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Sunday, January 25, 2009

p-touch labeler giveaway.

i don't know... maybe it's just the typical new year clean & purge, or maybe it's the typical pregnancy nesting. whatever the reason, i've definitely been on an organizational kick. my pantry is organized, the pots & pans are neatly stacked, i've cleaned out all of the closets & organized them all by color. toys have been sorted, the fabric stash is now neatly folded, even the hubby's tools in the garage have been labeled & put away. & let me tell you, this isn't normal "kelly" behavior. sure i'm tidy, but i've never been an organizational queen. but i have to admit, it's actually rather fun. & as mary poppins says:

in ev'ry job that must be done
there is an element of fun
you find the fun & snap!
the job's a game.
so how does a non-ocd girl like myself, find herself addicted to organizing, you ask? it's all thanks to the latest addition to our household... a p-touch labeler. who knew this tiny, hand-held device would change my life? although, i'm the first to admit that i've probably gone a bit overboard (do you think labeling the "toilet paper" shelf is too much?), but it's so much fun watching those little labels print out.

so are you jealous yet? wishing you had your own p-touch labeler? well, you are going to LOVE me... this week, one lucky person is going to win their very own p-touch 1010. how about that?

so here are the rules of the game:
* you have until midnight PST on thursday, january 29th to enter.
* simply make a comment on this post to enter... i'd love to hear your favorite organizing tip, or how you'd use your very own p-touch labeler.
* anyone can enter (so tell your friends), although anonymous comments will be ignored unless accompanied by an email address.
* please, just one entry per person.
* the winner will be randomly picked & announced friday.

131 comments:

acte gratuit said...

Ummmm...I would love to feed my OCD with that tasty little gadget!

I organize by sorting all the toys into bins, taking a picture of the contents, then printing the picture onto a label and sticking it on the bin. But now that I have a reader, the p-touch label would be a much easier solution.

MYSUESTORIES said...

I would loove to finally organize all those totes up in my attic with this labeler!

Ashley said...

I just need another labeler. My croaked:( I use them for everything!!! I miss mine.

Unique Scrapbooking said...

Altho my DH would argue that I simply do not need another tool to feed my love of organising, what mother could be without one? It would be perfect for soooo many areas in the house... the kitchen (no more guessing which jar is the plain or self-raising flour!), organising the kids room would be a breeze and not to mention my craft room.... I am getting giddy just thinking of how much fun I could have!

Marla said...

Oh, fancy! I love that labeler! I label toys bins...it doesn't help the kids ( not reading yet, need to attach pics too) but it simply helps the hubby & I pick up and put away pretty quick!

Rhonda McDonough said...

Oh! I love you blog and the p-touch labeler! I was hoping Santa would bring one for me, but alas, there wasn't one under the tree. I'd love to use it to label toy bins/shelves for my 4 year old son who is learning to read simple words like "ball" and "blocks." I'm sure some other things would be labeled, too!

Rhonda (rhondamcd@comcast.net)

Amy said...

I've been looking at these and would love to win one! Perhaps then I'd get to stop opening my storage containers to see what's in them and realizing it's still the baby clothes from two years ago!

abby said...

Awesome giveaway. I am currently expecting and due in a matter of weeks. I have been nesting/organizing like it's going out of style. I would use the label maker to organize my "pantry." Which is basically just a few cabinets above my washer and dryer. I could seriously use this label maker!

Natalie Jane said...

Oh man this is the best giveaway ever. I would love to get organized before baby two gets here. I have one closet done : http://shane-natalie.blogspot.com/2009/01/stuff-closet.html

Now I have the rest of the house to finish. Would be great for food storage shelves!

Jan said...

I'd LOVE to have this -- I label everything. Really.

I have a stack of IKEA bins that are all labeled in a sort of amateurish fashion - this would make me look like the OCD pro that I really am!

My Two Army Brats said...

