Deflecto Caddy and Carousel Organizer Review and Giveaway
I recently took up a new hobby – sewing. When I was purchasing my sewing machine I made sure to do my research and make sure the machine I chose had the stitched and features I wanted. I carefully chose those first fabrics, and the matching threads. I read the patterns instructions from beginning to end, and cut the pattern with nothing less than perfection. I purchased the supplies and felt confident that first time I sewed.
With all the things that I did do, there is one things I DID NOT do – storage for all the accessories I would need as a sewer. As a sewer there is a need for thread storage, sewing machine accessories, scissors, and other implements and notions. When Shoplet reached out to me about reviewing the Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer and the Rotating Carousel Organizer, I realized that this could be the storage I failed to get the first time around.
Avery Easy Align Self-Laminating ID Labels Review and Giveaway
I am an organizer at heart. I love the thought that everything has its place and when I acquire more of something, it also has a home. Many times I put things in boxes, but then I forget to label what is in the box, and then I end up with 3 boxes of the same type items. This frustrates me to no end, and I have yet to find a solution that I am happy with. I have tried paper labels, and I find that over time they not only peel off but they start to look dirty. I have long wished that I could wipe the surface of the label and keep it adhered to the surface.
I have always loved the idea of organization and office supplies. When I was young my idea of a fun time was sorting items into colors, or themes and then placing them for display. When I got older I discovered the world of office supplies and was amazed that there were entire stores dedicated to this.
My father worked from home while I was growing up, so the need for organization and the utilization of office supplies were essential. The most difficult part was when the file folders tore and no longer served their function in life. The files that I had to reorganize were thick and not strong enough for the amount of paper work contained in them.
Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of MACO and Shoplet. This post may contain affiliate links, but this in no way will effect the opinion stated in the review.
MACO – Dissolvable Labels Review
When Jason and I began dating he had no idea that I was a nut for office supplies, but there were clues. I would disappear for hours in the aisles of Staples with my father, debating the color intensity of the new Sharpies vs other brands. Once I moved in with Jason the signs became clearer and his world started to become a bit more organized. The first thing I tackled in the organization department were his books – his favorite genre of book is fantasy so I wanted to make those easy to get to in his collection. I proceeded to organize whenever I could but our living environment was as sparse as small so there were few organizing opportunities.
That was almost six and half years ago and I am even more passionate about organization now. I am a big believer in making the most of the space we are given and utilize shelves and decorative boxes whenever possible. I often swap out the contents of the boxes depending on current needs for storage which leaves a little to much sticky residue from labels on the boxes. To my label loving, organizing spirit – I think I have come upon the perfect solution: MACO Dissolvable Laser/Ink Jet Labels. I was sent a variety of 3 packages of labels from Shoplet to review and evaluate and included the following labels: MACO Dissolvable Labels – a 1.5×2.5 oval set which is a 8 1/2×11 sheet with 5 sheets/18 labels per sheet and a total of 90 labels, MACO Dissolvable Labels -Oval – This is a 1.5 x 2.5 oval set with 4 labels per sheet/12 sheets and a total of 48 labels and MACO Laser/Ink Jet Dissolvable Labels – a 2″ diameter sticker on 8 1/2 x 11 sheet with 5 sheets/12 labels per sheet and a total of 60 labels.
Let me start by saying that the products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Hammermill and Shoplet.
Hammermill Laser Print Office Paper Review
Paper is not something that is really given much consideration until it is needed. In this light most of the population grabs either a brand that they know and trust or on the opposite side of the spectrum, they chose a completely random brand and base the decision on price and not quality.
I am in a different category. I am a paper crafter and so I am acutely aware of weights, brightness as well as generally as being brand loyal. I am usually apprehensive to trying new papers because my printer like to eat paper despite keeping a watchful eye on it. I recently was sent a ream of paper from Shoplet and Hammermill. While they make many variations of paper, I received the Laser Print Office Paper to sample and test.