When I want to take my work on the run, I print out a stack of labels and take them with me to my doctors appointments (where we wait forever to be seen) or other appointments where waiting is routine. I have pre-programmed labels for varying lists in my computer to quickly print out labels when I feel like I have to get out a quick hello or update to my clients. Our return address labels are done this way as well. I can add a line for the time of year or special situation by doing a find and replace too.
For desktop help, I suggest getting two paper-storage containers — the kind that go under your printer on your desktop. Mine is from Rubbermaid, but there are other brands to choose from. Stack both of them on top of each other and put your different types or colors of paper in one, and your LABELS in the other. This way both are at your fingertips for the time when you need to do a quick mailing. There’s not a lot of time to be wasted in this busy woman’s life!
©2004 Susie Glennan