Make these fun DIY wine tag organizers to keep your wine stash organized. You'll now be able to quickly find the wine you're looking for!

I was so excited when Joe came to me asking organizing advice. Then I found out what he needed help with. Wine. Yes, I love to drink wine, but I have NO idea how to organize it. By year, type, vineyard, color?? As the wine connoisseur in our family (not that there was much competition), fortunately Joe figured out how to sort the wine in the wine racks. But then he came asking for wine tags, essentially labels for each wine bottle. THAT I can do. I was born to make labels. And these are pretty easy. Here’s how:

Supplies

Instructions

Print out the Printable Label sheet and using either scissors or your paper cutter, cut out each wine tag. Then cut out the circle in the middle with either scissors or a 1 1/2 inch hole punch.

Make these fun DIY wine tag organizers to keep your wine stash organized. You'll now be able to quickly find the wine you're looking for!

Once your tags are made (easy right?), you’ll need to label them. There’s the Lindsay Method and the Joe method.

Lindsay’s Method:

Top of tag = price

Bottom of tag = type of wine

Pen color = type of wine (red for reds, orange and yellows for whites, pinks for rose, silver for champagnes)

Make these fun DIY wine tag organizers to keep your wine stash organized. You'll now be able to quickly find the wine you're looking for!

Make these fun DIY wine tag organizers to keep your wine stash organized. You'll now be able to quickly find the wine you're looking for!

Joe’s Method:

Alright, for those of you with a little bit more sophisticated in your wine collection skills, here’s Joe’s version of labeling:

Top of tag = year (This could either be the year it was made OR the year you want to drink it. Just decide which method you’ll use and stay consistent with all bottles)

Bottom of tag = Vineyard & Type

Pen color = Any 🙂

Make these fun DIY wine tag organizers to keep your wine stash organized. You'll now be able to quickly find the wine you're looking for!

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Keep all your paperwork in 3 ring binders organized AND pretty! Step by step tutorial to make decorative 3 ring binder labels.

Every couple of months I decide to go completely ‘paperless’. I spend hours uploading all my documents to the latest and greatest in online technology. Luckily some of my systems have worked well for me. Yet no matter how hard I try I can never seem to remove paper from my home. So instead of trying to fight it, I’ve learned to embrace it. Enter PAPER ORGANIZATION SERIES. Each week, I’ll be tackling a different area of paper clutter around my home. This week you’ll need to pull out your three ring binders because we’re working on some pretty binder labels for all your 3 ring binders!

Now you may be thinking …. 3 ring binders? Am I back in high school? As much as I wish I was back to the carefree days of my teens, I don’t miss the binder filled homework! Those binders have now been replaced with important home owner documents, coupons, and wedding planning. Three ring binders are an easy to find and label paper storage solution. Perfect for all those documents that you can’t throw away!

At our house I have 4 different binders: warranties/home owner documents, couponing, taxes, & current projects (which is really a catch all for a lot of stuff 🙂 ).

Keep all your paperwork in 3 ring binders organized AND pretty! Step by step tutorial to make decorative 3 ring binder labels.

Supplies

Keep all your paperwork in 3 ring binders organized AND pretty! Step by step tutorial to make decorative 3 ring binder labels.Instructions

The first step is to cut your decorative scrapbook paper to fit the size of the clear side label pocket of the binder. I always cut the paper slightly smaller than the clear side pocket opener, because I HATE trying to push the paper through the opening. Here’s my rule of thumb measurements to cut your paper:

2 inch wide 3 Ring Binder =2 inches wide & 11 inches tall, so cut your paper to 1 1/2 inches wide & 10 1/2 inches tall 

3 inch wide 3 Ring Binder =  3 inches wide & 11 inches tall, so cut your paper to 2 1/2 inches wide & 10 1/2 inches tall 

Keep all your paperwork in 3 ring binders organized AND pretty! Step by step tutorial to make decorative 3 ring binder labels.

