How to Love Your Label Maker

Do you own a label maker? If I had a dollar for every client who handed me their labeled and said, “Here, you figure it out. I’ve never gotten it to work,” I’d be rich. Here are a few tips to make the best of your investment.

If you don’t own a label maker, get the best one for your needs. If you just want pretty labels for your kitchen canisters, the low-cost ones are great. But a business who creates labels daily will need a sturdy machine with more functions. They might want to hook the label maker up to a computer for more fonts and borders. They might travel from office to office, and need a nice case to keep it safe.

Have you seen the types of tapes that are available? Get your favorite colors. Get specialty tapes like flex tapes perfect for labeling cords. Summer camp is here, and the iron-on tapes are great to tag personal items and towels.

As with every type of technology these says, it seems like we should just be able to pick it up and use it, but it really does make sense to take 15 to 30 minutes to read the manual, watch the YouTube video, or have the salesperson show you their favorite tricks. This is especially true if your label maker connects with your computer. You’ll want to make sure that the systems work together before crunch time. You’ll want to be able to change font sizes and know how to use only the amount of tape that you need, to save money. These tips are all in the user’s manual!

Even if you don’t love your label maker today, you will once you start labeling your gadget cords. Chances are, you have a drawer full of black or white cords and plugs from gizmos you might not even own anymore, but are afraid to get rid of. Once you start labeling the devices you are using right now, you’ll never wonder again what cord goes with what gadget.

Ok. your homework is to go fire up your label maker, make sure you have batteries or a cord, label tape, and find something to label. Come on back and tell us what you got more organized. We can’t wait to hear!

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