Organizing: Embracing Labeling

At the end of our upstairs hallway we have a little nook.  It is a detail we loved about the house from the beginning.

It has some little nook-y cupboards that we use for storage.  Months ago I organized them.  I was partly inspired by Young House Love again.  They have a great looking linen closet, where they use baskets and boxes to contain their linens and sundries.

Young House Love Linen Closet:

Young House Love Linen Closet

The next step today was to embrace labeling.  So I got out the paper cutter,  and went to work putting homemade tags on each of our baskets.

If you are following me at all this month you may think from this post and this post that I am a labeler.

I am not.

I have always hesitated to label.  I never liked to write on file folders or notebook tabs.  It always feels like a big commitment to me.

So I have not labeled around the house.  What if in the days ahead I want to change what is in that particular box or bin?

But today these September days I am telling myself, to go ahead, if it feels like it needs a label, label it . . . I can always take it off and/or add a new one!

And now if I ask Andrew to get more baby shampoo for Colton, all I need to do is say that it is in his bin.

Organizational task for today:  Label nook bins.

Organizational tip for the day:  Go ahead and label, you can always change them out.


One thought on “Organizing: Embracing Labeling

  1. I love all these little organizational ideas!!! My family is full of hoarders – they save everything and nothing is organized. I have tried to break all those habits since Rusty and I got married and got our own place (and I have never been more organized or more at peace in my life! It is WONDERFUL!!!)

    The only downside is, we have no closet space in our home (older home, rental, and seriously – we don’t even have one full length closet in the whole house) so finding a place for everything isn’t quite as easy. I have been inspired by your posts to do some cleaning out and reorganizing this week – a few drawers, a couple of messy kitchen cabinets, and a box of ribbons that was out of control. Little details, but overtime it makes a big difference in the harmony and organization of our lives! 🙂


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