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Joni September 15, 2017 - 2:50 PM

My school supplies for 4 children are horribly disorganized as are my school supplies as a casual teacher!

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Tracey September 15, 2017 - 2:56 PM

This place so needs labels on different areas. I would say my oldest room needs it the most as he has so many containers in there and never knows if he has the right containers for what he needs. The pantry needs it too as others put things away some never to be seen again until I clean it out.

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Sarah Fulton September 15, 2017 - 3:01 PM

I need the help of the labelling gods to bring some kind of order to the lego chaos of my son’s bedroom! His room has turned into a lego explosion and it would be sweet relief to organise it properly and to label the jeebers out of it!

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Colleen Benbow September 15, 2017 - 3:01 PM

When I finish a unit of work I am studying I am going to restore an old wardrobe and repurpose for a sheet cupboard, I would use labelling to identify different sheet sizes.

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Linda September 15, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The study cupboard needs labelling to help us find things quicker and easier

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Rebecca Cheers September 15, 2017 - 3:39 PM

I have a beautifully organised pantry thanks to the Organised Housewife tips and guides. Everything sits in wonderful air tight stackable containers, however, I haven’t gotten around to labelling everything and it’s great to know carob from cocoa and plain flour from self-raising flour. The pantry is priority number one for labels!

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Mickey Jenkins September 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Every cupboard!
Moving for the first time since having children and need to kick the overwhelmed feeling and use it as a fresh start to a new organised family home. Labels sound like a fabulous way to help everyone find and keep our new home organised.

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Steph September 15, 2017 - 4:40 PM

I’m staying with my mother at the moment, and her kitchen is in DESPERATE need of some organising. Everything is stored in messy packets and she’s just got so much stuff that she’s accumulated – so much so that she can’t access a lot of it. Her health isn’t amazing at the moment so I’d love the chance to freshen up her kitchen and make it more accessible for her to improve her quality of life.

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Mairi September 15, 2017 - 4:44 PM

There are two specific areas that I can think of where labelling would be a fantastic way of being able to be better organised. First area, is the linen cupboard – there are various sizes of sheets and quilts, eg single, double, queen and king – to have these labelled and stacked in order would mean not having to unfold to decide which size it is.
The second area, is the freezer. Currently, a lot of things go in there, and when looking for something, I can never be exactly sure of what it is that I have pulled out until it is defrosted! It is then too late to put back if that is really not what I was after in the first place.

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Kerry Duff September 15, 2017 - 4:50 PM

I laughed when I read your blog on labelling today. As I had just finished labelling 20 storage containers in my garage. The only difference is that the containers have ugly labels made of paper and giant sticky tape on the. Really happy with how the storage looks , but how much better would they be with your beautiful labels. So its the garage for me

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Chelsea September 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Pantry! Just moved to remote Pilbara , WA and because we stockpile from closest major store (6hr return trip!) you could imagine the amount of food/ staples we have! In need of a desperate overhaul and organisation.

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Ruth September 15, 2017 - 5:34 PM

The area I need to organise and label the most is the craft/sensory/therapy cupboard. This cupboard has all the stuff I’ve collected the use for art activities, sensory play, and motor skill therapy activities for my son who has Autism and some other issues. Unfortunately at the moment it’s all been shoved in on top of each other as I collect items to use, which means I don’t cycle through them as well as I should to mix up the activities for him. It’s on my to do list, I just need the motivation (labels would definitely help this) to do it!

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Jodie Moss September 15, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Our “study and books need desperate help. They are everywhere, we have just moved stuff out of my sons room and now there is chaos.

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Brittany Scott September 15, 2017 - 6:24 PM

Hi i think my kitchen needs labelling and also my hallway cupboard :). This would help so much because then my family and i can find things easily.

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Clare September 15, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Well just from looking at your photos I need to re-reorganise and then label everything. I thought I was doing well 🙁 I have been following you for a while now.. Yes to the pantry, yes to the cupboards in laundry and bathrooms and yes to under kitchen sink. At the moment the biggest problem that we have is in the garage. How much time we spend looking for that particular screwdriver etc. I have seen some good storage ideas in Bunnings. By the way, once it is all organised how do we keep it that way? Things seem to creep on back. 🙁 With you help I remain always positive 🙂 Thank you. Clare

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Molly September 15, 2017 - 8:21 PM

My. Whole. House. 🙂

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Katrina September 15, 2017 - 8:44 PM

Definitely my pantry, I’m in the process of moving everything into containers/jars so it’s neat, tidy and practical. A clear and attractive labelling system is a must!

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Maree Watt September 15, 2017 - 9:17 PM

I have been studying all year and just finished my Cert 3 course and start my Cert 4 course in 2 weeks. My whole house is so unorganised at the moment but my office definately needs some TLC now that I have all of my previous business paperwork, new work resources and study materials everywhere. I am so tired of clutter in my life – time to get organised!

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Tara September 15, 2017 - 9:27 PM

It definitely has to be the homeschool stuff we have. We have one of those Ikea 16 hole cupboard thingies and it’s chockas full of all kinds of resources like papers, folders, (educational) games, pencils, half crayons, paintbrushes etc etc. It’s a nightmare if I don’t keep it organised and ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’. I live by that motto – in my head – sadly it doesn’t quite translate into the physical realm though. haha Not that I don’t want it to of course. 😉

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Heather September 15, 2017 - 9:44 PM

My husband’s electronics drawers need labels as there are bits and pieces of electronics all over the house and in desperate need of a tidy up this pack would give him the hint.

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Debby Wittke September 15, 2017 - 10:02 PM

OMG, where so i start… how do i narrow it down to just one area??? lol, i think amy cupboard/ room would be a good starting point!!! Probably the pantry would be a good starting point.. then the study!! as a full time working mum, any help is a bonus!!

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Shannon September 15, 2017 - 10:23 PM

My kids toy cupboard! I just took a week to sort the entire house of toys. Nothing went back in the cupboard that wasn’t wanted (by me). Now I have the task of making 10 bulk wipes boxes I’ve used to store stuff In, look pretty and of course labelling them!

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Susan Lotter September 15, 2017 - 10:28 PM

We just moved into a 4 bedroom house and I have my dream pantry which needs organising. I also need to set up the office, plus am pregnant with our second so there’s another room to put together and sort through the first’s stuff. I need to get organised ASAP!

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Rachel Callus September 15, 2017 - 10:56 PM

The fridge! I always forget to label leftovers and forget how long they’ve been in the fridge.
Aged cheese? Yes. Aged chicken? Umm, no thanks.

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Jodie-Ann Cairns September 15, 2017 - 11:47 PM

I am loving making my own cleaning products thanks to The Organised Housewife’s recipes and motivation.
I’d use the labels on my squirt bottles.

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Jenny Hall September 15, 2017 - 11:52 PM

Jenny
My husbands’ computer/work area. Needs to be renamed the “everything” room. It seriously needs re-sorting, de-cluttering and labelling. At the moment it is a health hazard even trying to walk in that area!! My work area is pretty much in a similar state!

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Meg September 15, 2017 - 11:57 PM

My pantry needs help desperately! It makes me crazy that I have to take so many items out every time I’m looking for something.

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Brandy September 16, 2017 - 4:00 AM

My fridge… We got a french door fridge and I cannot get it organized I feel like it’s a complete mess all the time, I really need some kind of system in there.
Thanks for the chance.

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Deb September 16, 2017 - 5:17 AM

My 6 year old daughter’s play area. We have shopkins and barbie paraphernalia galore and anything that might help her and myself keep it cleaner and more organised would be great.

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Jenny September 16, 2017 - 6:52 AM

It’s really hard to say where I need them cause I really need Labels in every part of my house. From the Kitchen, Living Rooms, My Daughter’s Room, the Bathroom, My Room, and as well as for my Cleaning and labeling my dogs things. I love labels and really need them to get everything organized in my house.

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Heidi tomlinson September 16, 2017 - 7:01 AM

I have started my own soy candle business (as well as full time work) so these labels would firstly be wonderful for printing my candle labels, labeling my scents and other supplies which current sit all in one box. I’d love to organize my entire craft cupboard while on school holidays so that I can get back to crafting for pleasure, not only for my business. Organization is key to knowing where your supplies are – I’ve been guilty of purchasing more supplies when i already have plenty in my cupboard

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Elaine September 16, 2017 - 7:11 AM

The “man cave” / garage – one husband’s domain, BUT every time I need to find bits and bobs, I have to “ask the man” where to find it. So neat with his tools, spanners etc, but seems to hide the things that a girl may require, like a hook, a screw or two or maybe some garden sprinkler bits, you know, all those little things that one needs but isn’t stored in the house !!!!!

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Jade September 16, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Definitely the kitchen!!! I’m tired of constantly tidying the pantry and freezer, it drives me bonkers!!! I also can’t stand our pantry, it’s just a cupboard with deep shelves so it’s so hard to find anything – labels would definitely make it easier ?

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Shelley September 16, 2017 - 7:54 AM

As a Mum of 5 with busy lives, it is so easy for items to be misplaced all over the house! These labels would be wonderful in helping create order and making it so much easier for the whole family to know where everything belongs. Thanks Katrina for all your organising tips!

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Gazel September 16, 2017 - 8:15 AM

The linen cupboard is the place to start. Now that the oldest kid starts to read, he can help put away and take out the correct linen. When Mum’s here to help out, she won’t have a chance to haphazardly put away the linen and towels like she used to. Husband wouldn’t accidentally use my towels by mistake!

