Brother P-Touch Label Maker Review Part 2: Organizing the Play Room

by Marcy on December 12, 2011 · 0 comments

Back in August, I shared information with you regarding the Brother P-Touch Label Maker that I received to review. I found the labels to be extremely durable during my tests, and my next challenge was to actually organize a room in my house to put the Brother P-Touch labels to the TRUE test – my kids!

We moved to our new house in July, and one of its major selling points was the large finished room above the garage. We didn’t have a space like this in our old house, and we felt it would be the perfect place to contain all of our girls’ toys. I was especially excited because I can easily close the door at night and pretend that the mess doesn’t exist. :-)

Even though I am ok with the play room being messy 90% of the time, I would still like a place for everything. It is no fun for the kids to play if they have no idea where anything is. I felt that organizing the play room would be a great test for the Brother P-Touch Labeler – because there is so much STUFF to organize, and because my kids will no doubt test the durability of these labels.

Here is a “before” shot of the play room in all of its glory:

And here is an “after” picture (more like “in progress”):

I am trying to reuse as much of the existing (and random) furniture that we have in this room as possible. That being said, I know that that back wall has a lot of potential. I would still like to find an inexpensive cabinet to store the TV in, but for now I do like the white shelves on either side of the TV…and the colorful ITSO bins that I purchased at Target. They are going to tie in well with the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” theme that I am trying to go with in the room. With any luck I’ll be able to show you the 100% finished product in the spring!

Here is a closer look at the bins and the labels that I made. Yes – Squinkies are so important in our house that they get their own bin. :-)

And I’m still not convinced that I have things grouped properly – or that they are going to remain in these particular bins forever – but actually having the labeler in hand did prompt me to at least take a stab at this project, versus letting it overwhelm me and doing nothing about the chaos. I figure after we live with things for a few months, I can always shift things around a little – after all it is easy enough to peel the labels off of the bins and create new ones!

The Brother P-Touch Label Maker is currently available on Amazon for just $24.90 and would make a great gift for anyone in your life who wants to get organized! This is a great value – I have found this labeler to be easy to use and the quality seems very good.

Stay tuned for my follow up post in March, when I’ll share with you how the labels are holding up after getting thrown around by my kids and their friends for a few months! Hopefully I’ll also be able to share a 100% complete room as well!

Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received product and a gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. Read my disclosure policy in full here.

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