Labels definitely help me keep me sane! Labels also help others work with you to tidy up at regular intervals which keeps the destruction to a minimum. Labeled containers help everyone find what they’re looking for and help ensure items go back where they belong. Creating labels for everything helps the brain function more efficiently by creating order without having to use the brain space necessary to problem-solve: “Where did I put that pair of scissors anyway?”
Use labels that are descriptive in nature. For instance, it’s better to label a compartment for “Office Supplies” vs. “Miscellaneous”. Miscellaneous is TOO broad, and not descriptive at all, where Office Supplies at least has some category and ‘thing’ reference.
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How has labeling kept your spaces sane? Please share your tips and wisdom in the comment box below for others!