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Kim Smith September 16, 2017 - 8:16 AM

My entire house needs organisation, I have started going room by room cleaning it out and organising everything. I am about to start on my pantry and labelling would make the job much easier and more satisfying once completed as I would be able to know exactly what is where so I stop wasting money buying things I don’t need.

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Gemma September 16, 2017 - 8:28 AM

I would love love love these labels for organising the kids craft products. At the moment everything is a big mess and the kids (and me!) cannot find anything so we just don’t do any craft which is such a shame as it’s something they absolutely love! I find myself constantly saying no to their requests to be creative because it’s just too overwhelming a task ? Thanks Katrina

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Tegan September 16, 2017 - 9:42 AM

I am a stereotypical teacher who collects and stores anything that may be useful in the classroom. I would love to get my office organised.

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Maddi September 16, 2017 - 10:12 AM

The one area in my home that could do with some label love is my pantry. It’s the only area in my house that is actually organised. i recently spent hours and lots of money at Kmart organising it all and I’m super proud to say it is still organised over a month later.

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Sarah September 16, 2017 - 11:47 AM

My container cupboard needs labelling! Although I know where everything goes, my darling husband (even though he’s trying to help), puts things in all sorts of weird and wonderful places! Haha

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Sue Davies September 16, 2017 - 12:08 PM

I feel that my entire house needs labelling, hopefully then I would feel more organized

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Emily O'Brien September 16, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Oh my god…my office/craft/sewing room! It is a freaking disorganised nightmare covered in loose glitter and pens! I get anxious and panicky just hunking about going I there!

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Debra O'Flaherty September 16, 2017 - 12:36 PM

I’d love to label my craft room, but the first place would have to be the pantry. I’m tired of spending hours cleaning and reorganizing the shelves, for hubby just to put something back in a completely random and nonsensical place #happywifehappylife

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Deb September 16, 2017 - 12:37 PM

Hi Kat, my pantry and my laundry are desperately in need of labels. This would minimise the chance of duplicate buying as well as letting my son know where everything is – when I having helping out! Deb

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Alison Sinclair September 16, 2017 - 12:39 PM

My linen cupboard. In our house, this is also the cleaning supplies cupboard. Linen & cleaning is all an absolute mess, and if I can’t put things away in the right place, I don’t know how I expect my kids to. I’m keen to get some plastic drawers for cleaning supplies & smaller linen, and looking forward to labelling with words & pictures to help all of us put things away. The pictures are for my little 11 year old sweetheart with special needs (not reading yet). She is the one most keen in this house to fold, put away, but also unfold, take out & spread all over the house. Maybe labels & pictures will help turn her efforts to “good” instead of “destroy” :).

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Robin September 16, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Medicines and first aid! Its turned into a giant mess, so I need me some drawers and labels to break it into sections to easily find what we need and we need it in a hurry!

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Kimberly September 16, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The bathroom. I use a kmart cutlery draw to separate each family’s toothbrush (helps avoid spreading germs. I would love to be able to label each sections to highlight who’s toothbrush goes where. I also have a hook for bath towels for each member of family. Id love to be able to create a nice label so everyone knows where to hang their towels too

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Naomi September 16, 2017 - 2:12 PM

I would love to label everything in our garage. As we have a small business that we base at home it would be so awesome to label and separate work and home stuff!!

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Summer Hinaki-McDade September 16, 2017 - 8:09 PM

It would be my pantry as I am slowly converting from plastics to glass storage containers, in hope of having a low-toxin filled home. So labelling would be great for organizing.

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Storm September 16, 2017 - 9:21 PM

Definitely my wardrobe well we dont have any built in ones in this house i have brought a few draws for now but when i do washing which im still catching up on from months ago i just put them on floor in a huge pile and every day theres more and i dont have a system so i scramble through for my 4 yr olds clothes fiancés work clothes and have to go through mine to see which ones fit me as i seem to be putting on weight more n more lately i would love to wake up and my daughter be able to grab her clothes n learn to read shorts shirts etc n for my fiancée to be able to grab a bath towel as labled abd not a beach towel ?

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Michaela September 16, 2017 - 10:31 PM

The pantry – it contains many unlabelled recycled mason jars containing foods.

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Jess Grinter September 16, 2017 - 10:38 PM

As my diy sticky tape labels are seeping and losing their grip, my pantry has definately seen better days and needs some new labels. Mainly as my husband ALWAYS seems to have trouble finding things, so having nice labels I can create which are big and stand out, may give him a chance to look and find things by himself:).
(I also would never go past the opportunity to make my pantry more organised and pretty! This is possibly one of my life’s biggest desires – organising!)

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Kim Dehaven September 17, 2017 - 1:12 AM

There are a lot of areas! The one that I would be most passionate about would be my craft area. The most helpful, though, would be the kitchen. (Pantry, fridge, spices, etc) Thanks for the opportunity!

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C Holmes September 17, 2017 - 3:07 AM

My office! So instead of opening every drawer, box or file looking for something I could just locate it straight away. ??

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Melissa A September 17, 2017 - 7:27 AM

I would have to use the labels on my entryway/front room as this is the one area that the mess drives me crazy. It gets used as a dumping zone for everything every tom we come into the house. It’s like everything becomes too heavy to carry once you step inside the front door.

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Chelsea Nicholson September 17, 2017 - 7:57 AM

I need to organise and label my pantry. We live remote and buy $700+ worth of dry goods per shop. My general everyday used flours etc looks great but my storage of everything else desperately needs a make over.

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Paula September 17, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Definitely all the odds and sods in my kitchen drawers.

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Sonya Shipley September 17, 2017 - 12:00 PM

I now have a walk in pantry and linen cupboard that desparetly needs labels, I love how organised you are Kat and would love to implement labels in my home especially for the hubby and kids?

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Sonya Shipley September 17, 2017 - 12:02 PM

For the sake of my sanity please help me???

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Maureen Newman September 17, 2017 - 12:58 PM

My husband took matters into his own hand and wrote with permanent marker on my pantry shelves, soup, rice, etc etc – I was horrified so yes I need help in sorting not only the pantry but craft, sewing etc.

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Ryan H September 17, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Our toy room as its such a mess and the kids put things away anywhere so they’re all mixed up. Labelling up what goes where will help matters greatly.

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Mardi chapman September 17, 2017 - 3:01 PM

Kitchen needs labelling! Teenage daughter is a little bit clueless when it comes to telling the difference between cornflour and icing sugar, caster sugar and sugar. Labels would certain not save some cooking fails at my house.?

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Wendy D September 17, 2017 - 3:10 PM

Definitely my pantry I try to do it without the labeling but nothing seems to stay put and then when I do the shopping because I can’t really see what is in the containers I think I don’t have something and I buy it again!!! Epic Fail!!!

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Maddie September 17, 2017 - 3:19 PM

My kitchen! Recently renovated and now hubby can’t find anything- lol!

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Lisa September 17, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Labels oh labels where are you in my life!!! I need you in the kitchen, I need you in the laundry, I need you in the study, I need you in the bathroom…..with 3 children and a husband these would go down a treat. With labels in these areas MY job would be a breeze. As to watch my children and husband put things away without getting asked Where do they go!! oh the joys of being organised!!

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Jennifer B. September 17, 2017 - 5:33 PM

My abundant PRESERVES could do with some lovely labelling!… For all the work that goes into making them, they really deserve more than the plain mailing labels they currently get!

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Renee September 17, 2017 - 5:34 PM

My pantry as it is so unorganized and due to this we are very wasteful

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Alan Parratt September 17, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Seeds for the garden, Getting my paw paw mixed up with my spinach is such a pain,
When the wrong plant sprouts I grow insane.

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Sara Knauf September 17, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Under my laundry tub is a mass of cleaning products, laundry products, cloths and shoe polishes. I need to get some containers and label them so that all members of my multigenerational household can know where things go

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Sophie September 17, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Easily my office/desk! I absolutely love labelling by hand, as you can get so many different styles. I am going through your blog, trying to find more office organisation (please post more!). I am slowly decluttering my way through my desk and hopefully can get that done during the holidays. I love to be organised and labelling is just a start. Thank you so much for posting such great posts that help all of us! Sophie 🙂

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Alison Laird September 17, 2017 - 9:56 PM

I need to label the linen cupboard!

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Diana September 17, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Having just downsized to an ample apartment, our storage cage adjacent to our car spot. Everything in there is in boxes and containers, contained behind a black screen we installed. Be nice to open the gate and see straight away where everything is, nicely labelled, without having to open everything, scouring (pulling my hair out) to find the simplest of thing. You’d think it’s not that bad, but it is……hubby goes down to retrieve something and shoves everything back willy nilly, never to be seen again!!!

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Julia September 17, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Our study desperately needs labelling for all the filing in the drawers, kids craft items in the cupboards and my husband’s business paperwork, not to mention the boys artwork and schoolwork piled up on the desk! I’m going to make it my mission these school holidays to get the study organised and these labels would be a huge help!! I love all your ideas and tips!!

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Karina Lee September 17, 2017 - 11:04 PM

The kids toy containers so they know what goes where.

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Tammy Wendt September 18, 2017 - 6:51 AM

I have two areas that need attention. Firstly my pantry, which is spread over 3 cupboards to get it to fit and labels would help my family get things back into the right spot. Secondly my craft area. This is in my bedroom and i don’t craft much anymore because i habe trouble finding things easily labels would mean i could find it when i want to use it.

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Wendy September 18, 2017 - 7:05 AM

A massive attempt to declutter and dehoard
A year long on line garage sale with the family onboard.
30 + tubs of random stuff, with no reason or rhyme,
Labelling it all would save so much time.
And when it’s all done and the shelves are left clean,
I’ll label what’s left and it will be a dream!