Now you’re ready to type the wording of each label. Instead of buying lettered stickers, I opted to print out the letters to save a little money. I love the look of the black wide font on top of my colorful scrapbook paper. I typed out my label wording for each binder with the largest font that would fit my cut scrapbook paper. This took a little trial and error. I printed the labels with different size fonts and measuring it up to the scrapbook paper.  For my 2 inch binders, 120 size Segoe UI Black font was my best option. Printing on thick card stock as opposed to regular printer paper gives the illusion that the letters actually ARE stickers!

Once printed, I then cut out each letter using my scissors. TIP: Using a more plain font makes cutting out the letters MUCH easier, as opposed to a more cursive style font.

Keep all your paperwork in 3 ring binders organized AND pretty! Step by step tutorial to make decorative 3 ring binder labels.

Using either regular scotch tape or scrapbooking tape I put a little tape on the back of each letter before pressing it onto the scrapbooking paper. TIP: line up the letters on top of the scrapbook paper WITHOUT tape first to make sure they’re spaced out evenly before applying tape.

Keep all your paperwork in 3 ring binders organized AND pretty! Step by step tutorial to make decorative 3 ring binder labels.

Slowly push your label inside the pocket. I like to read the label from bottom to top so I put my label in the pocket accordingly. TIP: Open up your binder to allow more room inside the clear side pocket before inserting your label.

Keep all your paperwork in 3 ring binders organized AND pretty! Step by step tutorial to make decorative 3 ring binder labels.

Keep all your paperwork in 3 ring binders organized AND pretty! Step by step tutorial to make decorative 3 ring binder labels.

Now when you’re organizing all your papers, you’ll have something pretty to look at!

I’ll see you NEXT week more tips on organizing your paper!

 

 

 

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Laundry always seems to be the most dreaded chore in most households. It used to be with us. I went through system after system trying to ‘prefect’ how to do laundry quickly & efficiently. Finally I’ve learned the perfect laundry system ….. have someone else do it for you. Not sure about you, but that likely won’t be happening in our household any time soon. Instead, here’s the tricks I’ve learned along the way!

Are you drowning in laundry? Make these simple & easy changes to your process for an easier and more manageable laundry duty!

Prep

CLEAN WASHING MACHINE: Probably not on the top of everyone’s list, but you should really make sure your washing machine is actually CLEAN. Yes, dirt and grime can build up even in your washing machine. Every 3 months or so I clean ours out simply by throwing in a load of old towels with 1/4 cup baking soda in a hot cycle and add 3/4 cup vinegar down the dispenser. Cleaner washing machine = cleaner clothes!

SORT BY COLOR: Keeping laundry sorted throughout the week makes it much MUCH easier on laundry day. We keep two bins in our laundry room “colors” & “whites”. On laundry day all I have to do is see if the bins are full to determine if we need to do a load. (Each bin holds roughly one load of laundry.) No more taking up the entire hallway floor to sort out all our laundry before washing!

PRE-TREAT STAINS: As I’m putting my dirty laundry in the correct bin, I’ll also pre-treat any stubborn stains right then and there. Always loving when a product can do double duty, Wisk Deep Clean® detergent can also be used to pre-treat tough stains. I seem to ALWAYS forget to pre-treat when I’m about to do laundry. This method insures my tough stains are getting extra attention.

Are you drowning in laundry? Make these simple & easy changes to your process for an easier and more manageable laundry duty! Wash

EMPTY POCKETS: When I put each piece of dirty laundry in the washer, I make sure that all pockets are empty. Don’t assume that it’s only for jeans. Hoodies, jackets, anything with a pocket COULD have something inside! I keep a small jar on top of my washer for “pocket surprises”. Having a jar in plain sight as I’m loading the washer helps me remember to check the pockets. Otherwise I’d likely forget! Nothings more annoying than taking a load out of the washer to find out a tissue was left in one of the pockets!

