I’m an organizing fanatic! Even when I was little I had issues – I would be in a waiting room with toys and I would organize them instead of play with them. I even taped off part of my room that I shared with my sister and told her that her junk better not cross the line (yes, I should probably help pay for her therapy now).
Anyways, I feel every area of life could benefit from a little bit (or a lot) of organizing, including preps!
That’s why I jumped for joy when Epson offered to send me a Safety Label Kit to review! My mom is the label maker queen, but I had no idea they had one specific for safety and preparedness until recently!
The different types of tape in the Safety Label Kit are what really make it stand out!
Here are the tapes that are included and some ideas of things to use them for:
- Reflective Tape – Helmets, Bikes, Sporting Gear, Strollers, Running Shoes
- Glow-in-the-Dark Tape – Emergency Supplies, Exit Routes, Circuit Breakers, Shut-Off Switches
- Fluorescent Tape – Expiration Dates, Caution Alerts, Medication Containers, Emergency Contacts
Awesome Features & Benefits of the Safety Label Kit:
The Safety Label Kit is perfect for printing durable, customized labels to improve safety in the home, office, classroom, or just about anywhere else.
Quick and easy-to-use, the LabelWorks Safety Kit creates an endless array of possibilities, whether adding reflective tape to sporting gear, ensuring emergency supplies are labeled with glow in the dark tape in the event of a blackout, or brightly noting expiration dates on food supplies with fluorescent tape.
Including built in memory and over 300 symbols, the LablelWorks Safety Kit ensures that labels can be effortlessly customized for all safety needs, while easily recalling previous labels made.
- Choose from 14 font types and 10 font styles
- Built-in memory stores up to 30 label design files
- Prints up to two lines of text
- Has over 300 symbols & 75 frames
- Accommodates tapes from 6mm (1/4 inch) to 12mm (1/2 inch) wide
- Works with industrial strength glow-in-the-dark and reflective tapes, as well as sticky labels and printable ribbons (sold separately)
Using Your Safety Label Kit:
I immediately busted mine out and started playing with it. Even though my mom was a label addict, I had never used a label maker in my life. I still did things the old school way – with a printer or a sharpie ;)
Surprisingly, it was much easier to use than I thought – because of course I didn’t bother reading the instructions first. You just literally slap some batteries and tape in the back of it and it’s ready to go.
The only thing I did learn, is DON’T pull on the tape to get more out – trust me!
Below are my very first labels made with the Safety Label Kit – big moment ;)
I loved how you could add pictures to it, change the font, use different types and sizes of tape, and really do anything your imagination could come up with to create the perfect label.
Label Your Preps!
I immediately started thinking up things to label. The only problem is, once you start you can’t stop!
First Aid Kits
You may know it’s a first aid kit, but what about everyone else in your home, or even the babysitter?
Plus, when blood is oozing everywhere, you don’t want to waste valuable time giving explicit instructions on the exact location of your first aid kit – so just label it!
Also, I stole this idea from my mom, but I think it’s brilliant – label everything that is in your first aid kit on the side of it. That way you know which kit to grab if you have multiple ones. It also helps you to know what needs replaced or might be missing.
Shed & Tools
Kuddos to you men that know how to organize your tools! I rarely walk by a garage that doesn’t look like a disaster zone, but when I do I stop to gawk – It’s super impressive!
I just love when everything has a home, and with a label it makes it even easier to remember where everything goes. Labels are especially important when you have items that are different sizes, because if you put something in the wrong area, the other items won’t fit.
The glow-in-the-dark-tape worked really well too!
It makes for a quick inventory to see what I’m missing & how much I need to fill everything back up to have a years worth of food.
Fluorescent tape is also a good reminder when you need to replace anything in your pantry :)
I guess you don’t have to label everything, but if you have a label maker – why not ;)
Makes labeling presents a breeze, especially around Christmas!
Toys & Pets
Yeah, he’s a tiger, but they named him Cheetah!
He may look sweet – but danger is his middle name (or at least it should be)!
Do You Label?
So what about you? Do you label or have a way you like to organize your preps?
I appreciate the opportunity to review the Epson Safety Label Kit! Definitely check-it out if you’re ready to be safe and organized by just the push of a button – literally ;)
You can find the label printer & tapes at Amazon.com, Staples.com, and at OfficeMax (in store and online).
You can find the entire Epson LabelWorks Safety Kit with the items listed above at Epson.com.