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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

An Important Key to Labeling Storage

Most of us have storage of one type or another - keepsakes, boxes yet to unpack from a move, our children's belongings, items we use occasionally but don't have room to keep out. 

An important key to locating your stored items when you need them is to label carefully and in detail. A box labeled "miscellaneous" tells you nothing about the contents. Or "toys" doesn't give you enough information.

The more specific your labels, the less time wasted hunting for your items. "Mary's winter pants, size 10" leaves no doubt as to the contents. Moral of the story: be as detailed as possible when labeling your storage in order to aid your search efforts later.

More on storage:

Color-Coding Your Storage

Organizing Your Keepsakes into Bins

Managing Paper