Are you drowning in laundry? Make these simple & easy changes to your process for an easier and more manageable laundry duty! TOUGH STAINS: Since moving out to the west coast, Joe & I have been picking up cycling. When I say “Joe & I” I really mean Joe. I’m more of the causal ride type of girl 🙂 . While the sport is great, it definitely causes some DIRTY workout clothes. I used to only be concerned with the stains that I could see. Yet, after getting a whiff of our dirty cycling clothes in the hamper one day my mentality changed forever. The formula of Wisk Deep Clean® actually contains a blend of Micro-Cleaners that attack hidden body oils & sweat that can get trapped in the fibers of your clothes. What does that mean for us? Wisk can get ALL the dirt out in one wash! I stocked up on a couple of these over at Fred Meyer!

Are you drowning in laundry? Make these simple & easy changes to your process for an easier and more manageable laundry duty!

Are you drowning in laundry? Make these simple & easy changes to your process for an easier and more manageable laundry duty!

Dry

DON’T LET STAINS DRY: If you’ve got a piece of laundry with a pesky stain, make sure to double check it when you take it out of the washer before drying. If the stain is still there, pre-treat with Wisk Deep Clean® and wash again before it dries to prevent the stain from becoming permanent.

PREVENT OVER-DRYING: Somebody in our house might have accidentally shrunk a couple of Joe’s work shirts. I’m sure whoever did that feels absolutely awful and was only trying to help get the laundry done. Yep, Joe’s never letting me live this one down. Over-drying your clothes can definitely make some fabrics shrink. To prevent it, check on your clothes as soon as the dryer cycle ends and hang them up once they feel “mostly dry”.

Are you drowning in laundry? Make these simple & easy changes to your process for an easier and more manageable laundry duty!

May your laundry be completed as quick and efficient as possible!

Are you drowning in laundry? Make these simple & easy changes to your process for an easier and more manageable laundry duty!

Are you drowning in laundry? Make these simple & easy changes to your process for an easier and more manageable laundry duty!

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As more and more of our lives is online, Facebook, Instagram, even blogging 🙂 , there’s something I LOVE about mailing written cards for special occasions. To make writing a card just as easy as say sending a text, I put together a greeting card organizer sorted by month with my portable Epson portable Label Maker, which includes an iphone app! No more looking through my calendar to see if a friend’s birthday or special holiday is coming up. Each month I simply look for all the cards I’ve stored under that month’s label to fill out and send to my friends & family!

Make your own adorable greeting card organizer with your portable Epson label maker with iphone app! Sort your cards by month for easy access!

Before you get started creating your greeting card organizer, make a list of your friends & families’ birthdays. Whether this means pulling out your contact book, pulling up facebook or even sending a couple emails, make a full list of everyone’s birthdays who should receive a card. Next make a list of all the holidays that you’ll want cards for (Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Easter, graduations, etc.) AND who should receive those cards. I skip Christmas for this project, as we make special Christmas cards each year. Your finished product should be a master list of all the cards you’ll need for the year organized by person & month.

Now let’s create your organizer!

Supplies

  • Thick card stock in your favorite colors
  • Epson portable LW-600P Label Maker
  • Dicut tool in your favorite shape
  • Tape (I used a roll of scrap-booking tape, but you could even use scotch tape!)
  • A cute shoe box (I found mine at Joann’s)

Make your own adorable greeting card organizer with your portable Epson label maker with iphone app! Sort your cards by month for easy access!

Instructions:

Measure the width and height of your box so that you can trim your card stock accordingly. My shoe box was mine was 10 x 7 x 4, so my card stock sheets were a LITTLE less than 7×4 inches. I chose light but bright colored card stock so that my labels would really stick out!

Using my dicut, I cut out the labels that would be placed on top of my cardstock.

Make your own adorable greeting card organizer with your portable Epson label maker with iphone app! Sort your cards by month for easy access!

Now the fun part. I downloaded the Epson ilabel app that, once downloaded, automatically synced with my Epson Label Maker without having to register or sign up (just turn on bluetooth).

Make your own adorable greeting card organizer with your portable Epson label maker with iphone app! Sort your cards by month for easy access!

Using the Epson clear labels, all I simply typed out the label on my phone, choose the font & size, and hit the green printer button! No more running to my printer to make a label, as my battery operated Epson Label Maker comes with me everywhere, as does my iphone 🙂 .

Make your own adorable greeting card organizer with your portable Epson label maker with iphone app! Sort your cards by month for easy access!

