Friday, February 8, 2008
Yes, go crazy! Label anything you feel necessary.
Labeling is a great way to keep your mind and "stuff" organized. And it may not be just for you. If you have children and/or a monkey of a significant other, getting these much loved people in your life to place things back exactly where they got them is a huge chore in itself. Do you really have that much time to back through and put all the items other people missplaced back where you want it? And do you even remember where absolutely everything goes?? (If you do, then can I hire you to be my organizing police?)
Most un-naturally organized people truly appreciate when someone comes through and builds a functional system for them. If you are like me, you have a place in the kitchen cabinet for spices, soups, boxed foods, snacks, and so on and so on. I don't think I will dare to share all my OCD issues at this time. In the home office or in just a small accordian file, however you decide to file your papers, you will obviously need to know what papers go in what slot.
LABEL IT!!!! For easy retrieval and then easy putting away for later easy retrieval...do you see a pattern???
Luckily for you, label makers are incredibly easy to obtain. You can purchase a small label maker ranging in price from approximately $20.00 up to the $100 range. There are so many options! There are hand helds (my personal preference), desktops, all kinds of varying sizes, and even super duty! But you don't need anything huge. Head to your local Wal-mart or office store like Staples or Office Max and you will find one to fit your labeling needs. You may even find different colors.
If you don't want to leave your home because you are hermit, then check out sites like Dymo.com or even Staples.com or officemax.com. They will ship it right into your grubby little hands.
Heck, you may even be able to trick your children and/or monkey of a significant other into believing its a game and get them to help you.
P.S. Don't forget to label an extra special spot for your lovely label maker!