Slap a Label on it and Call it Good

In a perfect world our toy room/ office would like this... even the dog would look like he's supposed to be there. Organizing a space isn't such a bad thing. I mean, I CAN do it... if everyone leaves me alone. What takes the biggest amount of time is not figuring out WHAT to put things in or WHERE... it is labeling the space.

Think I'm crazy?... think I'm an organizing freak? Well, notice how BHG is strutting their pictures here at the Palace... I'm not quite OCD on organizing. Remember, I'm pretty organized- in the sense of "realtively" organized or "for the most part." No, I don't have all of my closets perfectly put together but I do know this:

If you have a space for something... it better have a name and a label. Don't you just love these drawers labeled with days of the week so your kiddo has his outfit picked out for each day? Brilliant idea!... unless of course they're 3, still having accidents and prone to whimsically change their outfits 4 times a day.

A place for every thing and every thing in its place. It's hard to expect every household member to know where everything goes. Labeling your spaces make putting things away easier and cuts down on the amount of time required to clean. You'll have more help with less stress if you take the time to define your space and call it what it is.

So, slap a label on it (it doesn't have to be perfect) and call it good! Worry about pretty boxes, and matching baskets, and fantastic containers later... you don't need designer storage containers to get organized. At very least you can afford elbow grease, a sharpie and masking tape.
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southerninspiration said...

Would you come slap some labels on for me????? I feel so overwhelmed with organizing......I tend to want the perfect and it probably ain't gonna happen.....sigh.


Maria said...

I love the button-down curtains in front of the sewing shelves! awesomeness!!!
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Melissa @ The Cheerful Home said...

I have a label maker on my wish list! But until then, I think I'll replicate those cute labels with the button embellishments. Cute! I think it's funny that even the junk basket is labeled "junk."

dawn said...

I just (minutes ago) finished "mostly" organizing my son's room with my mom. We used my label maker. Man, I love me a label maker. It may warrant it's own post one day.

Mom hadn't ever used one, and I think she fell in love with it! I may have created a monster!

I use the labels so my family can remember what goes where. It helps a lot! I can't expect them to understand my sortings or read my mind.

so three cheers for labels!!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

I'm with you on the importance of labels. I have been teased for having labels on just about everything, but labels make life so much easier.

Love the buttoned up cover on those plastic shelves in the photo!

Nishant said...

I love the button-down curtains in front of the sewing shelves! awesomeness!!!

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