Organize Your Office Using Labels

January 13, 2011 by  

Does Your Work Place Use Labels?

labeling the officeDoes your office at work need some New Year Cleaning?  Do you have the same problems there with people not putting things where they belong?  Using your stapler and not returning it?  Opening every drawer of a file cabinet because you can’t remember what drawer has the file you want?

Personally I feel that labeling makes things easier. Office organizing is so much easier when using labels.  Do I think office work places should label?  Yes!!  Why?  I’ll give you 6 reasons why…

1) It gives a professional appearance
2) There is no question who an office accessory belongs to (stapler, hole punch etc)
3) Everyone will know what is in a specific drawer without having to open them all.
4) It makes more efficient use of everyone’s time. Not so much time is lost hunting in the wrong cabinets or files
5) It makes searching through the files a breeze
6) It makes it clear exactly where to return an item, or which shelf to store your stock on.

store room shelfHere is an store room that has supplies from a Dr. office. It needs some organization.  It is actually a store room that I organized a few years ago.

store roomI went through and reorganized were things were to go. I did a chart that had a location item, what shelf it belonged on and where it went.  There were several store rooms in this 2 story office and knowing which store room and where it was located was a problem.

What I did was to establish numbers for shelves and names for each store room.  After I had gone through and taken items out of boxes to make them quickly accessible to the Doctors to grab quickly – I reorganized them on the shelves.

What I did use to label was hot pink paper to label the names of the shelves.  I wish now I had used labels from a labeler.  I think it would have just looked neater.

dymo 360D label managerThis is a nice desktop label manager from DYMO.  It isn’t too large to carry around with you, but is a nice size to put on a desk.  I think this would be a nice thing to keep in an office, in a place that everyone could have access to it. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your stapler labeled?  No one would take it off your desk anymore! Just little touches like that can make an office run more efficiently.

labelsIt could make sprucing up your office or cubicle at work…. really nice!  This is the 3/4″ size tape. Large and easy for anyone to see. Don’t you think it is going to look great?  I know I just finished my home office and I labeled all my files,

So let me know… does your office at work label?  Do they use a label maker or do them by hand?

Disclosure: I was sent the Dymo 360D labelmanger to review (review on the labler will be coming up next week) and keep also compensated for my time. The pictures and opinions are my own.

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5 Responses to “Organize Your Office Using Labels”
  1. pammypam says:

    i have SO been looking for an excuse to buy a label maker!

  2. Sandy says:

    lol… now you have one!

  3. Roz says:

    Hi Sandy, Just found your great blog and so excited to learn more organization tips and ideas from you. I’m following your posts now and hope you stop by to add a post to my weekend get-together “Fresh, Clean, and Pure Friday” where folks share their posts on how they are cleaning up their lives and lifestyles. You will fit in perfectly! PS: My hubby is from Athens, OH and went to OSU, so we are huge Buckeye fans . . . even our Golden Retriever is named “Buckeye”! See ya! Roz

  4. Sandy says:

    lol.. that is great. I will certainly check out your blog Roz

  5. radhika says:

    Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog. I am so grateful! Will add your button to the sidebar

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