Roundup: Label Makers

Roundup: Label Makers

Beth Zeigler
Nov 7, 2008

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We thought we'd end this week full of organizing tips with a roundup on label makers. A simple label on your containers can save you time and money--find out which label makers we like the best and a few unexpected options that made the cut.

In the label making world, there are two brands that professional organizers turn to--Brother and Dymo. We actually own one of each (since neither are that pricey). We like the feel of the Brother PT-80's wide grip which allows us to easily hold it with both hands and type as if we were texting. It's standout features are the ability to print up to two lines of text and printing the time and date in six different formats.

We like the sleek look of the Dymo LetraTag Plus LT-100H with features that include a magnetic backed holder and three language selections; French, Spanish and English.

If you're going for more of a vintage-y look, this old school Dymo label maker will only set you back about $8 on Etsy.

Masking Tape and a Sharpie; $4.00

When looking perfect is not a priority, masking tape and a Sharpie will do the job. We usually make temporary labels using tape and a marker when we're on large organizing jobs. That way if we decide to move things around or our containers change--we're not wasting the more expensive label tape.

Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint and Chalk; $16.00

We've seen wooden boxes or small compartments painted with chalkboard paint and then labeled with chalk. It's flirty and fun and can change at a moments notice.

Do you own a label maker?

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