Looking for uses for label makers? Here are 21 of my best ideas and projects around the house to use with labels.

Use labels to organize your pantry, your bathroom, your kitchen, your gift wrapping station, your storage closet and so much more. Here are 21 creative uses for label makers.

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Remember those label makers in high school?

I was so all about them.

My label maker had a giant dial and you’d twist it around the alphabet and click on each letter and it would imprint the letter onto the label. And when you were done, you’d clip off the label and peel off the sticky back and label your scrunchie holder or the plastic container for your add-a-bead necklace.

It was so satisfying.

Y’all.

The label maker?

It just went all 2022.

I just discovered this new kind of label maker that connects with your phone and prints out custom-designed labels faster than you can say “I want my MTV.”

Here’s how it works and 21 creative ways to use a label maker just like this.

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Here’s what the label maker looks like.

I ordered it off Amazon. It comes in tons of different types, but I liked this one the best.

It has over 6,000 reviews on Amazon and it’s 15% off right now with another 5% coupon on top of that.

You can see it here.

  • It has it’s own little mini printer inside
  • You can design the labels with whatever font or size that you want
  • After it’s charged, it keeps the charge for up to 2 months
  • It’s super lightweight and SO EASY to use

There’s a little bit of learning curve getting it set up, though, so let me walk you through what I did.

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Step 1: Charge the label maker

It comes with this little charger cord.

Simply plug one end of it into the device and the other end into an adapter.

Charge it for 20 minutes before you use it.

After it’s fully charged—it will stay charged for about 2 months.

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2. Turn it on and make sure the tape is going the right way

Click the button on the side to the on position.

Open up the top and check that the tape is going the right way.

You want it to be upside down like this.

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3. Make sure your bluetooth is on

Connect the device to your bluetooth and install the label maker app on your phone.

Open up the app (it’s free) and create an account.

Then a screen will pull up that looks like this.

Double tap on the box to type in words.

You can adjust the size of the letters and change out the font and bold it or italicize it or align it right and left.

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Here are some examples of different fonts you can use.

There’s a VIP level with more fonts—but I didn’t get it.

I had more fonts than I knew what to do with.

4. Click PRINT

That’s it.

Your label is ready to print.

You just click the red print button on your phone and it prints out the label in a second.

Then go back one screen double tap on the box, write a new label and print again.

Once you have it all set up it’s SO EASY to use.

I printed over a dozen labels in five minutes. The hardest part was figuring out what to call everything.

And now?

Want a few ideas on what to do with all these labels?

I have a couple of projects I’m going to be working on over the next few weeks.

21 Creative Uses For Label Makers

1. Label containers in bathroom (like these cotton balls and q-tips)

2. Label spray bottles under your sink

3. Label the mini drawers on your sink organizer

4. Label the shelves in your storage closet

5. Label your totes in the attic

6. Label refrigerator bins

7. Label your bath supplies

8. Label the inside of drawers

9. Label your drawer dividers

10. Label your silverware drawer

11. Label hooks in your closet

12. Label your spices

13. Label place cards

14. Label a drink station

15. Label plants with encouraging quotes

16. Label plant markers

17. Label gift tags

18. Label gift wrapping storage

19. Label cords

20. Label books in the bookshelf

21. Label totes in the attic for Christmas

And on and on and label maker on.

I just sat here and came up with projects for myself in a hot minute, but there are SO MANY MORE possibilities with a label maker.

Do you use a label maker?

Do you have any creative ideas I haven’t shared?

Here’s the link to the label maker again.

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WE GOT THIS.

Yes we DO.

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Comments

  1. Image for Gretchen Z Gretchen Z

    Oh. My. Gosh. I have this label maker and it is life changing! It is really easy to use- even for someone as technologically challenged as I am. I originally bought it because I liked the price point, compared to the really expensive ones, and I didn't know if I really needed one- but now I use it to label everything! It is amazing and so are YOU. xx

  2. Image for Patricia Patricia

    I'm addicted to my P-touch. No learning curve. But the ability to change fonts and do cool stuff? Very tempting.

  3. Image for Frances Pelley Frances Pelley

    Yes yes yes the label makers most important destiny is for light switches !! In a rental B&B, VRBO or just vaca home it is so frustrating not to be able to figure out where lights, fan, etc are turned on…my label makers destiny awaits

  4. Image for Tracy Tracy

    Is there a lot of waste when printing an individual label? The brand I’m using now has a half inch blank margin at the beginning and end of each label I print. I can not adjust down any smaller to save on the label tape. I usually just wait till I have a handful to do, run them all at once with a space in between each word, then finally snip them all apart Ugh! I also like the rounded corners on your labels ❤️ Thanks for any insight!!

    1. Image for Linda Linda

      This is my biggest complaint too ..... if this one does not waste so much tape, I would consider a purchase.

  5. Image for Bonnie Bonnie

    The best use for a label maker is labeling all the cords we have for phones, keyboards, cameras, wireless earbuds, etc.! Nothing worse than looking at a drawer full of cords and not knowing what they go to!

  6. Image for Rosanna Rosanna

    I am intrigued! How about printing labels for a garage sale, or if you sell things at a booth or bake sale.?? How about labels for your moving boxes?? Or, labels for items you are getting together for an event or a wedding??

  7. Image for Pamela Smith Pamela Smith

    I had one of those label makers back in high school. It looked like a dog and the tape came out of the mouth like a tongue. :) I think it's time to invest in a new improved version!

  8. Image for Linda Linda

    I love label makers but I do not love how much tape they waste at the beginning and end of a statement. Does this one not waste so much? If so, I would consider a purchase. Thank you for your review.....:)

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