These smart labels for storage bins will help keep you organized
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You know the scenario: You go to your basement or garage to pull out your Christmas lights and festive decor, but you can’t quite remember which bin all the holiday stuff is stashed in. The next thing you know, you’re sorting through Halloween inflatables, tabletop turkey decor and Easter bunny banners without a nutcracker in sight.
So what’s the solution to the storage woes that strike even those with the best intentions of getting (and staying) organized in 2023? Amazon buyers are raving about these QR Smart Labels, which create a visual inventory system for everything that you have stored away in bins and totes.
You can attach the smart label stickers to your bins, scan them with your phone and get a glimpse of everything that’s packed inside so you don’t have to rummage through everything to find what you’re looking for.
The smart labels are also great for those who are moving and want to keep their moving boxes organized. They bring about the same kind of organizational bliss as dinnerware storage, label writers and drawer organizers.
Here’s how the labeling system works: You download the Smart Labels app (it’s available on both iOS and Android) and then label your boxes with the color-coded QR code stickers. In the app, you can assign each box a name and location and add descriptions and photos of what’s inside.
Then, when you’re searching for items like your winter sweaters or the chair cushions for your patio furniture, you can plug the items into the app and find out which bin they’re stored in. You can also use your phone to scan the smart labels on your boxes, which reveals what’s inside each of them.
The pack of 48 adhesive labels costs $15.15; the Smart Labels app is free. The labels come in red, blue, green and yellow.
So far, Smart Labels have racked up more than 400 five-star reviews and counting. They have an overall 4.6 out of 5-star rating from more than 500 users. Reviewers say they’re impressed with the ease of use and the value for the money.
“I will NEVER have to dig through the mountain of tubs to find my ornaments or any other decor. Great idea!” Amazon reviewer V.N. Boyd said.
“I’m turning into a label fanatic! These labels are so easy to use. I started off by labeling and boxing up my summer clothes,” reviewer BKK posted. “Not only did I get my clothes organized, but as I went through each piece I figured out a lot of things to donate, because I didn’t wear them enough to earn a space in an organized labeled box!”
These Elephant Trax Smart Storage QR labels (40 labels for $9.99) work in a similar fashion and are also highly rated on Amazon.
If you’re among those who are looking to get more organized, there are plenty of items that can help you create a system that works for you. Some are more low-tech, like these pre-printed garage storage labels for $14.24. You get 136 pre-printed label stickers for items like pet supplies, camping gear, sporting gear and more.