Maybe a fun gadget like this would get me off of my computer and into a cleaning/organizing/getting rid of junk mood!

Jamie said...

This is just what I need to kick start my spring organizing

Melissa said...

I love organizing and at one time actually considered being a "professional organizer." haha My fave thing is organize by colors.. I love the colors of the rainbow and think everything should be in a ROY G BIV order. hehe
thanks so much!!

amylee13 said...

I have two huge organizing projects that I am working on, my craft space and my mom's sewing area. I need to label everything, otherwise neither one of us will put things where they belong!!

Megan said...

i would label EVERYTHING. i love organizing and having things "in their place"... this will fix my ocd fix (maybe!)...

Traci said...

what a great give-away. i have never had one of these and i would put it to great use with my husbands tools and the tykes rooms for sure! i do like being organized so that my life can run smooth!

Kristin said...

I'd love to share an organizational tip with you, but truth is, I have none. There isn't a single lable in my house. And I'm constantly talking about how much easier our lives would be if we could find stuff, but just don't know where to start. Moving twice in the last five months doesn't help, but 2009 is a new Kristin! Organization here I come!

Megan said...

I'm not OCD either, but getting more organized never hurt anyone. Gotta label the kids' stuff, and all of my crafting supplies.

JEWEL said...

We are planning on organizing and decorating the craft room once we get our tax return! The P Touch would be great to have to label all the containers I plan to get to finally get everything in its place.

sleeplessinwisc at gmail dot com

Shana said...

LOL...how WOULDN'T I use that thing? I have 3 kids (3 yrs, 19 mths, and 4 mths old) and there is STUFF everywhere. It drives my OCD husband crazy when there is clutter.

hannah said...

I just organized all my kids toys into shoe-box-size Tupperware. I would love to use this to label them!

Jonathan & Heather said...

I think this is exactly what I need to help me get excited about food storage!I just like the saying "a place for everything and everything in its place."

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I've always wanted a labeler!

megan said...

Just what I need to get organized.

Andie said...

The night I got my first p-touch my husband hid it when he went to sleep. He was afraid he's wake up with "Husband" affixed to his forehead. I am obsessed with labelling!

Tanja said...

I would have a small affair... I love labels! I like seeing a row of notebooks with labeled spines, bins with labels inserted into metal brackets, tags tangling from baskets and stenciled names above towel hooks. Needless to say, I would spend time labeling all that I can because yes, the toilet paper shelf NEEDS a label!

Ashley Perrigin said...

I would love one of these to able to organize my scrapbooking things. I have so much and I can't keep it all together. I really hope to win this

Chelsea said...

What a fun giveaway! I LOVE to organize and can't believe I've never owned a labeler - I would probably tackle the kids toy bins first! :)

kribss said...

we use it for everything- from kitchen spices, flour to even my son using it to label his school binders + dividers.

Naomi said...

i love to organize and see everything I have.

I organized my mom's scraproom and she had so many stamps and didn't know what she had.

So I took a stamp image of every stamp, cut each one out, and arrange them on a space on her wall above her work area (organized by them, of course).

so she can see every stamp she has and use it!

it so helped!!!

thanks for sharing!

Anna said...

In my room, I hang my silk scarves (I have too many!) and necklaces off of brown string and clothes pins that are looped and nailed on my walls. :)

Tori said...

I would love to win the labeler because I think it would help make me want to organize more...

Great giveaway!!

kate said...

Initially I would embark upon tagging the diaper boxes chock-full of rare possessions in the storeroom!! Oh to have them labeled!!! … Oh I’m already eager, I love to organize!

Brooke said...

What a fun way to spend the day, labeling. :)

Spencer Family said...

I would love one of these. We are moving in six weeks and for some reason I feel the need to organize before I pack. Who wants to move stuff they don't want?! A labeler would be wonderful help!

Sarah B. said...