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Julie September 18, 2017 - 7:12 AM

I desperately need to label my kitchen, pantry & fridge as I have an aspergers son who won’t look past the first row of items in the pantry & fridge or look in cupboards for things unless I tell him exactly where they are. I’m hoping that having shelves & containers labelled on the outside will help he be able to cope with having to move things & actually look for them rather than relying on other people to help, thus making him more independant.

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Ellen Turner September 18, 2017 - 7:18 AM

I would label my home office as I am a work at home mum with a toddler and another baby due in December. It’s hard to find time to organise my office. Currently there are papers strewn all over the desk but that could change so quickly with labels!

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Sam T September 18, 2017 - 7:28 AM

I would label my kids wardrobes, to make it easier for them to put their clothes away and find them in the morning. It drives me crazy when they say “MUUUUMMM, I can’t find any shorts!”

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Bauntai Farquharson September 18, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Labelling my children’s clothes, especially their jocks! Even though there is 4 years apart they still manage to wear each other’s jocks! They never look at size but they
look for their names.

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Bec September 18, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Thanks Katrina, for all your amazing ideas and helping me be encouraged to be better organised around the home!! I definitely need to be better at everything having a place in the home and always putting things back in their place! It’s hard to pick the area most needing labels, but I choose the arts and crafts area. I would love to do more arts and crafts with my kids, and make it easier for them to help themselves too. I love doing watercolour painting and other crafts and need my “better” products labelled separately so the kids don’t use/break/ruin these. I need the kids products sorted and labelled into understandable categories to make the crafting fun easier! I’m visualising a well sorted craft corner, it’s exciting, that’s the first step, right?! ?

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Nikoly September 18, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Apart from the “ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!” needs some organising, we moved in to a smaller house a few months ago and we are struggling with the kitchen/dining/family area. It looks like a junk area as the kids just leave their stuff where they finish with it. It is our main living/homework/craft area and we are forever moving piles of stuff around so we can sit at the table.

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Annette September 18, 2017 - 7:48 AM

I would benefit from using labels to organise my fridge and bathroom. The fridge is wide so items get lost in there. I need labels and looking at expiry dates my fridge will look much better. The freezer desperately needs labelling. Thanks for your wonderful ideas Kat I need to improve at labelling.

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Robyn September 18, 2017 - 7:52 AM

I need my butlers pantry labeled I am on a diet and have a cleaner. I know where things go and she roughly knows. I need thinks in their right place so that I am not frustrated looking for the things I need. I am 143 kg so organisation is paramount. Frustration is not needed to achieve my goal of 85kg in 1 year. Thankyou

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Melissa pike September 18, 2017 - 8:07 AM

Definitely my pantry its small and cluttered and the kids just throw things in there, its a disaster area

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CJ September 18, 2017 - 8:15 AM

My pantry and linen press. With young kids and a tendency to like the same color sheets it would be great to get my linen press organised and labelled so I don’t make more work for myself by grabbing the wrong sized sheets and everyone knows what is where. In the pantry I aim to get to a stage where everything has a specific place so I know what I need at a quick glance. With busy lives we need to simplify and streamline as much as we can

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Stephanie September 18, 2017 - 8:17 AM

I need to label my herbs and spices.

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Karin Allan September 18, 2017 - 9:04 AM

My freezer is a night mare with little packages of I know not what! EeeeK! My daughters tell me to throw it all out! If I labelled and dated it it would make my life much less stressful!

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Fran Dishon September 18, 2017 - 9:15 AM

My pantry, as I get into Menu planning I need to keep track what’s in my pantry, spending money buying stuff I already have, annoying!

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Anna September 18, 2017 - 9:17 AM

probably if I had to pinpoint one area of our house that is choked up and difficult I would say the garage. If this area were organised it would take things off my bedroom floor and away from dark corners where things hide trying to look inconspicuous. We have been buying plastic crates to make it more orderly but labelling would make it even better.
cheers

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Karen September 18, 2017 - 9:26 AM

My pantry is in need of new labels particularly my Herbs and spices.

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Eleanor Kay September 18, 2017 - 9:43 AM

.just now all the plugs from computer and TV. So many of them !

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Julie September 18, 2017 - 10:35 AM

I desperately need some organisation in my pantry. It needs a total clear out, throw out & reorganisation. The labels & containers would make it so much easier to use & the whole family would benefit.

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M. Hooper September 18, 2017 - 10:45 AM

My pantry is crying out for some organizational help! Labelling containers would help me to use those nuts & things that get forgotten in a hidden dish, I would love for my pantry to be neat & tidy!

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Cassandra September 18, 2017 - 11:04 AM

My craft cupboard needs some serious label loving!! I would love to get it cleaned up and labeled so that I can enjoy crafting with my kids more <3 Thank you so much. xx

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Julia September 18, 2017 - 11:22 AM

It became apparent the other day that my pantry needed some organising when I had several containers with white powder, was it skim milk powder, plain or self raising flour, icing sugar or sugar substitute. Made perfect sense when I put them in there finally had to taste them all!

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Crazy Lady September 18, 2017 - 11:27 AM

My Pantry, We do food storage and I have lots of bulk items and jars. I’m the worse for thinking I’ll remember what I’ve put in there and then I forget. I also keep saying that I’ll get organised and get some labels but then get overwhelmed by the choice. This would be awesome!

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Kerry Williamson September 18, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Hi Kat,
My laundry needs these labels to make things look a whole lot classier than the Orange Permanent marker currently on the recycled milk bottles with my home-made laundry detergent and fabric softener 🙂 my art/craft room is another area that could use them for the many jars that I have with beads and such as well as the boxes I store multiple items in to keep things tidy – small room – and possibly my kitchen. I’d love to have enough labels for all these places. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win these.

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Nicole Kent September 18, 2017 - 12:09 PM

My herbs and my spices. I poured them all in to neatly arranged Mobin containers but have never gotten around to labelling them. Half the time I don’t know whether im using Sage or Oregano, Cumin or Coriander.

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Bernardine September 18, 2017 - 12:41 PM

My pantry – with the need to cook everything from scratch due to dietary conditions in our household, my pantry is fully stocked with a tonne of wholefoods. Labels would mean hubby has no excuse not to chip in help cook if he knows what is what and we can be sure he uses the right ingredients!

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Veronica September 18, 2017 - 1:04 PM

I have four children aged 8,7,5 & 3.5. They are close in age but their literacy needs all differ immensely therefore they each have numerous books suited to their individual levels. They have a lot of books and in total they have their books across 6 shelves on their 70cm wide book case .
The job of keeping the book case neat and tidy after reading their books is a very tall order (for all parties involved) and usually they feel it to be a very tedious task and resort to either stacking the books on their sides wherever they may fit or avoid the job completely and hope someone else (Mummy) will do it.
By labelling the shelves and grouping the books into themes everyone will soon learn that the books all have a home on the shelves and will find it easier to keep them organised and the books can be returned to their allocated spot according the the labels. It would be great practice for them to learn correct library habits and ettiquite for the school and public libraries.
I now realise how important it is to adopt good habits early on life and these need to be taught before we do them like second nature.

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Julie Dilanian September 18, 2017 - 1:10 PM

My pantry first of all. I love opening the door to see organisation and where everything is. Then I would move on to the rest of the house.

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Nancy Mackenzie September 18, 2017 - 1:15 PM

My craft room was in a state of chaos so I have purchased two new Ikea drawer sets and I would like to label each one, and all my containers full of buttons, sequins, etc, so I can easily find what I need, when I need it!

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Allana September 18, 2017 - 3:46 PM

My linen cupboard. Not for me but for my husband so he can find things when I am not at home 🙂

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Gabriella H September 18, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Our bathroom as all our stuff gets mixed up with the kids. It would be nice to have some order in it and people stop using my toothbrush.

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Charlotte B September 18, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Our food pantry as its like a tardis in there. You can never find anything and all the different food types are all mixed up as everyone just slings food in there without a thought.

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Rebekah Ballingall September 18, 2017 - 4:44 PM

I would love to label my son’s toys and the toy sections so he knows where everything belongs

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Harry Cornish September 18, 2017 - 5:16 PM

my tools and ‘mens stuff’ draws. In all honesty though just about every area in the house needs some order and labels would help greatly in creating some order.

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Sammie September 18, 2017 - 8:51 PM

I need organisation in my kitchen. I have too many containers that don’t have labels so I have to guess what’s inside. Mistaking Salt for sugar was my greatest failure :'(

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Lisa September 18, 2017 - 9:08 PM

I need to label the spices, the cooking/pantry stuff, all my scout stuff (I am a Group Leader and a Joey Scout Leader), my study folders (I am at Uni too), my Avon stuff (I do that part time) and my school stuff ( I am a Learning Support Officer part time). If I had labels on everything, I wouldn’t keep on losing THAT piece of paper, or my pen, or the folder I just had. If there were labels on the spicse, maybe I wouldn’t have put ground pepper on my porridge.

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Christina September 18, 2017 - 9:42 PM

The garage shelves! Everything that doesn’t have it’s own place gets thrown in the garage. It would be so great to have the garage shelves organised with labels so that it could stay tidier for longer.

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Melissa McDonald September 18, 2017 - 10:03 PM

My kids! My overworked brain keeps calling out the wrong name – or a crazy mashup of the two. Surely labelling them would help?!?

