Last year I ordered a really neat planner to help me stay a little more on top of things. I really loved the idea of having the info I need the most right at my fingertips almost constantly. I could be productive and effective with less wasted time.
While I knew I would be streamlining my life, I didn't know I was about to develop a new love: washi tape!
Everyone with planners was raving about it, but WHAT in heaven's name did you use it for?
Over the past year, I have found oh, so many ways to use it. So much so, that I even designed and had my own washi tape printed.
If you're not familiar with washi tape, let me share. Washi tape is a Japanese masking tape that comes in varying widths, 7mm, 15mm, etc. You can rip it easily. It comes in colors and designs and holiday patterns. And my favorite part: you can easily peel it off and reuse it in another place.
So let me share with you…
Uses for Washi Tape that Lower Your Stress
(check back regularly- this list is always being updated)
Color Coding and Organizing
- Label toothbrushes when you travel
- Identify which snacks are OK to eat for the babysitter
- Color code appointments for family members on your calendar
- Easily change and adjust appointments on your calendar
- Marking your priorities
- Add a pretty touch to folders and filing systems (and color code to indicate the tasks, the days of the week, etc.)
Adding a Fun Flair to Life
- Use fun colors as the tape to wrap gifts for others
- Spice up mail you send to others
- Give it to kids to use to tape up their noses to make funny faces
- Let the kids go wild with their imagination using it. It comes off easily and doesn't leave a residue, so what's it going to harm? Plus it keeps them busy until they run out of it.
- Add tape to jazz up plain brown paper bags for party favors or holiday gifts so you can buy one set of bags and use them for every occasion
- Put holiday washi tape around the edge of a mirror or photo frame for seasonal decor without breaking the bank
Around the House
- Use it like painter's tape to keep from painting the molding in a room
- Mark what needs to get thrown away or taken to donate, etc.
- Indicate where problem areas like leaks, noises, or breaks are to repair men
- Close up bags of chips, cereal, crackers, etc. in the kitchen
- Keep a roll in your purse to use wherever you are: attach a note to a car or your child's backpack, keep an envelope you are mailing sealed, and all of those other last minute things where you suddenly realize you need tape
- Attach seam guides to your sewing machine to help guide your lines- without leaving a sticky residue behind