We’ve lived in our home for 22 years and it seems like we bring things in, but not much goes out. Because of this it seems we have an organization problem in every room of the house. The linen closet is overflowing with twin size sheets from beds and childhood’s long gone. The laundry room still has mismatched socks from toddlers who are now adults. But no matter how many times I’ve tried to organize there’s one huge reason it rarely stays that way….and his name is Steve.
Steve is my loving and adorable husband who works harder than any man should, except when it comes to putting things back in order. When he puts away the laundry he piles in on top of my dresser or shoves it into the closet. Now the rule in our marriage is that if it’s important to you, you do it; so obviously having neat and tidy closets hasn’ been a priority, but lately it seems like it’s time to dig out, give away, move on, and organize. To do that I’ll be using some new tools and the first is a Brother PT1290 Home and Office Labeler. My thought is that if I label EVERYTHING, SOME things will make their way on to the right shelf.
With so many places that need work, it was hard to pick a spot, but I think I’m going to continue working on the kitchen. I started over a year ago with a clean out and overhaul of the spice cabinet. Since I’m the only one that uses it, it looks much like it does in the “after” photos. We did purchase the kitchen island and baskets to organize it, but alas, the baskets were the wrong size. I soon forgot about my project and the island is still a bit messy. So I’ll be tackling the storage and the freezer. I’m embarrased to show you just how much of a disaster the freezer is. My basement freezer looks great, but the kitchen freezer is a disaster waiting to happen. Open the door on any given day and you’ll likely be rewarded with something falling on your foot.
So, to get this party started, I got to try out the Brother PT1290 Home and Office Labels and see if they can stand up to the freezer and baking center will be sending their way.
How’d the Brother PT1290 Home and Office Labels do? I took two labels and put them through some tough tests. The first was affixed to a piece of clear acrylic so I could see if any damage was happening to the label. After scrubbing it, dousing it with fingernail polish remover and bleach, and even using a scrub brush on it, it looked as good as new. No running of the ink, no fading, no peeling and no separating. These little laminated labels are tough! The second label I put in the freezer on an ice pack several days ago. I expected it to become brittle, separate from the package, and fall off. It didn’t!
I’m excited. In the past labels haven’t been as durable so they often fell off or got wet and became unreadable. These Brother labels are super so that’s one problem taken care of. Now I just have to figure out how to tackle the mess and keep reminding myself while I do how lucky are we that we have such abundance that we need to organize it.
Wish me luck!
Please note: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product and gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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