Friday, July 25, 2014

Getting Organised with Mabel's Labels & MotherWord {Review}

My love of Mabel's Labels is no secret. I've been using them and gushing about them since Boo was in diapers and I labelled his bottles going to playgroup. Bag tags on his knapsack, skinny-minis on his favourite pencils, Tag-Mates on his clothes going to daycare. The labels are super-durable, have no problem surviving the dishwasher or washing machine (even after years!) and come in such fun and colourful designs. Boo actually still asks for his shoe labels whenever we get a new pair of sneakers. He's 8.

But Mabel is not all about the kids. They have an excellent line of household labels as well, providing a great help in organising your craft supplies, storage bins, pantry, and more. I just received a set of their spice labels for review, and I've been getting busy re-organising my messy spice drawer.

I tend to buy my spices loose and then place them in my own bottles (more economical). But of course this means they need labels added. I currently have a lot of handwritten labels in my spice drawer, along with some pre-printed ones. A lot of them are peeling. One issue I have had, and the reason for the hand written ones, is that the sets I've bought in the past just don't have the variety of spice names I need. I was really happy to find saffron, turmeric, and garam masala in the Mabel's Labels set.

Here's a little before and after shot of just a few bottles. Since my spices are in a drawer, I placed the labels on top of the bottles this time. The slim design from Mabel made this possible where I couldn't with my old labels, and now it will be much easier to grab the correct bottle the first try.

Mabel's Labels has a partnership with Motherword calendars, and right now when you buy your 2015 Motherword calendar, you'll get a code to save 30% on Mabel's Spice Labels. You can organise your family's life and your spices at the same time!

Personally, I'm a big fan of the Motherword calendars for their generous space where you can write down each day's activities and appointments. The calendar has a magnet for posting on your fridge (or in my case, the back door leading out from the kitchen), and comes with a set of stickers to highlight special events, plus a chore chart. The calendar starts in September, so now is a great time to pick one up and get planning for the school year.

Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate this review, but all opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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