I have quite a few cabinets in my garage shop, and have recently been
adding more (all made of wood). While I love the organization and keeping
dust out of things, it is often difficult to remember what is stored in
every cabinet and drawer in my shop. Especially if my wife needs to go get
something in the shop and has to look through every cabinet to find it.
So, I am looking at options for adding labels to the cabinets and drawers
so I can identify the contents. Obviously, I need an option that I can
change easily as I reorganize from time to time. I also want to be able to
print the labels on my laser printer, as my penmanship is horrible. :)
I could always go with the traditional screw on metal holders that you slip
the name cards into. But, they're fairly expensive when you need a lot of
I have also seen plastic adhesive label holders at office supply stores.
You stick them to the cabinet, then slip the label into the holder. Not too
bad on cost, but not necessarily attractive either.
Another option I have used elsewhere in my shop are adhesive backed
magnetic business cards. I print my labels on the laser printer, then
stick them to the business card magnets. I usually make the label slightly
smaller than the business cards and cut them to size with scissors.
Obviously, these stick directly to metal tool cabinets. For non-metallic
boxes I simply use two magnets. I stick one blank magnet to the box, then
my magnetic label sticks to that magnet. I can easily move or change
labels when needed.
Barring any better solution, I will probably go with my magnetic business
card method, as it has worked well for me. But I thought I would see what
options others are using.