I attached my labels to the top half of each of my dicuts.

Make your own adorable greeting card organizer with your portable Epson label maker with iphone app! Sort your cards by month for easy access!

After attaching tape to the bottom half of the card stock label, I taped my label to the middle of my card stock sheets. In effort to make it even, I chose not to eyeball ‘the middle’. Instead I measured out the half the width (for me it was 3 1/2 inches) and made a small mark. Don’t worry the mark won’t be visible as you’re putting your label right over it!

Make your own adorable greeting card organizer with your portable Epson label maker with iphone app! Sort your cards by month for easy access!

This made a huge difference and ensured all the labels were even right in the middle of the card stock!

Make your own adorable greeting card organizer with your portable Epson label maker with iphone app! Sort your cards by month for easy access!

Now all I had to do was file my cards under the appropriate month! I also placed a post-it on each card with the recipients name and date to help when I pull out the cards for that month. I store stamps & a pen in the back of my shoe box.

Make your own adorable greeting card organizer with your portable Epson label maker with iphone app! Sort your cards by month for easy access!

Never again will I have to resort to texting “happy birthday”!

Make your own adorable greeting card organizer with your portable Epson label maker with iphone app! Sort your cards by month for easy access!

 

 

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I’ve been in search of matching containers for our various laundry detergents for years now. Yes, you read that right. It’s been on my mind for years. I like the idea of our laundry room looking as clean and clutter free as possible, but couldn’t find containers that would work. (untapped market???) Throwing everything in a basket and calling it a day wasn’t satisfying my obsessive desire for a cohesive look.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

When grocery shopping last week I realized that these fabric softener containers were exactly what I was looking for. They fit nicely in my wooden basket & once I removed the labels, the clean white color would create the clean aesthetic I wanted. As I was checking out, the cashier asked me if there was a big sale on fabric softener. I had to hold back every urge to not explain this brilliant idea. Realizing that I could appear to be completely nuts, I told her I was just stocking up.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

I dumped all the fabric softener in to a large empty detergent container (to use at a later time) and rinsed each of them out. To remove the label, I just needed gently rip with a knife. I also grabbed an extra spray bottle that I had on hand to use as my new spot cleaner container.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

Next I needed to make my labels. This was the fun part! Instead of just selecting one of the standard fonts in Microsoft word, I searched through over 70 creative and fun fonts provided by Font Bundles through their Auction & Script packages.

I’ve never installed fonts onto my computer before, installing Font Bundles was SO easy. Actually I wouldn’t even call it installation …. more like click install and go to whichever Microsoft application you’re using to select from the font drop down.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

Fast forward 40 minutes later I’ve finally narrowed down to my six favorite fonts below 🙂 . The fonts are all really unique so it was hard  to pick just one.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

I opted for Greatpark, the top middle one. Using a sheet of my Avery 5160 template labels, I typed out wording for each of the cleaners I would be labeling. I centered each and increased the font size to the largest size that would fit, roughly size 50 (Fabric Softener was 32).

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

All I had to do was print and attach the labels to the containers. Then fill each container with the appropriate cleaner.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

Way way WAY more organized, if I say so myself 🙂 .

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

I loved this project because after years of searching for a better container, I simply used what was right in front of me (I also totally hated that I didn’t think of this sooner). Using a more creative font made these pop a lot more in the laundry room.

I had so much fun looking through these fonts that I ended up redoing my enter website with the new fonts = a weekend of me on the couch watching Netflix with my computer! This was on the to-do list for a while now, but from what I had researched buying fonts is annoyingly confusing (licensing rules, yearly renewals, super high costs, etc). So I really appreciated Font Bundles unique concept of making this really straightforward, easy and affordable 🙂 .

Below are a couple snippets of my redesigned site with Font Bundles fonts (I used Haus & Seilla Script):

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts! Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

Facebook & Twitter definitely weren’t left out either. I updated profile pics on both to match the fonts.

Font Bundles has a really good deal going on right now for both of their font packages …. Auction & Script. Personally I liked having these packages to choose my fonts form as opposed to buying individual fonts. It’s a way better deal, plus I was able to compare & contrast various fonts easily (which I did for hours!!!).

