Wed 11 Jan 2012
It’s the time of year when all minds turn towards improving and yet again vinyl shows its staying-power as an easy and inexpensive way to help organize. As children head back to school most households will find the time for a bit of updating. Here are some ideas of how you can organize yourself and then sell the same vinyl cuts to clients:
Calendars: Every family needs one and the dry-erase kind, made by mounting vinyl behind framed glass, have been a popular trend for several years. Glass cleaner will remove just about any marker and application directions are simple – you only need to instruct your client to order the correct size vinyl cut to fit their frame. Even trendier is mounting our Weekly Calendar to the fridge which allows both dry erase markers and magnets to be used. For busy families juggling homework, event tickets, birthday invites and permission slips we created the Clip-Up Calendar pictured above so important little items don’t get lost in the shuffle.
Labels: Cabinets, cupboards, offices, kitchens and pantries are in constant need of functional organization. More and more people are discovering that the pantry doesn’t have to be a catch-all mess of groceries and are replacing hodge-podge piled shelves with well-organized displays of dry goods that boast an apothecary feel. Pantry staples such as flour, sugar, oats, pasta and rice now find themselves in transparent canisters waiting to be decoratively embellished. Our Pantry Label Shapes feature curvy, chic labels that are trend-forward with a thoughtfully drawn design, making them longer than other available shapes and allowing generous room for whatever custom text your client desires.
Clutter Busters: Young children bring home mounds of artwork, older teens struggle to contain their masses of returned homework papers and somehow the pile of mail, magazines and messages keeps growing. A bit of time spent organizing on your part – and then providing clients with example pictures of how you used your vinyl to help do it – is all that is needed to break into this niche market. If you need to designate a space for your little artist’s work you can use our adorable hand lettered vectors and for containing the general mayhem you can browse our collection of double-duty mats, frames, plaques and label vector graphics.
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*Business Building Tip: Include a free sample label that reads something useful like “snacks”, “treats” or “supplies” with every paid order you ship. Your clients will gladly use the freebie, which will be in plain view everyday, making them more likely to order more labels to organize the neighboring clutter. Even if they don’t, their friends are likely to notice and inquire about the vinyl, giving your business enormous opportunity for word-of-mouth sales.