No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

Too many gift cards and not enough organization?

I WISH I had that problem! Fortunately my sister, Whitney, did (and took some pictures of her solution). After recently getting married, she had TONS of gift cards. Nice right? Well she came up with this easy & quick way to keep her gift cards organized ….

Supplies Needed for Gift Card Organization

  • Hole punch (either a single or a 3 ring punch)
  • 2 inch book rings
  • Permanent marker
  • Gift cards!

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

BEFORE punching a hole, locate the bar code on the back of the gift card, aka the black thin strip. Make sure to punch your hole on the OTHER side because punching on the bar code will prevent the card from working at the store. The last thing we all want is a gift card that doesn’t work!

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

Others might look like this….

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

Using either a single hole punch or even this 3 ring binder one, punch a hole at the edge of the gift card, aiming for 1/2 inch space on the side. No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

Before placing your gift cards on the ring, write the current balance on each card with your permanent marker. I’ve even noticed some stores nowadays will write an updated dollar amount on the gift cards after each use!

Now all you need to do is place your cards into the book ring. Whitney opted to put all her wedding gift cards together in one book ring but the options are limitless 🙂 .  If you’ve got lots of gift cards, you could organize by type of store (department store, drug store, etc). I’m one of those people who worries that I’m going to lose my gift cards, so I’d realistically place all my gift cards on one book ring. Then when I’m planning on running errands, I’d remove the gift cards of the stores I plan to go to and place those on a separate ring to take with me.

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

May you be lucky enough to need to organize your gift cards!
No need for a complicated or expensive system to organize your gift cards. All you need is 5 minutes to make this easy gift card organization system!

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Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Although I could spend days organizing (loving every minute of it), it’s an awesome feeling to organize something in a mater of minutes. I’m not talking about picking up or simply moving clutter in to a container, but actually create a system to keep something organized.

That’s why I LOVE these cord organizers. Plus now I have a legit reason to hold on to toilet paper rolls 🙂 .

Hopefully I’m not alone in having WAY too many extra cords around the house. Admittedly I HATE getting rid of stuff, so keeping my belongings in a clean organized fashion is even more important. Well, extra cords were not high on that list. Jumbled in a container out of reach and out of site, I forgot we had so many extra cords and mistakenly bought more. Lesson learned. That was definitely motivation for me to get these organized.

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

All you need to organize cords

  • Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Washi tape
  • Your extra cords

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

This is SOOO incredibly easy it barely needs a tutorial. Simply ‘decorate’ your toilet paper rolls with your colorful washi tape in any way you want! Some washi tape is stronger than others, so if it doesn’t stick to the cardboard toilet paper roll, just add a bit of clear scotch tape to the ends.

Roll up your extra cords so that they’re a little longer than the toilet paper roll. And stuff them!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Simply place them in a Tupperware container. No more untangling or taking up too much space!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

Now just don’t forget about them!

Surprising way to use toilet paper rolls to organize cords! Add a little washi tape for a bunch of color to this easy organizing trick!

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Don't throw away your Pringles can! Turn it in to an easy yet effective pen holder storage solution. You'll never know it was a Pringles can!

Right when I thought I had officially lost my mind for holding on to a couple Pringles cans in hope of a DIY inspiration for so long, it came to me (after months of sitting in my craft closet)! Thank goodness because that closet was slowly turning in to one of those rooms in the house that you pretend doesn’t exist when friends come over because it’s so embarrassingly messy.  Fortunately this DIY pen holder was serving three purposes: 1) getting rid of those Pringles cans that I insisted on holding on to, 2) making an quick way to find my craft pens, pencils and scissors & 3) the first step in my complete craft closet clean up (hey, pens have to be organized too). More to come on #3 in future posts!

Supplies:

  • Mini Pringles can(s)
  • Colorful card stock paper
  • Scissor & measuring tape OR a paper cutter (this one is my FAV!)
  • Tape (either scrap-booking tape or even regular scotch tape will work!)

