How to use colour coding to stay organized


When trying to create order within your workspace, a good place to start is with developing a colour code system to help keep your notes, files, appointments, etc all organized. Spend less time trying to decide how to organize something at the time, by doing just a bit of preplanning ahead so you will gain a tremendous amount of time in the end.

For example, you can use a colour coding system on such every day tasks as:

  1. Selecting file folder colours – assign colours by categories and/ or departments
  2. Creating your to do list on your calendar – for example use red for due dates, blue for brainstorming, green for budgeting, pink for social events
  3. Taking notes – colour coding notes helps your brain to make connections previously overlooked
  4. Sorting through emails – assign colours by sender or subjects to quickly identify what needs attention

To get started, let’s first understand the psychological properties of colours in order to help you decide which colours to use in your new colour coded organization system!

RED

  • Associated with: Energy and Power
  • When to use: Alert coworkers of urgent information

ORANGE

  • Associated with: Luxury, wisdom and wealth
  • When to use: New or long-term projects that focus on the future, or improving your business

YELLOW

  • Associated with: Hope, happiness and positivity
  • When to use: Production tasks or to communicate new ideas

GREEN

  • Associated with: Stability and healing
  • When to use: Financial tasks and environmental initiatives

BLUE

  • Associated with: Loyalty, intelligence and focus
  • When to use: Brainstorming, presenting and networking

PURPLE

  • Associated with: Royalty and luxury
  • When to use: Creative tasks

PINK

  • Associated with: Compassion and love
  • When to use: Personal labels and special occasions

BLACK

  • Associated with: Prestige and power
  • When to use: To make other colours stand out and for formal events

WHITE

  • Associated with: Purity, success and perfection
  • When to use: Marketing tasks, big meetings and announcements


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Free DIY Printables to Laminate


Need to whip up a sign to communicate with customers? Are you a teacher looking to bring new teaching resources into the classroom? Or are you looking for new ways to stay organized at home? We’ve got you covered with this list of eye-catching printables that can help you achieve all the above by simply downloading, customizing as you need, print and then laminate for durability!


  
  

For Businesses

Communicate with customers and employees about your COVID-19 safety precautions with these clear, concise and vibrant printable signs.

Here are some helpful signs to help communicate inside or outside the office – from Open and Entrance signs to Do Not Disturb. Download these signs and customize them as you wish!

There are some great printable lists here, like “to do” lists, sign-in sheets and a washroom cleaning checklist.

These day planner printables will help to keep you organized and on track!

 

For Teachers

There are no shortage of handy printables here to help in the classroom!

  1. Flash Cards
  2. Worksheets
  3. Charts, Signs & Other Organization Aids
  4. Awards, Games & Other Learning Ideas

 

For Home

Create your own Holiday cards or decorations with these printables!

Stay organized at home with these charts, checklists, planners and more!

Here are some fun printables to create your own crafts & games.

 


 

We hope you take advantage of some of these free printables for your workplace, home…or both! Shop our store for all the supplies you need to really make these projects POP!

 

Why You Should Use a Label Printer


Label printers have come a long way. They aren’t the bulky, costly things of decades-past; now, you can own one for a fraction of what they used to cost. And they can fit almost anywhere.

If that’s not enough to convince you, check out some of our favourite benefits of label printers.

  1. Stay organized. Does your filing cabinet look like it’s full of kidnapping notes? Admit it, the hand-written labels on some of your folders are a little less legible than you’d like. Flip through your files with ease and without wondering what, exactly, that word is supposed to be.

2. Keep things civil. If you store personal items in a shared space — the office fridge, for example — mistakes happen. Prevent someone else from drinking your last sparkling water or eating your favourite yogurt with a simple label.

3. Go green. Label printers are our favourite tool for turning recyclable containers into long-term storage. That glass jar that once held soup? Soak off the store label and put on your own. It could be for oats, baking supplies, dried beans and anything else your house loves to eat. Before long, you can have a full pantry of reused, zero-waste storage.

4. Lose less. Are your kids constantly losing things at school or daycare? Label printer, to the rescue! Now, your son’s favourite book won’t be going home in someone else’s backpack.

5. Inventory management. If you’ve got a small business that often needs labels, you’ll find a label printer to be a life saver! Print barcodes and stay on top of your inventory levels at all times.