Off to label the rest of my home …. looking at you sock drawer. Kidding. Kind of.

Easy and affordable way to organize your laundry room with labels for each of your cleaners. Add a little personality with some fun fonts!

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Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

As someone who wakes up at the last possible minute, yet still wanting to be ready to go at the right time, I’m always trying to find ways to shave time off my morning routine. I pack my lunch the night before & I figured out how to streamline my morning beauty routine, so it only seems fitting to organize my morning outfit selection. My city, Seattle, has two seasons: raining & not raining. Although all my clothing revolves around those seasons, I’m still able to stand in front of my closet for 10 minutes looking at the same outfits over and over hoping that Clueless’ Cher’s closet system magically comes in to my life to pick an outfit for me!

Cher may have been ahead of her time with a computerized system in the 90’s, but I’ve found that the old fashion paper organization method can work with my closet in 2015 with these daily outfit labels!

Supplies:

  • Leftover cereal boxes
  • pretty con-tact paper
  • Thick marker or alphabet stickers
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbooking cutting tools, optional
  • This circular download template or an old CD / DVD

Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

Leftover cereal boxes work best, but in a pinch I opted for what I had, which was a rice, popcorn & graham cracker box. I flattened the boxes and covered with contact paper on both sides.
Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

I then used my scrapbooking cutting tools to cut out the appropriate size circles (outer AND inner circle to make a ‘doughnut’); you can also use this download template or an old CD (it’s roughly the same size). Simply cut out the template, trace on to the cardboard & cut with a scissor. I made 5 of these since my goal was to organize my outfits for the work week, but you could go crazy and add Saturday & Sunday!

Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

Now you’re ready to add the day of the week to each of your labels by either hand writing or alphabet stickers. I recommend labeling both sides!

Finally cut through one side of each of the ‘doughnuts’ so that you’re able to put these on your clothing hanger.

Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

Now you’re ready to plan your outfits!

On Saturday or Sunday, I’ll look through my closet while picking out outfits for the week. Each outfit is ironed and hung next to the appropriate day’s label.

All outfits are ready to go and easy to grab. These outfit labels could be great for little kids as well, making mornings easier for busy moms!

May you now be able to sleep in as long as possible in the morning!

Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

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Make your mornings easier and stress free with these DIY outfit labels! No more standing in front of your closet wondering what to wear!

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Not being the cook in the family I don’t often reach for the spices, but my husband does regularly. Fortunately my love for organizing trumps my confusion in the kitchen.

I hated the way our spice containers were all different shapes & sizes and in those rare occasions where I use them, it would take a long time sifting through to find the spice I needed.

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This rolling end cabinet that the spices were in wasn’t working either, so I cleared out a drawer for the spices.

My two priorities with this project were to have matching containers and easily identifiable labels.

SUPPLIES:

STEPS:

First step is to create the new labels, which will go on the lid of each new spice jar. This Spice Container Labels word document download is what I used for my Container Store clear spice jars in the link above. I made a label for each of the spices I currently had (many of which I couldn’t even pronounce!).

Print these on label sheets (I really like the Avery ones listed above).

Now the labels need to be cut to fit the lids. If you have a circular paper cutter (from scrapbooking or the like), I recommend using it so that it will make an even circle. If not, you can always trace the top your new lids on your printed labels and cut them out (if you trace, flip over your Avery paper to the back to trace with a pencil so that the pencil marks don’t show).

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Place each label on the lid of each new spice jar.

Once all your new spice jars are labeled, transfer the spices in to the new jars. To make it a little less messy (be warned …. it’s still going to be messy!), I used a piece of paper as a makeshift filter.

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Now if you want to get REALLY fancy (which I didn’t), you can alphabetize all your spices!

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May your spices be organized and you’re easily able to pronounce all of them!


Do your spices need a makeover? Make your spices organized and easy to find with this easy spice container organizing tutorial!

 

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Do your spices need a makeover? Make your spices organized and easy to find with this easy spice container organizing tutorial!

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