The best label makers for getting organized

For spice jars, folders, tags, boxes and everything else.

There’s something gratifying about looking at a cabinet full of neatly labeled spice jars. Or folders neatly marked up with printed labels. Or perfume samples with the right names taped on. For the ultimate in organization, professionalism, and craftiness, get your own label maker. Your life could become so much more satisfying.

Budget-friendly: Brother P-touch Label Maker

Name Everything In Your Home

A desktop label pick lots of customization. Amazon

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This easy-to-use, budget-friendly label maker will let you make labels for spice jars, folders and boxes with its one-touch keyboard. Personalize your label with 14 fonts, 10 different styles, 97 frames, and more than 600 symbols, as well as fun pattern designs. Plus: preview it on screen before you print. You can also use one of the 27 pre-set templates to just type and print. It’s lightweight and fits on a desk, and powered by six AAA batteries or an optional AC adapter.

Value pick: Brother P-Touch Cube Smartphone Label Maker

A Modern Update

A sleek option that lets you print from your mobile device. Amazon

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This compact label maker connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth to design and print labels through a free design and print app. The app includes pre-designed templates that include 450 symbols, more than 60 frames, and plenty of fonts. The label maker itself is a sleek cube in white or blue, and is compatible with tape up to half an inch in width.

For the professional: DYMO Label Maker with Adapter

Now We’re Getting Serious

A powerful, heavy-duty pick that offers professional design possibilities. Amazon

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This powerful, handheld label maker is perfect for people who love to be organized—it’s got eight included fonts, seven font sizes, 10 text styles, and more than 200 symbols and clip art images, plus borders. It connects to a computer via USB for even more powerful editing (it can print six types of barcodes and more!). The display is backlit for visibility anywhere. It also lets you store up to 15 frequently used labels, and print 10 copies of a label at once. Its battery pack is rechargeable—which means you may even end up saving money from batteries despite this one’s price tag.