This DIY is so simple, yet totally handy, you’ll be eating up your Pringles as quickly as possible. Once the cans are empty, wash them out with a damp rag to ensure all the grease is gone before jumping in to the DIY.

Don't throw away your Pringles can! Turn it in to an easy yet effective pen holder storage solution. You'll never know it was a Pringles can!

My mini Pringles cans are 3.5 inches tall. So I cut my card stock just a little shorter at 3.25 inches by 11 inches.

Don't throw away your Pringles can! Turn it in to an easy yet effective pen holder storage solution. You'll never know it was a Pringles can!

I placed scrap-booking tape on the back of both ends and middle of the card stock. Then I simply wrapped the paper around the can, making sure the paper stayed below the silver lip on top.

Don't throw away your Pringles can! Turn it in to an easy yet effective pen holder storage solution. You'll never know it was a Pringles can!

And … well that’s it! A completely simple, yet totally practical DIY storage solution. There’s not much that I love more than a FREE easy organizing solution!

Don't throw away your Pringles can! Turn it in to an easy yet effective pen holder storage solution. You'll never know it was a Pringles can! Don't throw away your Pringles can! Turn it in to an easy yet effective pen holder storage solution. You'll never know it was a Pringles can!

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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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The only thing I enjoy more than organizing is saving money! Yet, with our busy schedules, it’s so easy for Joe & I to run out the door without packing our lunch. It always seems like so much work in the morning! This means that we’re having to buy lunch at work which is definitely NOT saving money.Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

Well, the truth is that packing lunches USE to be a lot of work. I never seemed to have the right groceries for our lunches, but in attempting to always pack our lunch, Joe would get odd left overs in his lunch each day. Let’s just say it was a surprise that he wasn’t excited about 🙂 .

After several complaints from Joe about the quality of his lunches, I finally admitted he was right. The lunches weren’t good and I needed a better system to ensure that we had the right food AND it was quick to pack up in the morning.

 

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

Never lacking a reason to label, I found these cute bathroom bins to add pocket labels to for snack items and breakfast. On plain card stock paper I printed my ‘snacks’ & ‘breakfast’ labels, cut according to the size, and put them inside the pocket labels. You could use stronger adhesives, but I actually just used scotch tape to adhere the label to the bin! (They’ve stayed put for weeks!)

Right now I have TONS of custom oatmeal packs for breakfast! Joe & I RARELY eat breakfast at home (I value sleep too much to get up earlier 🙂 ), so breakfast in the office it is!

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

Next step was to clear out space in one cabinet specifically for our lunch prep station. This prevented me from opening EVERY cabinet in our kitchen looking for what I needed. I put small sandwich bags, plastic containers (reused lunch meat containers) and lunch bags on the top shelve and my ‘snack’ and ‘breakfast’ bins on the bottom.

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

Now on to the fridge. I keep all my produce for lunch in one drawer within my fridge. I know I know, apples don’t need to go in the fridge! It’s just so much easier to have everything in one spot! Dinner leftovers are kept kept in individual containers right above the drawer so we can quickly grab everything for lunch. It’s easy for Joe & I to always know where within our sometimes messy fridge that we can find food for lunch!

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

With all the pieces now in place, compiling all the items for our lunch in the morning has never been easier! It would be really easy to prep lunch for the whole week on Sunday night, but with this system it takes only MINUTES each night to prep tomorrows lunches!

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

 

 

 

 

Lunches prepared in minutes with your own lunch prep station with one cabinet and a little room in your fridge! Preparing lunches has never been so easy!

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You know that feeling when you’re running out the door to catch your plane with arms full of WAY too much luggage only to find that you forgot a couple things?

Every time this happened to me I promised myself I would write down a list of what I needed for my next vacation. Not only was it frustrating to forget the things I needed, but also when I would over pack toiletries I didn’t really need. I’d forget the sunscreen for my beach trip to Miami, but sure enough I brought it with me to Minneapolis to visit my sister in December. It took me years struggling with how to pack my toiletries to get a system down that would last me more than ONE vacation!

