Declutter and destress with our free downloadable labels that will help you organize your family's gear in every space of your home. We've designed more than 20 DIY storage labels that you can print and customize. In addition, get inspired with our suggestions for ways to use the labels anywhere and everywhere.
Before You Start: Tips for Making Labels
Print Round Storage Labels
Before you print your free labels, here are some helpful pointers:
- Our labels come in three colors: blue, green, and orange. If you only want to print one color, be sure to select only that page in your print menu.
- Some of our labels are designed to fit on specific label sheets. These blank label sheets are available at office supply stores, and they can be used on home printers. Look for our tips on each slide to find what size label you'll need.
- You can either type in the text you want, or handwrite it. If you want to type the text, click into the center of a label in the document and type your text.
- We recommend printing the nonadhesive labels on heavy cardstock or matte photo paper, then laminating them for extra durability. At-home laminating machines ($30, Target) can be purchased at craft stores, or you can take your labels to a copy center to be laminated.
Laundry Basket Labels
Print Basket Labels
These storage labels fit inside a standard clear luggage tag, which protects the paper label from wear and tear. Print the label and place it inside a luggage tag, then loop it around a basket handle. Use the labels to organize a laundry room, reach-in closet, or a children's playroom. We've added a ribbon for a fun bit of style.
Entryway Storage Labels
Print Entryway Storage Labels
Your front entryway or mudroom is the ultimate drop-off spot. Keep it clear of clutter by storing fashionable buckets or baskets in a painted bookshelf. Designate a container for each family member and label the containers with a hanging laminated nametag. Punch a hole in the top of the label and use snap rings (available at office supply stores) to hang the labels from the handles.
Dog Treat Labels
Print Square Storage Labels
Keep dog treats handy in a clear cookie jar. Print a label on heavy cardstock or matte photo paper and place it inside a metal-rimmed tag (available in the scrapbooking departments of craft stores). Slip a pretty ribbon through a punched hole for an extra pop of color—and be sure to keep the jar out of Fido's reach.
Key Ring Labels
Print Round Storage Labels
With these key ring labels, always know where each key goes. Print them on adhesive label sheets and adhere them to round metal tags. These labels are designed to be printed on Avery booklet seals (#5278), available at office supply stores.
Organize Seasonal Items
Print Oval Labels
Stow hard-to-find hats, mittens, gloves, and other seasonal attire in wicker baskets placed in an armoire or linen closet. Designate one basket per person and place printed labels inside a clear luggage tag. Hang the tags from the basket handles and add a matching ribbon to complete the look.
On The Go
Print Large Rectangle Labels
Make life easier with clear, zippered bags perfect for grabbing on your way out the door. Pack one for each of your needs, from kids' activities to a first aid kit, and stick on a cute adhesive label to keep things organized. The small labels are designed to be printed on Avery 1x2-5/8-inch folder adhesive labels (#8160) and the large labels on Avery 2x4 mailing labels (#5163), available at office supply stores.
Pretty Pantry Labels
Keep food organized by assigning a shelf to each group (grains, baking ingredients, snacks, and so on). Line your shelves with laminated fabric; it's easy to clean and adds a splash of bright color. Use clear plastic containers to store your goods and add a pretty printable pantry label to each for an extra measure of organization.
Editor's Tip: The rectangle labels are designed to be printed on Avery 2x4 mailing labels (#5163), available at office supply stores. The small round labels are designed to be printed on 2-1/2-inch circle stickers ($6, Paper Source) and the large round labels are designed to be printed on 4-inch circle stickers,($6, Paper Source).
Labels for Meal Planning
Print Menu Planning Labels
Plan out your family's weekly menu in advance and get all your groceries in one swift shopping trip. Magnetic labels make meals simple; just mix and match dishes on the calendar and keep inventory on an organizer board. Print these free labels on magnet paper ($16, Staples), which can be used on home printers and is available at office supply stores.
Print Canning Jar Labels
Keep canned goods orderly with decorative adhesive labels. Print playful storage labels on sticker paper and adhere them to clear mason jars. These labels were designed to be printed on 3-1/4x2-inch oval adhesive labels ($9, Paper Source).
Drawer Storage Labels
Print Rectangle Labels
Drawer organization is a must for any office. Tidy up paper clips, pens, and other office supplies by keeping clear organizing trays labeled. Colorful borders keep things fresh and easy to find. The rectangle labels are designed to be printed on Avery 1x2-5/8-inch folder adhesive labels (#8160), and the circle labels are designed to be printed on Avery booklet adhesive seals (#5278), both available at office supply stores.
