Today is a beautiful sunny day! The days are staying lighter longer and the air feels fresh and clean. Although its still too cold to open windows and air out the winter blahs, it hasn’t stopped me from beginning my dreams of spring! Spring to me signals a fresh start! The flowers begin to bloom, new baby animals appear and I tackle those spring cleaning projects with a new source of energy!
3 ways to tackle Spring Cleaning
1. Out with the old – The first chore I tackle each year is the closets and the kid’s toy chest. I search for items that no longer fit, are out of style or are no longer play with and I bag them up and drop them off at a local charity. Not only am I clearing up space and getting rid of unwanted items, but I’m also giving back to the community! Getting the kids involved is vital! It teaches them to appreciate what they own and to help others out! My kid’s actually look forward to the chore and put aside toys all year long that they can give away!
2. Tackling those once a year chores – I’m one of those crazy people who feels a sense of accomplishment and stress relief from cleaning! Whether it be the soothing sound of the vacuum or the smell of a freshly cleaned bathroom, it puts my mind at ease. There are those chores such as washing baseboards, cleaning grout and scrubbing windows that I don’t particularly enjoy doing and tend to slough off until the big spring clean occurs.
3. Organizing your life – In my home everything has a place and every place has a thing. My friends dread clean up time after play dates because every toys goes in a specific place. The problem with my organization scheme is it’s all in my head. I know where everything goes, but friends, my kids and even DH are at loss with my organization system. This year, I’m tackling this organization problem with the Epson LabelWorks LW-400. My house will be organized to my liking and everyone will know where things go!
Meet the Epson LabelWorks LW-400, a powerful new label maker that turns organizing into an art. Featuring a backlit display, it helps you make labels anywhere, anytime. Choose from a huge range of symbols, frames, fonts, barcodes and tapes in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. The LW-400 is both easy to use and efficient (dramatically smaller margins mean up to 60% less label waste). The LW-400 is an office powerhouse. With amazing versatility and a large, built-in memory, it stores up to 50 files, so you can save those commonly used labels. Use it for barcodes, A/V and computer wiring and just about anything else. Or, use it around the house. In any case, the LW-400 will transform how you organize and give you a new outlet for your imagination. (ARV $49.99)
The Epson LabelWorks LW-400 was fun, simple to use, and made organization a breeze. Simply open the back cover, install 6 AA batteries and the tape cartage and you are ready to go! For simple, non fancy labels, just type your word, press the green print button and your label is created. The Epson LabelWorks LW-400 is far from your simple label marker. With along list of features and choices of label styles including font styles, font sizes, border options and symbols there is an endless possible to the number of labels you can create! The font is bold and crisp, the symbols are adorable and the boarders give a little spunk to your labels. The back lit screen makes it easy to use this product in low lights and the large buttons allow you to create labels with ease. I was a little disappointed that the the screen doesn’t display what the actually label will look like and it seemed like trial and error to create a label that was the exact length and style you wanted. I still haven’t mastered all of the different tricks to using this label maker, but it was quite easy to learn the techniques I have already learned. I highly recommend this for spring cleaning organization!
Happy Spring cleaning!
A guest post by Jenn. You can find Jenn and her crazy crew over on her blog 1Heart1Family, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. Jenn is a working mom to two amazing boys and one Princess. 1Heart1Family is a blog about raising children, life with celiac disease and helpful product reviews so you can find the product that’s just right for you!
Disclosure: I was provided with a sample for the purposes of this review. All opinions are strictly my own.