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Sharyn September 18, 2017 - 10:48 PM

Like others, there are many areas of my home that needs labelling but if I had to chose just one, I would say the pantry. I remember recently finding a container with white powder in it and when I tasted it I thought it was off cornflour (I’m not even sure it goes off). A few days later I was looking for my aluminium free baking powder when I remembered I had put it in a container unlabelled, then the penny dropped, I had thrown it out >.<

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Anthea September 19, 2017 - 12:27 AM

several areas of my home need labelling but the kitchen pantry would benefit mostly with all the cooking ingredients we all use it is imperative.

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Vanessa Ahern September 19, 2017 - 12:28 AM

My kitchen pantry is in desperate need of labelling as it is such a tiny pantry and labelled containers would be easier to find.

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Aurora September 19, 2017 - 5:45 AM

The main thing that needs labelling in my home is ME, because I need to be put in my place.

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Kelly September 19, 2017 - 6:49 AM

My home office cupboard desperately needs labels . Guilty of buying more office supplies / kids craft items because I can’t find the ones I had in the mess that is my cupboard. I think I may have enough glitter to cover the outside of my house 😉

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Meghan Holmes September 19, 2017 - 7:18 AM

I have 2 main areas which are in desperate need for some labels.
My kitchen and my playroom.
The kitchen needs labels so everyone knows where things go and can return them once they are done.
My play room needs labels to help my children understand the importance of putting things away.
With a young family of 6 (children aged 5yr, 3yrs, 11month old twins) labels are becoming my solution to all situations.

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Kylie September 19, 2017 - 7:24 AM

My kitchen. My pantry, fridge and freezer all need a drastic makeover. They are disorganised and make me feel anxious just looking at them every day.

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Kellie Pelletier September 19, 2017 - 7:45 AM

My WHOLE house needs labelling! Why? Because I live with males. A husband and 2 sons means they all do ‘boy looks’ when searching for things. If I had labels on everything then maybe, just maybe, they could find something without my help. ?

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Maree September 19, 2017 - 9:51 AM

Hello, at the moment I cut out little bits of paper from an exercise book with lines (so I write straight) and sticky tape them onto a container. ?

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Kaz September 19, 2017 - 9:58 AM

Our animal food needs labelling. As feeding the animals is part of the children’s chores, I try to make it easier for them, after all, when we need different food for the Rabbit, Cats, Dog, Canaries and chickens, it’s best for the animals if they get the right nutrition. We are on a farm, so I’m sure there will be another food type that will be required in the near future, like lambs powdered milk, and calf powdered milk…..both requiring different labels. 🙂

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Judith September 19, 2017 - 10:08 AM

HUSBANDS!!! We all have them, we love them but boy o boy even if they are standing right in front of it THEY CAN’T SEE IT!!!!!

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Lauren McGraw September 19, 2017 - 10:32 AM

I’m desperate to sort 2 key areas in my home – my kitchen (pantry and fridge) and also my sons toyroom. I had never thought to use labels for toys, but can see it would be brilliant!

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Jonica September 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

I have 2 areas that are desperate for labels, the office, and kids bedrooms…….if everything had a labeled home then I might have 1/2 a chance at them keeping their rooms just a little tidier 🙁

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Terri-Anne September 19, 2017 - 12:06 PM

My kitchen definitely needs labels it is really unorganized and I need to make my pantry and fridge more organised

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Dionne September 19, 2017 - 12:08 PM

As a Mum of 5 kids and working as a nurse I freeze meals, lunches, muffins, biscuits, left overs, sauces, soups and anything that can be premade and frozen. This saves me time and enables the family to eat when I am on afternoon shift and I can quickly repack lunch boxes when I have an early start. My freezer has 6 drawers so better labelling would help when I am rummaging around trying to find something in a hurry or giving one of the kids instructions on what to take out of the freezer for tea or recess.

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Chandini September 19, 2017 - 12:33 PM

My pantry, for sure. Kids are still young and don’t have many things that need labelling. But the labels I have used for my pantry keep falling off it is getting very frustrating!

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Amanda September 19, 2017 - 1:16 PM

I would love to be organised and label my children’s bedroom/toy areas. They can then help with packing away as they will know where to put their toys instead of where they like or leaving them out. No more “Mum where’s this or that”.

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Alison September 19, 2017 - 3:59 PM

The playroom – because I have three boys and it hopefully would help them to put things back and keep the room organised and therefore able to actually be played in!

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MouseO September 19, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Medicine cabinet because in the middle of the night-half asleep you mistake spew and poo medicine up and then you will be in a world of trouble.

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Judith September 19, 2017 - 10:02 PM

My pantry needs labelling! I have flour and S.R. flour in containers but nope, I never labelled them so don’t know which is which!

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Ashley September 20, 2017 - 9:43 AM

I have lost my home office to our newest addition of our family, my home is very small and we need some sort of organisation!!!
Seeing all those photo’s of your labelled home made me get really emotional at the hope that I could have that in my home… And actually, KNOW where things are!!!

My study is a mess and in need of an overhaul and the labels would make my life so much easier to work in this space 🙂 x

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Amanda September 20, 2017 - 9:59 AM

What area doesn’t need labelling! Argh – from my daughters’ homework area to the office area to my precious DVD collection which my children constantly put out of order to my cooking section of the cupboard with all my flours and spices to my baby’s room to my baby’s food items. Everywhere needs a label!!! And my post it notes just don’t work or look as pretty – ha!

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Jen Parry September 20, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Tough decision on where to start, everywhere from front to back of house needs a good organising and labelling. As we are currently planning to update our laundry (not even one cupboard in it now) I would probably start there as it will then free up space within the rest of the house.

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Carolyn September 20, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Thanks to your site my house is becoming more organised but the problem is I am the only one who really knows what goes where, so these labels would help me to show the rest of the family where things go throughout the whole house (mainly the pantry and bathroom) and help them on our journey towards an organised house 🙂

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Susie September 20, 2017 - 2:04 PM

Oooh I’d love some labels. I’m on a constant mission to organise the bathroom cupboards and I think I’d be much more successful if I were to LABEL where things are to be returned to. And, like you, I make a few of my own cleaning products – they definitely need a label!

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Sarah September 20, 2017 - 3:41 PM

I love the idea of labels to keep my house a little bit more organised. I have never really labelled anything before and thought this competition would be the perfect opportunity to start and to see if it would work for us.

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Julie C September 20, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Even though we have lived in my husband’s family home for 20 years, he still occasionally goes to the wrong cupboard to get cups/coffee/etc… because that’s where it was when he lived here with his parents… so I think maybe I need to label all of the cupboards and drawers in the kitchen with what’s inside, just until he gets used to the changes? Like maybe in the next 20 years?? 😀

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Margot September 20, 2017 - 10:53 PM

I need to label the craft “section” of my cupboard (unfortunately I don’t have a whole designated cupboard for craft). The boxes I have aren’t clear, so each time I need to find something for my children to do craft, I have to search through every box! It’s very frustrating and time consuming, and by the time I’ve found what I’m looking for, the children are just about over the prospect of craft in the first place!! I don’t want them missing out on the fun of craft because it takes forever to find what they need. I’ve been meaning to organise the space, but it just hasn’t happened yet…

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Shelley September 20, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Definitely need labels in my linen cupboard because I mix up the queen & king sheet sets and can’t tell til I’m trying to fit them on the bed!

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Carolyn September 21, 2017 - 6:46 AM

My craft and office room. I’ve just reorganised it with new shelves and a hutch. I’ve decluttered some things and would love to put some pretty labels on my jars, doors and trays to be super organised like you.

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Sue September 21, 2017 - 6:50 AM

I have just tidied my pantry and would love some labels to find everything easier

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Leanne September 21, 2017 - 7:32 AM

I would definitely label my cooking efforts. Yesterday by son mistook some protein balls in an unlabeled container for the dog’s treats!! Hmmm – I should do that with all my creative efforts.

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Vikki Andrews September 21, 2017 - 7:39 AM

I definitely need to label things in my pantry because recently when preparing my weetbix for breakfast I added a sprinkle of sugar and it turned out to be salt. It wasn’t nice…
I had post it notes on some of my containers and it fell off and I assumed it was sugar.
I also made a stir fry and added cornflour to thicken the sauce only to discover that I had added bicarbonate of soda, the stir fry started to bubble and all the colour disappeared from the lovely green vegetables. I did have a taste but that wasn’t a good idea as my nose went all fuzzy for about 5 – 10 minutes and it certainly gave my sinuses a workout.

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Michelle September 21, 2017 - 8:26 AM

I love to label!! The one area I need to work on at present is my children’s numerous boxes of toys. I like to label them so they know exactly what is inside as well as practicing their reading of words.

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Elaine September 21, 2017 - 9:41 AM

Hi Kat, I’m using your organisational programs to become totally organised so I need help everywhere! Your label idea is exactly what I need for my home. Each and every room would benefit from a labelling regime. At present I’m doing your 5day challenge focusing on my craft room. Labels needed everywhere!!!

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Jo Bevan September 21, 2017 - 10:06 AM

Hi Kat, you are a true inspiration. My teaching resources need new labels to reflect my changing teaching role. My collection of recyclable/ useful AIDS needs sorting and your easy to change label idea is just what I need.
Thanks for giving me so many great ideas & organisation inspiration.
Jo

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Belinda Miller September 21, 2017 - 10:18 AM

We have just moved into a brand new apartment and space is at a premium. Everything has been minimised and contained. I do like things neat and accessible. My problem area would be the pantry. I am constantly opening containers to guess what’s inside, it’s always been on my to do list to label them . But haven’t found the right product yet.

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samantha September 21, 2017 - 10:23 AM

I need to organise the bedroom. I have boxes of dog toys, boxes for presents, postcards, books, boxes in preparation of an upcoming trip, and too many other things that I need to start pulling my finger out and organising so I know where things are and what is in the boxes. I suppose it’s part bedroom, part storage cupboard, part office in a small space.
I think I’ will have to get some of those labels to organise the staff stationary at work also.

