Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product sample to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
In just 5 days, our entire house will be all packed up and we will be on our way to the most magical place on Earth- Walt Disney World..
I have moved frequently in the past eight years, and I sincerely hope this will be the last time we do this for quite a while. The last time we moved was almost two years ago, and despite the fact we had moved numerous times previously, it was one of the hardest moves for us.
Perhaps it was because we had a child. Or, maybe it was because we did little to organize and purge unused belongings beforehand. Regardless, we struggled to fit everything into our moving truck and spent weeks unpacking the chaotic boxes.
As news of this move came, I was determined to make it the easiest, most successful move we have ever had. With 5 days to go, I am thrilled to say that we have made amazing progress.
For several months now, we have been going through every last item in our home, getting rid of things we don’t need or want, and boxing up the rest. This past weekend, we had one of the largest garage sales ever and were able to unload quite a bit of the unwanted items. The remainder is in our garage, just waiting to be picked up. I vowed not to bring a single garage sale item back inside! It truly feels as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
The things that we kept are things we love and will definitely use in our new home. Each of the items has been carefully boxed up, keeping similar items together. This way, it will be far easier to unpack in our new home and get off to a very organized start!
The process has taken us the better part of three months and it feels amazing to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. During the process, one tool that has been completely indispensable is my all-new Brother P-Touch Desktop Labeler.
This thing is quite simply awesome. I had a labeler growing up, and the Brother P-Touch puts it to shame. Let me give you a rundown of all the options that come with this label maker:
- 14 fonts with adjustable width, size, and style
- 99 different frames
- 6 name label templates
- 12 Deco Mode templates
- Hundreds of different symbols, both basic and pictographs
- … And more!
There are so many things to choose from that it’s almost overwhelming! I have had ton constantly remind myself that the Brother P-Touch Labeler is not a toy. I could really just sit here making cute little labels all day long.
So, why do I view this labeler as an invaluable tool in the moving process? Well, it has made it so much easier to clearly label and mark each and every one of our boxes. Sure, I could just write a description. However, after you’ve written on a gazillion boxes, the handwriting gets a little less legible each time. Since we’ll be having friends to help us load and unload our truck, easy-to-read labels mean that I won’t have to decipher my writing for them!
Now, just because I am doing something boring like labeling boxes does not mean that my labels need to be boring. Oh no! I have been testing out a variety of fonts, symbols, frames, and templates as I get each box prepared.
Take a look at some of the labels I made for my daughter’s things:
Not only can you read these labels, they are just so much more fun to use as well!
My labeler hasn’t been packed away just yet. I still have several more boxes to pack and I am going to need the Brother P-Touch Labeler to help see me through to the end. However, it will definitely be coming with me. Once we get settled into our new home, I have big plans for this handy device.
I’ll be using my label maker to identify our newly organized belongings and make it easy for everyone in our home to find where things are. I also think that I might use the Brother P-Touch to make name labels for my daughter’s books so that it is easy to identify that they belong to her.
Are you planning a big move in the near future? Do yourself a favor and pick up a Brother P-Touch Desktop Labeler. Not only will it help you to get organized now, but it will be an invaluable tool to use once you’ve arrived at your new home. This is one device that keeps on giving.
I invite you to connect with Brother for even more ways you can put the Brother P-Touch Labeler to use: