If you’ve ever moved, then you can understand how quickly disorganization and messes can hit you as you are unpacking. Even now, almost a year after moving, I still have things that need to be sorted and organized, on top of the “regular” organization to help keep the home tidy. Fortunately, as a Brother P-Touch Ambassador, I received the Brother P-Touch H100 Labeler to help me as I get my house in order.
In the course of the next few months, I’m going to get really serious about organization. Whether it’s sorting the pantry and kitchen, filing papers, or organize the products related to blog-work, the Brother P-Touch Labeler will be working overtime.
Since we’re still moving boxes and furniture around, I’ve decided to start with the small things when it comes to labeling. However just because it’s small doesn’t mean it can’t have a big impact. The first thing I tackled: the nest of cables that lives under my desk, aka the surge protector.
If you’re like me, you might have a power cable for your desktop or laptop, monitors, speakers, lamps, printers, the list goes on. And while surge protectors can easily handle that many cables, once you need to unplug something, woah, can that be a mess. My solution – use the Brother P-Touch H100 Labeler to label each outlet or plug.
Tips to Organize Your Power Cords
1. To organize your power cords, start off by making sure everything is powered off. Then unplug each and every power cord from the surge protector.
2. Trace each power cord back to its source so you know whether it’s for the computer, monitor, etc. If there is any extra slack, wrap the cord around itself or use a cable tie to tie up the excess cabling. (I like using the velcro ones since they’re easier to remove and reuse.)
3. Next, choose a spot in the surge protector and begin plugging the cords back in.
4. Use the Brother P-Touch Labeler to label each outlet, or if there’s a large adapter, label the adapter. Brother P-Touch H100 Labeler even has a built-in cable labeling feature that creates the wrap-around labels so you can put the label around the cord.
5. As you plug the cords back in, try to keep them from criss crossing too much. Remember, we’re trying to be neat.
By following these simple steps, you can quickly turn what was a mess into something that is neat and organized. The labeling and time you spend now will make things so much easier if you need to unplug something down the line.
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Disclaimer: 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.