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Jan Wood September 21, 2017 - 10:27 AM

I work from home selling Sports Clothing on ebay. I use my avery labeller on my parcels and it cuts the time down enormously. I also label the different plastic boxes with types and sizes of football jerseys are in them. Space is at a premium, so by labelling the boxes with Avery I can stack them up and I only spend minutes finding the jersey I want to post. Its definitely a life safer, would take me another 2 hours a day without my Avery Labels.

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Maria Murdolo September 21, 2017 - 10:30 AM

I’d start with the kitchen. The Kitchen is the one area that needs labeling at my place, as it is the biggest communal area shared with the family. Labeling will save from unnecessary tension and increase time left to enjoy the day with family 🙂

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Tracy Johnston September 21, 2017 - 11:07 AM

As with everybody, I have many things in many areas that need labelling…. Sometimes I get so tired, it would be helpful to label my husband and son, our 4 cats and 2 dogs! Haha.
Seriously, though… My first and primary area that requires some decent labels is my walk-in wardrobe. I bought dark boxes to store things in that are used less frequently than the things I have readily on hand….the problem is I forget what is in which box (there are 9) and rather than ferreting through them to find things they sit untouched. After all…at this point in time, they are in the only neat and tidy area of the house, so the minute I start hunting through them aimlessly…goodbye peaceful spot in the house!
Anyway… back to the 5 day challenge for me. 🙂

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Colin September 21, 2017 - 11:18 AM

The office and the camera equipment in the office need labels so we both know which items are needed and which ones are not.

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Desiree September 21, 2017 - 11:19 AM

I need to change my habit of buying things I need for a recipe and then get home only to find I already have one, two , three of the ingredient somewhere in my pantry. I am moving into my brand new home and I have a huge butlers pantry that I will be able to actually see what I have and I think the labels will be fantastic to help me with my bad habit I have formed. Thank you Desiree

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JanetNZ September 21, 2017 - 11:22 AM

My spare bedroom has been a dumping ground for all sorts. As I clear it it It’s apparent that stationery, essential documents all pond home accounts are my biggest problem. They get “filed” in boxes with each other and seem almost impossible to find when needed. Result: missing prompt payments, missing birthdays, duplicating stationery purchases, panicking when official forms need to be completed going to sign up for newsletter so hopefully this will help but the labels would be an excellent bonus. Thank you.

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Estelle Bott September 21, 2017 - 11:53 AM

My son (electrician/engineer) and I are very hands on people, and we have lots of handymen/women tools and items, in the garage, under the carport, in the house, in our cars in his room! and for the last six month I have a pile in the dining room! for the so many projects I have going in the falling apart house! It’s so frustrating opening ice cream, yoghurt, and food plastic containers to find out if this is the container with screws for wood, or metal or masonry, are they the stainless steel screws? same goes for the nails when I am fixing the fence, are these the zinc plated ones, are they the roof nails, are they floor board nails, then there are the nuts, the bolts, the big ones, the little ones, which size? the O rings the gas tape the electric tape, e and the permanent markers don’t always work! aaaggghh! Alas we have a couple of metal drawers we rescued from council clean ups and we use these in the garage for tools and bits and pieces, but have never labelled them and somehow, when I put something in one drawer it magically reappears in another drawer. My time is very limited to do my jobs around the house so I label, label label! Now which labels should I use, big ones, little ones, are they water proof, are they permanent, here we go again!

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Vicki September 21, 2017 - 1:56 PM

My area would be my pantry .My husband can never find the things he wants and it will save me from always having to get them for him.

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Caryll September 21, 2017 - 2:00 PM

I have been thinking just what I would need labels for – definitely some nice ones in my pantry. I have had to go on a gluten free diet and it would make things much easier to have labels for both gluten free and the every day food for the rest of the family to recognise.

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Michelle September 21, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The Linen cupboard. I can never ell which sheets are which size bed. Forever pulling them out only to unfold and realise they are for the wrong size bed. Then I need to refold and restack the piles. Once labelled problem solved 🙂

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Fiona September 21, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Labels would be great for my shed. I have big black boxes that house things from my childhood and from when my son was little. I would be great to look at each box and know what was organised inside with a label on the outside telling me so.

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Sharon Suladra September 21, 2017 - 2:14 PM

My Makeup station could do with a revamp – its definitely needs some gorgeous labelling, might actually get me to work quicker if I can see what I’m looking for in all my trays!

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Heather September 21, 2017 - 2:16 PM

I would like to get a little more organised in my laundry. I already have things in boxes, but they are not labeled. Things would be so much easier to find in each box if this was done. Time I think to finished the job properly!

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Margaret Duffy September 21, 2017 - 2:18 PM

I need to put food into containers and to label them so that I can tell the difference between icing sugar and cornflour.

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yvonne September 21, 2017 - 2:27 PM

The contents of drawers inside the wardrobes and other cupboards.

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Lorraine Irvine September 21, 2017 - 2:51 PM

My sewing room has lots of plastic boxes and large storage containers. when they are all stacked on top of each other it seems to always be the one at the bottom I want. If I labeled every box and bin then I would have a chance of finding things. If it works I might even try the same idea for the house!

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Fay September 21, 2017 - 2:55 PM

I’d love some labels to use in my bedroom cupboards and the containers I put in them. I do my birthday and Christmas shopping all year round and my cupboards get really full! I try to write down where I’ve put each gift, but because of sizing considerations, often have to move things from one drawer, shelf or cupboard to another. I’d love to be able to label all of these places , and the boxes and baskets I use to store the presents, so I can find them when I need them. Only 95 days until Christmas!

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Ashish Nayak September 21, 2017 - 3:05 PM

My area would be under my kitchen sink, study room, as well as under the sink in both bathrooms, I’m looking forward to organising my house, then my life
Cheers
Ashish

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Julia Joyce September 21, 2017 - 3:12 PM

As a retiree I seem to be busier than ever with hobbies, writing and creating books and every thing in the house seems to come last so labelling everything, especially the pantry, would be a great help while doing the declutter program.

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Chris September 21, 2017 - 3:27 PM

I wish to gradually minimise a lifetime’s clutter… by knowing more and more about less and less stuff to become decluttered and organised. Currently, I know less and less about more and more, as I appear to know nothing about everything. Clear labelling’s gonna be essential during and after.

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George Hart September 21, 2017 - 3:32 PM

I only use Avery, simply the vast range of labels for any use or occasion. Home, office, business or even markets, garage sales, and 1000’s of uses. I would really appreciate to be considered.

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Leanne Downie September 21, 2017 - 3:32 PM

I love to label my partners shed. He knows where everything is off by heart, but for years I have been rummaging around hunting through drawers and boxes trying to find pliers or a piece of string. Your story has inspired me to label everything so I can finally find what I need when he isn’t home to pester 🙂

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Barbara September 21, 2017 - 3:38 PM

My sewing items are in the biggest clutter ever. I would love to organise these so when I need to mend clothes, I could find the right reels of cotton or needles or buttons or patches or ribbons, etc. When my grandkids, who live with me, need their clothes mended, I have to search and search until I find the right bobbin or colour cotton etc.

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Sonia Mangelsen September 21, 2017 - 3:46 PM

I have just been the victim of a burglary. The offenders made a mess of every room. I am going to use the time to throw out anything past it’s use by date and label the rest.

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Amy September 21, 2017 - 3:48 PM

My events shed, I run events for Women in my community. I have everything from candles, tablecloths, platters, plaques, costumes, silk flowers, books, boxes, gifts, glasswares, picture frames, Bo-ho equipment, jugs, beads, jewels – you name it, it’s in there, in tubs that I have to look through to find what I want. I need labels to organize me. Be more efficient in this area of my life. These will help me to place my hands on the things I need quickly and also so I don’t forget and buy more stuff that I already have.

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Gill Martin September 21, 2017 - 4:03 PM

After an unfortunate mistake I made, I will definitely label my pet lotions,creams and medicines. If you (humans) take them by mistake they taste awful. But if your medicines are given to pets by mistake, it could kill them. The vet bill could be astronomical!

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Fiona September 21, 2017 - 4:09 PM

My entire house needs labeling as I can never find anything I need as my kids think that if there is an empty spot then that is where it must belong even if it is in the completely wrong room!

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Donna September 21, 2017 - 4:14 PM

Bathroom cupboard hands down. I have finally containerised, so all I need now if the pretty labels to match. I’m totally addicted to Avery labels.

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Robyn September 21, 2017 - 4:24 PM

Pantry – it always needs updating – every time I go shopping – buy something new or different which requires a new label – I like everything to look neat and “the same”.

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Emily M September 21, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Kids clothes drawers so the clothes go back where they should go!!

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Michelle Endesrby September 21, 2017 - 6:24 PM

The one thing I most need to label is my roses, with the addition of 20 new rosebushes in my garden this year alone I need to keep track of them. You don’t want to confuse an Iceberg with a Winchester Cathedral or Jude The Obscure with a Victoria Gold or Valencia!

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Brenda September 21, 2017 - 7:54 PM

My office/computer room where I run my Avon business from

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Donna Stone September 21, 2017 - 8:35 PM

LABELS WOULD HELP WITH SO MANY AREAS IN THE HOME FROM THE GARAGE TO GARDENING AND STORAGE INSIDE AND OUT HOBBIES HOMEWORK AND HANDY MAN TOOLS.

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Sue September 21, 2017 - 8:46 PM

My pantry really needs organising. I’m not very good at getting organised and really need some advice from someone who knows what they’re doing.

