Did you know there are more ways to use a label maker than just labeling your belongings? In fact, if you can think of a way to use it, the label maker probably has the functionality to do it. That being said, you probably don’t need another excuse to buy new label maker accessories.. right? Wrong. There are so many things you can do with a label maker that have nothing to do with labeling. Check out these 8 crazy ways you can use a label maker other than labeling:
Lock Up Your Cables
Label your cables before you put them away. If you are anything like me, you will end up grabbing what you think is the right cord at least once. People will come over and ask where the power cord is for their laptop and you’ll have no idea. It’s like you can’t even recognize your own stuff at that point. But, labeling your cables is a great way to keep them all organized and easy to find. You can either use a label maker to write on the cord itself or use a pen to write on the bag the cables are in.
Organize Your Files
Labeling your files is a great way to keep them organized and easy to find when you need to. You can either label them with a paper label and then clip it to the file or you can use a label maker to laminate a tab and then clip that to the file. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you are consistent. If you want to organize files by name, word, or project, make sure you use the same method every time.
Create a To-Do List
Are you a fan of making to-do lists? If so, you can use a label maker to keep track of everything you need to get done. You can write the list directly on the label maker or use a label maker to create a list for each day and then add the contents to the label. You can also use sticky notes with a label maker and then stick them to a cork board or your fridge.
Use It As A Light
This one is pretty straight forward. You can use a label maker as a light when you are trying to do something in the dark. You can also use the light from a label maker to read a book at night without disturbing your partner or child’s sleep. However, make sure you use a low light setting so you don’t disturb the people around you. You don’t want to become that person who uses a high beam light when they are reading in bed.
Label Your Photos
If you have lots of photo albums, you can use a label maker to label the photos within them. This way you know where each photo in the album comes from. It also helps keep you organized. You don’t want to be looking through tons of photos and have no idea when each one was taken.
Mark Your Calendar
If you love to keep track of upcoming events and birthdays, you can use a label maker to mark the date on your calendar. If you are using a wall calendar, you can use a label maker to create a tab with the month and then write the events on the tab. You can also use a label maker to mark special days so they stand out.
Enjoy Some Music While You Work Out
If you love to workout, but hate listening to music with a mediocre speaker, try using your label maker as a speaker. This way you can enjoy your tunes in high quality while you workout. You can also use your label maker as a speaker when you are with friends and are playing games. It’s a great way to spice up game night.
Identify the Important Stuff in Your Home
If you have a child or pet who is prone to putting everything in their mouth, you should label things that are toxic. This way if they are exploring your home, they will be able to recognize that these things are not safe for them to eat. You can also use this method for things like electrical outlets, inside and outside your home, laundry detergents, and anything else harmful you want to keep away from little hands.
Label makers are useful for so much more than just labeling your belongings. From organizing your files to marking your calendar, there are plenty ways you can use a label maker to make your life a little easier.