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

Here’s my favorite tips for packing toiletries: 

1 | I have a completely separate set of toiletries that I bring with me on vacation as opposed to what I use everyday at home. When NOT traveling I keep these in my suitcase. This makes a world of difference and I can’t recommend enough.

2 | I’m a sucker for matching labeled containers. Obviously. I bought a bunch of these TSA approved sized ones for all my liquids. Yes, I could just use those mini shampoo bottles that come at the hotels. While I’m a lover of everything reused, I’m a girl who likes my toiletries looking clean and well labeled.

3 | That brings me to the labeling. Don’t go for just any label. Make sure these are waterproof or you literally will only be able to use them for ONE vacation. Buying labels that are pre written will look WAY nicer than writing yourself. The only downside is that there might not be a label available for every one of your toiletries (aka – dry shampoo anyone?).

4 | I purchased full size versions of my travel toiletries. That way when I refill my toiletries, I’m not mixing shampoos from whatever I’m using in my shower. I keep the full size versions in my suitcase when I’m not traveling. Literally EVERYTHING that I need for my travel toiletries stays in my suite case when I’m not traveling.

5 | Refill your toiletries AFTER each vacation. There never seems like there’s enough time to pack and prepare for a vacation. Filling up your toiletries shouldn’t be one of those!

6 | Anyone else ever feel completely gross after flying on a plane or a long road trip??? In addition to my standard toiletries, I create a little ‘while traveling’ case that includes hand sanitizer, Airborne, Listerine strips, perfume samples (the ones from the magazines) and hand lotion.

7 | To carry all my non liquids I love to use the free department store makeup bags that come with purchase. I never feel bad if they get dirty because I know another free gift is on it’s way eventually :).

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

Now on to show you MY travel toiletries! I split up my toiletries in to 4 different groups (which essentially means that I just have 4 different containers)

  1. Liquids | obviously these go in a plastic ziplock bag
  2. Non Liquids (hair brush, toothpaste, etc) | I use one of those free makeup bags with department store purchase
  3. Makeup | I always use a plastic makeup bag so that in the event that something breaks or spills, clean up is easier.
  4. While Traveling (a couple items to help freshen up during travel time) | in a small makeup bag

1 Liquids

I even use a small travel container for my moisturizer and eye cream (not pictured). For perfume, I refill one of those small free perfume sample containers.

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

Liquid refills

I keep all the refills to my liquid toiletries together in large makeup bag that I store inside my luggage when I’m not traveling. It makes refilling the toiletries SO much easier to have dedicated products that I only use for travel.

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

I keep this stored in my suitcase along with the other travel toiletries when not traveling!

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

2 Non Liquids

I’m not necessarily a bar face soap kind of gal, but it makes traveling so much easier to do so. It’s one less thing that I have to try to squeeze in to my liquids plastic bag.

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

I keep a smaller clear case for cotton balls, hair ties & bobby pins.

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

3 Makeup

I have a completely separate set of makeup that I use for travel, as opposed to my everyday stuff. If you’re worried about it expiring before you use it all up, you could alternate your travel makeup bag and everyday makeup every so often.

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

4 While Traveling

I keep a couple items with me in a tiny makeup bag to help me ‘freshen up’ while in route to my destination! Airborne, hand cream, Purell, Listerine strips, & perfume samples. 

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

One last photo showing you everything that goes in to my suitcase!

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

May your trip be as organized as your toiletries!
Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

 

 

 

 

 

Pack WHAT you need, but not MORE than you need! With our ultimate system for packing toiletries, all your toiletries will be organized perfectly!

