We’re back today with the big reveal of our latest Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life makeover- Janssen’s mudroom/family command center.
You may remember from our previous post, that Janssen had a bit of a fail the first time she attempted to get this room organized.
Today she’s back showing us how a little support from our latest sponsor, DYMO, helped her right the wrongs in this space.
I am so smitten with the “Hooray!” idea – total genius!
I seriously couldn’t believe what a huge difference a few labels made in our mudroom.
Ten minutes with the DYMO LabelMaker 160, a few neon label strips, and my mudroom was looking a thousand times better.
I started by deciding exactly what I wanted to go in each bin and making a corresponding label to go above each one (I love that there is a print screen on the Label Maker 160 so you don’t print something only to realize you made a typo).
I decided to do shoes, backpacks, library books, and sports gear. Immediately, I knew where everything should go, and my girls knew too.
Now, every time we come into the house, everyone knows where the shoes or library books go. The room is no longer a dumping grounds – hooray!
I loved the yellow neon labels because they add a tiny punch of color, but are also low-key enough that they aren’t an eyesore.
The different colors of labels just make me happy.
And after weeks of our chalkboard going completely unused (it’d said “Date Night” for two months), it was a game-changer to label different sections to make it actually usable.
I used the white and black strips to label areas of the board “Don’t Forget!,” “Shopping List,” “To Do,” and “Hooray!”
Now instead of it just being a big blank board, everyone knows exactly where to add eggs or milk to the shopping list or to write a reminder about an upcoming birthday or work event.
And the “Hooray!” section is a fun place to highlight achievements, whether big or small, from a great report card to someone eating all their dinner.
Now that the bench is cleared off, there’s plenty of room to sit down to put on or take off shoes. There’s even space to collect books that need to go back to the library, or a package that needs to be mailed so I don’t accidentally leave it when I walk out the door. I’m telling you, it’s total bliss.
Also, instead of cringing every time I walk through, I’m delighted by this fun room. I’m just wondering what other rooms I could spruce up with a few labels (hall closet, I’m coming for you!).
Plus, the DYMO LabelMaker 160 is so easy, my five-year-old could use it. After I made these labels, I let her go to town using it to write the few words she knows how to spell.
If only I had something in the house that needs to a label that says, “IEUFVI!DSL139F.” If you can think of any such items, I’ll welcome any suggestions.
*This post is sponsored by DYMO, all opinions are 100% my own.