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Other Uses For Address Labels

We receive lots of solicitations that include sheets of address labels. Since we can't possibly use all that we receive, most would have to be trashed. Many of the labels have a small picture to the left of the address. By carefully cutting between the picture and address, we salvage strips of picture stickers that we give to our young grandchildren. Why pay for books of reward stickers, when we frequently receive them in the mail?

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By Marsha Fleenor from Greenville, NC

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February 25, 2010

When going to places where they are going to have mailing lists and/or drawings (i.e. business expos,) that require you to enter your name and address on the entry blank, take along your address labels, and peel and stick them onto the entry blank.

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January 12, 2011

Because I get so many return address labels, I use them to stick on refrigerated and frozen items. I write the name of the food with a magic marker on the label, covering up the address.

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December 7, 2007

Address labels can be used a number of ways. Stick one on the bottom of a dish of food you're taking to a potluck. Carry some in your wallet for that unexpected sweepstakes promotion you see in a grocery store.

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November 2, 2011

I seem to get a lot of address labels in the mail and like to put some in my purse. That way if I am somewhere that I need to hand write my address several times, I save my hand from cramping up by just using my labels!

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March 6, 2009

Placing a sticky address label (they come in the mail all the time) on the inside lid of your DVDs, books, under plates, or whatever you loan out makes it easier for the borrower to return them.

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April 16, 2005

I love to attend street fairs, and I take along return address labels to use whenever I fill out any entry forms or the like. People always comment on how smart I am!

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April 22, 2004

Do you get too many return address labels in the mail like I do? When this happens I cut off the names and then I have some pretty or cute little stickers for my envelopes and packages.

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February 15, 2008

When charities send them, cut them into strips, cut off the artwork, and put some in your wallet. They're great for use on small forms such as raffle or door prize tickets, rebate forms, or anywhere else that a tiny name and address is required.

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June 18, 2012

These can be used to attach to DVD's, books or other things that you own and want a reminder to return to you.

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July 19, 2017

All of us get "free" return address labels from various charitable organizations and they pile up. Here are some ways to use them.

Address labels on CD jewel cases.

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September 17, 2007

Quite a while ago I purchased several boxes of white return address labels and can't return them to the store. The dimensions are 1/2" x 1 3/4" and can't use them in my printer. I tried setting my printer for the smallest type, but part of my address is cut off so I can't use them for address labels.



I tried selling them at a reduced price, but have had no luck. I would appreciate any suggestions of how these labels can be used because I really don't want to throw them away.

Marge from NY

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September 17, 20070 found this helpful

What is the brand (Avery)? What is the purpose for labels this size according to the box? I think you could use them as file folder labels. Maybe write the months of the year on and use in a file cabinet for bills, cancelled checks, birthday and anniversary reminders. Use as price tags at a garage sale or on craft items.

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September 17, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks for your tips and yes they are Avery 8167 Ink Jet. I was able to use them with my old HP Windows 98SE, but cannot get the print small enough in order to print out a 3 line address with my Windows XP.

I would greatly appreciate any and all suggestions.

Marge from NY

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

Do you have Microsoft Word?
There is an option of going into that program and printing labels there.
Go to tools -> letters & mailings -> envelopes & labels -> options -> and scroll down to address labels 8167.

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

You can also use them for gift tags - either by printing on them, or writing on by hand.

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

Do you have Microsoft Word?
There is an option of going into that program and printing labels there.
Go to tools -> letters & mailings -> envelopes & labels -> options -> and scroll down to address labels 8167.

Yes, I have Microsoft Word, and I checked yesterday and the label shows that only two lines can be typed, so I can't use them for a 3 line address. I just happened to purchase the wrong size label and am stuck with 4 boxes. Oh well live and learn that's what I say!

Marge from NY

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

I just found this money saving tip on my home page:

Special Delivery Savings

You can reuse envelopes by putting an adhesive label over the original address. This is easy to do with most envelopes, but the biggest savings are on large or padded envelopes that cost around $1.00 apiece to buy. I put them aside so I never have to make a special trip to buy envelopes. You can save money, and save trees while you're at it!

So if all fails I can still use them to cover over the addresses of envelopes and reuse them.

Marge from NY

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By Lisa from Lena, WI (Guest Post)
September 19, 20070 found this helpful

Marge,

In Microsoft Word there may be an option to 'remove the space before the paragraph'. See if that helps to center the type better. I just went through this with Windows Vista. There was too much space at the top and the bottom was cut off. I also had the very small labels and when I adjusted the space I got three lines on it.

I am at home on the Mac now but I think it was the Format >Paragraph tab. You should be able to reduce the spacing there.

Don't throw them away yet. Good luck.

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September 19, 20070 found this helpful

Have you checked out the Avery website? enu.print.avery.com/SelectSku and enter 8167 in the "find product number" box. They have some cute templates you might be able to use.

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September 19, 20070 found this helpful

I use a program called Print Artist... if has settings for each & every size of label... PLUS the "Avery" brand is listed by it's number for each label... Print Artist formats my computer to accept any size label, I was surprised at how easy it was... (& I'm NO computer wiz!)... I'm sure there are other "Print" type of programs that also do this... Sometimes these older Printing programs are super cheap & you can even buy them at garage sales or thrift stores... Just be sure your computer or printer isn't to new for them.

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September 19, 20070 found this helpful

You might try hp.com's Activity Center. It's free. Click on "Home Office & Business Templates", then find list of "Business Kits". Click on each of them - I like the Nature design - until you find a design you like. You can print stationery, business cards, fax forms, invoices, mailing labels, and Avery 8167 return address labels. I hope this works for you.

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