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LABELS & HOME ORGANIZATION:
A CONVERSATION WITH MABLES LABELS
CO-FOUNDER JULIE COLE

JULY 7, 2020
ES1958 _ 123 Anywhere Street (2)

Whether you are planning on selling your home or not, an organized home has huge benefits for those living in it and is attractive to potential buyers. An organized home presents a clear and functional space, promotes cleanliness, and can actually reduce stress. Potential buyers will surely notice a well organized home – it shows pride of ownership, which scores big points in real estate. As part of an overall staging approach, organizing your home will actually help yield a higher net return on a home sale. 

 

From your pantry to your bathroom, labels are the perfect way to help you organize a home. They can easily help you transform cluttered spaces into ones that are more systematic. That said, labels are not all made alike.

 

Although it can be tempting to look at price alone; maintenance, durability and design are all important factors when selecting labels. 

We spoke with Julie Cole, Co-Founder of Mabel’s Labels, to give us some guidance on the topic.

Q. Why is labeling an important part of home organization? Can using labels make organizing an easier task?

A. Beautiful Household Labels will not only improve your home aesthetic, they can help you focus your organizing tasks. If you have an idea of the ‘categories’ you want to sort into, you can make purging and organizing decisions easier and more efficiently. I also love that everything has a place. When the kids have toys all over the house, for example, clean-up is so much easier if they know exactly where everything’s home is. It helps them to be independent and me to save time.   

 

Q. What are the primary benefits of investing in a quality label?

A. If you’ve ever tried a permanent marker, masking tape or a label that just isn’t durable on your pantry containers or storage bins, you already know the answer to this question. Mabel’s Labels are durable, waterproof and made to stick. They’ll hold up in humid basements, or through the dishwasher when you wash your containers. You can peel them off if you want to, but otherwise you’ll never have to re-label or be stuck wondering if that mystery canister holds flour or baking soda!

 

By the way, when we’re talking about labeling kids’ stuff with their name, like their hoodies, chargers and water bottles, the benefits truly *pay* for themselves over and over again. Mabel’s Labels are dishwasher and laundry safe. Your kids’ expensive gear will stay out of the lost and found so you won’t have to keep replacing it.

 

Q. What are the different types of organizational products you offer?

A. While our focus is on personalized kids’ labels, we have a beautiful line of household products as well! We have…

  • Curbside Bin Labels to make sure you never lose a recycling or trash bin to the wind (or a neighbour) again!

They all make nice additions to complete your home organization project, and also beautiful housewarming gifts!

 

Q. If someone was to start incorporating labels into their home, where do you suggest they start first?

A. I always say, start with the project you least want to do! Pick a room or a project, whether it is your junk drawer or bathroom cupboard, and start purging and organizing! The trick is to do the organizing first and the labeling last. Make sure you love your containers, what’s in them and how you want them organized before label. Household Labels are the finishing touch – they are the easy part! Just be warned labeling can be a bit addicting, so it might not take long to branch out 

 

Q. What are the best ways to keep your labels in prime condition?

A. The beauty of our Labels is that you don’t have to do a thing to keep them looking and sticking great! Just apply them on a smooth, hard surface and wait 24 hours before washing. After that you can wash them, expose them to high heat and sunlight and beat them up… they won’t peel or fade!

 

Q. What options are available for your home and garden labels?

A. Our Household Labels are available in a trendy white or black design. Our Plant and Garden Markers are pre-printed with the most popular vegetables and herbs commonly found in our gardens, complete with adorable graphics to help kids identify them.

 

Mabel’s Labels is the best-known brand of durable labels for families, and their growing line of products features baby bottle labels, allergy and medical alert products, sports labels, household labels and seasonal items. They’re extremely durable, they’re laundry, dishwasher and microwave safe – and they’re 100% guaranteed.

 

We invite you to browse through their website mableslabels.com and contact them with any questions at info@mabelslabels.com.

 

Do you have an upcoming listing that needs cost-effective step-by-step staging support? Contact Nesting Effect at info@nestingeffect.com or visit nestingeffect.com to learn more.

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