You’ve probably heard about washi tape. Washi tape is small rolls of masking tape or paper tape. It comes in an endless array of colors and patterns and even well known brands like Scotch and Duck are making versions now. As a matter of fact, the tape you see here is by Duck Brand. Washi tape on trend right now but it’s versatile and useful for more than looking pretty. I’m going to show you a few ways to use it for organizing. It’s affordable and really easy. Grab a Sharpie and a roll of Washi and you’re good to go!
Use wash tape to organize snack bags. They are great to label the contents in the fridge or even put your child’s name on as they bring snacks and food to school. It’s also great for the break room fridge at the office!
Whether you’re storing cords or they are hooked up to your computer or entertainment unit, wash tape is an easy and inexpensive way to label them. Stop playing the guessing game with cords. (We all know that all look alike!). I like to cut a piece of tape, wrap it around the cord and adhere it to itself. Label it and cut the ends for a whimsical design.
I make a lot of my own snacks; trail mix, granola bars and chips. So I use a lot of large containers. I love this one from OXO. However, since I never have the same food in the same container, I need to label it. I use wash tape to quickly write down what the contents are and if it is something that could get stale, I also write down the date I made it.
If you’re a visual person and want to easily and quickly park off dates on your calendar, wash tape is awesome. You can use it to mark off holidays, kids’ schedules, vacations, business responsibilities and anything else you want to make sure you can see clearly. Give every family member their own color of wash tape and use this on the family calendar!
If you take your office supplies anywhere, wash tape is a great way to label them. This is also great for kids’ notebooks, binders and small supplies such as calculators. I use wash tape to label folders and binders as I use them for a project. Then the project is over, the tape peels off and it’s ready to go for the next one.
This is a two fold organizing tip. Use old toilet paper or paper towel rolls to keep cords together. It’s easier and tidier than twist ties or rubber bands (and free!). Label them with washi tape for a cute look and you’re good to go!
Your Turn: If you don’t have any, pick up a roll of washi tape. Next, start labeling! (A Sharpie is perfect.)