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Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

As many of you know Joe & I got a doberman puppy, Reagan, in December and although we are absolutely in love with her, I’m NOT in love with the mess a puppy can bring to a home. As someone who cleans her baseboards regularly, I’m adjusting to have ‘dog dirt’ (as I call it) in my house at all times. We’re also learning just how much energy puppies have and might be hitting a world record in time spent playing fetch. This all equates to lots and LOTS of toys! Walking in to our family room likely resembles a dog store at times as we toss anything to Reagan to keep her entertained.

toy storageMy dad sent us a huge container of Garretts popcorn for Christmas which brings back awesome memories as I used to live next door to a Garretts store in my Chicago days. You can’t tell from this picture, but our favorite flavor is the cheese! Reagan was trying to chew on the tin as I was taking it out to the garbage (Joe & I devoured it in less than a week), which made me realize that it would be a great toy storage container! Yes, she may like to chew on it, but because it’s metal, she can’t actually destroy it as she has other baskets. With a couple craft supplies and a cute label, this would be a sustainable storage solution for Reagan’s toys.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

Supplies for Toy Storage Container:

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Since I do a lot of arts and crafts, I had everything in my craft room (aka – tiny storage closet) minus the labels. Before I even started the project, I cleaned out the container really well. That popcorn smell can linger!

Now the Garretts popcorn tin design, although cute, definitely wasn’t the look I’m going for 🙂 . Enter spray paint. Using painters tape, I taped the top ring of the container to create a nice line where the spray paint would stop. The inside of the container is silver, a color that would go nicely, so I opted NOT to spray the inside.

I laid down a couple broken down cardboard boxes outside our front door to create a space to spray paint the tin. Two light coats were enough to cover it completely. I can’t emphasize LIGHT coats enough. There’s a couple spots that I was a little (a lot) too aggressive with the spray paint. When that happens, the paint clumps up and doesn’t dry flat. I’m obviously still learning the virtue of patience and less is more! I let the tin sit at least 1 hour in between coats. I probably don’t need that much time, but spray painting a second coat on top of wet spray paint can look REALLY bad.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

While I was letting the paint dry (literally), I started on the labels. I use Font Bundles to get these really cute font styles. Personally, I like these better than the standard ones that Microsoft has. I went a little overboard one weekend and relabeled my laundry detergent (and my blog). I opened up a Microsoft word document and typed out the wording I wanted to stick on the tin.

‘Reagan’s Toys’

I then enlarged the words to the biggest font size I could get. Now before you go crazy and make your font a size 500, take a moment to measure your container to ensure that you won’t run out of room with your labels. I should have taken my own advice because I didn’t have enough room for the s on toys, so my container reads “Reagan’s Toy”. Let’s just say that this dog definitely has more than ONE toy!

After printing out the labels, I cut out each of the letters. Since I used a cursive font, most of the letters connected to each other; sometimes I cut them apart (see the R in the photo below) to make it easier to cut out. The nice thing about using clear label paper is that no one will notice if you cut outside the lines.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

Once you’ve got all your letters cut out, simply peal off the paper on the back of the label and stick away! I didn’t use a ruler or anything to keep my letters even around the container as the popcorn tin had a ridge on the top that I followed. If it hadn’t I would have likely used a ruler & a couple post-it notes to measure and mark where the labels should go. I like using post-it notes instead of a pencil mark so that I don’t have to try to erase it.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

Once you’ve got the labels attached, it’s modge podge time! Modge Podge will act as a great sealer to the spray paint and labels. This is essential as Reagan’s nails would have completely scrapped the labels and paint off. With the modge podge acting as a protective cover, Reagan can attack the tin as much as she wants and nothing gets damaged. It’s been a while since I’ve used modge podge, so there was a moment of panic when I started applying it. It doesn’t look great at first. But DON’T freak out like I did. Remember, it’s a glue. It goes on white, but drys clear.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

From popcorn to puppy toys. Who would have thought??

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!I really liked that I could ‘customize’ this toy storage tin to the color scheme I wanted (white), but also had the cute font on it for a punch of DIY. I can easily tuck this tin away next to our couch. Reagan is slowly learning to accept this storage solution after spending the first two days aggressively barking at the tin.

Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

Let’s just say that Reagan was not as excited about this new storage solution as I was. Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

Now if I could just teach Reagan to PUT her toys in to the container 🙂 .

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Clean up those puppy (or kids) toys easily with this fun and stylish DIY upcycle toy storage solution by reusing a popcorn tin!

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

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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