It’s been a few month now that I wrote about our family giving the Brother P-Touch Labeler a try in our house. We decided to put it through the gauntlet of our organizing efforts around our homeschooling resources. We made labels with the labeler and affixed them to storage bins, shelving, drawers and just about anything else we could think of to help us stay organized.
I can say that after almost 6 months on the job, these labels are still holding up strong. Many times my experience with labels in the past is that the adhesive starts to release and the ends of the labels start curling up. Once that starts happening, it doesn’t take too long for them to completely come off. A label that’s not stuck to what it’s supposed to be stuck on is kind of a useless label don’t you think?
The Brother P-Touch labels are still flat on their surfaces and sticking strong.
We’ve even started putting them on other items as well. We’ve got two identical Macbooks in the house, so there’s a label on one of them that reads “MOM’S”. I’ve used the labeler on some computer peripherals that I use for work and get taken with me to client locations throughout the week. Even with the repeatedly handling and travel, all of them are still holding up strong.
I think my next task is going to be to start sticking them to some storage containers in the pantry for all the different types of flours and baking ingredients my wife has for the variety of fresh-baked, gluten free breads she makes for our daughter.
I can also see us tackling some storage and cleaning options in the kid’s room as well. My son has all kinds of shelves and drawers and boxes he keeps stuff in. The problem is you can never really tell what’s in each box since there never seems to be any sort of rhyme or reason as to what items actually get put in each location.
The true test may also be labeling some of our camping equipment and storage totes. We’ll have to wait and see how things stack up against getting slid and shoved in and out of the van for trips. Then there’s also the question of outdoor weather for heat, cold and humidity on the camp site.
From my experience so far though, I can’t help but think that the Brother P-touch labeler will
hang-in hang-on there just fine as well!