I don't normally post here, but what the hell!

(27 Posts)
MaureenMLove Mon 13-Jun-16 16:32:00

TBH, my friends and family will tell you that I am a bit of a Monica. Don't leave your drink alone for too long or I'll clear it up type thing or tea towels having to be perfectly folded etc! I never post here though, for fear my obsession with clean and tidy might get worse! I'll spot top tips I haven't considered and get sucked in!grin

Anyway, DH has just presented me with a Dymo label kit! Is the mother of all kits too! It's in a big padded box with all sorts of stuff in it! So dare I? Dare I start with labelling the Tupperware boxes in the dry food cupboard? Well, to be honest, relabelling. At the moment they have labels on them made of the fronts of the packets that the food stuffs came out of! blush

What else can I label? DD is 21, so no need for child friendly labels. I could label the recycling bag with, 'this is where the fucking recycling goes, not on the side in the kitchen for me to sort!' grin

pepperrabbit Mon 13-Jun-16 16:34:49

My sister had a lovely time labelling the shelves in her airing cupboard....

MaureenMLove Mon 13-Jun-16 16:36:19

I haven't got an airing cupboard. sad. I'm very jealous, that's a great idea!

Gbean Mon 13-Jun-16 16:39:58

I'd label the bin "if I'm full BLOODY EMPTY ME don't balance rubbish on my kid"

I'd label the laundry bin "I can't walk to the washing machine, empty myself and put a wash on"

I'd label myself "I don't have a tracker for every one of your belongings. If you don't know where it is, then I probably don't either"

(PS hello darling - ex-MamaG here)

Gbean Mon 13-Jun-16 16:40:25

Lol at kid. LID. But don't balance rubbish on my kid either.

LaPharisienne Mon 13-Jun-16 16:42:00

OMG so tempting...

LateToTheParty Mon 13-Jun-16 16:43:22

I love my label machine! I've labelled the plug end of the various leads and chargers we have, makes it easier to match them with the device, or see at a glance what's plugged into where.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Mon 13-Jun-16 16:43:56

I have labelled the inside of my wardrobe, to avoid putting stuff in randomly.

cozietoesie Mon 13-Jun-16 16:45:14

What sort of 'jars of things' do you have? grin

(I know I shouldn't encourage you really but I have serried ranks of glass jars with not a label between them. wink)

LateToTheParty Mon 13-Jun-16 16:45:15

Or this!

cozietoesie Mon 13-Jun-16 16:46:09

Oh goodness, Yes - plugs!

Now that is a critical one.

MaureenMLove Mon 13-Jun-16 16:46:49

Shut up!!shockshock. Gbean!! How the bloody hell are you??? gringrin. Does Kbear know you're here?

MaureenMLove Mon 13-Jun-16 16:48:20

I've just had a proper look in the box. It's got different coloured ink. I have my first label, in bright yellow. 'This is not where the recycling goes!'

Next the empty toilet roll issue! grin

lifeistooshort Mon 13-Jun-16 16:48:58

I have one and I label everything. Latest: my daughter's hair brush. The longer I have it the more use I find for it. I have a dynmo one too and you can get clear tape, metal tape. iron on tape, plastic tape. The possibilities are endless!

MaureenMLove Mon 13-Jun-16 16:48:59

BRB! Going to pick DD up from the train station!

snowgirl1 Mon 13-Jun-16 16:50:11

Like some of the PPs, I've labeled leads/chargers - it definitely makes life easier.

TheSpottedZebra Mon 13-Jun-16 16:56:05

Spices?
Baking cupboard things.

Storage things -batteries, erm, birthday candles.

Those tabbed dividy things in folders?

wowfudge Mon 13-Jun-16 16:58:10

Light switches - especially when there are several together and, for example, one is for the exterior security light, another for the porch, etc, etc.

MaureenMLove Mon 13-Jun-16 17:06:32

Ya see! This is why I should stay away from this topic! These are brilliant ideas. My family will hate me by about 8pm tonight!grin

Gbean Mon 13-Jun-16 17:10:41

I'm really good thanks although currently jealous of your label maker.

cozietoesie Mon 13-Jun-16 17:35:52

Hush now, Spotted. The OP might not have dividy things in folders - yet. You don't need to send her off to a stationery store to buy them! grin

CreamCrackerundertheSettee Mon 13-Jun-16 17:41:11

Many moons ago my then boyfriend's parents gave him their label maker and told him to label his trombone as he kept leaving it on the school bus.

He attached his label and showed his mum. It said 'Trombone'. grin

He looked genuinely perplexed when his mum gently suggested that she meant he should label it with his name and address.

MaureenMLove Mon 13-Jun-16 18:45:45

So, I have very pretty flour jars, but one contains plain and one self raising. I put a mark on the back one. NOW I have big typed labels on them! Marvellous!

I've made DDs best friend jealous. She wanted one for her birthday. She's on her way, for a borrow!

Spices are all in their own jars, in the spice cupboard. Birthday cards, paper and assorted celebration things in the party cupboard and plugs are allocated to each person. I have mine and they have theirs. We do not share sockets!

I'm too organised for this. sad. This will have to be a work in progress. I'm going for the subtle instructions to family labels at the moment!

cozietoesie Mon 13-Jun-16 19:01:24

I do hope you haven't reached the garden shed yet? grin

MaureenMLove Mon 13-Jun-16 19:08:48

Far too wet out there for that! Don't worry, as a school worker, I will have 6 whole weeks to ponder my new toy very soon!

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