Avery Removable Color Coding Labels – 5467
Pros: easy to apply and remove, good weight label paper, hand-write or use laser printer
Cons: the sheets are a small size (if that matters)
My neighbor corralled me into participating in a “multi-family yard sale” – aka a garage sale. I have been cleaning house, so I thought to give it a whirl. Why didn’t I remember my past experiences? Does history have to repeat itself? At least these Avery Removable Color Coding Labels # 5467 made the task a bit easier.
Each package contains 42 sheets for a total of 1,008 labels. Each label is a 3/4″ circle. Each sheet is 4 round labels across x 6 labels down. The removable labels are designed for either writing upon or for printing using a laser printer (use Avery Template 5472). Avery offers free templates online if your word processing program does not have the correct template.
This particular label color is a neon-orange, though I have seen it described as red. In my opinion, there is no way I would call this label any shade of red. These removable round labels also come in a variety of colors. They would be great for use on projects that require a color code for organization.
Back to the yard sale. Several families agreed to participate. It was being advertised … a “guaranteed draw” one person told me. With so many people participating and advance advertising, how could we go wrong?
I lugged out boxes of like-new books, a charcoal grill, snow blower, lots of holiday ornaments, furniture, rugs, assorted knick-knacks and games, yarn and craft items, clothing, a few quilts, my hand-knitted hats (money from hat purchases going to charity). Where I could, I used my printer to print signs posting prices. Many items required individual labeling, though.
That is where these nifty Avery removable labels became useful. The color is an attention grabbing neon-orange. No matter what I stuck a label to, the color stood out. I used a black extra-fine Sharpie marker to write the prices on each round label. Sometimes I changed my mind about a price. The labels easily pulled up so that I could place another label on the item. I stuck these labels on: cardboard, metal, plastic, laminate and wood surfaces. The only surface they reluctantly stuck to were textured fibers.
If I had heeded my past experiences at yard sales, I would have focused on the fact that I never made a lot of money. The day dawned sunny with a light breeze, so it wasn’t too hot. It was an ideal day for garage sales. However, some of the families pulled out of the sale at the last minute so that there were only two houses offering items. I did make some money, but not nearly enough to compensate for all the work involved. The good news, though, is that I have some more space in the garage. Unfortunately, I am left with all those boxes of books, so they are going to library book sales and charity. Out of all those books, only about six of them sold.
Quite a few items were left at the end of the day. The labels easily peeled off of every single surface. The labels did not rip paper or damage items. Applying and removing the labels was the easiest part of the sale!
I will definitely purchase more of these Avery Removable Color Coding Labels if I need them again. They worked great.
I hope you found this review useful.
Enjoy the day,
Copyright 2014 Dawn L. Stewart