Tuesday, November 19 2013 23:12

Getting Organized for the Holidays with Brother P-touch...

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125ptouchThe Rock Father is participating in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brother P-touch. A product sample and promotional item were provided for use in this feature.

I tend to be really into organization, which is sometimes surprising given the regular condition of things such as... my garage, for example. Back when I was really into things like building a library of movies and music in physical form, everything needed to be perfect at all times, broken into category, and properly alphabetized. While that's not really a thing for me anymore, I still get hit by the organizational bug, and with the holidays here certain things need to be done... especially the ones that have been getting let go because of my on-the-go lifestyle as The Rock Father - chasing two little girls all day. Brother sent me their new P-touch PT-H100 label maker, and I've started getting down to business. First up: The Pantry.

PANTRY: BEFOREThere are holiday meals to be made, cookies to be baked, and undoubtedly, some unfamiliar hands that might be going in there. Unfortunately, the pantry is one of the most out-of-hand spots for a family that's often in-and-out, quickly stashing groceries and doing the grab-and-go. 

Check out that picture on the left. It's ugly - an absolute mess. What's the thematic flow of each shelf? While I might know, someone else might not. Containers on the top - what's in those? All the little stuff floating around... possible confusion. 

Overall, it just wasn't a good situation, but with some overall rearranging and some labeling from the Brother P-touch, we're all good now. Downright classy...


ptouchstockIt's incredible just how much a difference can be made just by simply having the labels in-place. Since doing this up last week, it's actually stayed like this. But I'm not done yet. The girls' craft cabinet is in major need of an overhaul (again), and I'm going to properly label that garage as we go with all of the X-mas decor as we sort through it this season, both pre-holiday and after it all get's put away. Stay tuned to The Rock Father as I share with you the results of my labeling adventure... and in the meantime, it's entirely possible that I just may label my office in a manner that rivals Adam West's 1966 BATMAN Batcave. Actually, I've already started.

It's the 25th Anniversary of the Brother P-touch, and in addition to their official site, you can snag special 25th Anniversary deals at office superstores and other retailers Nationwide.

Now get labeling!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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