Conquering the Christmas Toy Chaos with Brother P-touch

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brother P-touch. I received a product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Soon after the holidays I packed up the Christmas decorations – well everything except for my penguins and snowmen since those can stay out until winter is over.  It was so easy to put everything in its correct storage bin since I had labeled them with my Brother P-touch Easy Handheld Label Maker.  But the toys… oh my goodness it looked like Toys R Us had exploded in my house.  With three little ones five and under I really couldn’t expect any less especially with grandparents, aunts, and uncles that like to spoil them as much as mom and dad.  And that’s when it hit me.  I could use my Brother P-touch Easy Handheld Label Maker to tackle the toy situation.

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We’ve had a four tier plastic bin toy storage organizer since Alleigh was about a year old, but for the longest time the toys were just tossed into whichever bin they would fit inside.  I will be honest – this drove my touch of OCD a bit insane and I finally wanted to do something about it.  Since Alleigh is in kindergarten she is doing amazingly well with sounding out words and can ready lots of sight words as well.  For this reason I knew she would be very receptive to labeling each bin with what should be stored inside.  On the other hand Kaelyn is only three and far from being able to read labels, but pictures are right up her alley.  Luckily the Brother P-touch Easy Handheld Label Maker has some great software including 178 built-in symbols with everything from cars to apples.  And so I used these built-in symbols to make it easier for Kaelyn to know where to put her toys as well by putting a symbol on each end of the word. 

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And now I cross my fingers that with a little coaxing I can get the girls to continue to put their toys into the correct storage bins….

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Do you have an area of your home or office that needs organized?  I know I have lots more to go, but tackling one project at a time has made it much less overwhelming especially with how simple my Brother P-touch Easy Handheld Label Maker is to use.  If you’ve been thinking about making a label maker purchase now is a great time because Brother P-touch is celebrating their 25th anniversary with special promotions and deals at office super stores and other retailers.  As another way to celebrate Brother P-touch is showcasing 25 interesting, creative and inspiring stories from passionate P-touch users. Check back every day to see a new way to label!

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    I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brother P-touch. I received a product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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6 Responses to Conquering the Christmas Toy Chaos with Brother P-touch

  1. Laurie P says:

    A label maker would probably come in handy for the tons of lego sets floating around the house. We have lots of little bins and containers for all the different sets, but I never thought about labelling them. Just might have to resort to labeling to save my sanity lol.

  2. Rachel N says:

    We have fabric bins right now for toys. We just throw everything of the same kind in a bin. My kids are still too young to read so it works for us.

  3. kristin says:

    I really want one of these to stay better organized this year. Now I think I’ll have to!

  4. Shalaiba S says:

    I can’t wait until all of my kids are old enough to make labeling worth while. It won’t solve organizational problems, but it sure can’t hurt us. :)

  5. joanna garcia says:

    This is a great idea to use the label maker to teach the kids organization and that it has pictures too can be easy for the lil non readers!

  6. Teresa Honores says:

    My kids are not old enough to read yet but love this concept! I need to get my a label maker!

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