Make Your Own Shipping Labels

By Diane 2

To avoid having to buy those adhesive shipping labels from the store try recycling old index cards or any other type of paper to put addresses on boxes you are mailing. You can use blank index cards or blank paper, write the return address on one piece or at the top of the card/paper and then the shipping address on the other piece or lower part of the card/paper. If I do that, I usually write "To:" and "From:" in front of the address to make it clear which is which.

Ad

Then use wide clear packing tape to attach the "label" to the box with the shipping address towards the middle of the top of the box or the one piece paper/card in the middle of the top of the box. I use two pieces of tape as one piece usually isn't enough to completely cover the label. It works best to completely cover the address label with tape so it doesn't come off in the shipping process. Just don't cover the entire top of the box in tape as the post office can't put its postage stickers or any other markings over the tape, just a small piece or two that just covers the label with about a 1/4 inch overlap will work.

I have not had to buy self-stick labels since I've been doing this and have never had any problems with the labels coming off in shipping. It also helps, just in case, to put a paper or card inside the package on top of whatever is in the box so that if the label should come off the post office can look for an address in the box.

By guest (Guest Post) Flag

September 17, 2007

You could print your index cards on the P. C. to save time. Use the 4x6 photo slot or print as envelopes. may God bless you.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes

Comment

In This Guide
Saving Money on Address Labels
Saving Money on Address Labels
Next
Categories
Organizing MiscellaneousDecember 20, 2006
More to Explore
ThriftyFun on Facebook ThriftyFun on Pinterest Enter a Contest Free Newsletters Ask a Question Share a Post
Related Guides
Fragile Label on Cardboard Shipping Box
Shipping Breakables
Hand Cart With Box That Reads Free Shipping
Saving Money on Shipping Charges
Saving Money on Address Labels
Saving Money on Address Labels
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on February 9, 2016 at 11:26:42 AM on 10.0.2.120 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
 
Site MenuShare a PostContestsAsk a QuestionAbout ThriftyFun
BrowseAll By DateAll GuidesAll QuestionsAll VideosRecent FeedbackLonely Questions
CategoriesBetter LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness & LegalConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood & RecipesGarage SalesHealth & BeautyHolidays & PartiesHome & GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsTravel & RecreationWeddings