My supervisor at work has one of those and I have always wanted one.....I REALLY need to start organizing my childrens rooms. We are re-doing them and this would be oh so helpful. :)

Sandy said...

OMG! This thing would be perfect for (finally) organizing my over-large stash of yarn. Not to mention all the bins of holiday decorations, and the out-of-season clothes, and the shelves in the linen closets....

PS. I just found your blog by serendipity and I am already in love!

♥ sheena said...

i've never had a labeler. i'm sure i could put it to good use.

i love to organize any & everything. it just feels good, doesn't it?!

great give.a.way!

The Roberts' Report said...

Well let's just say OCD is seriously in my blood. I have to have all the toys picked up and the house straighten every night before I go to bed. Plus I'm super happy when I can see vacuum lines in my carpet! WEIRD!!
*best tip*...lay out a weekly plan of things to clean...that way I don't feel overwhelmed.

***Patricia Linehan*** said...

I would love a labeler so that I can pretend that I am more organized than I actually am! :)

Christina said...

I feel the need to label tubs of craft supplies and countless rubbermaid bins filling my basement. Hooray for getting organized in '09!

Tammy said...

Oh, this would come in handy right now as I am in the middle of organizing my home!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!
Tammy M

Amy said...

I am not an organizational person. I like cleanliness, but I that only goes as far as the parts of my house everyone can see. All my drawers and closets look like they were just hit by a huge twister. I would love to win this labeler to use as an incentive to get things organized... Maybe I will just start organizing and hope that karma works in my favor this once :)

Lene said...

I have wanted one of these for the longest time.

I would be labeling everything....not only the toilet paper shelf, but maybe even the toilet paper holder (to remind those who use the last bit and don't replace it)

Mama Moose said...

I too would love to feed my OCD! I would help me label totes, boxes, bins, filed...Oh it would be heaven!
themoosehouse at gmail dot com

Amber said...

Im all about using baskets or bins for organization, problem is, i often forget whats in them, which is why I could use something like this!

Michelle said...

I'd probably start with my pantry and then go crazy with the rest of my house! I've been wanting one of these for a while!

Anna Sophia said...

This must be a sign! I was just searching for a labeller and thought I would take a break to read some blogs. I happened to stumble upon your blog after stumbling upon another one. And wouldn't you know it! The first time I see your blog you are having a giveaway! For the very thing I NEED! And yes I am just crazy about the prospect of owning this!!

My favorite Organizing trick is to use photo boxes. I have them in my linen closet, bedroom closet, and craft room. I love the colors and they hide everything, making it look uniform and neat. I am actually posting a series on these wonderful items this week, starting with my linen closet. Check back to day to read all about it!

Oh, and please pick me!!! :-)

.caroline armelle. said...

oh, i almost bought one of these the other day... i really need to organize and this would help. i think i'll organized everything, right down to the dog!

Sharlene said...

What show was it where someone got a labeler and started labeling the whole house? Cuz that's what I would do! Oh the fun I could have...

mustangkayla said...

Thats a cool machine! I'm such an organize freak. I start at one end of the house and try to work my way to the other getting rid of un-needed items and put items in 'better' homes'.

Meredith said...

I think that I would give this as a gift to my parents. They are family history consultants and I think that they could use a little organization & labeling when doing research.

~Meredith F.
rosesaremyfavorite at hotmail dot com

Ellie said...

Oh my goodness! I was just watching a commercial for one of these on tv and this woman had labeled everything in her pantry and it was so wonderfully organized and I thought how much I would want to have one of those!

kathryn said...

Maybe I could keep my kid's names straight if each one of them had a fresh little label stuck to their forehead each morning...

I also think my pantry would love to be labeled up and organized.

Very cool giveaway, Kelly!

Anonymous said...

I would label all of my husband's tools! :)
Kim B.

kelly l said...

i use an old school labeler to label all the rubbermaid boxes in my kids' closets for all their toys. i would love an updated version. i'm also addicted to the 3m removable hooks. i have them everywhere.

