I have a confession. I big puffy heart love label makers. Remember those labelers with the dial and the trigger where you’d impress the letters onto the label tape? I had so many of those as a kid. Yeah, I considered a label maker a toy. Don’t judge. The label options are a wee bit better now, thanks to technology. Brother makes a whole slew of labelers for you to choose from. I live for their QWERTY keyboard and preview screen after a childhood spent making irrevocable spelling mistakes on those old school labelers. They’re also hosting a huge giveaway this month!
The Brother P-Touch label maker is great for labeling things around the house. It has fun fonts and frames. You can purchase label tape in fun colors. Basically, there’s no reason for you to not get totally organized with this thing. Today we’re going to use it to organize your shopping trips.So remember in the 90s when everyone had a magnetic poetry set on their fridge? (Confession: I still have one on my filing cabinet.) The one fatal flaw in all of those sets: there was always a word you wanted that you could not find. At least that was the case until now. Your label maker is the key to a personalized magnetic poetry experience. Plus it’s the cutest grocery list ever. Start with basic white labels and magnetic coloring sheets. The coloring sheets are easy to find at most craft stores-just avoid the adhesive sheets since the labels are also adhesive. I started out using my craft knife, but the inexplicable disappearance of my metal ruler meant I quickly jumped over to my scissors. Either will work great for this. Just print the words you want to use, then trim off the excess blank label from each side. Stick the word on the magnetic sheet and trim. Resist the desire to have no waste and leave a little room around each word before you cut. I promise you still won’t have much waste and it will save you a ton of headaches. Plus, one package of magnetic sheets will go a looooong way. Promise.
Just make magnets for all of your shopping basics. Slide them over when you notice you’re running low. Realize that you need a new label? It only takes a few seconds to make a new one. Time to go to the store? Snap a picture with your phone before you head out.
You should totally make more than just your shopping list, though. It’s too much fun and way too easy to make all the words.
Are you ready to get organized? Brother is giving away a P-Touch label maker every day in January and a Grand Prize package worth up to $2,000! Visit their giveaway page to enter.