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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Product Review: Brother PT-1230 Label Maker

In September 2007, I emptied out the entire pantry and organized it, putting things in containers and assigning designated spots for everything. You can see my post about it HERE.

It has stayed pretty much organized since, with exception of a few months earlier this year. I got it back the way it should in no time because everything was already containerized and had a designated spot.

However, one thing was missing: LABELS! I have been wanting a label maker for a long time and I finally found this one:


Brother P-Touch PT-1230 PC Label Maker


I pined over it for a few weeks and then one day said I'm going to get it!

I went to the store determined to get it no matter how much it cost, and much to my delight, it happened to be on sale!

I absolutely LOVE it! It's so easy to use. The only downside is that you need 6 AAA batteries, but even that's not too terrible.

Let me show you how easy it is!

First you put the batteries in it and attach it to your computer.

Then this screen automatically pops up!



After you type in what you want the label to say, you click print:



Then you press the cutter and the label will be perfectly cut for you.

Then... the best part of all... you put it on the container or whatever it is you're wanting to label!



Isn't it Beautiful!?!



Now, don't be surprised if I turn into a Crazy Labeling Lady!

Before I forget, you can change font size and label size as well. You can make it 2 lines instead of one. I decided to try it at the automatic size and I liked it so I used that for the pantry containers.

*note* I am not, in anyway, being paid for this review. This review is my own personal opinion that I am offering to my fellow bloggers *note*

7 comments:

Karen said...

If you post photos of furrybear with labels then we'll know you've gone to far...but so far it looks like fun (from one a-type organizing personality it seems to another!). (((Hugs)))

sandy said...

Oh man, that is beautiful! I have been asking for one of those. Maybe Santa will come through this year!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Ter... I'm thinking of you today. Hoping you are doing okay.

lisaschaos said...

I've wondered about this labeler. I really like the idea of two lines. :) I have the P-touch, I think it is and I like it ok, but sometimes I would like 2 lines.

audreyscountrycrafts said...

Hello! I still needed one more person for the pay-it-forward so you are in!!
Email me your shipping address please.
Thanks so much!!

Jenners said...

I love stuff like this!!! It looks great and I could see myself getting carried away with it!

amber said...

I love label makers. I do not have one, but I love them!!