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Katrina McAliece September 21, 2017 - 9:32 PM

Im trying to organise our house prior to my parents moving in with us so there will be 6 of us in the house & it needs to have order, labelling storage will be a great start!

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Lorraine Gillett September 21, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Definately my pantry, I have so much in it & really need to sort it out. Labelling sounds a wonderful idea. I’m sure it would be a huge help when looking for things. As I’m due to have a knee replacement, it would make things much easier for hubby to find things rather than rant & rave over the state it’s in.

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Angela Ivanovici September 21, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Two places at home desperately need labelling: 1 – the various shelves, tins and boxes in our garage would greatly help my husband’s organisation of his special areas; 2 – we are great cooking fans, and a gorgeous array of decorative labels would add an air of fun and organisation – making much better use of the space in both areas. Here’s hoping to get one of the packs

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Wendy September 21, 2017 - 11:57 PM

I have UFO’s (unidentified food objects) in my freezer. I bake up a storm, load the freezer and then its pot luck what you get.
It would be nice to know whats actually in there and more importantly….how long. Is avery up for the freezer challenge?

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Michelle September 22, 2017 - 12:11 AM

My office could use some organising, labels would definitely help.

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Karyn McKenna September 22, 2017 - 6:57 AM

We have a constant struggle to keep our house tidy, i am always in and out driving my girls around to their daily activities and in our rush to be whete we need to be we dump stuff……..everywhere! Kitchen bench, dining table, floor, office desk, kids desk, no clear space is safe from the dumping SO i would label every room in my house so we all would (hopefully) start putting things where they belonged.

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Kylie Murray September 22, 2017 - 6:58 AM

I need to organize and label all my under sink kitchen area. Unfortunately our renovations are incomplete and I have very limited space and this 1 cupboard holds kitchen, laundry and some bathroom items too. But then again my kitchen pantry, and office all need some organization. Please help! Thanks x

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Naomi September 22, 2017 - 7:10 AM

Label all the things!!! But if I have to narrow it down, knowing the range of labelling options, I would make use of my jar collection in the cellar. I need to justify their use, before we clear the cellar out for a reno…every mocacona jar deserves a second chance!

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Shonna Read September 22, 2017 - 7:13 AM

After using my Isopropyl alcohol bottle mixture on my face, thinking it was my homemade floral water, my eyes, would really appreciate labels on these bottles. Who knows what could be mixed up next time? Thanks for the opportunity to enter x

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Michelle Short September 22, 2017 - 7:14 AM

Two simple labels on the vinegar cleaner spray & the water sprayer may save me hundreds in replacing dead plants sprayed incorrectly. Ooops!

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Kelli September 22, 2017 - 7:15 AM

The one area of my home that needs labelling is the draws and spaces in my children’s wardrobes because then my children might put their clothes away in the correct spaces.

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Linda Stafford September 22, 2017 - 7:38 AM

My area that needs labelling is my whole house. I did purchase a label maker a few years ago and started going crazy with it, but all those labels have started falling off. As a mum of 3-under 4 this prize package would definitely help bring some order back into our chaos. In particular a labelled pantry would be a dream come true!

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Willi C September 22, 2017 - 8:25 AM

I keep my spices in a plastic tub, so all I see are dozens of circular tops. But what if they were labelled, and then stored alphabetically, eh?

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Barbara Stevens September 22, 2017 - 9:21 AM

Pantry as my hubby can NEVER see what is right in front of him… hoping labels would HELP him FIND things

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Kayla September 22, 2017 - 10:15 AM

My pantry needs these labels. I added a heap of Hot Chilli powder to dinner thinking it was Sweet Paprika – lets just say that the kids didn’t appreciate it at all…oooopps!!

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Sim September 22, 2017 - 10:16 AM

I need to label the wardrobe shelves so the kids (and hubby) can help with the putting away of the clean clothes in the right places! This busy mumma needs all the help she can get!

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Jessica September 22, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Love your work Kat! the room that i need to organise in my 9 year old daughters room. she has already been moved from the largest kids room because she ca’t keep it tidy and organised. i need to so something with her in her room so she can understand the importance of being organised and having a tidy room. i keep telling her everything need a home if it doesn’t have a home you need to part with it or re oerganise you other thing to make a home for it. it is seriously doing my head in! your label pack would help so much as i am going to buy her some cube shelving and boxes to keep organised. the labels would just complete the project for us! thank you!

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jan wilson September 22, 2017 - 10:28 AM

our kitchen really needs help with labelling to keep me sane

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Rebecca Taylor September 22, 2017 - 10:45 AM

We have a bad garage conversion that we intended on putting back to a garage when we moved in. Three years later it is now called the “Room of Doom!” The Room of Doom is our garage, linen press, laundry, study, shed and playroom – total disaster that every school holidays gets started on de-cluttering but never finished. This year is the year, I’m getting clear boxes and your labels will help immensely!

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Raylene Marr September 22, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Definitely my pantry. I unfortunately had pantry moths a few months back and had to remove everything a purchase all new stuff. I ended up buying the handy stackable containers from Kmart so everything could be in containers. But I don’t have a label machine so I just put sticky tape and write on it. Your photos of pantries are so inspirational and I would love the chance to organise my pantry and have it looking nice also.

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Beverley Palombo September 22, 2017 - 10:54 AM

My office is a bit of a mess and sometimes things are difficult to find. Having things labelled would certainly help and a bit of colour and pizzazz would go a long way to brightening up the place.

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Danielle September 22, 2017 - 11:08 AM

We need labels in our office! Currently just 1 filing cabinet with most paperwork strewn across the dining room table (dining room and office are currently one and the same). I feel so overwhelmed by how disorganised it all is and I don’t know where to start. Labelling would be a great help!

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Rachel September 22, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Wow! We’re moving house. My family have big hearts but need a little support when it comes to putting things away. Of course, they’re not working from home all day like me, so I know best where things belong. I live by the mantra “A place for everything and everything in its place”. With items shortly across two houses and several shipping containers I am labelling EVERYTHING so ‘the boys’ know which items need to travel first, which home business they might be used for, and which room they need to end up in. Not to forget labelling our “give away” boxes, “sell this” boxes and our items to be thrown.

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Rachael Grogan September 22, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Everything! With the help of Kats tips I’ve started Organising my house and it is looking so much better but NOTHING is labeled yet. Im am tired of being the only one who knows where anything is and being able to label everything, especially with the awesome Avery labels I have been eyeing off, would be fabulous! Help me, help my family to stop bugging me and be able to find things themselves!

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Serena September 22, 2017 - 11:34 AM

I have a dirty little secret but it’s not what you think!
It’s the disorganised clutter under the sink;
And somehow it’s spread to pantry & cupboards too
– oh just think what some Avery labels can do!!

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Tammy September 22, 2017 - 12:09 PM

First of all I love your website with all the useful information, thank you for your hard work! The biggest area that needs to be labeled is my bathroom closet, it’s a mess!! I hope I win these labels, they will certainly be used! Thank you so much!!

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Carla September 22, 2017 - 12:12 PM

For simplicity….to enable my two children to participate in the tidying process of their toys and enable them to more responsible with what is placed where and why! Also my study/craft areas desperately needs some help, otherwise my husband might just turn it into a spare bedroom ?

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Paula Williams September 22, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Since retiring I have been able to fulfil my hobby of crochet. However, there is one really big issue with this – I have so many patterns and ideas for projects, I need to organise them properly. At the present time, they are all over the place in plastic bags, My husband has told me that I need to organise my space a lot more, and the label kit would assist in a number of ways – tidy up my craft space; save my sanity; and, make my husband happy!!

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Katrina McVeigh September 22, 2017 - 12:17 PM

Nothing in my pantry is labeled, every time I cook it’s a guessing game between whether I’ve got the right kind of flour or not, and cute labels would definitely motivate me to finally sort it out and make everything easier for me and my family

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Donna September 22, 2017 - 12:41 PM

The area I need to label the most is the kids school and art supplies! I definitely need to re-organise them as they are taking over the house!

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Cathryn September 22, 2017 - 12:48 PM

Iv just started on this journey this week on the 5 day challenge, so I hate to say but all my cupboards need labels 🙁 it’s been really good to get started this week as I felt I was getting in over my head with no direction before I had the guidance from this group.
Thank you organised house wife’s ??

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Becky Barnes September 22, 2017 - 12:59 PM

My pantry, sooooo needs labels as I have tried with permanent marker and does come off eventually with hilarious results with my three teenagers.

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Michelle Katt September 22, 2017 - 3:09 PM

My pantry and my linen cupboard are a mess and need labeling, I have tried to organise them but am finding it hard. I just did your 5 day organising and with that, your blog and your shop, I know I will finally get it done. Just need some labels now.

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Chris Andrew September 22, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Labels Wanted Urgently….A cupful of salt in a boiled fruit cake doesn’t taste particular nice. It was also used in the home made custard to accompany the cake (or substitute pudding). In fact the guests weren’t impressed and hubbie wasn’t with the expense and wastage. 1 cup of sugar would make my kitchen sweeter, not to mention my relationship with hubbie and friends. I am still apologising!.

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Louise Wagner September 22, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Definitely my pantry! With two young children and cooking and baking from scratch you can imagine how many packets and boxes of ingredients are in my pantry unlabelled. Then I forget what they are and what I used them for! I can imagine with Avery labels I will be super organised which would be amazing!

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Yvonne September 22, 2017 - 3:54 PM

One area that needs labelling is my fridge & freezer. It doesn’t matter what I’ve used it rubs off because of the moisture. With six children looking in the fridge they cannot find things.

