Hi everyone! Labeling is pretty much a way of life at my house. Labeling things makes it easier for everyone to find something and keeps the house organized and sane!! I label just about everything. If you sit long enough when you're visiting, you might end up with a label stuck on you too!
Large plastic tubs or containers are my nemesis for labeling though. I usually keep the containers in the attic or our unfinished basement, so heat and moisture are the issue. I store everything in plastic containers from Christmas decorations, college dorm stuff, blankets, seasonal items etc.
To identify what's in the containers, I've used printable labels, masking tape and even written directly on the plastic box. However, none of them worked. The labels fall off from the temperature change and writing on isn't good when I want to use the box for something else at another time.
Here's my new solution I came up with this past weekend.
Three of my favorite things...badge holders, binder clips and zip ties.
This is an easy and simple way to label any box or container.
Here's the finished name tag.
Start with a package of name badge holders. I buy them in the Walmart office supply section for $1.88 for 12.
Write or type your label and cut to fit your holder.
Slip in a small zip tie.
and secure the tie.
Now take out one of the handles from the binder clip by squeezing it.
Slip it through the zip tie loop...
and squeeze the handle back into the binder clip.
You could just slip the binder clip handle through the name badge, but the zip tie keeps the tag hanging forward instead of spinning around.
These clips can be used anywhere.
I made a bunch for all the Christmas containers that were losing their sticky labels.
These were the last few container labels that were starting to fall off.
Now I just clip the name badge to the container cover.
It's secure and easy to read.
When there are a lot of containers, having the labels fall off is the worst.
Now I know which box is which.
Hope this system will help keep you organized too!!
Have a great day,