Boxy actually received these labels for review but because she is an amazing friend, she knew that I would just love them! And she was right!
I always say I am going to get organized and then I get started and just give up. However,when these came in the mail, I was really excited to start labeling things.
I have a lot of storage containers and such with craft items, snacks for the kids, and even the kids' toys and I would love to label them. A few years ago, my husband bought me a labeler but we ran out of label tape and it was pretty expensive to get more so I just stopped labeling things at that point.
As soon as these came, I started with the pantry and placed cute oval labels on the flour and sugar. I still need to label the brown sugar, the canister of coffee, and the spice container.
Please excuse my terrible handwriting on these items; it is not the labels' fault.
I love that I had four different designs to choose from for various different items and these oval ones look perfect on my canisters.
After that, I decided to head to the pantry closet, where I would like to think I am fairly organized. After all, I have all the bins, baskets, and containers one could ask for but sadly, there was only one that actually had the right item in it that I could label without having to go through the whole pantry. (Don't worry - that will likely be a job for this weekend now!)
So I went ahead and labeled the one bin that was able to be labeled; it was, of course, the candy bin. I was excited because, once organized, there will also be a snacks bin, and when the kids ask, "Can I have a snack?" I can say with confidence, "Yes, from the snack bin." They seem to think that candy is a snack, but they eat one piece and are hungry again five minutes later.
As you can see on this picture, I messed up the "d" a little bit and wiped it off with my finger. It is a little smudged now but I think with a piece of paper towel, it would come off and without the chalk dust normally left behind.
Finally, I took my awesome new labels into the playroom to test them out on the bins holding the kids' toys. The problem with the label maker was really - besides running out of tape - that the kids grow and change toys so often, which meant I was relabeling things and wasting more of the tape just to change what was in a certain bin. These chalkboard labels make it super easy to erase and change what is written on the label.
I really love these labels and I can't wait to finishing organizing and using more of the shapes and labels. I also think that, come summer, I will find myself repurposing items and I will certainly be labeling them, although by then I might need to order more.
The only thing I think that could improve this item would be if there was a piece of chalk included. I knew we had chalk and I was searching the house to locate it so I could use these labels right away. It would just be a nice added touch to the product to have it included. Overall, though, this product was a hit for me and I will be running around labeling things all weekend now!