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Antoniette Graham September 22, 2017 - 4:16 PM

I would love to organise and label my pantry! I have the containers; I need the finishing touches ? Having label-envy right now, looking at your set-up Kat ?

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Jane September 22, 2017 - 5:40 PM

These labels make organised spaces look so pleasing to the eye. I need some of that calm as not many of my labels match and I haven’t put a lot of thought into my labels. I’d love to be able to have calm, uniform labels that make life easier and more pleasant. Some calm in our crazy household. Fingers crossed – please 🙂

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Jane September 22, 2017 - 5:42 PM

These labels make organised spaces look so pleasing to the eye. I need some of that calm as not many of my labels match and I haven’t put a lot of thought into my labels. I’d love to be able to have calm, uniform labels that make life easier and more pleasant. Some calm in our crazy household. Fingers and toes crossed – please 🙂

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Wendy September 22, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Our pantry was infested with pantry moths & the wormy things that they come with (YUK) and I have had to pull everything out of it, clean and throw out heaps and I am now in the process of transferring everything from packets and boxes into plastic containers. So of course what I need is a plethora of labels! This could not have come at a more perfect time for me! Please. 🙂

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Mellanie September 22, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Hard to see and hard to hold, my cold items in the fridge and freezer will never be forgotten or neglected again with these fantastic labels!

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Julie September 22, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Overhaul my office area. It would benefit from a trip to Office Works (my second home) where I could purchase matching office equipment, new labels and colourful binders to tidy all the loose papers that seem to have accumulated.

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Sedigh September 22, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Hi Katrina,

Getting to know you and your blog has been a pure blessing for me. I came across your blog as I searched for some motherhood blogs. I read a few posts and then I was amazed at how clear your organizing tips are and how everything made sense.

I have never been an organized person and although I had suffered a lot from it , I had given up on doing anything about it and had come to the terms with it just being me. But your clear instructions and tips was just a turning put for me. Specifically your guidance about the first rule of being organized is to categorize items in containers and put labels!

The first thing I was inspired to do was to organize my 3 years old girl wardrobe which was an absolute mess. I got some cardboard boxes, covered it with fabric and categorised my girls clothes in them. Then drew some images on papers to work as labels and taped them on the boxes.

The result was so amazing. I no longer needed to help my child finding clothes . In the past I had to help her get clothed and it was so frustrating to find things but now she just goes to her room, gets dressed and comes back. She spends a lot of time mix and matching her clothes and enjoys the process a lot. Something painful was turned to absolute joy following your instruction.

This was a great motivation to start working on other areas of the home. Including pantry, kitchen cabinets, laundry, office…

Now I have categorised most items into separate containers but labelling is something that I seem to have got stock on. Hopefully I get some motivation and inspiration to get it done and move on but here I just want to say thank you for the great job you are doing in writing your blog, sharing your tips and tricks and wisdom and helping other people like me.

Warmest Regards

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Barbie September 23, 2017 - 12:56 AM

First let me say what a Blessing you are to me.
I consider my life an ADVENTURE currently.
Once I decided to get out of the Drivers Seat
? and literally let go & allow God to drive…after all, He doesnt have to stop &ask directions! So a few bullet points:
* recent empty nester
* single 20+ yrs, big change!
Engaged to be married in Jan!
* Been out of my house for several months
Due to minor flood + huge bee infestation.
House is crazy mess from the mad dash
To grab a few things & literally sling everything up off floors …ugh truly have no idea where to start.?
* Unable to work OR CLEAN/Sort/organize
Due to fall/multiple injuries… Lt shoulder, Rt arm fracture, Rt wrist … ..umm. Fortunately I am a RN so plenty of Jobs out there… however I am an infusion RN… difficult to start IV with broken arm & numb fingers.?
* We are getting married in Jan! But Oh My Lord!… trying to combine 2 households of “Senior adults’. Lol..
Lots more to the story but Ill stop here.
The label maker gift set would be an invaluable resource!
The only thing better would be a ….
“Personal organizer/life cioach” to spent about a week with me!
Oh, another very important issue… I start my new job next week. Home IV infusions… I need to set up a home office as I will be essentually working from home.
This will be set up at My Fiance home about 1hr 10 mins from my home.
* So Blessed with all this ADVERSITY! Its allowed me to see God working everything for good. Learning to relax & enjoy this
Adventure!
Sorry this is so long!
?????? Your website! I frequently share it with others.??????

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Barbie Weed September 23, 2017 - 2:03 AM

Love all your ideas! I share with friends often. I need major help combining 2 households & setting ip Home office!
Im a RN & need structure. In hospitals etc the structure was already in place… oh Lordy i dont know where to stArt! ?

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Barbie Weed September 23, 2017 - 2:23 AM

Love ?? all your ideas!
So helpful for those of us that
NEED STRUCTURE!

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Nerida Theslow September 23, 2017 - 7:24 AM

I am a computer technician and find my workshop difficult to keep organised with everything from small screws to motherboards and RAM sticks it is difficult. I would love to be able to sit at my work bench and just be able to put my hands on the tools or bits I need. HELP!!!

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Sue September 23, 2017 - 8:25 AM

OMgoodness. Definitely my pantry. I need to be able to see what’s there at a glance. It makes life so much easier.
I love your comment that people think you are OCD because you are organised. I have been told the same. If being organised is OCD, then yes that’s me. And it’s wonderful.

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Lorna September 23, 2017 - 10:01 AM

Hi Kat,
Thank you for your wonderful organising page, love all the tips.
My Art ans Craft room could really benefit with the gorgeous Avery labels, they look fantastic and it will make it so much easier to find all my equipment, then I think I will definitely move onto the kitchen, I’m so excited about the thought of getting organised, yippee!
Thanks again,
Warm Regards
Lorna Gerard

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Louise bromfield September 23, 2017 - 10:27 PM

I’ll be honest- I have never really used labels. My kitchen panty is a mess, the kids snack draw is unorganised and I’m starting to feel like I’m going around in circles trying to clean it and keep my kitchen sorted.
I have two boys, a 4 year old and a 5 year old. They like to help me by getting their snacks for school in the morning, I would love to make this time an enjoyable task, as at the moment, they are picking anything and I’m constantly saying- no not that snack for school, pick another one. I would love to sort the panty with labels and containers, so it was organised and my boys could pick their snacks and pack their bag for school without fuss or me pulling my hair out every morning.

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Dennielle September 24, 2017 - 6:34 AM

Our garage needs labeling! We recently put some shelving in their and have tried to declutter and organise but we need some labels to help us.

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Chelsea Davis September 24, 2017 - 6:54 AM

While I could find many areas in my house that I would love to organise better and get labelling with, my pantry & fridge are currently in dire need! It will not only be beneficial for teaching my little boy as he gets older that everything has a place – but also my husband. Fortunately for me he loves to cook, but he can NEVER find anything unless I show him (obviously my current labels are failing me) nor does he know where it should go back. But these wonderful labels will help me manage this!

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Kerrie Soars September 24, 2017 - 7:08 AM

After completing the 5 day challenge I have cleaned and organized my whole house! Now I just need to label- especially kids rooms so they can put things back where they go!

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Marion Williams September 24, 2017 - 7:32 AM

Definitely my kitchen at the moment I use pieces of paper stuck with sticky tape to the outside of the containers looks rather shabby and don’t always stay on labels would be perfect ?

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Dani September 24, 2017 - 7:48 AM

I would love to organise my new pantry, we are 2 weeks out from completion of our new house. It is the biggest pantry I have ever had and I need help from the start!!! These labels will help my kids and husband know where everything is but more importantly where it all goes back. Thanks Kat

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Molly September 24, 2017 - 8:22 AM

I need to organise my pantry. You have inspired me with this article!! I am the only one who can find anything. The kids and my husband just stand and stare blankly until I come along and find it for them. I really need to get some containers and start labelling before the new surprise baby comes!!

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Belinda September 24, 2017 - 9:07 AM

I need to organize my entire LIFE, but I think I need to start with craft supplies first.
I’m a serial Pinterest-er and lover of all things DIY, so have tones of little bits and pieces stuffed in the laundry cupboard. It’s now so crazy some if it is stored in suitcases (until we need to suitcase!).
My 4yo daughter has also inherited the crafty gene, so I really need to get onto organizing everything so that’s it’s easy for us both so we can see what we’ve got easily, and everything would have it’s place

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Fiona September 24, 2017 - 9:33 AM

I would start in my pantry, then the rest of the kitchen, then other wet rooms, then my study, then….. so much I would love to achieve

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Rhiannon Zammit September 24, 2017 - 10:49 AM

My pantry! As it is pretty much a “lucky dip”
every time you try to get something out of there! Ha ha

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Jacelle September 24, 2017 - 7:52 PM

We are about to start the build of our new home, so I will need to be ready to get started on new fresh and fun labelling for my kitchen pantry. I can’t wait! ?

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Danielle W. September 24, 2017 - 8:15 PM

It’s definitely time for me to do some labelling in our garage. Pool chemicals, paint, garden fertilisers…. to nails, screws, stored kids car seat bits & bobs… there is just so much stuff in a garage… even a bag full of inflatable pool toy repair kits.

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Angela September 24, 2017 - 8:29 PM

With the kids now helping unpack the groceries, cooking or setting the table it’s no longer me doing the majority of the work in the pantry. It’s becoming more difficult to manage the ‘homes’ for all our items as we seem to go through it quicker, have much more variety and the kids ‘being kids’ sometimes just forget where things belong resulting in buying more than I intended… and then there’s my hubby. We are at that point where we need to organise it in a multiple user/family friendly way. Having said that, next year is a big change for us with a total house renovation happening so I’m very looking forward to totally starting all over again with our pantry organisation. Labelling with definitely be a new feature in my new pantry, but not something that will be totally new to our family.

