Read how I received a Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator for review and used it to organize my pantry with a laminated, printable pantry shopping list. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
I am currently getting ready to move houses, and have been trying to organize and de-clutter all of our cupboards and closets in preparation. I recently decided to tackle my pantry and spice cupboards, and boy did I get a surprise! I was kind of shocked at how many random spices I had in there that I had bought years ago, and never used again! Then when I took a look at my “pantry staples” I found that I had ran out of cocoa powder (even though the container was still sitting in the cupboard) and had less the 1/4 teaspoon of salt. On the other hand, I was over-stocked on baking powder and and corn starch (I had 4 containers of each)! I decided that a little bit of organisation could go a long way for getting my pantry in order, and taking the guess work out of my grocery shopping.
I have recently been given a Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator to review, and knew that it would be the perfect tool for my organisation job.
The thing that I love about this laminator is just how easy it is to use. My 6 year old son recently had a project that he wanted to work on, and had no trouble operating it on his own (with a little supervision from me). I think that this makes the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator a perfect tool to have in a home office, for use with kids’ school projects, preserving a child’s artwork, and creating useful home organisation projects such as chore charts, calendars, and to-do lists.
Another feature that I love about the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator is that it is a hot/cold laminator, which means that you can do a regular “heat seal” lamination technique , but also has the option to use a “cold seal” technique. This allows you to laminate heat sensitive items such as photos, vinyl, and documents printed on an ink-jet printer. This makes it a very versatile tool, and since I do have an ink-jet printer, it allowed me to print my DIY Pantry Shopping List straight from my home printer, making for a quick and easy project.
DIY Dry-Erase Pantry Shopping List Board
To make your own pantry shopping list:
2. Warm up your Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator (it takes about 5 minutes to warm up, but does have a helpful chime that goes off when it is warm enough to use).
3. Put your printed pantry shopping list into one of the laminator pouches. The nice thing about these is that they come in several different sizes and thickness, so you are able to find just the right pouch for your project. I used a 3 mil pouch for my pantry shopping list and it worked great.
4. Press the button on the laminator that correlates with the thickness of the laminator pouch that you are using. The Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator conveniently has options for 3mil, 4 mil and 5 mil thicknesses. Then just sit back and watch as the laminator self-guides the paper and pouch through the machine. Then the laminator seals it and your project comes out on the other side, looking professionally laminated!
5. Allow your project to cool completely if you are using the heat setting, as it may wrinkle if you handle it too soon.
6. Turn off laminator and allow to cool off before putting it away, to prevent damage.
7. Hang your finished pantry shopping list on your fridge or on the inside door of one of your cupboards. Use with a regular dry-erase marker for an easy way to mark down when you are running low on a certain item!
8. Enjoy a nicely stocked and organized pantry!
To learn more about the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator visit the Fellowes website, where you can watch videos, read reviews, get tips and purchase the laminator and laminator pouches. You can also purchase the Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator on Amazon for just $59.95. Stick it on your wishlist now! Laminator pouches are also available for convenient purchase at amazon and staples.
Leanne Cox is a guest writer for CleverHousewife.com. She is a stay-at-home mom to two kids, and a credentialed preschool teacher. Leanne teaches “mommy-and-me” and “preschool style” music & movement classes through her business “Little Stars Music & Movement Classes” . She is passionate about encouraging early childhood education through hands on learning and exploration