Labels are Magic!

I think we organizers shout so much about how YOU MUST LABEL EVERYTHING OMG that we’ve inadvertently given the impression that writing a word on a piece of paper or sticker and slapping it on a box or bin magically creates order, no matter what it says. To that end, I’ve been collecting some client-produced labels on the job to share with you all.

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Hey, at least it has a date.

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And they went right back into the file cabinet.

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We don't know how much later; we just know it's not now.

And finally, my favorite:

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That is 100% accurate labeling!

Not to throw stones, I did have a “random crap” box in my last move. But just one! Do you have a useless label story or photo to share? Please do!

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Jen Hunter is a professional organizer and loves finding weird stuff.
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6 Responses to Labels are Magic!

  1. Holly says:

    We have a box in our closet labelled “delayed decisions.”

  2. John P. Buryiak says:

    My ex labeled a box “Little Scraps of Paper that John Feels Compelled to Save” when she was going though some of my old stuff.

  3. Martha says:

    It’s hard to see in this photo, but we had a box that was “stuff –> the place” in among all the “dishes –> kitchen” and “books –> office” boxes.

  4. Laurie says:

    Usually by the time I’ve gotten toward the end of packing for a move, I’ve labeled a few boxes with “miscellaneous cruft,” “things and stuff,” “random shit,” and the like. I tend to get a bit punchy at that point.

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