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Joanne Melville September 24, 2017 - 8:31 PM

My laundry cupboard needs alot if help with labelling dituation and organisation lol

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Tammy September 24, 2017 - 8:33 PM

I am desperately needing to label my youngest daughter’s containers on her shelving in the bedroom so that I can encourage her to put away her hair elastics, clips, headbands, other hair accessories, bracelets, jewellery etc etc … she is very visual and this will hopefully HELP her to keep her room tidier (I’m not suggesting it WILL keep it tidy as that is a million dreams away 😉 ) … fingers crossed!

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Sherri September 24, 2017 - 8:39 PM

What area do I start with? I have my spice labeled and thetas it! I love your under the sink, so need to do mine and pantry, oh my!!! How about good way to organize chest freezer, that would be awesome! As a past preschool teacher, I loved labeling everything and NEED to do the n my home!

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Tracey Cherry September 24, 2017 - 8:40 PM

As my age gets longer, my photo collection gets bigger & my memory gets shorter. So many treasured moments with family & friends captured in photographs, now getting lost in amongst an out of control box full of them. To be able to arrange these into order & put them into labelled boxes or containers. Would help my family & I, keep those memories & family history protected for years to come.

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Samantha September 24, 2017 - 8:43 PM

My pantry is in desperate need of organizing, it is an absolute shambles, good luck finding anything in there lol with three young kids & doing a lot of cooking from scratch, this prize would be an absolute game changer for me & make life in the kitchen a little easier at least

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Joanne Bennet September 24, 2017 - 8:43 PM

I would love to relabel my kids toy boxes and then my pantry needs big clear labels! Trying to spring clean and de clutter!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Lorrinda Winthrop September 24, 2017 - 8:44 PM

Can I really only pick one place in my home that needs labelling? If I have to choose then I’d say my craft room is the place I’d like to tackle next. I have labelled my kid’s toy room to within an inch of its life and now it’s turn to label my own toys. I currently have all of my scrap booking tools and materials in an old suitcase under my spare bed and I dream of the day that I’ll have it all unpacked, labelled neatly and packed away in its own place. Ahhh to be that organised…

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Asenath Lynch September 24, 2017 - 9:09 PM

I would use the labels in my pantry. I have a lot of jars and some times it’s a guess as to what’s in the jars ??

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Kerry la motte September 24, 2017 - 9:10 PM

My linen closet ?? Because I have our towels, kids towels and guest towels, same with sheets etc! If I don’t get a chance to give an unexpected guest a towel, they always seem to take one of ours! Just me being OCD/pedantic ? Would be nice to have lovely looking labels throughout my linen closet for ease of use for the whole family

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Jen Fiorucci September 24, 2017 - 9:28 PM

On a memo board in the inside of my.pantry door. I would love to see a board of stickers with my base pantry ingredients such as spices and flours with the use by or best before dates of pantry items that i trasfer to airtight containers. At the moment i am using a note pad stuck to the side of the fridge with a magnet. Not so classy but have not managed to get the board as yet.
Love all the ideas getting posted :)#fresh

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Gaye Murphy September 24, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Hi Katrina,
Just recently I have rearranged my pantry and added an extra “biscuit basket” – which holds the kids savoury second break snacks – the biscuit basket was a pantry tip of yours from 2010 – yes I’ve been following your blog since then, however, I NEVER get around to PROPERLY labelling my pantry containers. As well as this I followed your “homework nook” idea – it’s had a few morphs since we first implemented it – so I need to update and change a few labels, as the kids are a BIT older now, so a few labels need to be more “mature” to suit… So the avery labels would be brilliant to assist my kids and husband to find food in the pantry and I think my teen & tween would love to be rid of their “little girl” styled labels, too. Thank you Gaye

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Karen Shine September 25, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Stationary! I need all the pens, crayons, rulers, sticky tape all sorted and labelled. I’m over being interrupted by the children who can’t find anything to use for their homework and then the complaints they don’t know where to put it away. I need an organised system clearly labelled so the can help themselves and also pack away 🙂

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Laura September 25, 2017 - 12:17 AM

My office needs containers and labelling! Not only is it my office for the business and the household but also for the two sports club’s I volunteer at on the committees. It also has to house the children’s school paperwork, sports notes etc. So to organise and have all these things sorted, labelled and easy to get my hands on would be perfect.

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Amanda September 25, 2017 - 3:25 AM

The study is in disorder as I am a bit of a hoarder, there is stationery, there is paperwork, and there are miscellaneous sundries, I really need this labelling system to keep it clutter free.

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Natalie September 25, 2017 - 6:31 AM

I would love these labels for my pantry. Love the chalk labels. This would really help me get organised for the last term if school.

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Diana Watts September 25, 2017 - 6:42 AM

I think my whole house needs this… I’m so not organised. Where do I start? I think the answer is small and grow from there!!!!!

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Novy September 25, 2017 - 7:26 AM

My art and craft drawers need labelling urgently as there are too many clutters. Thanks for the tips and all those free printables, Kat 😉

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Naomi September 25, 2017 - 8:40 AM

My kitchen would benefit from labelling; pantry and fridge.

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REBECCA Croese September 25, 2017 - 9:24 AM

Umm well, where won’t I add labels is a bigger question.
My charity work is a huge part of my life and my desk, my garage, my kitchen, my boot and my bedroom. I have p and c OCD and love it but my goodness it needs labels.
If I could make a place for everything with labels my new role as P and C pres will be a breeze. If i could write a few labels for my hubby and kids too thats a bonus. Garage ?
Lego ? please restore my sanity.

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Paula September 25, 2017 - 11:11 AM

My sisters pantry… ts a right mess and I would like to gift these to her and help her organise her pantry as a birthday gift…

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Annie G. September 25, 2017 - 11:40 AM

My awesome amazing partner has remodelled my 1960’s kitchen using DIY flat packs.. pantry and cupboard space I now have.. YEAH! Shelves and items need labelling so I can remember and locate where I put things..especially as i used BiCarb. Soda instead of icing sugar for especial cake recently!

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Kylie September 25, 2017 - 12:41 PM

I would love to say EVERY room ? but I’d start with the pantry. Most things are in containers but either not labeled or hard to read the label.

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Rachael Scholfield September 25, 2017 - 1:47 PM

The kids cupboard needs labelling so my husband knows which clothes goes with which child

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Janise September 25, 2017 - 2:14 PM

I have been in hospital for twelve months with spinal injury now home house needs Decluttering would start with pantry as everything is out of date. THANKYOU

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Jayde Stephenson September 25, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Our all important medicine cupboard would be the first disaster area I would tackle. Opening the overhead cupboard almost results in additional injury when everything topples out! I love the idea having segregated trays and tubs. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Racheal sutic September 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

I would love to label all of my glass rollers and bottles that are used for my essential oil blends and cleaners! It would finish them off perfectly

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Rebecca Curran September 25, 2017 - 4:24 PM

My pantry needs labelling and more organisation. My kids keep pushing everything back so I’m in the process of putting things into baskets and labels would help to get them to keep the organisation (I hope).

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Kasmira dickinson September 25, 2017 - 5:56 PM

The kids bedroom for sure… maybe if there were labels on them, the kids might read them, and instead of boxes and boxes of random stuff their room will be filled with boxes of perfectly organised and labelled toys…or at the very least visitors will see the labelled boxes and assume we’re a super organised family.

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Taren September 25, 2017 - 7:22 PM

A lot (ok all) of my cupboards could definitely be organised with nifty labels, but the first would definitely the ‘odds and ends’ cupboard. I’m a primary school teacher, and this cupboard has my hoard of bits and bobs. Pipe cleaners, erasers, pom poms, clips, paddle pop sticks, tape, staples, stickers; you name it, it’s there, all in different drawers. Help!

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Sherry September 25, 2017 - 11:17 PM

For everything. I broke both my ankles and while I was laid up, my husband did an awesome job or making sure he and the kids survived. Unfortunately, he is the type if he can’t find something he just buys a new one, (don’t get me started on his tools), so I have a lot of things to organize. Now if I could just find the forth drawer to the plastic container that had the pens in it….

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Karen September 29, 2017 - 10:06 AM

My medicine cabinet is one area of my home that needs labelling! Let’s face it – when you have a raging headache or any kind of medical emergency, the last thing you want to do is waste time while you ferret through containers looking for the right medicine or first aid product.

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Megan Armstrong October 26, 2017 - 4:27 PM

I have two areas we need some major organisation. I’d start with all the areas that are used by the kids to help them get organised and become more independent. I’d then tackle the garage to help get my husband and all our storage labelled. This would save a lot of time searching for things around the house.

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Ian October 28, 2017 - 3:56 AM

My wifes craft room is in dire need of Organising. There are cupboards shelving draws plasic boxes, tins all manner of containers
that house a large assortment of ingreadents for soapmaking, oils and colours ,painting acrylic & oils, sewing/nitting tatting needles pads embroidery materials bobbins pins brushes Card making materials, threads wools the list is endless. It really would be wonderful If could label it properly so she could find what she is looking for when she needs it. Will even save me money I hope.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 30, 2017 - 10:29 AM

Sounds like your wife really enjoys her craft. I have a few great articles here on my blog on tips to organise a craft room, have you looked at those? The labels are a great way of knowing whats inside without having to pull everything out!

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Elisa November 25, 2017 - 11:41 PM

Hello my pantry as i tend to get things lost in there.

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