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Organize Your Garage With the Brother P-Touch

Back in August of last year I initially reviewed the Brother P-Touch Label Maker and tested the durability of the labels under the stresses of wear and tear and water. The labels passed with flying colors. From there it was time to put them to practical use around my home.

I began in my garage. That deep dark place where men stuff junk. Only a very small fraction of men own what I call "coveted garages" those stylish places where everything is neatly arranged along the wall, their is functional lighting, maybe even some artwork on the walls and the car or cars sit beautifully tended to smack dead in the middle, like beloved stallions. Then there are people like my father who upon raising the door a gasp of fright fills your lungs and you blurt uncontrollably, "Oh...my...God."

I'm trying to be in the first category. I'm not trying to be my dad on this one (sorry, Dad). Making matters even more challenging I am a recent transplant from the Northeast to the Southeast.

After packing up a 3 bedroom apartment and moving into a 4 bedroom home best believe I did what most people and especially men do --- I unpacked what was essential and the rest I stuffed away not too neatly in corners and the garage, making the mental note to "get to it later." Later didn't happen until now.

Armed with my Brother P-Touch Label Maker, 2 sets of wire racking, a Husky tough hook and some generic wire hooks from IKEA I set out to change the unbearable into the functional.

The garage is my domain and technically no one should be down there but me, but the reality is that my wife and son might need to look for something in there when I'm not around and I'd rather the items be labeled then force to rifle through, misplace and possibly destroy the tools and other sentimental items I have in there.

I've since found other applications for the label maker to my wife's chagrin:

Since my son can't seem to remember where to put the dishes after he washes them I've created these simple reminders.

I've also used the Brother P-Touch to label files and folders. My daughter even uses it to create text for school projects. It's a great tool to have around the house, especially if you have a family. If you have any ideas or strategies of your own or have questions on where and how to start please don't hesitate to ask in the comments section below.

Disclaimers: The views and opinions expressed in this review are wholly my own.I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Brother P-Touch and received a product and gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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