Tara T said...

I would label all my craft supplies!

the W* family said...

I would LOVE this! I'd organize my kitchen, medicine cabinet, picture boxes, kids' toys. I'm an organizing freak and this is perfect!

Jes said...

OH my I need this! I would label everything. I would oragnize everything just a little more then it already is. Oh it has to come live with me!

Spencer, Allison McLean & Lucy Mylymok said...

I don't have any tips, wehich is why I need this. HELP!

I spend a lot of time it seems making piles and trying to sort or organize but then I never get to the next step, as i have to dig through boxes and piles to find what I had 'organized' to put into it's new home. A three year old, six month old and another on the way, I need to get it all completed soon!

Shaun and Joyce said...

I could use a labeler so bad!! I too have been on an organizing kick and it just doesn't seem complete but I think with the labeler all my organizing dreams will come true!!

Denise said...

OK...I do think I have OCD and this would be so much fun! Ha ha ha! Ooooh...hours of labeling toys and bins and so much more. Maybe it would stop some of the fights about what is "mine" from my little girlies... wishful thinking!
denisedowns@yahoo.com

Abby said...

I will steal my labeler from work every once in awhile to organize at home. I have been having the nesting itch myself, since way back when I was pregnant, all the stuff I didn't get to is still calling my name!

Leslie said...

i have always wanted a p-touch! how fun!

kristi lee said...

Hmmm...sorry no tips from me. I'm just in the "I NEED MAJOR HELP" stage. I've got most of the purging done but getting the little p-touch might just get me to push through and finish all my efforts. Thanks for the giveaway, girl!

Christie said...

How have I not gotten one of those before now? I am an organizational freak! Pick me!

ocean said...

I just love label makers. I label everything!! Rarely do the items return to the correct spot but...they do have a spot.

Janiece said...

I am not organized!
BUT, I label EVERYTHING with post-a-notes!

Lisa said...

I NEED to organize and keep making excuses...maybe if I were to win this I would want to organize...?
:)Lisa

Jessica said...

Keeping my fingers crossed. I could use this to organize our new house so well!

Darilyn said...

Can I just tell you how badly I need this? My labeler just broke last week and I've been going nuts. I would immediately get to work labeling all the little drawers on my new but very old apothecary cabinet.

Kim said...

Would love this for my craft space.

Billy & Stephanie said...

I would love to win this give away i would use this to lable everything in my baby's room to help me and him be more oragnized also to lable the light switches....lol

Michelle, Tony, and Madeline Nguyen said...

Oh my gosh! I would love to have this and try to catch up to my OCD cleaner organizer husband! It would definitely help me, and he would be so happy to see me organizing things!

Janelle said...

Pick me, please. Pretty please. My house is in desperate need of being labelled! :)

Jena said...

I'm not an organized person, but I've never been this disorganized! I blame my husband. Well, only a little. Really, I blame moving four times. I've lost just about any organizational abilities I had, except pertaining to the kitchen. Even my husband can't keep track of which of his desk drawers hold what--and I try not to venture into his desk area. (I make exceptions only for fountain pen ink and Post-Its.)

* TONYA * said...

Oooh, I'd love to win this. I'm a bit of an organizing junkie and have just recently purchased a ton of containers for my craft supplies that will need labeling.

Shanda said...

OHH i would love this!

I organize by buying all kinds of wicker baskets. You can usually finr atleast 2 in each room and i put everything in them. I just love the way they look so it makes it fun to organize when i buy a new one at the store :)

eRiCa said...

OH MY HECK!!! I added this to the things I WANT/NEED last week!!! crossing all my fingers and toes that I win!

M & M said...

I would LOVE an labeler. It could label things instantly instead of making a list, typing it up, waiting for enough items to warrent printing on a sheet of labels and then going back and actually labeling the item! Such a time-saver.

Tiffany Snow said...