Print File Tab Labels
Make managing paperwork less of a hassle. Store important notes and documents in brightly colored file folders with color-coordinated labels. Print the file folder labels on adhesive labels and the file tab labels on heavy cardstock or matte photo paper. The file folder labels (shown here on the green folders) are designed to be printed on Avery folder 2/3x3-7/17-inch adhesive labels (#8366), available at office supply stores.
Label Desk Utensils
Print Caddy Labels
Repurpose a silverware caddy into a desktop storage organizer for your markers, pencils, and scissors. These labels are designed to be printed on Avery 1x2-5/8-inch folder adhesive labels (#8160).
Don't Forget! Event Reminder Labels
Print Reminder Labels
Call out important dates or appointments on your calendar or planner with "don't forget" labels. Use them for birthdays, holidays, and other important events so you'll never forget a date again. These labels are designed to be printed on Avery booklet seals (#5278), available at office supply stores.
Free Address Labels
Print Free Address Labels
Add a little color to your envelopes with bright printable address labels and return labels. If you're looking for a fun, personalized gift, fill in a friend's address in the return label template and print. Place the label sheets in a pretty stationery box and wrap with a ribbon. The free address labels are designed to be printed on Avery 2x4-inch adhesive mailing labels (#5163), and the return labels are designed to be printed on Avery 1x2-5/8-inch adhesive folder labels (#8160), both available at office supply stores.
Print Shelf Labels
Organize a slender set of shelves with labels and fun hardware. These metal label holders (look for something similar on reproduction hardware websites) simply screw into the shelf, then the labels slide into the holder. Print the storage labels on heavy cardstock or matte photo paper, and laminate them for extra durability.
Print Circle Labels
Keep toiletries in order with baskets and labels. Designate a basket or bin for each category of toiletry or assign a container to each family member. Print these round labels on heavy cardstock or matte photo paper (and laminate them for extra durability), then place them inside the metal-rimmed tags (available in the scrapbooking departments at craft stores). Punch a hole in a label, and hang it from the basket handle with a ribbon.
Weekly Wardrobe Labels
Print Days-of-the-Week Labels
Avoid the what-to-wear fight in the morning with these helpful closet labels. Slip a day-of-the-week tag over a hanger holding a complete outfit. Print the labels on heavy cardstock or matte photo paper (and if you like, laminate them for extra durability). Use a large hole punch to make a hole in the top of each tag.
Printable Book Label Stickers
Print Book Plate Labels
Make a mark on your kids' book collections with customized book plates. Write their names on a sticker label and adhere it to the inside cover of their favorite reads. The labels work great for grownups' books as well. The book plates were designed to be printed on Avery 2x4-inch adhesive mailing labels (#5163), available at office supply stores.
Tidy Up a Toy Bin
Print Bin Labels
Toys clutter a room instantly. Keep labeled rolling bins in plain view for easy cleanup. Print storage labels on heavy cardstock or matte photo paper (laminate the labels for extra durability). Punch two holes in the labels and attach them to bins with zip ties.
Bedroom Toy Storage
Print Square Labels
Give smaller toys a place in buckets suited to their size. These kid-friendly buckets are easy to tote from room-to-room. Print square labels on heavy cardstock or matte photo paper (laminate the labels for extra durability) and place them inside metal-rimmed tags (available in the scrapbooking departments at craft stores). Punch a hole in the label, and hang it from the basket handle with ribbon.
Print File Labels
Show off your little Picasso's artwork in a gallery-worthy display. Frame your kids' favorite pictures and projects and use an adhesive label to indicate each artist and the title f the work. You can use square labels to label memory boxes, as shown here. These labels are designed to be printed on Avery folder 2/3x3-7/17-inch adhesive labels (#8366), available at office supply stores.
Cosmetics Storage Labels
Print Canister Labels
Organize easily misplaced items like hair accessories, cosmetics, and nail polish in designated clear containers for easy organization. Placing the jars on a tray keeps them in one handy location. Colorful labels let you return items easily at a glance. These labels were designed to be printed on 2-1/2-inch sticker labels from Paper Source.
Kids' Rooms Organization
Print Bin Labels
Use bins to store bigger kids' accessories, such as headbands, bows, and less frequently used items, such as nail polish. The adhesive labels are easy to remove from plastic bins when the storage needs change. These labels are designed to be printed on Avery 1x2-5/8-inch folder adhesive labels (#8160).