Remember back in the day when you were a kid and you played with your dad’s plastic label maker? It had a huge rotary dial that made fun clicking noises and you had to literally punch with all your might (probably with both hands) in order to make letter impressions on plastic tape. Oh yes THAT plastic tape…you know, the one typically got stuck and you basically ended up punching letters over on top of each other till it came out in one big punched up mess.
Well it turns out label makers have finally entered the digital age. OK, they have been around for a while but now its not just for those Connecticut housewives anymore. You know, those $250 fancy ones that Martha Stewart used to tout 10 years ago. (Yes, I secretly longed for one when I saw it on her show.) It turns out the makers of those old school label makers, Dymo, have come out with one that is completely affordable and might I add, WONDERFUL. Ever since I bought the Dymo LetraTag Label Maker at Target (about $21.89) a few months ago, I have gone label happy. You can never make a mistake! You can type everything out, go back, change font and style, even add cute little symbols! It comes with white sticker tape, but I also bought an extra clear plastic one too. Plus, it is so easy to be able to interchange the tape cartridge. You just literally take it out and pop the other one in at any time. You don’t have to wait till you finish one roll. I checked the dymo site and they even have iron on tape (for clothes) as well as metallic colors! Oooh!!
It’s expensive off the Dymo site so I’ve actually found it cheaper on Amazon for you. Listen, just think how great it will be to open up your file drawer and have everything legible. Not only that, you can be creative and stick labels in drawers, on bookshelves, on notebooks, or even personalize your iPod. I promise you this will be your most useful gadget!