Ladies and gents, we are days away from Valentine’s Day and I’m thinking outside the heart-shaped chocolate box. Like way out. Like beyond all sweets, jewelry and love letters. I’m talking about getting organized. An organized home relieves stress, helps clean the air (reduces dust) and energizes. Doesn’t that all sound like the key to romance?
A while back I wrote a post on tips from professional organizers. You may want to revisit that.
But today I’m going to give you an action item for organizing quickly and effectively – with chalkboard labels!
If you have a lot of clutter, toys, or supplies that need to get out of your living space, the fastest and most effective way is with recycled boxes and chalkboard labels.
If you want to decorate your plain boxes, simply add a strip of decorative contact paper or scrapbook paper to cover any branding.
Then place on a self-adhesive chalkboard labels.
How to Make DIY Chalkboard Labels
Now if you’re looking to upcycle junk mail, here’s a fun way. Paint your junk mail with Plaid’s Chalkboard paint, let it dry, then cut it out!
To stick them onto boxes, bins or whatever container you’re using, you can either Mod Podge them (just the underside if you want to be able to wipe off the chalk and change the writing) on or use double-sided tape. Hot Glue also works but often makes the label not sit flat.
Okay, I’m really excited about this….I made 4 label shape templates for you to download for FREE! Oh yeah, put a bird on it! You can print them out and trace onto your chalkboard painted junk mail until your heat’s content.
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