I have wanted this little baby for a long time now! I would use it to label all my food storage that I am now collecting!

C World said...

the labeler looks awesome! i like the "one spot for everything" organizing rule so you always know where it is when you need to find it! :)

Bethany said...

Ooooh! These are so awesome. I had one similar that I used when I worked fast food as a manager. My office was neat and tidy. I have been wishing for one lately, both at home and in my classroom. What a great tool!

wendeth said...

I've always wanted one of these! (No idea why I haven't bought one before..)
I would label everything. It wouldn't be safe to be near me. I would especially love to take it to work and get rid of al the masking tape and sharpie labels on the drawers!

KMR said...

This would be a great kick start. Thanks for the opportunity. I need to organize my office.

Kim R.

Vone said...

We just cleaned out our storage room and actually went through the boxes that we hadn't opened since we moved in. I could totally use the labeler since I'm planning on tackling my studio next.

Julie Huish said...

I have one of these and I'm still not organized DANG IT!

Libby said...

I could lie and say that I want one of these purely for organizational purposes. Honestly, I just love little machines. I would print labels just to see them being printed. I guess that organization would be a bonus for me.

Lissete said...

I can sooo use this! I have tons of boxes everywhere and not a single one is labeled! I would also use this to organize my files.

The only way to keep my counter clean is by having a catch all basket. For some reason, my kitchen counter is a magnet for all the junk that comes in the house.

shar files said...

I would love to label my bathroom supplies. I hate when extra toothpaste is next to extra soap!

Erika said...

LOVE nesting! I am envious of your newly organized house and could definitely use this labler to bring some order to our toys!!

Becky said...

I'm pregnant and feeling nesty myself! I would use my labeler to keep all the different sizes of baby clothes organized in bins and boxes!

jancd said...

Oh, I could use one of these for me two daughters and their kids. I have a few things to label, too.
janwes@sbcglobal.net

Shannon said...

HOW AWESOME are YOU! After working in "preschools" for the past 20 years I THRIVE off organization and labels... especially when you have litte ones running around...

Nicole said...

Labels would be great so that when I am looking for something, I don't have to open every single bin in the storage room to find it. Thanks! hntrswf(at)msn(dot)com

gramakas said...

I keep threatening to buy myself one of those nifty, get-me-put-together-properly gadgets but I've never been organized enough to actually follow through. I love the quote "a place for everything and everything in it's place". Now I just have to figure out how to make it happen!

Natasha Designs said...

Can you Come too my house :) lol

eve said...

I've been thinking I need one of these do-dads. I think I'd have to label every cupboard in the kitchen cuz my husband still doesn't know what's where ;) Besides that I'd label my magazine holders and the storage boxes.

D said...

I would organize and label all the clothing according to size/gender, ect for all the foster clothing I have for the children.

hilari said...

i'm a mess, help this girl out.

Danielle said...

I AM OCD and would love a labelmaker! Recently my favorite organizing tool is a ScanSnap document scanner. It scans all your papers, bills, receipts, business cards, etc and automatically turns them into a searchable pdf file! Any word, number, date etc is searchable.

Cotter said...

i was just telling my husband i wanted one of these!

jen said...

ooow, i saw that while looking for christmas gifts ideas and wondered what i would use it for. now i know!

i'm not a big organizor either but one that i LoVe is changing out all your hangers in the closet for white ones and sorting your clothes by color. it looks so much better, maybe you've already done this!

Lisa said...

Oh, I would love a labeler to label ALL of my totes that have Christmas, Halloween, etc... in them. They are SO unorganized right now. You can barely walk in my storage room...UGH!

Thanks SO much for the oportunity to win.

Lisa

Mandy said...

Wow... I could take my anal retentiveness to a whole new level with that thing. My kids will just love it. I am seeing labeled toothbrushes in their future...

pick me!
theyearofme(at)hotmail(dot)come

Cassie said...

I would love to win this! I have had "organize junk closet and drawer" on my to-do list forever and this would be perfect to label things once they are put away!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, this would be a great way to get organized in the new year. Thanks for offering us a chance to win it.
Elizabeth S.

Cathy said...

When my kids were younger, I lived by "color coding'. Each kid had a color (laundry basket, toothbrush, etc..) and that was their color. As they've gotten older I've gone away from that but I love to label things. I think DH is more of a labeling nut than I am. I'd love to win this!

Juanita said...

I use it on scrapbook layouts. But as of late I have been labeling everything. Kids art supplies, my art supplies, stuff in the pantry. My husband laughs, but now HE knows where stuff goes too!.

Jewels1223 said...

I organize all of my craft stuff into categories (sewing, embellishments, paint, paintbrushes, etc) into rubbermaid containers of similar sizes so they stack right on top of each other -- works great and fits right into my bookcase!

Adam & Kristen Birkmeyer said...

Fun giveaway!! I have a desk that needs some serious organization. If I win, my husband may send you a serious love letter because he won't even recognize an organized desk!!

megan said...

very generous of you! I've never used one of these and kind of thought they were uneccessary, but after reading your post, I WANT one :-)

Kristen said...

My best organization tip is to hire my best girlfriend (who is MUCH tidier then I) over to my house for a couple of hours. I'm paying her, which means I want it to be productive and we are good enough friends that she can boss me around -- especially when it comes to tossing things. She just has that "look."
I know I'd go just as Label Happy as you have!

Jody said...

I have several tall rolling drawers that are full of my craft things and to be able to label what was in them would sure save a lot of time from opening each one to check for an item. Sure would be a fun new gift!

Grateful Gramma said...

I could put this to good use!

Kelly said...

Love reading your blog--not sure how I stumbled across you--but I think you are darling! I have just started the "nesting" syndrome for a new baby coming to us in June!! I would love to lable all those plastic totes full of toys/baby clothes by size/etc! So choose me!

Misti said...

Organizing...what's that? Maybe this labeler will aid in my search for tamed chaos?!

Shelli said...

I'd love to have one of these nifty gadgets! I'd have the most lovely of pantries and cupboards! Thanks for the fun contest.

the mama monster said...

oh i would love this! i am so not organized now that i have 3.

Julie said...

thanks - i would love to win!
go check out my giveaway and sign up if interested!

Nicole O said...

I'm in the nesting stage also, having this labeler could make this stage that much more fun.

Stacy said...

I'd use this all over the place...bins in the toy closet, holiday bins, linen closet, to put names on jackets...endless....pick me!

Chanda said...

I actually print labels on regular computer paper and run them through the xyron. Man I'm a loser.

When I need to organize and feel overwhelmed, I make myself "put away" 10 things. Small or big, everything counts. If I get to 10 and want to keep going, yay for me. If that's all I want to do, I'm OK with that - I met my quota.

Fillmore said...

Label, label, who's got the label? How about me (if I win, that is)?

Dawn said...

Yes please!!

I have been pining after my friends...oh, the labeling I would do!

christel said...

This is exactly what I need to help me get into organizing mode.

jocelyn said...

just found your blog and am having fun reading it!

to answer to your question, what would I use the labeler for:

what WOULDN'T i use the labeler for???!!

Nielsen Family said...

Wow, I would love one of these babies. I used to be an ocd girl myself, but after 3 kiddos...well this could get me started again. Loved your post & best of luck with #3!

*sunchips* said...

YAY! I re-organize as an excuse to re-label. :P

Blogging with Deb said...

Okay Kelly, I just had to add my 2 cents to this giveaway and tell you that with 150 Primary Kids, we (Primary Presidency) could use this toy every single Sunday!!!!!and probably all week long too!!
Happy Giveaway!!! Happy for the little girl that is on her way to a very sweet mommy!
DEB

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I love my P touch!