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I want to label some shelves...

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haventsleptforayear Thu 27-Aug-09 21:59:39

And maybe some drawers too.

Only I know which shelf contains DS1's t-shirts and which holds DS2's shorts.

This has to change.

Do I just get some paper and sellotape out or does anyone know of any fancy labels I can write on?

Or do I need one of those typing-machine thingys (do they still exist?) you know where you type in your name and then it comes out as a sticky label.

I realise this is slightly OCD but I am in Good Housekeeping after all.

Thanks grin

NorbertDentressangle Thu 27-Aug-09 22:06:09

How about some of those small metal "frames" that you slot a card into.

Will google and find what I mean as I don't think I'm explaining myself very well

ButtercupWafflehead Thu 27-Aug-09 22:07:37

If you want pretty ones, can't you print them out on the computer using a fab font and then just tape them on?

Loads of lovely fonts available to download from here

I can't believe I'm advocating this behaviour, by the way! <studies ironing pile>

haventsleptforayear Thu 27-Aug-09 22:08:05

Think I know what you mean.

I think our shelves are plasticy-coated so if they needed to be screwed on it wouldn't work.

Could look nice on our office shelves though...

[gets carried away with labelling]

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 27-Aug-09 22:08:32

Get the kids to draw pics of shorts, tops, etc. Get them involved.

haventsleptforayear Thu 27-Aug-09 22:08:50

Sorry last post was to Norbert.

Good idea buttercup - but won't the sellotape go all yellow and peely?

haventsleptforayear Thu 27-Aug-09 22:09:45

Will do Fab for the drawers (big enough to tape on pics).

Would have to be teeny tiny for the edge of a shelf though (open cupboard/shelving affair).

ButtercupWafflehead Thu 27-Aug-09 22:10:54

You could print them out and then put them in the metal frame thingies mentioned by Norbert!

Try that invisible tape that you fix books with. Not only is it invisible(!) but doesn't go yellow and is much more peel-offable.

Or you could cut out really small clothes-shaped pieces of wonderful fabric, and superglue a tiny peg on and hang them up...

[carried away emoticon]

NorbertDentressangle Thu 27-Aug-09 22:11:15

[[http://www.thehardwarehut.com/cabinet_labels.php this sort of thing] -a bit OTT maybe. I love them but haven't got anywhere to use them

NorbertDentressangle Thu 27-Aug-09 22:12:15

try again

haventsleptforayear Thu 27-Aug-09 22:12:40

I think that is a step too far with "back-to-work" looming next week Buttercup!

Also wouldn't sort out which clothes are DS1's and which are DS2's.

Will look for invisible tape.

crockydoodle Thu 27-Aug-09 22:14:39

Dymo Labeller? I saw one in Tesco. You type in and it prints out the label on a strip. I had a brother p-touch a couple of years ago which was much the same. I bought it off Ebay and was great til the kids bust it.

haventsleptforayear Thu 27-Aug-09 22:14:39

Look at this for a step too far www.fredshead.info/2005/10/what-do-you-do-when-cataloging-your.html !

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