Storage bins are a great organizational tool, but it’s not always easy to remember what you put inside each one. They all look the same once you stow them on a shelf!
I’ve tried labeling them with my label maker, but those labels just aren’t big enough to stand out – especially when your bins are tucked away in a dark corner of the basement or attic.
And they don’t give you enough detail either. Slapping a “Christmas Decorations” label on a bin doesn’t do much to help you find your Christmas wreath when you have five other bins that are labeled the same way.
So, I did what I always do in these situations – I dreamed up a new printable.
My new storage bin labels are big, and they have plenty of room for all of your important details. Want to number your boxes? Date them? Mark them as fragile or heavy? There’s a spot to do that.
And if you’d like to go into even more detail, there’s a printable inventory list, too. Use it to itemize everything in your storage bin. Then, lay it in the top of your bin, so you can see what’s inside without having to dig.
I printed my labels on sticker stock (use Avery 8165 for inkjet printers or Avery 5265 for laser printers), but if you want labels that you can update over time, just print them on paper, and apply them to your bin with a piece of self-stick laminate. That’ll allow you to use your label like a wet-erase board.
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